More by Lea Griffith

Posted January 4, 2015 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

More by Lea GriffithMore by Lea Griffith
Series: All or Nothing #2
Format: eARC
Published by Loveswept Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Romance, Second Chances, Thrillers
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Three years ago, Ruthie Copeland ran away from an erotic connection that shook her to the core. Now she realizes that Tobias Edwards is the only man who can give her what she craves. Determined to reignite the dangerous flame between them, Ruthie seeks him out at The Underground—and discovers a changed man. Though Ruthie, blind since childhood, cannot see the scars on Toby’s face that forced him to seal off his heart, her gentle submission eases the pain of her body’s only Master.

Toby stopped feeling after Ruthie left, stopped expecting to find release in meaningless dominance play. Now that Ruthie has taken their dance to the limits of ecstasy, Toby’s lost in a haze of sensation. Yet the enemies that left him disfigured may reappear at any moment. Ruthie’s love gives him the strength to face those who seek to break him, but Toby fears he must leave her to save her life.

First of all, I was super intrigued by the premise of this book, not because of the plot line or the second chance love story, but rather because one of the main characters is blind. I have read books where one of the characters is deaf, and I ended up loving that book more than I can even explain because it gave me an insight into people that I hadn’t experienced before. I really wondered how an author was going to describe things, when the character was blind. But I have to say without a doubt, this book was such a good read, and the descriptions are so good.

I really liked Ruthie, from beginning to end. She’s such a strong girl, and I really appreciated that about her. Yes she is blind, but she never lets it hold her back, so much so that she has become a famous painter. Her and Toby used to be together, but he almost treats her with like kid gloves, so he hold back the dominate side of himself, until one night she convinced him. He couldn’t accept what had happened and they broke up. Ruthie is back three years later, and with one thing on her agenda, getting Toby back, and to get him to be his full self with her.

I think part of the reason why this book worked so much, is that there is lot going on outside of the relationship aspect of the book. There is a lot of suspense going on, and things that are happening with all of the different characters that really keep the story moving at a fast pace. And a lot of times, it’s out of these situations that a lot of the character and relationship growth stem from. I really liked how Ruthie wasn’t the helpless female in the book though, I mean it would have been so easy to write her that way, especially given her blindness. But in reality, Ruthie is a force to be reckoned with, even in the most intense situations.

Ultimately, I really liked this story, but more than that I really loved Ruthie, without a doubt, Ruthie makes the entire book. She’s just such a great character that she makes all the other characters around her come alive. I honestly wish more authors would write characters as strong as Ruthie is, and I loved the unique prospective the author was able to give up through Ruthie’s perspective. I would easily recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a hot and steamy read, but also wants complex and well developed characters.

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About Lea Griffith

Lea Griffith began sneaking to read her mother’s romance novels at a young age. She cut her teeth on the greats: McNaught, Woodiwiss, and Garwood. A firm believer that love makes the world go round, she still consumes every romance book she can put her hands on, but now she writes her own.
Lea lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia. Two dogs, a cat, and a beta fish named Coddy George complete a family that is always in motion. When not working at the EDJ, she’s usually at her keyboard, using every spare second to write. Science fiction, paranormal and contemporary romance, oh my! Nothing is off-limits when it comes to her writing.

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