Thursday, 2 April 2015

REVIEW: Dominic (Ties of Steel, Book 2) by MJ Fields


*Complimentary copy provided by author

Please NOTE: For mature audience; graphic scenes/language

The Italian, seductive, quiet alpha, Dominic Segretti, is leaving Livorno, Italy and headed for the Jersey Shore.
His family's business is in danger of crumbling under the management of a man who tormented and grossly underestimated his investment in a business he grew up loving, and the hatred of a man who made his life hell for thirteen years.
He has been quietly waiting for the right moment to bring Benito Deluca to his knees. He comes to the US, armed with enough evidence to prove his case to, Josephine Steel, his aunt, and his cousins, Cyrus, Jase, Zandor, and Xavier.
The night before he plans to tell them of the corruption that could cause the demise of DeLuca INC, he decides to take a night to de-stress. He plans a night of relaxation and enjoyment for himself at the Hilton Casino on the shore.
Delaney Johnson is starting over after a break-up and graduating college. She has landed the job of her dreams in NYC. Arrangements had been made to stay with her best friend, Nikki Bassett, and her fiancé', Abe O'Donnell.
Feeling that her luck has suddenly changed, she stops to play a few slots, just for fun. She finds herself winning big, and gains an admirer.
One hot night of uninhibited sex with a stranger takes her places she never knew she could go.
Dominic sees something in her, something familiar, something undeniable. Will this one hot night turn into many, or will the Beast's plans crush any hope of them exploring their future?


I’ve come to the conclusion that MJ’s writing and I are not compatible, unfortunately. This is now the 2nd MJ read for me that turned out just ok. The first one didn’t quite work out as well either but seeing that I’ve gotten a complimentary copy for this one too, I plowed thru it… More comme ci comme ça… sigh…

I’m finding I’m not a big fan of the way she lays out insta-connection b/w the H&h. I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t buy it basically. Unfortunately, the same concerns I had in my head with Abe were prevalent here too, with 1 or 2 minor improvements. I still couldn’t quite match the pacing of the story. From where I stand, the mood of the h seems to dictate the pace of the story. It drove me bat-sh!t crazy, personally. The last 30% kinda’ dragged for me as well. On the plus side, at least there was some semblance of responsibility with the use of protection during the first time and the dialogues flowed a lil more smoothly for me, which both bothered me in the first book…

So I think as much as MJ does her alpha H’s justice and she can write smokin’ smexy times, at this point , they’re not enough anymore for me to keep trying her other books, unfortunately. 


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