Monday, 16 January 2017

REVIEW: Revived (Book 2: The Dungeon Black Duology) by Kora Knight

Title: Revived Series: The Dungeon Black Duology (Book 2)


Title: Revived

Series: The Dungeon Black Duology (Book 2)

Author: Kora Knight

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Cover Artist: Jay Aheer



The most powerful force in existence, but also the most ruthless. Cunning and deceptive.Man’s greatest Achilles heel. Leaving all who embrace it weak and vulnerable. At least that’s how Dom-for-hire Max Kelley sees it, after the love of his life knocked him on his ass. A brutal blow that not only stole his breath, but decimated his ability to trust. Turning him cold and cynical. The TKO he never saw coming.
A mistake Max won’t ever make again. Meaning no more relationships—not exactly a hardship. Just the thought of dating makes him queasy, and one of the reasons he doms for a living. To sexually engage without the poison of intimacy. The other reason? To keep his demons sated. With whips and chains, and scandalous kink. A fiery mix that always hits the spot.
That is, until a bright-eyed beauty walks into his life and refuses to leave. Sean Matthews. College senior and flirt extraordinaire. Max’s newest—and greenest—client sub. Man, is he delicious; able to push Max’s buttons, able to make him crave the things he knows he shouldn’t. Sound the alarm, this can only mean trouble. Unfortunately, deterring Sean proves virtually impossible, and now Max finds himself at a crossroads. Man up and kick his favorite sub to the curb… or succumb to his own caged desires.
Warning: This erotic, gay, BDSM romance contains intensely explicit sexual scenes both inside and out of the dungeon. ** Note from the author: In keeping with the promise I made to my Upending Tad devotees, I've included a small side story with Tad and Scott in book 2 where we delve a bit further into the developments of their relationship, and all the wonderful ways they've been keeping each other's hearts pounding. So, be prepared for a few more character point of views! Tad and Scott aren't going anywhere. They'll be around for the long haul. XXO


I just frigging loved this!!!

I'll tell you why:

1) Sean!!!
2) Sean + Max = HOT, emotional, touching, sweet, funny, and HOT!!!
3) Scott and Max' friendship
4) More Scott
5) More Tad!!!
6) Which meant more Tad & Scott together!!!
7) More Tad & friends
8) Jonah
9) Additional glimpse into Kai and Breck
10) Sean!!!!

That seems a lot going on, but oh I loved it alright!

This picks up right where Unearthed ended. This is really about Sean forging ahead with his convictions about him and Max. This is really about Max grappling with his emotions and being able to understand and accept what's happening with him and Sean.

If it's still not clear, while Max is no chopped liver, Sean totally sealed the deal for me. I loved everything about him. I loved his confidence, his doubts, his perseverance, his humor, his everything! GAH! Sean's da man!!!

Max' actions and thoughts challenged me but he also stole my heart and by his flawed actions and thoughts, he also made Sean shine. Not that he's not worthy of Sean because he totally is. For all his challenges, Max is a man who loves and cares deeply, even when he wasn't ready to acknowledge it. That in itself made him endearing, albeit in a frustrating manner.

Nevertheless, I don't think I could've asked for anything more with this emotional conclusion to their story. All the characters I've come to enjoy and love made their appearance. Kora didn't shy away from contentious situations. She handled it deftly without weighing the story down. The story tugged the heartstrings. Their union sizzled! 

Kora, thank you for giving me another couple to love. That's it, it's decided, you write it, I'll read it!

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