Title: Desperate Measures
Author: Katee Robert
Series: Wicked Villains, Book 1
Genre: Romance / Erotica
Publication: May 28th 2019
Read: October 2019
Rating: 5 Caffeinated Stars
Trigger Warnings: Consensual Non Consent, Parental Emotional Abuse, Parental Physical Abuse
My Savior… Or My Ruin?
One night, and my entire life went up in flames. All because of him. Jafar. As my world burned down around me, he offered me a choice. Walk away with nothing but my freedom… Or rise to his challenge and win my fortune back.
Now Jafar owns me, and even as my mind rails against his rules, my body loves the punishments he deals out when I break them.
But a gilded cage is still a prison, I’ll do anything to obtain my freedom.
Even betray the man I’m falling for.
I loved this book. It’s probably one of my top reads for the year. I will admit, I’ve wanted to read this book ever since I knew it existed. I’m a fan of dark romances and erotica, and Aladdin was one of my favorite movies when I grew up. Even though this book was right up my alley, I was incredibly nervous to read it.
The number one thing that I enjoyed with this book is the incredibly sexy consent. At the 3% mark, a safeword is stated, and Jafar always checked in and adjusted his approach. No lines of consent were blurred, and I LOVED every second of this book. It was fun to see the fight and the struggle. I adored that there was a safeword and knowing that everything would have stopped with one word. This book shows what the BDSM lifestyle is about, and this will be my go-to book recommendation when someone is looking for a better, more accurate portrayal of the lifestyle. Everything about this book screamed safe, sane, and consensual.
I truly loved the chemistry between Jasmine & Jafar. I was invested in their story, and I couldn’t help but root for them. I enjoyed the power struggle, and I swooned way too many times with this book. Seriously, the dirty talk in this book is some of the hottest I have read. This book brings a villain that we all love to hate and puts him into a new light. The side characters were also interesting, and I cannot wait for the next books.
Desperate Measures is easily one of my favorite books I have read this year. I loved the portrayal of the BDSM lifestyle, and I loved all of the incredibly sexy consent!
I loved this so much this review was almost me posting this gif a million times. Are you convinced that you need to read this book yet? Here is where you can find it!
27 thoughts on “Review | Desperate Measures by Katee Robert”
I like how consent is a subject the author gave attention to!
I was really impressed with it!
This sounds like a great read! Consider this added to my Want to Read shelf!
I hope you enjoy it!
Woot – glad it delivered for you
Oh my, not sure if this is my cup of tea but so glad you enjoyed it!
I can’t get the Jafar cartoon out of my mind and his evil face, he was a punk! haha.
Just imagine the live action Jafar without the outfit and you’d get through. 😂
I love the sound of the book, Great review. The cover is eye-catching too.
Ouch, erotica is pulling me off 🙁 I love new adult books, but just don’t like erotica.
This one still would be classified as Romance you get a HFN ending and all, the sec scenes are pretty graphic though.
I don’t read a lot of books with BDSM themes. I like the fact that the author focused on consent. I may checj
It was really great how focused on consent it was. I hope you enjoy if you end up reading it!
Great review. Glad you enjoyed it.
I don’t read a lot of books with BDSM theme. This one sounds intriguing though. Thanks for sharing.
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I love spins on classic fairytales. I must read this.
It is so good! She is doing a whole series too with the classic Disney villains!
This sounds very unique and is going on my wish list. Great review.
I hope you like it if you find the time to read it!
It’s been awhile since I’ve read erotica but this one sounds pretty good 🙂 Great review!
Great review, why didn’t I know this book existed I absolutely love dark romance books and this book looks and sounds like my kind of book that I would really love and enjoy reading. I’m really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.
I hope you love it if you get the chance to read it!