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!