Genre: Romance, Thriller
Type: Series, book one in the Playing God Series.
Summary: +sexy +great ending -mediocre love -/+ emotional male lead
Powerful, wealthy, wildly handsome Atlas has it all: successful company, stunning penthouse, and all the women and fun he could want. But when he meets the brilliant, graceful and mesmerizing Gwen, he is thunderstruck and wants to go to great lengths to have her, even if it means breaking his own rules and baring his secret soul.
When his livelihood is threatened by a competing rival, he must prepare for a corporate battle. But, with Gwen at his side he knows he will not lose.
But, what if she isn’t who he thought she was? What if nothing is as it seems?
Will Atlas lose everything?
How far is one man willing to go for the woman he loves?
This is a standalone novel, which can be read by itself. It is part of the PLAYING GOD series and some of the characters will appear in JUST AN ECHO releasing soon.
18+, Not suitable for persons under the age of 18. STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT, MATURE CONTENT, and STRONG LANGUAGE
OK. Yeah. So for starters I immediately was drawn to the cover of this book. The sight of a shirtless dude with his arms outstretched is great and all but the lines of his actual body and the symmetry of it is what caught my eye. Whoever took the picture for the cover is a BA.
So on to the good stuff. This book is written primarily from a male perspective. The lead, Atlas, is a hot, young, wealthy CEO that started from the bottom up and now is in control of a massive company that designs weapons for the government. Not a whole lot of detail going on about how this happens or the process, all you really get is that he makes them and it = lots of cash money.
The story focuses on Atlas and his encounter with a female named Gwen and their subsequent relationship. In the beginning of the story you get an intro into her life and something big that happens that leaves her broken. I was expecting her to have a voice in the book but it was mostly him. Which brings me to my next point… holy balls. Literally. This is NOT for those who like to read about a man that gently lays a woman down..there are no ‘quivering members’ in this book. It is all straight pile driving and things that will give you TMJ just thinking about it and the words used describe nothing less.
Needless to say this is for the grown and sexy only. I had a bit of a problem with how emotional the male lead was. It was hard for me to understand him in my mind because his character displays such a one track mind when it comes to getting in the sheets but then he’s all like..hey girl lets talk about our feelings. In fact it started to lose me.Partially because of that and because sex as an addition to a story is all fine and dandy..but for me sex with a little story thrown in there isn’t my cup of tea. I love a book with a good story line. It doesn’t matter to me how terrible or great the editing or anything else is..if there is an original story behind it and I get immersed in the meat of a relationship between the characters, that is enough for me. In the case of this book the twist at the end redeemed itself. The story was so much more than I thought it was. I really wasn’t expecting it and although stories have ended in a similar way I didn’t see it coming. It made everything come full circle. The things that bothered me..didn’t so much after the revelation at the end.
Overall I would recommend this book to those that like their reads with an R rating and don’t mind waiting for the bang at the end (pun totally intended).
Disclaimer: I received a ARC in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley. However one way to buy my love is to invent nose spray that works that isn’t nasal crack. Thank you Ella Emerson and Booktrope for the chance to meet Atlas and share my thoughts.