RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Begging For It by Lilah Pace

Begging For It

Title – Begging For It
Author – Lilah Pace
Publication Date – September 1, 2015
Series – Asking For It, #2

Begging For It

Synopsis

The provocative author of Asking for It once again explores the dark side of erotic obsession, and the secrets that make it as dangerous as it is irresistible.

Some secrets should only be shared in the dark.

Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they’re taking are far more dangerous than they’d imagined.

A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by a man under suspicion could cost Vivienne everything. But when Jonah’s stepfather takes advantage of the scandal to seize control of the Marks family fortune, Vivienne is drawn into her lover’s broken family and twisted past. Only then will she learn how dark the truth really is…

Review

Wow. This book was just as mind-blowing and as much of a ride as the first book in the series, Asking For It. Lilah Pace has taken a taboo subject and created this world that forces readers to expand their minds, push past their comfort zones, and to fall in love with these characters. Begging For It goes deeper on some levels, yet doesn’t compare to the character growth and development that this second book brought to the table. There were moments I smirked, ones of shock, anger, and even pauses that I had to take to really contemplate the words on the page.

“We don’t get all better; we don’t fix everything that’s broken. We just learn how to work around the broken bits. How to do the best we can with what we have, and who we are.”

As horrifying as it was at times, I enjoyed really going deeper into Jonah’s history. There was so much about this mysterious man that I wanted to get to know and understand. Begging For It gave a lot of background into his psyche and explanations for where his tendencies developed. I felt so much heartbreak for Vivienne at times, but also so much respect. She had been through so much in her life, but never let it truly dictate her. Her past is the thread that makes her strong and independent. Plus, it takes a brave person to face their demons and I love how much she did that, on top of being there for whoever needed her. Watching this couple work through their issues together, as well as on themselves, sometimes sent chills through my bones because of how poignant and heartbreaking it could be.

“Where I see roots, he sees chains.”

Begging For It has a lot more of back and forth between the characters than the first book did. While Asking For It delved into the fantasy head on, I felt that Pace further examined the issue of the why in this book. For readers who may have been hesitant about the first novel, I think this one helps to really ground you and see exactly where the author was coming from in approaching the topic of rape as a sexual fantasy. I was a little disappointed that there was no epilogue, and no knowledge of another book in the series. I loved that ending but felt like there should have been something more with so many loose ends that I wanted answers for.

“Either we will go up in devastating flames, or we’ll be together – always. Those are the stakes we’re playing for.”

I’ve made it no secret that I was quite hesitant to pick up this series in the first place. However, I could not be happier that I was pulled from my comfort zone and did approach it with an open mind. Lilah Pace is a phenomenal writer with a penchant for excellent storytelling and packing an emotional punch. With the way she pushed me and made me feel things with the Asking For It series, I really look forward to whatever this author decides to put into the world next!

Rating

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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!

Asking For It (Asking For It, #1)

Asking for It

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Asking For More (Asking For It, #2.5) – Releasing March 15, 2016!

Asking For More

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