Title – Asking For More
Author – Lilah Pace
Publication Date – March 15, 2016
Series – Asking For It, #2.5
The incendiary author of Begging for It and Asking for It again plunges readers into the shadowy depths of love, pain, pleasure and peril…
How far is too far?
Finally sure of each other’s strength and love, Jonah and Vivienne continue to explore their darkest fantasies together. However, what should be a night of ecstasy takes a dangerous turn, injuring Vivienne. She shrugs off the incident, but Jonah is haunted by it, particularly by the fear that others may believe he abuses her, or even glimpse the truth of their erotic obsession.
Then Jonah receives a call from his younger sister, Rebecca, who’s dealing with trouble of her own in South America. When Vivienne travels with him to aid Rebecca, she learns yet more about his tortured history—and Jonah opens up to Vivienne as never before.
Can Vivienne help Jonah cast off the shadows of his past forever?
To say that I was pretty ecstatic when I saw that Lilah Pace would be releasing another novella about Vivenne and Jonah would be a total understatement. These two characters, as unconventional as they seem to be, have burrowed their way into my veins. They’ve left an indelible impression that somehow has stayed with me, even after dozens of books I’ve read since.
“Everything we went through during our childhood – it’s like a minefield we have to work our way through, every single day. And you want to believe they’ve all been defused, that it’s safe now, and you can move on.”
I really enjoyed jumping back into their world in Asking For More and getting a peek into their relationship as it stands now. I appreciated seeing Vivienne get stronger and more confident in who she was a woman. She really took charge of what happened to her in the past, what she wanted in the present, and what would make her feel empowered. Jonah was the same alpha man that we’ve found him to be in the previous two novels, yet we also got a glimpse into a softer side. He was still carrying around a mound of guilt, but the way that he interacted with his sister (and Vivienne in response to certain events) allowed readers to see his vulnerabilities. I definitely loved seeing the other side of these characters.
“But you always know, always, that something could go wrong. The wire could get tripped. And that mine will explode.”
For as much as I liked it, I have to say that I did find myself questioning the purpose of the novella at times. It almost felt like it could be a couple bonus chapters at the end of Begging For It, rather than a separate novella. Lilah Pace’s writing is as impeccable as always, so either way you look at it, it was a special treat for fans of her books. I do sincerely hope that Pace chooses to write another full-length novel about these characters in the future because I definitely feel like they have more to say!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
Asking For It (Asking For It, #1)
Begging For It (Asking For It, #2)
Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling YA author. This is her first adult novel.