Today, I have pleasure in bringing you a review, excerpts and a giveaway for the Conquer Blog Tour for M.S. Willis.
***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***
Conquer is the third book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read books one and two in the series, entitled Control and Conflict.
Private Investigator, Paige Stone’s world was shattered when she learned truths about her past. Following her discovery, Paige is forced into a situation where she needs to accept that, although a person can control their mind and body, the circumstances of their lives are far outside their grasp. As Paige struggles with coming to terms about events in her life, she is also put through the harrowing task of learning when to fight and when to let go.
Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce agrees to help Paige on her hunt for Chris. As Daemon instructs her how to fight with both body and mind, he breaks down the final walls she has built around her heart.
Paige and Daemon’s emotional journey concludes as they learn the meaning of love and forgiveness, and ultimately...surrender.
Conquer by M.S. Willis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is the third story in the Control series. I loved it!
Paige Stone is a wonderful character. I liked her very much, although she has a stubborn streak a mile wide. She is also very prideful, but after her run in with Chris for a second time, she swallows her pride and accepts Daemon's assistance.
Daemon Pierce is also a fantastic character. I have a bit of a book crush on this character! He can be extremely arrogant and sure of himself, but he also can be the most romantic man!
I have been eagerly wanting to read this story ever since finding out the secret that Daemon had been hiding was revealed at the end of the second book. I started this book and read it over the weekend, so that I wouldn't be disturbed. I'm glad I did, because I was totally hooked! This story is told from both Paige's and Daemon's points of view. However, some scenes are flashbacks to Daemon's childhood. This gave me a deeper understanding of why Daemon hid who he was from Paige. I cannot fathom why Paige wasn't more angry at being deceived, but I suppose it's because there was so much drama happening around her. The chemistry between these two characters still sizzles on the page, and nearly sets the book on fire! HOT doesn't even begin to cover it!
My favourite character, David, had me giggling at his antics again! There are a few scenes that I would have loved to see for real - mostly the dance-ercise and the clown costume ones at the gym! I laughed aloud at those ones! Oh, and the swamp one! I don't know why the swamp hates him so much - or is it that it loves him and wants to keep him? In any case, I was smiling so much my jaw hurt!
Chris is as deadly as ever! His character still makes my skin crawl, although we find out a bit more of his background. I couldn't find it in myself to feel sorry for him. He made choices - bad ones, granted - but it's that nature versus nurture conundrum that made him the way he was.
M.S. Willis has written a fast paced, page turning book (and series) that had me riding on a rollercoaster of emotions! The characters come alive on the page. I am definitely adding this author to my Favourite Author's List!
Due to some scenes of violence, and those of a sexual nature, I do not recommend this book to younger readers. However, I highly recommend this book if you love older YA, New Adult or Erotic Romance genres. - Lynn Worton
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