Friday, March 8, 2013

Enslaved (Book #2 in the Devil’s Kiss Series) by Gemma James

Author: Gemma James

Genre:  Dark Erotica

What is this book about?  This book is the sequel to Ultimatum (The Devils Kiss Series). Kayla is still being blackmailed by Gage Channing just to save her daughter EVE. She is required to give into Gages demands of being his slave and in return he will make sure Eve’s medical bills are paid for a clinical trial that may save Eve’s life. An Ian step back into Kayla life and proclaims that he still needs to be with her but with Gages agreement she can’t follow her heart for Eve’s sake. Things begin to spiral out of control when Kayla ex-husband is found to be snooping around the hospital. It’s hard to tell who is friend or foe and now Kayla has to choose.

My Rant:  What an emotional ride. In the beginning I completely hated Gage. I mean how he could force Kayla to exploit herself just to save her daughter. But during some of their erotic session Kayla is learning a lot about herself.

Kayla: I’d stolen from the devil himself in order to save her and now I was paying the ultimate price: six weeks of forced slavery of the most vile variety.

The fact that a part of me enjoyed it only compounded the problem.

Kayla thoughts become twisted, completely twisted.  She begins to turn more into the slave that Gage wants her to be. You can see the struggle within her to come to terms that she actual loves and hates what Gage was doing to her. 

But how could she not seem to fall for Gage. He seems to be showing a little more emotion to Kayla and in this process he is molding her.  I feel that deep down inside he is building some type of sincerity toward her but every time I think there is hope for him, something comes up that completely stirs up my emotions to hate him again. In my heart I want Gage to be a good guy because I do like some of his bad boy ways and Kayla does too she just couldn’t quite admit that to herself.

I tortured myself with the vivid memory of his sculpted body moving against mine, demanding submission, and his whip lancing my bare skin in unforgiving blows. Worse was how he’d forced me to pleasure…….how even now I craved it.

All the signs are there. Kayla has been denying the reality to herself to long. You experience a rush of emotions because deep down inside you want to make this work. You begin to feel compelled that maybe there is something positive that is going to come out of this horrible situation.  So many things are going on at this point and the author is taking you on a roller coaster ride that leaves you breathless and wondering.

Gage begins to alter Kayla contract. He makes her give up her way out and her freedom but what was astonishing to me is that Kayla didn’t realize that she offered herself more degradation when she told he she would do whatever he wanted as long as he kept paying Eve’s bills.  She had not only signed over her soul to the devil, she also signed over her right to claim it back. How sadistic is that and just like the devil he was gage capitalized on the pressing opportunity.

What was also shocking to me how enraged Gage was when he found out that Ian was in the picture and how deep Kayla feeling was for him. I mean you really get to see how menacing Gage could be especially when he is threatened by Ian.

“Tell him who you belong to”, Gage demanded, and when I didn’t answer, he yanked me back by my hair.

Kayla: I belong to you, Master.  Ian: You’re not a fucking possession! “Get up Kayla I am taking you home.”

What a showdown this was. At this point your on edge because thing get worse and there are no indications that is going to get better any time soon.

The author keeps you engaged in this story because the plot completely changes. You think you know how the story is going to play out but you don’t. All the male characters in the plot seem to have a secret agenda. And there is an explosion of information at the end that would make your head swim with thoughts.  The erotic scenes were just so freaking hot and the action was so on point that your blood is racing.
My recommendation:

The sequel was just as good as the first book. I gave Enslaved 5 out of 5 purple rant hearts. I loved the pace of the book and how the story is beginning to unfold. I am anxiously awaiting the release of the third book because I need to know how this story is going to play out.  I would recommend this book to anyone one who loves dark erotica with a hint of suspense.

Click Here to read my review of Ultimatum (Book # 1 in The Devil’s Kiss Series).

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.


  1. Thank you for the review, Crystal! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. :)

  2. We are neightbors on Amazon. I've read a lot of snippets from books and thus far yours is the best. Stopped by to find out what a blog tour is. Best Wishes


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