Series: Queens and Monsters #2
Published by Self Published By Author on June 30, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Mafia
Source: Self Purchased
Carnal (adjective):1) Relating to the pleasures of the body2) Given to sensual indulgence3) The man who kidnapped me
The devil has blue eyes, an Irish accent, and a hatred for me that runs deep.
He blames me for starting a war. Consorting with his enemies. Getting his men killed. Though I’m innocent on all charges, he wants his pound of flesh. With an eye on revenge, he makes me his captive.
But as we’ll both soon discover, there are more powerful urges than that for revenge.
When the devil meets his match but she’s his sworn enemy, that’s when the real war begins.
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
Carnal Urges is the second installment in the Queen and Monsters series and after reading the first book “Ruthless Creatures” I was definitely excited to read this one. I will be honest in that I did want to wait in the reading of this one until I saw the response to this book. After “Ruthless Creatures” I will admit in that I was apprehensive in the reading of this one, the heroine I wasn’t sure would be someone I could relate with. But many readers I have come to respect and admire, fell head over heels in love with Carnal Urges, and I knew I had to pick it up. I am so glad that I did, because Carnal Urges knocked me off my feet in all the best of ways.
Carnal Urges begin with a kidnapping. Sloane, on her way to visit her friend, finds herself kidnapped and almost shot. And in her mind, well this is just another adventure, so lets have some fun with it. Sloane isn’t afraid of her kidnappers, there is something she is drawn to in Declan. Declan is on order to take Sloane captive, but when he suddenly becomes the new boss, and both their lives and the lives of his men are put in danger, he continues the sharade even though Sloane is driving him nuts and he is not sure his nerves will survive her bubbly personality who has no fear of him ….at all. But Declan himself has certain secrets, and as he and Sloane are drawn together in a unconventional way, trust begins to form and Declan will have to come to terms with sharing all parts of himself with her. But they have enemies on both sides of the equation, and only by truly trusting in their love will they conquer in the end.
Carnal Urges is a fantastic book in just about every way, and I had a blast with it. I will say its a challenge to say whether this book is better than Ruthless Creatures because they are completely DIFFERENT novels and completely opposite from each other in just the vibe of the books themselves. But if I had to choose which one of these two is my favorite, I would definitely pick Carnal Urges. I am actually shocked that this heroine worked for me in EVERY way. Like honestly, she kicked booty in every aspect and I was more than happy to be along for the delicious ride. Sloane is very unique, and probably one of the most unconventional heroines I have ever come across in romance. She is bubbly, upbeat, positive, friendly but can kick ass. She has such a faceted personality that one could never just put her in one box because she fits them all. Our hero, Declan, is quite faceted himself. He is a full on alpha male, has his own kinks, is crafty and cunning, And he has zero patience for Sloane and it’s highly entertaining to see these two opposites just work in such a “yin yang” manner. The writing in this book is the edge of your seat, you won’t be able to put this novel down, will sweep you off your feet, and surprise you in such an emotional manner you won’t see it coming.
Overall I found Carnal Urges to be a superb read that stunned me in a delicious captivating way that kept me glued to the pages, its a tale of unsuspecting passion, a perfect representation of opposites attract, and a love that is guaranteed to leave the reader breathless on every page. VIVIDLY STUNNING