Lila Mina ~ Temper: Deference ~ ARC Review

 

Temper: Deference

Temper Trilogy

by Lila Mina

 

Genre: Erotica / Paranormal
Release Date: 9th March 2019

 

 

Blurb:

Submission will tame her temper but unleash her true power. Dutiful devotion will heal cursed bodies and souls. Compassion and boundless passion will set them all free. Nobody, nothing will tear this trio apart. Not even death.

Short-tempered Lana Martin is a workaholic consultant based in Tokyo. Not one to turn down a challenge, she accepts the indecent proposal of her martial arts’ instructor to become his submissive in a dynamic that tests her resilience.

Spreading like wildfire, their affair lights up another blaze, this time between Lana and Honda’s wife, the sophisticated socialite Yuki. Fearless, Lana embraces what her two masters offer her.

Yet, unbeknown to her, their powerful desire rouses dark powers who waited for decades to claim their prizes. Lana must confront the enemy eating her from within, while pulling back Honda from the edge of madness. Yuki’s unwavering strength keeps them sane – but for how long?

A two-edged sword, the trio’s fiery passion will either destroy them or be the key to their salvation.

 

 

My Review:

This was my first book by Lila, I was very intrigued by the blurb and very glad I gave it a chance because this has been one of the most original and different stories I have read in a long time.

Set in Japan and the author has gone into a hell of a lot of detail in local culture, language, customs and legends. Whilst this was brilliant in the story telling and really drew you into the story, it also didn’t help that I didn’t know the terminology being used and had to refer to the glossory at times, taking me out of the story, this may well be me just being picky as I like to know the ins and outs of a story, but quite honestly this is the only negative for the whole book.

The story line was addictive and enthralling, highly erotic with dom/sub and power play, m/f, m/f/m and also f/f with an undercurrent of the paranormal with the story including local legends and customs – I must say I think there is far more to this than meets the eye and expect a lot more of this in the next books!

Based around the three characters, Lana is a European and Honda is her martial arts instructor and their relationship develops more into dom/sub, this deepends further when Honda introduces his wife Yuki into the relationship as well.

Beautifully written, well paced with very layered characters. Lana and Honda share a raw, animalistic type passion, both battling each other for dominance. Lana’s relationship wih Yuki is more caring, sweet and delicious.

A truly fascinating read that leaves you wanting more – there is a lot of sexual goings on in this so be warned, go in with your eyes and mind open. I can’t wait to read the next book!

 

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43483915-deference

Amazon (pre-order): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MBWK3R5

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