Brutal Game by Cara McKenna | #2 in Flynn and Laurel
Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Published on November 22nd, 2016
ARC from Cara McKenna
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When I finished Willing Victim by Cara McKenna a few years ago, I was completely satisfied with the way things ended. It was a thrilling ride – at times deep, at times shallow, but always perfect. When I found out we were getting a sequel, there may have been squealing. Brutal Game was the follow-up I didn’t even know I wanted, so I began looking forward to it immediately. Did it live up to my expectations? Not really. That’s not to say it wasn’t a decent read, it just didn’t live up to its predecessor in my opinion. While this book was as intense as the first, it was a different kind of intensity that I just didn’t enjoy much. There were parts where Flynn didn’t feel like Flynn to me, and it wasn’t until I began reading this book that I realized how little I really knew [about] Laurel. And I fear maybe this book was a bit too real for me.
I do love their fierce determination to be together – Flynn insisting he knew it wasn’t going to be easy with them, but she was important enough for him to stay; Laurel candidly telling him he’d ruined her for any other man. And yeah, I’m a fan of their sex life at the beginning of the story. But it was things that maybe shouldn’t have held such impact that did.
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While I didn’t enjoy this Cara McKenna book as much as previous ones, I think a lot of people are going to love it. I was looking for more heat and sexiness here, and because it wasn’t the dominating force in this story as I’d hoped, I was disappointed. But even saying that, I think Brutal Game is a must read for McKenna fans, especially (and only if) you’ve already read Willing Victim.
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Series: Flynn and Laurel