Rebecca Summers enjoys pleasing herself with the curtains open. That is, until a mysterious man calls to tell her that he is watching. Her fantasy becomes reality as she begins to perform for this stranger, following his instructions over the phone while he watches from afar. Rebecca’s world is turned upside down when finally they meet and she enters into a D/s relationship with her Midnight Caller.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*
4.5 “beautiful, Butterfly” Kisses
*Warning* this is an erotica book…therefore my images and jpgs will reflect that – if that offends you, stop now! 🙂
Well…let me just tell you this little baby took me on a 5 hour adventure ride that kept me up till 4 am based on the sheer fact that I was so close to the end I had to finish it. My brain would not allow me any other options other than to finish. So I did…and as result, I am now writing this review with two hours of sleep, but my mind is still racing and reeling and trying to compute my thoughts, feelings and emotions on what I just read. If I was going with my gut on this book, I would have stopped after Chapter 1 – and having finished it now, that makes me sad because I would have missed out on an amazing book. Just wait….I will explain.
When we got the review request to read this book, I asked for a tease. What I got, turns out to be the first part of the second chapter. It’s about a voyeuristic woman named Rebecca Summers. You’re talking to a self proclaimed Dirty Book Whore, you think voyeurism isn’t right up my ally? Yeah…it totally is. Then you add in the sexy SUPER Alpha Male ‘midnight caller’ who is both demanding and über hot and I’m signed up for a good time. Well…then I started it….and there was a ‘kink’ if you will.
“Rebecca Summers is not stupid or awkward, and she is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my life.”
It’s got a paranormal aspect to it. He’s from a different planet. There is sooooo much more to the story than that, and trust me – I was SO close to throwing in the towel. Almost did. But I told myself I was going to give this book a fair shot and I didn’t feel like just because I have an aversion to all things paranormal, that that meant it was worth giving up on the other aspects of this book that were worthwhile. It hooked me for a reason – let’s see if it can get me to get past my personal hang ups. Uhh…clearly, mission accomplished on that btw.
‘I had hoped that she would tolerate my darker side by allowing me it. She did more than just allow my harsh touch; she surprised even herself by loving it.’
I could spend all day going into the intricacies of the story line and how it grabbed me…but that could and probably would spoil a lot – and I don’t do spoilers. Let’s just put it this way, take out the paranormal stuff and this is one of the best erotica’s I’ve ever read. Definitely one of the top 2 or 3 Dom/Sub and BDSM books I have ever read. Oliver Durant/Sir/Master is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I don’t care if he’s from another planet and I don’t have a submissive bone in my body, that man has SKILLS cause trust me I would be in the waiting pose all day, every day. He’s not a book boyfriend, he’s a book Dom. And there aren’t nearly enough of those if you ask me. 😉
‘He is in control of himself first and foremost, so that he may control others.’
Rebecca is a breath of fresh air…she is a natural born submissive but that doesn’t mean she is going to be walked all over. She submits to ‘her Sir’…but she’s still got some spunk to her. How she behaves for Him is not how she behaves for everyone. I liked Rebecca, she’s brave, she’s impulsive and she goes with her gut. Granted her gut may say let a strange man come into your house while your blindfolded – in theory a crazy idea but trust me Best. Idea. Ever. Lol
‘I began to wonder if it were possible to die from too many orgasms.’
There is a little bit of fantasy, especially with the paranormal aspect but last time I checked we don’t read romance novels for 100% hard solid facts. If that was the case none of us would get anything done because of all the drop dead gorgeous men walking around with huge dicks just seeping alpha male testosterone and screwing up our days with crazy passionate sex. Or is that just my dream? Moving on! But even with those small glimpses of fantasy, this book, these characters and their emotions felt very real and raw to me. They pulled me in…and I liked it. That’s what kept me reading. We did switch around from a few different POV’s (at least 4) – but it was always clear and concise and I will say Miss. Cole can write an excellent male POV.
“In the past it was more a desire to be with them, to dominate and control them. They were my toys. With Rebecca it’s different. It’s more of a need than a want, and I don’t need to dominate her and control he. Well, yes I do, but not like before. Now, I really just need to protect her and teach her.”
The paranormal was a little out there at first, which is why I almost put it down…*News Flash* I am not a paranormal reader. If you look at my book list, this should not be a surprise to you. When I look at this book as a whole – take away the paranormal parts – this is a hot ass erotica. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a romance aspect to it…just because I opened my mind doesn’t mean I’ve lost it completely. To my core I am a romantic and this book definitely hit my romantic strings. The connection between Sir & Butterfly was *sigh* soul soothing…I loved them together. The sex is hot, but the bond they form is hotter.
‘“What flower are you on, my beautiful girl?”
“Mmmmmm. Lily, Sir, soooo lily,” she giggled.’
So…the ending…it’s a good ending, but it’s not a final ending. There are things that need to be addressed and while I’m happy that for right now my characters are happy…I do need that resolution. I crave it…because I must have everything wrapped up in a nice neat bow. Right now I see the present and I know it’s going to look GORGEOUS with a bow on top…now I just need that sequel! I’m over the moon for this book. It hypnotized me and I really can’t get it out of my head, the characters have seeped into me and I don’t want them to leave. Midnight Caller was a surprising change of pace that I didn’t even know I wanted to read. 🙂
I’m sorry…when a book keeps me up till all hours of the morning because I can’t put it down, I must share the love 😉 So I am giving away TWO ebook copies of Midnight Caller
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NJ Cole is a witty, mid-western girl with a kinky side. She works by day and writes by night, all while being a mother to her wonderful boys and serving her Sir. Unlike many of today’s authors, she chooses to write in first person, allowing the readers to experience life through the eyes of the unique characters that live in her head. Her love of those characters and respect for their stories come through loud and clear in her writing. With over two million reads of her online work in the past six months, NJ Cole is clearly an up and coming author.