Desperate Measures written by Katee Robert
Publisher Trinkets and Tales
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Series: Wicked Villains #1
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My Savior… Or My Ruin?
One night, and my entire life went up in flames. All because of him. Jafar. As my world burned down around me, he offered me a choice. Walk away with nothing but my freedom… Or rise to his challenge and win my fortune back.
Now Jafar owns me, and even as my mind rails against his rules, my body loves the punishments he deals out when I break them.
But a gilded cage is still a prison, I’ll do anything to obtain my freedom.
Even betray the man I’m falling for.
I liked the premise of Desperate Measures. Unfortunately, I felt that there was no chemistry between Jasmine and Jafar! I’ve also watched the Disney version of Aladdin multiple times and I just can’t get the image of the animated Jafar out of my head, so thinking about him as the hero was just eeeew!
Desperate Measures is a twisted fantasy erotic romance retelling that really adds a new twist to the fairy tale retellings that have been so popular. Frankly, I do love a good twist in fairy tale retellings but I guess I’m just not the audience for this specific type. This is really a Daddy Dom erotic romance that just missed the mark.
While Desperate Measures is well written, and it handled the “non-consensual” bits of their romance, I just didn’t buy into Jasmine and Jafar’s romance. I guess I wanted there to be more relationship development.
There is a tease for the next couple in the series and I am actually quite interested in reading Learn My Lesson and see how Katee Robert twists the Hades and Megara romance!
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