Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: Breach ( Breach #1 ) by K. I. Lynn

Breach by K. I. Lynn

Delilah Palmer has always maintained control of her life and outward personality, blocking the truth that's just below the surface. Using a fa├žade meant to be normal and hide the scars of her childhood, she's made a good life for herself. Becoming a successful lawyer, she is finally free from the tortured past that haunts her daily. Until he comes along and breaks open the cracks.

Nathan Thorne has a haunted past of his own. On the surface, he is personable, extroverted, and loved by everyone; everything Delilah isn't. However, hidden beneath his charming smile is a dark and tormented man that only Delilah has the power to unveil.

Forced into a small office together, they begin to see through each other's masks, and the magnetic attraction ignites an explosive relationship. Their firm, Holloway and Holloway Law, has a strict non-fraternization policy, forcing them to conceal their breach. But despite their efforts, separation becomes impossible, deceptions escalate, and Nathan begins to teeter on the edge of being overtaken by his past demons.

What dark secrets does Nathan harbor that stop him from giving in, and what is it that keeps him from healing and moving forward? And more importantly, where does Delilah fit into his turmoil? Will they be able to accept love and deal with all the trials that develop as their secrets are exposed, or will they fall through the cracks of their pasts and be consumed by all that haunts them? 

An exciting new romance, Breach will hook readers from the very beginning. With smoldering romance and captivating erotica, this enthralling story is perfect for all. Using shrouded secrets of the past and a combustible relationship that borders on taboo, this thrilling novel ramps up the tension and romance at every turn. 




This is one of the rare occasion whereby I wish to complain there are too many sex and not enough plot. I felt like the couple in this book just keep going at it whenever they are in each other proximity, regardless of the place or situation. Their entire connection was built based on their mutual craving for each other.

We have Delilah Palmer and Nathan Thorne, both are colleagues at the law firm. Nathan is the new hot guy that causing every girl in the office going gaga over him. Lila find him obnoxious and cocky. They basically eye fucking each other during working hours until one day, they finally start jumping on each other.

Due to the no fraternizing within the company, they have to keep their sexual relationship a secret. Their sex was hot, but I can only take so many of sex against the wall until it became old. Whenever Nathan give Lila the look that he wanted to pounce her again, I was thinking 'not again'. I practically start skimming the sex scene after 50% into the story. 

Another thing that bother me is Nathan's version of dirty talk. I mean I like dirty talker, but I don't like some of the words he use. For example the often use of (view spoiler) I was hoping there is a reason for his choice of words.

The author tried to build up a mystery background behind Nathan's new job in the firm showing paper around. He used to be a federal prosecutor until something happened that left him losing everything that was dear to him. I did sympathize to find him still struggling with his day to day life, while hiding behind a affable facade. 

"I'm angry because I'm alive. My heart, my soul... they're gone, dead, but my body remains, This is my purgatory."

Lila came with her own baggage as well. She had some pretty nasty childhood that make her feeling extremely insecure until its borderline annoying when I haven't learn about her background yet.

The premise for the story actually sounds promising. Everyone like a tortured hero, right? But due to 70% of the book was spent on sex, there just isn't enough build up for the plot. There is just little bits and pieces of information blurted out, which is not enough to keep me sated.

This is a story about two damaged characters that tried to heal each other, through their deep connection. Though, I only felt like there is only sexual connection. The story ended in a cliffy, but I don't feel like reading the next one.

Rating 3/5