Thursday, 20 October 2016
ARC REVIEW : Matthias (Order of the Black Knights #2) by Alexis Duran
From Louisiana swamp rat to revivalist huckster to skilled con artist, Matthias Krall clawed his way out of poverty using his natural gifts of grift and manipulation to become the leader of an exclusive retreat center. Exploiting the guise of spiritual guru, Matthias seduces the rich and powerful into turning over their lives and fortunes to his control. But wealth and a small cadre of loyal followers can’t protect Matthias from the betrayal he knows is imminent. Everyone wants what Matthias has, except for one man who wants to destroy it. Dylan Connelly is a reporter who’s determined to prove the charismatic recluse is not only a fraud but a murderer.
Irresistibly drawn to Dylan despite the warnings in his gut, Matthias lures Dylan to his island retreat, determined to destroy his enemy once and for all.
Matthias by Alexis Duran
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
* 3,5 stars*
I liked this one better than the previous one. Maybe because Matthias and I studied the same knowledge about Hypnotism and Mesmerism. And I know how it works.
Holding the power of Black Nights and mastering hypnotism made Matthias undeniable to everyone who's willingly fall for him. It's not that he can do everything he wanted.
Understanding hypnotism, you need to be 'willing' to be hypnotized, or on drugs, or in shock or if you are a person of focus.
The story itself is a kind of slow, and a little bit boring if you're not into hypnotism. I admit I put it down a few time, because...I'm sleepy, like Matthias hypnotized me.
Dylan was obsessed with Matthias since ten years ago, once a stalker and an admirer, then Matthias left him for humiliation (rejection is hurt, my friend), he's finally found out that he need to come back to Matthias to have a closure.
Matthias was a slut, having sex to whoever he wanted. Having a boyfriend for a while and got bored of Jason. Actually, me and Dylan liked Jace. He's sweet and loved Matthias. But Matthias didn't like a clingy lover, and Julian his assistant, made it easy for him to get rid of Jace. Poor Jace.
And for Jace's sake as well, Dylan came to Matthias resort to find out, about what happened to Jason.
Turns out, everybody hides something, including Matthias. But Matthias hide something about Dylan, as well. He also can't get rid of Dylan out of his head. Even after one sexual encounter ten years ago. Dylan did something to him, he didn't understand.
This is getting interesting, sadly after 80 percent mark of the story. The jealous lover, the family, the betrayal and some action happened at the end of the story. Dylan and Matthias didn't have too much time for romance. Three days of sexual conduct, and suddenly in love?
But, well, at least, it's been ten years of yearning.
And then the sex! The sex is sexy and panty wet worthy. It was slow, mesmerizing, and Matthias and Dylan are definitely got the strong chemistry for the sex only.
Overall, this one is quite enjoyable, especially the sexy times between Dylan and Matthias, ditched the therapy session, this will be better read.
* I was given the ARC by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of a fair and unbiased review, no high rating required.*
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