Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: Destined to Play

Destined to Play
Destined to Play by Indigo Bloome

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I really am having a hard time deciding on the rating. I liked the first 2/3's of the book, but the last 1/3 really kind of ruined it. Hmm?

GoodReads Synopsis: It′s simple. No sight. No questions. 48 hours .

Dr. Alexandra Blake is about to give a series of prestigious lectures, but the butterflies in her stomach are for a far more exciting reason ...

After the lecture she is meeting up with Jeremy Quinn, esteemed doctor and dangerous ex-lover - the only person with whom she has ever let her guard down completely. After a few glasses of champagne in his luxurious penthouse suite, Jeremy presents her with an intriguing offer: stay with him for the next forty-eight hours and accept two extraordinary conditions, the first of which leaves her utterly at his mercy, and he will give her an experience more sensual and extreme than any game they have ever played before.

This scorching novel is an erotic exploration of trust and betrayal, experimentation and control, lust and love. Forget Fifty Shades of Grey, this daring debut will leave you breathless for more.

My Thoughts: I enjoyed the first 2/3’s of this book. I thought it was about a couple who were best friends, now, though they had been more than friends at various times in their lives, spending a weekend catching up. But it was more than that. However, the ultimate purpose of the weekend was not what I was suspecting and it was a huge let down.

What the synopsis doesn’t tell you is that Alex black is a psychologist and Jeremy Quinn is a medical doctor and psychiatrist. Together Alex and Jeremy do explore their friendship from a more psychological stand point which was interesting. Also Jeremy helps Alex to understand herself better.

I hate all these comparisons to 50 Shades…this was nothing even remotely close to 50 shades, this is like comparing apples to pears because they are the same color. The end of the book and the end of their weekend was cold and sterile. Alex’s return home to talk with her husband lame and went for the lowest common denominator. And the epilogue could not have been more contrived…leaving open the possibility for a sequel…which I won’t be reading. This was one of those books that I wanted to throw at the wall once I’d finished!

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