Thursday, March 10, 2016

Book Review: Resist by Missy Johnson

Recent college grad Charlotte Lucas thinks she has found her breakout story. It all begins when she answers a provocative want ad posted by a secretive mogul who happens to be a prime suspect in his girlfriend’s disappearance. Young and inexperienced, Char has never been pushed to the limit—until their games take her to the very edge. Char has gone in looking for the truth, but now she’s in way too deep with a master who plays her body like it belongs to him.

Jaxon Murphy knows a lot more about Char than he lets on. Although the media has made him out to be a monster, he’s not about to come clean about his tormented past—at least not before he turns this good girl bad and sends her out to do his dirty work. After all, Jax didn’t make it to the top without breaking some rules. But as their play grows passionate and achingly real, Jax can’t resist taking a shot at something that’s bigger and more powerful than revenge: love.


I was really excited to pick Resist up because I enjoyed Breaking Noah so very, very much. But this was no Breaking Noah. I just didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped that I would. That's not to say that I didn't like it ... I did! But again, it was no Breaking Noah. 

The book had an interesting concept. This dude (Jaxon) puts an ad out there for basically a booty call. I wouldn't say that it is along the lines of a sex slave but I'll be honest, it was in the gray area between sex slave and booty call. It was closer to sex slave though. Can you imagine seeing that ad and then having the cojones to answer it? I would have quickly marked that one out and then moved on but not Charlotte. She's a gutsy character in a way. She didn't quibble about the choice of filling this position (no pun intended) very much. She seemed pretty spunky at the beginning of this novel and mouthy as hell. I enjoyed how frank and honest she was because it really challenged Jaxon. It created an interesting back and forth between Charlotte and Jaxon that really held my attention and had me excited for future conversations. 

I was left feeling a bit ... unresolved about the ending. Don't get me wrong, there was an ending and it was okay but it felt like there was more that should have happened. I have no clue as to what that would have been but I just don't think that the ending really closed off the storyline. That could be because the author is planning on a sequel? I have no clue but there's nothing wrong with more in some instances! 

The book didn't play out anything like I thought that it would. There was a suspense aspect to the book that I hadn't known about and because of that, unlike other reviewers, I think that pulls the book out of the erotica genre because it doesn't really deserve to be there. I'm not a massive fan of erotica just because I think that there should be more to a story than just sex. Resist just doesn't fit into that box, I don't think. So if you're on the fence about this book just because of the word erotica being thrown around, you shouldn't be. Bite the bullet and grab this one when it comes out next month. 

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review *

Available: April 12th, 2016

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