Enough by Jade Chandler
Series: Jericho Brotherhood #1
Published by Carina Press
Publication Date: July 11th 2016
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Contemporary, BDSM
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She wanted nothing to do with me. Well, that’s too f*cking bad.
My MC brothers call me Dare for a reason. I never back down from a challenge. And Lila was the sweetest challenge I ever faced.
From the moment she walked into my tattoo shop, she was going to end up in my bed. Tied up, moaning my name and begging for more.
Her past was a nightmare and I couldn’t guarantee her a future. But I could promise her a good time.
I didn't know what we would turn into, let alone how hard it’d be to stay away after my selfish ass sent her packing.
Problem is, my girl is hot, so the same men I call brothers tried to claim her.
There’s not enough bourbon in the world to help me forget the love we shared. But to get her back, to prove she's more to me then a quick lay, I'll have to tell her the secret I've been hiding from everyone.
Before she’s gone forever.
Lila is a woman who has been hurt by many men. First her father, who was once a loving, caring father, turned into an abusive asshole after Lila’s mother died. Her sister had gone off to college so Lila was left just 12 years old with nowhere to turn. She got out but it seemed like she couldn’t find a man who wouldn’t treat her like shit. Oh, it all started off well enough but soon the men were trying to turn her into their version of Lila and she would lose herself. Along with them changing her they were either physically or verbally abusive and would demean her at every turn.
Lila just left her last tattoo shop because she’d gotten involved with a co-worker and it didn’t end well. She is excited to be working at Marked Man but doesn’t want anything to do with the Jericho Brotherhood, the MC that owns the shop. Unfortunately for her she’s immediately attracted to Dare and has a hard time keeping her hands off of him. When Dare suggests a sex only, no-strings-attached relationship Lila doesn’t go for it at first. After she gets to know Dare a bit she feels she can keep herself separate because Dare will as well. She decides to go for it.
Dare is a man who knows what he wants and what that is is Lila. He calls her Red and loves her attitude and her sexy looks – really everything about her. When he decides on the NSA relationship he has no doubt that it will be hot but he’s under no illusion that it will go anywhere because that’s not him. Knowing that he jumps in with both feet.
Red and Dare burn up the pages as they have encounter after encounter together but as this happens we as the reader see that the pair is getting closer and closer. When Dare freaks out after Lila heads to an emergency and doesn’t charge her phone to contact him they both know it’s time to call it quits.
This was a really good but yes, dark story. When the author states that it’s a dark erotic romance she’s not kidding. Dare and Lila burn so hot and so happy together you can’t possibly see them being apart but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. I didn’t like that part at all. Not saying it wasn’t good but the couple spent a good portion of the book apart and that bothered me. Yes, it was letting Lila grow and showing us snippets of Dare’s life, and how miserable he was during that time, but I felt it just went on for far too long.
Dare and Lila were both good people and I loved that they found what they needed in each other. They were so different but once they were in bed they caught fire. Dare had a penchant for tying Red up and she had a penchant for trying anything Dare wanted. Her sex drive was insatiable.
Another thing I liked about the story were the secondary characters. Without them this book would have been very short and fallen flat, imho. Jericho, Rock, MJ, Zayn, Rachel, Glory and Avery all lent this story a bit of depth and showed us another part of life for our H/h.
Overall I felt this was a really good beginning to this series and a nice start to Jade Chandler’s publishing career. Congrats on her debut – it was worth reading.
Rating: 3.75/4 out of 5