Saturday, September 28, 2013

[Blog Tour] Yearning Devotion - Rachel Orman

Yearning Devotion by Rachael Orman

Gwen has lived a hard life. She has endured many situations that would have broken a weaker person. But she has found love in her life and it keeps her from completely losing it when things get rough. That is, until one day a man enters her life that changes everything.

Will this man help Gwen become a stronger woman or will he completely destroy her?

**This is an erotic book with F/F, F/F/M, M/F situations and not intended for people under 18**

“Mick, I’ve never felt attracted to a man... EVER. He actually makes me want to have hot sweaty sex with him. I want to run my hands all over his body and kiss him for days.” Gwen groaned as she jumped off the counter. She stomped her foot in frustration.

“One step at a time. He seems willing to go at whatever pace you set. Just go with the flow.” McKayla winked at her. She pushed between Gwen’s knees and ran a hand over her hair. “I know you like me, but there is nothing wrong with liking men. Most women do, if he can make you happy and share you with me, I’d be willing to try and welcome him into our life. But, that’s for you and him to figure out. So, come on, it’s Wednesday, hump day, that means you should watch me dry hump men at work. Hey, I’ll even let you do body shots off me!” McKayla laughed wiggling her hips around in the air. “Plus, if we make out, I’ll make crazy tips and take you out for an early breakfast.”

“Alright, fine, but you’re buying my drinks.” Gwen slid off the counter. McKayla pressed her back against the counter with her hips. She cupped both sides of Gwen’s face. Her bright blue eyes met Gwen’s honey brown ones for a moment before she pulled Gwen forward to plant a kiss on her lips. 



I’m not sure how I feel about this novel. I’m kind of on the fence. I liked it, but I did find it rather unbelievable. Don’t get me wrong, if there is people out there like this – more power to them. I just can’t understand the rational thinking behind the relationship. Again, don’t get me wrong. I did like this book, I thought it was rather intense and the sexual scenes were NOT lacking. I mean I’m all for f/f  romance novels, to me they’re hot as hell. Women know women, and to me that is a turn on. I definitely give Rachel credit in the erotic moments in this novel, even though some events just weren’t at all realistic for me. 

The storyline was definitely intense and maybe just a little over the top at times, a few things didn’t sit well with me about this story at times, either. The prologue tells you about the main character Gwen’s past in detail. When I started chapter 1, I was confused. Even though it said 10 years later, I felt as if it were a completely different story. I remained confused until the second half of the book, when Gwen’s past comes back to haunt her. I kept expecting it, and almost felt disappointed when it didn’t happen. At times the story jumped around a bit, which also confused me. 

The aspect of meeting someone by chance and having a connection with them has always intrigued me. I could only wish to be one of those people, one day! When Gwen met Cole she was completely entranced by his green eyes, and didn’t understand the attraction to him, being that she has sworn off men due to her violent past… which didn’t make any sense to me considering her occupation.  I felt it was a huge contradiction. I did however love her relationship with her girlfriend McKayla. McKayla as a support character was endearing and easier to relate to. 

I really feel as if the author could have intertwined the past with the present for an easier transition. I feel like I’m being a bit harsh here, and I apologize if anyone feels that way. I’m not into bashing authors or novels. I pride myself on an honest review, and will not stray from how I feel about this book. I DID like this book. I liked the storyline, I thought the sexual scenes were intense and well written. I would still recommend this book to someone who’s looking for a decent erotica. I think I may just be too much of a realist to believe some of the situations that happened. Or… maybe I’m just a jealous person who doesn’t share well with others. Honestly, I’d love to be more like McKayla. 

Yearning Devotion was definitely a sexy read. I liked the relationship between the two women, and the trust that they had for each other. I liked how they met, and how relatable that part of the story was. The book is on the shorter side, but you’re not cheated out of a story. The attention to detail was wonderful at times, but lacking at other moments.  While this book did give me some serious feels, it was mostly about the angst and tensions. I want the next book in the series, because I need to know what is going to happen… Cliff hangers kill me. I love them but I hate them. This novel definitely surprised me, in several different ways. Not all good, not all bad. All in all… this was a good story, I’m not sad that I read it. I would recommend this to the right person, but if you’re an avid reader, you can go either way with some of the situations – like I did.

best-dealsRachael is a stay at home mom with 2 young daughters and a husband that keep her constantly on her toes. She lives in the extremely hot state of Arizona, where she reads and writes away the blistering heat outside. She is a cancer survivor with a quirky personality. She’s been an avid reader for as long as she can remember and been writing since she was in high school. Her hopes of being a writer were crushed when she was young but one day she decided she was going to do what makes her happy and that was to write.
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