Author: CD Reiss
Publisher/Year: Flip City Media Inc. 8/5/13
Length: 200 pages
Series: Songs of Submission #6
The story of Jonathan Drazen and Monica Faulkner continues.
Monica steps up to the plate…..I looked down at him, with his tourmaline eyes and copper hair, and believed him despite my better judgment.
I forgave him despite my misgivings. I loved him just because I did.
My heart wasn’t sensible or guarded enough, not by a sight. I was a walking raw nerve ending of emotion, as if the years I’d spent away from men and sex had made me more emotional, more vulnerable, more foolish.
I ran my fingers through his hair, feeling like the victim of a crime of consent.
WOW – i loved where this next installment took us. Lots was inevitable, but i’m glad that we got to see more of the grit.
The roller coaster of a journey between Monica and Jonathan continues, where they continue to go back and forth on who’s walking away from whom and for what reason. Monica continues to have this desire to pursue her career yet not at the sacrifice of what Jonathan’s going through, yet he won’t allow for much wiggle room in letting her take care of things how she needs and wants to. That’s his demanding side coming up but well – to be expected. They know that they have this heat and passion that draws them to one another, and it’s nice to see that they realize that they can’t just use sex as a crutch (as juice as CD Reiss makes it seem in these heated scenes)….so where to go from there right?
What’s nice in this 6th installment is that we start to learn more about the Drazens and even about the folks that surround them. Margie continues to play a role and i can’t wait to see where it takes us. Then there’s Jessica who we’re not sure yet why we can’t trust her, and what rabbit she’s going to pull out of a hat, but Monica’s willing to figure it out – at Jonathan’s fear and anxiety.
This is one author that knows how to write novellas though – we get yet another impressive cliff hanger at the end of this piece – we’re at the Collector’s Board Gala that Jonathan really wanted to avoid because it’s ‘Jessica’s circle’ and his mother and father usually attend, but due to circumstances that are partly his doing, Monica is asked to attend (on the arm of Eddie – her rep from carnival) so that she can boost her career. What we don’t know is what’s going to go down at the event – with the folks that we know will be there, and what’s going on in the life outside, it’s going to be a mess – and we get that. Jessica was trying to unleash on Jonathan in the end of the last book and he’s tucked his chin and put out some stuff that she probably didn’t want out there, which leads to stress.
We meet someone that we’ve only heard about up until this point, we learn about the fate of another, and then for a third, their life is in limbo, which is exactly what we like to have in these types of stories. edge of the seat stuff coming i’m sure!