Review: Spiral (The Indigo Lounge Series #3) by Zara Cox

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Title: Spiral
Author: Zara Cox
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 6/17/14
Length: 258
Series: The Indigo Lounge Series #3

Overview

Seven Nights. Seven Highs.
Welcome back to The Indigo Lounge, the scandalously sexy sky-high playground where anything can happen…
SPIRAL is the latest story in the sizzling Indigo Lounge Series, geared for fans of The Crossfire and The Stark Series.

Sinfully sexy venture capitalist, Noah King – a man with a haunted past and dark cravings – is a short fuse away from being consumed by his needs. When his desires propel him to the Indigo Lounge, there’s only one course of action – unleash his innermost hunger or lose his mind.

Leia Michaels has spent the last five years trying to find her way out of a shattered labyrinth of pain and tragedy. In a daring move, she takes a chance on a sizzling adventure aboard the Indigo Lounge.
Within seconds of meeting on the luxury, decadent adults-only jet, they realize they’re better off apart…but their chemistry defies logic and their needs have gone far too long unanswered.

Seven Nights. Seven Highs. He will strip away her inhibitions and show her that edgy existence between pleasure and pain. Will she survive his dark secrets and risk revealing her own, or will her world spiral out of control?

My Thoughts

To be honest, i wasn’t sure how i was going to like the continuation of this series since it’s all new characters and we get none of Savage and Bethany, but you quickly see what the link is to them and that made me quickly forget my apprehension.  Just to tee it up, we had met a bunch of Zach’s friends in the last installment, Gabriel, Damon and Mike and they are the common bond with the stories – as we are introduced to Noah.

This story is different from the first bit of the series in the sense that both leading characters are established in their own sense, they are financially sound but both have significant ghosts from their pasts that haunt them daily and make relationships really hard.  It takes a majority of the book to learn about the ghosts that haunt Leia, while Noah’s are a bit more obvious.

Leia isn’t quite as naive as we’re used to – she’s had a rough few years, her father died a few years back and he was the most important person in her life.  She also had to deal with the death of her mother, after she killed her stepfather.  We don’t learn the details until pretty far into the story, but we can see why her walls are up.  The odd man out in this though is Warren, a man that we know almost nothing about aside from the fact that he considers Leia to be precious to him, yet she’s not in a relationship with him.  At least not at first pass.  I think that it’s safe to say that he’s going to cause problems.

This first installment of their story takes us on their trip – one that was forced upon Noah by his friends however, and we see a passion and heat grow quickly between these 2 and almost consume them.  They quickly become addicted to one another but the question that we continue to ask is whether this will survive past the 7 days, and if their ghosts will make it impossible to move on.

What our author Zara Cox does well is continue to show us a great dom side to our men – Noah is clearly one who likes control and we see that while he’s not into a traditional D/s relationship, he’s got his own playroom full of toys and knows how to use them.

It’s when their trip is cut short because of the reappearance of folks that we didn’t think could come back that all bets are off.  Will their relationship last?  Will everyone be safe, and will they stay together.  Noah’s past – an ex named Ashley is among the tussle, and what she reveals is something that all makes us say HUH??!?  I honestly question the timing and i think that we’re meant to.

I can’t wait for the next installment, and it says that it’s due out September 2014 which is right around the corner – so hopefully my wait won’t be too long.  Enjoy!

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