Book Reviews

Want Me by Rowan McBride at Loose Id

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Magic / New Adult / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-April-2013

Book Blurb

Joel Beckett is blessed. He's popular with the ladies, a star on the football field, and worshiped by everyone on campus.

Including Walker Cain.

Only Walker's worship has crossed the line, driving him to invoke ancient magic that binds them together in an inescapable downward spiral. Now reality is shifting, and with each new life Joel is forced to watch Walker steal away another of the blessings he'd always taken for granted.

It's never enough. Cursed blood runs hot, and with every turn of the spiral, Walker breathes the seductive words that Joel can't resist. The words that could drag them both into hell.

Want me.

Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and reedited since that publication.

Book Review

This is a totally amazing book. Creepy, scary and weird describe it just as much as thought-provoking and sweet. I spent about the first third of the book trying to figure out what was going on - and deciding whether I liked the idea behind this book. I must admit that some of the non-consensual aspects repulsed me to the point where I WANTED to put it down - only I couldn't. It was as if the writing wove a spell around me which forced me to watch the train wreck happen.

The concept, as much as the quality of the writing, was what convinced me to stick with it. I was also desperate to see how this would end. Was there ANY hope for Joel and Walker? The two main characters are both in need of some serious growing up and learning and this self-made challenge certainly gave them that opportunity.

I won't give away any details, but I will say that it's a book well worth picking up. As scary and weird as it is touching and beautiful, this is a story about self-image and identity everyone can learn something from. If you like books that challenge your thinking, if you enjoy stories that might scare you more than a little, and if you're looking for something very creative and unusual, you will probably like this book as much as I did.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 237 pages/65701 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-April-2013
Price $6.99 ebook
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