Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Willing Victim by Cara McKenna

Willing Victim
by Cara McKenna
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Blurb by Goodreads
For the past couple years Laurel’s been coasting, hiding in the backseat while her life drifts off course. Then one summer afternoon a tall, built bruiser named Flynn strides in and steers her straight into an infatuation she never saw coming.

Flynn introduces Laurel to things she’s never imagined—to the violent but exciting realm of the underground boxing circuit, to rough sex and even rougher role-playing, and to an attraction she craves even as it intimidates her. As Flynn invites her deeper into his world and his life, Laurel has to make a choice—let fear keep her holed up where it’s safe, or take a chance and fight for the man who makes her feel more alive than she’d dreamed possible.

Reader Advisory: Although all sex acts are 100-percent consensual, Willing Victim contains role-playing scenarios that may upset some readers who are sensitive about rape, even in a simulated capacity.

Spoil Free Review

Best money I spent on an Erotic Novel.  Willing Victim is not a novella with insta-love, sweet endearments and nonsense fillers.  It is up front to the point, a little funny at times and a interesting read. I loved every minute of it.  Cara McKenna has her own unique writing voice, master story teller and fun loving characters that leap off the pages with reality. Willing Victim is a keeper for me.
Cara McKenna definitely has opened open up my eyes to the whole "Role Playing".  Feeling a little kinky and dirty for saying I enjoyed those sexy moments. Now it did help that it was the sexy tattoo-underground boxer-dirty talker-Alpha male hero Flynn doing the role playing. Did I say he was a sexy dirty talker.
"He moaned above her. "Yeah... Fuck, I've been thinking about this all week, making you touch my dick. Get it out, girl."
Loved that Laurel was not shy in the bedroom department. It was not like bang she is ready to jump into the whole role playing ASAP either. She was interested but still not sure. What made Willing Victim perfect was the set up to get her into role playing. I have read many novels where the male will watch another male and female get it on but I have never read a novel where the heroine watches a male and female get it on. Oh I needed a steamy shower after that. Loved it even more was Flynn's actions while with another female. Right then and there it was not something he said but more so what he did. It amazes me how already I was falling love with Flynn and they did not even really know each other long. Cara has a way of writing where it is not always endearing words that caught me swooning over the hero but his actions say it all.
For an erotic novel it was not just sex after sex scenes. No Cara had a nice mixture of romance and even some yummy detailed boxing scenes. It was a nice break from those yummy scorching-panty-changing scenes. Gradually through the novel readers get to experience their romance bloom. Loved that they start off as friends while she is exploring "Role Playing".  Not only do readers get to see their romance bloom, readers get to see their friendship build too. They are playful and loved that Flynn was a  joking-laid back everyday guy that wants to have a relationship. He enjoys role playing but he is not a damage hero that has to have it. Do not let the "Role Playing" sway you from reading Willing Victim. If  you love a well written Erotic Romance with a  wickedly delicious couple then Willing Victim is a novel not to be missed. Look forward to checking out more of Cara McKenna Erotic novels.
Ending with a sexy snippet for you all, enjoy.
"God. Flynn."
"You taste so fucking amazing." He brought his head up and Laurel could see the violent rise and fall of his chest. "Sit on my face." he said.
She sat up and they swapped places Flynn lying on his back with his head just below the pillows. She swung a leg over and wedge her calves under his arms, settling her pussy against his mouth and grasping the edge of a shelf for balance. She fussed with the position until he yanked down on her hips, pulling her close. "Oh God."
His voice was thick and desperate. "Fuck my mouth." He made his tongue stiff, spearing her, nose grazing her clit, and Laurel rocked her hips and let the sensations and textures of him drive her insane. One hand left her and she felt the motions behind her back, knowing he'd started jerking.


  1. Yes! All of that! I'm so glad you loved it too Capri!! It was my first *role playing* and yeah, that scene where she was watching? HOT!! Fab review hun :)

    1. Thank you Anna. I am thinking maybe I will get her free one. I was checking out her other Erotics but they are all so short.

    2. Yep and pricey. I wishlist listed them all and pick them up when they hit sales.

      After Hours is amazing too! It got a 5 from me and I don't get those up easily. It's a full length. Not full out erotica but it's really steamy and a unique one. They both work on a psych ward. He's a total alpha and has some dirty talking ways too.

    3. Yes very pricey for a 60 or less page count. I will most likely wait til they go on sale too.

      That is awesome you metioned After Hours. I read right after Willing Victim and in the process now of trying to write my review.

    4. Ooo can't wait! I just loved Kelly. She has another that came out recently Unbound. I liked it. Not quite as much as these two but that was mainly because the relationship dynamic didn't quite do it for me. He's alpha but liked to be dominated in a way and eh but still pretty good.

    5. Seen so many mix reviews for Unbound because of the hero being more on submissive side. I tend to like mine more in control. So I did not get it from Netgalley. Figured when I am ready to ready it I will buy it.

    6. Yep. It wasn't bad just not quite what I go for. I like a more alpha/in control hero. I think I gave it a 3.5.

    7. Finally got my review up After Hours. My review does not do it justice as I am running late for work. When will I learn to try not to squeeze these reviews in the morning when should be getting ready. Urgh. Please send me a link to yours. Love to see your thoughts.

    8. I will check back tonight as I will be busy at work today and will not beable to get on my laptop.

  2. This one went up my list too ! Thanks for the great review, I love a good dirty talker...


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