Thursday, October 27, 2011

Review: The House on Hundred Hill by Jemima Valentino

Title: The House on Hundred Hill 
Author: Jemima Valentino 
Genre: Erotica/BDSM/Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: EBOOK 
Publisher: Self Published
Source: Blog Tour

Jessica Rylan has spent her entire life trying to fit in, despite feeling deep down that she doesn't quite belong. A slave to passions that she doesn't quite understand, she does her best to simply ignore her burgeoning sensuality. Little does Jessica realize that a seemingly chance encounter with the handsome Nate Black will turn her world upside down.All it takes is one garden party invitation to pull her into an ancient struggle, one where she must place her trust in Nate and his mysterious brother Draven to survive. As Jessica becomes seduced by the ancient and mystical world of the Nephilim, she finally begins to understand her own dark desires. Because Draven Black is searching for something... Something only Jessica can provide. (amazon)

The House on Hundred Hill was a hot, fast read. Confession: As many erotica books that I read,  I haven't read very many erotica books with BDSM in it. I wasn't sure what to except, but I have to say that I was surprised at how much I liked it.

This novella surprised me because not only did it have a lot of hot and steamy scenes, it also had a storyline that continued to surprise me.  As soon as I thought I knew what was going to happen, something happened that I didn't expect. I really liked how it explored how Jessica was fighting her feelings towards wanting to embrace the wild side of sex and having it like how her boyfriend at the beginning of the novella wanted it-fast & boring.   Jessica thinks she is fine with the latter until she meets two brothers Draven and Nate.

Draven and Nate show her  that it's ok to like things a bit different..which she thinks she's ready for but freaks out when strange things start happening at the brothers house & isn't sure she's ready for their lifestyle just yet. She does the normal thing and freaks out & gets the heck out of dodge. Only one problem-it turns out that her old lifestyle isn't really what she wanted after all. At this point I thought Jessica was going to turn into one of those wishy washy heroines, but she doesn't. She becomes tough, and joins the brothers in their struggle of good vs evil.  I really liked the mystery surrounding the brothers because it wasn't introduced all at once. Bits and pieces were given to throughout the book and as soon as I thought I had everything figured out, something would
happen that I didn't think would

The House on Hundred Hill wasn't at all what I was expecting and I loved that about it. For a novella, this was a powerful read and I can't wait to read more from this author. I should warn you that this book isn't for the faint of heart.