Author: Juliet Braddock
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 9/12/2017
Genre(s): Erotica, Dark Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 747
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
A tragic accident in the middle of an immobilizing blizzard joins Gavin Fletcher and Chloe Cabot, uniting two tarnished souls on a life-changing journey that defies the odds of their haunting pasts.
Beautiful and imaginative, Chloe struggles to survive the daily grind of life in Chicago. An artist who never dared to explore her dreams, she takes pride in her independence and fends for herself at all costs.
A young advertising executive who’s rising fast within the industry, Gavin has built an ordered and precise life, but he’s much more lonesome than he’ll ever admit.
Both exist in worlds veiled in secrecy.
On the surface, Gavin’s life exudes perfection. He’s building his own thriving business, but beneath that slick exterior, he’s hiding the truth about his enigmatic lifestyle.
Chloe, on the other hand, has been dealt a rough hand in life. As details of her heart-wrenching past emerge, she fears she might lose Gavin for good.
Together, though, they discover solace in each other’s arms. While Chloe blossoms as Gavin’s submissive under his tough but tender tutelage, she wonders if he might just be the one to break the façade of fear that surrounded her heart.
Just as emotion transforms Gavin and Chloe from reluctant strangers into unlikely but enduring lovers, heartbreak strikes their relationship again, forcing an unforeseen reversal of roles.
*4.5 Gripping and Emotional Stars*
This book had me from the beginning. I wanted to get to know Gavin, what made him tick. I have never read this author, but let me say this won’t be my last. The writing was great it had all the feels. I will also say that I had to put this book down and walk away because it was so emotionally charged. Then I found myself picking it back up because I needed to know. I laughed, I even cried a little bit. Yes, yes I did. I can admit that. This book was fun and dark with BDSM tones, it’s sexy and oh so erotic. The sub test…no words. The leading lady is sexy, sassy and classy. I completely and utterly fell in love with both Gavin Fletcher and Chloe Cabot. Blemished is not what I expected at all. It is told in two stories. It switches at about 48 percent and it takes a dramatic turn. I absolutely LOVED every minute of it. I was going to quote in this review but it will give the book away and I truly mean that. You just have to read it to find out what I mean.
It opens with him talking about his past and he gives a bit of his background and what makes him tick. He is his own boss and has a good life going for him. He has a huge heart and loves unconditionally. His mom and sister are great. I love how Gavin opened his mind heart and home for homeless Chloe. He was her rock and there for her when she never had anyone. There was an instant attraction for them. It all; happens because of a tragic incident. When Chloe is afraid she runs.
Chloe, down on her luck, homeless and is one of the most humbled and prideful person I have ever read. She doesn’t let her situation get her down. She is strong, very independent, smart, beautiful and very artistic. She is afraid to let people in because of her past. Her past is heartbreaking and my heart broke for her. It’s what makes her the humble woman she is today. Growing up in the foster care system can bring you down, but she didn’t let it.
Just when we think good for these two it takes the dramatic turn I was talking about, then it is Chloe’s turn to be everything that Gavin needs. These two are perfect for each other. They complete one another. Their love never falters. They give each other strength and stability. Now the secondary characters are also spot on. Liz, Gavin’s sister keeps you on her toes. Gavin’s mother Vera was great and comedic as well. Just at the perfect times. I loved Mason role here as well. I could simply go on and on. I didn’t want the story to end. I truly fell in love with everyone in this book.
Join Chloe and Gavin and see if they can overcome everything that life throws at them and rise above it all.