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{January 23, 2014}   {Review} The Token 2 by Marata Eros (The Token #2)

Marata Eros Token 2From Goodreads: Faren Mitchell keeps the secret of her second job from the one man who could see her through some of the darkest moments of her life. She doesn’t want Jared “Mick” McKenna for the billions he’s amassed, but for the one thing she’s never given any man: her innocence.

Mick’s guilt over the injury he inflicted fuels the beginnings of something more; a sexual consumption of each other that neither were anticipating. When Faren’s actions don’t match her words, Mick suspicions are raised. His feelings turn to ones of protection after Faren is mugged and he can’t reconcile his desire for her with the reality they now find themselves in.

As Faren’s bucket list grows, so does the danger that surrounds the choices she’s made. Can she take what she needs from Mick and also secure her mother’s life? Or will the truth she has weaved between the lies doom them both?

This is volume two in a novella serial. Each volume is app. 20-25,000 words.
Disclaimer: This story contains sexual themes, situations, profanity and violence. Ages 17+.

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This was another great novella by the talented Marata Eros. Picking up where book one’s cliffhanger left us, my heart was in my throat as Faren dealt with her situation–and that’s all I can say because if you haven’t read book one, well, I don’t want to spoil it. Packed with some action and some scary antics, Eros smoothes over the situation for the time being, but nothing is resolved, and it comes down to whether or not Faren is ready to start trusting people and open up, or if she’ll allow herself to be caught in another scary situation like the one that opens this sequel.

Faren is a bit frustrating to me in that she doesn’t open up. I get her reasoning, I do, but if I were in her place, I’d be screaming from the rooftops looking for someone to take care of me, especially if my time was running out. I like her, but I want her to finally give in and tell Mick… especially when she learns a bit of truth about his businesses…

The sexcapades in this novel are heightened quite a bit in this sequel–remember Faren dances on the side and makes bank doing specialty gigs, so there is quite a bit more touching and detail than I personally enjoy, and there is one scene that just made me sick (I think it was meant to, though), so readers need to be aware–this is definitely for mature readers of NA.  While extremely well written, I personally will not be continuing the series because I’m a bit of a prude. Four stars.

4 starsI received this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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