Survival Instinct by Janie Crouch

Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes

SYNOPSIS: Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right?
Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need. As the billionaire pulls Lucy deeper into his world of high stakes business deals and ruthless takeovers, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender. But even as enemies seek deadly revenge against him, she’ll discover that her greatest threat is falling for her fiercely guarded boss…and yielding to her own darkest needs.
REVIEW: Honestly, when I started this book all I could think is Really? A knock off of The Fifty Shades Trilogy, (which I loved). I was almost tempted to put the book down and walk away. I mean who would honestly allow a stranger to seduce them in the manner that happened in this book? Obviously Lucy would. I was so frustrated and beside myself how the book began but I kept reading. And I’m really glad I did. The characters are just what you expect from a dominant/submissive relationship. And though I internally kept comparing this book to Fifty Shades, some things were similar while others were quite different. Of course, I kept telling myself I knew exactly how this book was going to end. And I’m so glad that I was terribly wrong. I really loved that fact that I went into this book expecting it to be some horrible knock off version after a few pages of reading it only to be proved entirely wrong. Yes, the premise is a dominant/submissive relationship. Yes it is a rich, successful male who had ‘mommy/daddy’ issues as the dominant. And yes, it was a quiet, shy, unnoticed girl as a submissive. Though I loved reading this book and following how the relationship between Lucy and Jeremiah developed I was left with unanswered questions. Why is Jeremiah the way he is? It’s apparent towards the end that he had some serious parental problems but that wouldn’t give reason to do such a thing. There is not one clue to guess the reasoning, which I’m sure is to be revealed in later books but there isn’t even a clue. Nothing to get my brain working to try and figure it out. When all is said and done, I really enjoyed this book and I think anyone who likes the Fifty Shades books would too. And I look forward to see what happens with Lucy and Jeremiah though I’m sure I could guess. But who knows?
~4 DIAMONDS ~
Reviewed by: BRANDY