Review: Lord Savage (Savage Trilogy) by Mia Gabriel
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I'd never felt so vulnerable, at once both lost and found, as I now did sprawled across Savage in this foolish throne-chair. His strength was my solace, my comfort, and there was nothing better than hearing the beating of his heart beneath my ear.
Once trapped in a loveless, pleasure-less marriage, Evelyn Hard leaves her home in New York for the glittering ballrooms of London. However, when she arrives she meets the Earl of Savage, a dark, powerful man who seems to live up to his name, despite his noble trappings, a man who possesses her with just one look. Soon Evelyn finds herself pulled into Savage's world—a world of passion unlike any she has ever experienced. Evelyn's heart is captured with no hope of escape. But can they overcome the tortures of the past together?
Savage never imagined someone like Evelyn walking into his life. As soon as he sees her he knows he must have her, no matter the cost.
Disclaimer: This story involves voyeurism and some light BDSM.
Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel is a historical romance that features a young widow named Evelyn Hard and a handsome rake named Lord Savage. This story isn't your typical historical romance, in my opinion it's much better.
What I loved:
The love interest - Lord Savage definitely lives up to his name. He's savage in his sexual appetite and in his mannerisms. If you're looking for the epitome of an alpha male, you won't be disappointed with Lord Savage. He's moody, mysterious, foul-mouthed, and extremely alluring.
The heroine - Evelyn's voyeurism plays a key role in how she meets Lord Savage and it's also what I found most interesting about her. Although she's depicted a bit virginal, I found her voyeuristic tendencies fun and refreshing. There was definitely a rebellious and playful side to her that made for a very fun story.
The innocents/protectors - This was a fun and intriguing spin on the Dom and sub relationship. I loved that there was a good bit of kink involved in this story. It's really what I think set this historical romance apart from others. This story is not a demure one like so many others.
What I didn't like:
I wanted more - I didn't feel like I was given enough background on Savage to really feel 100% invested in him. While his mysteriousness did keep me hooked, there were times where I felt like something was missing. I wanted to warm up to him and although it did happen, it wasn't really until the end.
Although Gabriel left me with many questions, I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series. It was extremely well written and I loved that I didn't feel the need to skim through pages. Gabriel had me hooked from beginning until the end. I am sad that I have to wait to find out more about Savage, but I'm positive it will be well worth the wait.
Rating: 4/5 STARS