REVIEW: Earning Her Trust by Adore Ian
Title: Earning Her Trust
Series: Braxton Arcade
Author: Adore Ian
Genre: Contemporary / NA Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
She ran from her past… right into his arms. Marrin Braxton is scarred—physically and emotionally. As a result, she separates her college life from her personal life and makes a point not to trust anyone. Especially guys. So when she secretly starts sleeping with her hot neighbor, Damian Wane, she makes it clear it’s just sex. Good, kinky sex. And boy, is it kinky. In the bedroom, Damian is everything Marrin needs. He’s dominant, bossy, and says the filthiest things. Damian makes her submit in ways she never thought possible, and when he’s in charge, she’s able to let go of her need for control and just be. But it’s how Damian makes her feel outside the bedroom that threatens to tear down the walls Marrin has built around her life and her heart. It’s a loss of control she’s not sure she can handle, and when a man from her past shows up to terrorize her, it’s a loss of control she’s not sure she’ll survive. Damian Wane is used to getting what he wants. He’s rich, handsome, and gifted with the kind of soulful eyes every person, pet, and vegetable dreams of getting lost in. After his first night with Marrin, he’s hooked. She’s everything he needs in the bedroom. She’s eager, submissive, and wants him in ways no one ever has before. But it’s the ways he finds himself wanting her, the scars he wants to show her, that have him unable to keep things between them casual. He doesn’t want to let her go, and he’s not willing to share. But Marrin’s keeping secrets and Damian doesn’t want to be one of them. If he can earn her trust, he just might make Marrin his. But if he pushes too far, pries too deep, he might lose everything.
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What an emotional rollercoaster.
From the first page to the last it kept me engaged. Both Damian and Marinn, to go through what they both did and come out of the other side, well, it truly shows their strength. The way Adore managed to touch on these topics was really something special. Damian is a strong, fun loving guy that has a dirty mouth in the bedroom. Marinn, is like a scared little bird that likes a little kink until she realises she doesn't have to do it alone. She becomes a strong fighter that still likes it kinky with a little loving thrown in too.
I really enjoyed this first book from Adore Ian. It hooked my right from the beginning and kept me reading. It has a lot of ups and downs. It was a great roller coaster ride. I like the way the author dealt with some sensitive subjects. Damian and Marinn both had some baggage that they worked through. I am looking forward to the next book in the Braxton Arcade Book.
There were certain aspects that were handled really well. He’s rich and doesn’t need to work, so he volunteers teaching self defense to women and making sure they know they’re not at fault if they were the victim of an attack. Also, a lot of the after effects of abuse are really well done. But other than that, I couldn’t connect with the characters.
Adore Ian grew up in a mixed race family in Hawaii and has loved steamy romance novels ever since finding a Harper paperback discarded on the sidewalk when she was a kid. She's a proud dyslexic, a loud intersectional feminist, and a lover of standard poodles. She lives with her manfriend on the east coast where she spends too much time bunny watching and not enough time writing. She believes the ingredients to good romance are too much smut, quality fluff and angst, and a dash of guerrilla sex ed. Her novels are best enjoyed with a slice of pizza and an ice cold beer.