Title: Beautiful Torture
Author: C.P. Mandara
Genre: Erotic Romance/Suspense
Type: Book 2 in Enemies to Lovers series
POV: First Person – Multiple
Release Date: May 14, 2020
Continuing without interruption in the timeline, Harper Wilkinson is Brandt Browning’s captive. Believing she is reason for his wrongful 5-year prison incarceration, Brandt is prepared to torture a confession out of Harper and has brought in reinforcement with Gabriel Rodriguez. As such, Harper’s painful past continues to close-in on her and she must decide what is the lesser evil before her worst nightmare comes to fruition.
“I’ve already been through enough, and I can’t put you through any more. The rest of this sorry mess will be on me. I deserve it, and I’m ready for it.”
As the story begins, Brandt is at his breaking point with Harper and Gabriel is willing to do whatever it takes to extract the truth from her. While Gabriel’s methods are much darker and effective, Harper soon realizes this is not a game. Her options are to escape or endure, but she doesn’t expect to witness the sexual tension between Brandt and Gabriel, which adds a delicious dimension to the plot.
“She’s desperate. If she sucks your cock, I might let you lick her. She still tastes like chocolate. There’s nothing sweeter on this earth than a chocolate coated pussy.”
In starting this second book of the series, I was hopeful the route taken would be darker and erotic, and this one didn’t disappoint. With Harper and Brandt sharing such a longstanding attraction and his anger toward her, the chemistry is palpable. Added to the combustion is Gabriel and Brandt. I have high hopes there will certain scenes to come. As for Harper, I like how she owns her plight and though she made some poor decisions, she also had limited options.
Overall, the suspenseful and erotic dynamics in Beautiful Torture kept me intrigued and I am curious to see just how this trio fares in the next book, Beautiful Tyrant.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.*