In Their Eyes
by Gabbi Black
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Pub Date 13 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 17 Jun 2022
Entrepreneur Smith MacLean is obsessed with Alessandra Soriano, a woman he met briefly who disappeared six months ago. After a shocking reunion at Club Kink, he insists she stay with him. He means to find out where she's been.
Alessandra walked away from her life after making a mistake that cost everything. Her self-imposed penance is living in poverty and doing questionable things with questionable people. Now she's in Smith's luxurious condo, under his hand, and obeying his rules.
He has thirty days to convince her to come back from limbo. She has thirty days to convince him she needs to be forgotten. Unless the flames of lust consume them first.
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This book reminded me a lot of 50 shades of grey, but didn't have as much detail. Some of the storyline felt choppy in the beginning as the plot was being unfolded, but it all came together nicely in the end with the answers to all the questions I had. I may just be an inpatient reader. But I kept asking myself, did they explain this, did I miss it? (if you think this, keep reading!) All in all, a good, fun, quick read.
I received an arc from NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
Allie went missing and Smith is a guy that desperately wants to find her. He feels a connection with her like no other.
Once Allie is found there is a lot of trauma and devastating things that have happened to her. Smith will not give up on her though and makes it his mission to make her submit not only the truth but to him.
Like 50 Shades of Grey, but better!
Alessandra Soriano disappeared 6 months ago without a trace. Smith Maclean became obsessed with finding her because, although they had only met once, she had been close to his best friend.
Then he spots her one night at Club Kink and insists she come to stay with him. He wants 30 days to find out why she disappeared - she won’t give up the information easily - but he does have ways of persuading her…
This book had a good amount of spice vs storyline, and I wanted to keep reading to get to the bottom of what happened to Alessandra to make her run! It also made a nice change that the female lead was the enigma, rather than the man.
It was a fast-paced read and I finished it in one sitting. I hadn’t realised it was the second part of a trilogy but it was stand-alone with just a couple of references so I understood the storyline. I will read the other two now though!
My only slight annoyance was that it felt like the author used unnecessarily ‘posh’ words at times, for example always using ‘imbibe’ rather than drinking. Other than that, an excellent read, and I would recommend!
This is a brand new author for me and I so enjoyed this book. While its book two in the series ,it can be read as a standalone, as I didn't read the first book. The story between Gage provided a intense relationship between the two as Allie is having personal issues. It was well written BDSM story and well worth the read in my opinion. It did not disappoint in any way!
Smith and Allie have a complex and evolving relationship. The story moved at a good pace, and it kept my interest. Overall, I enjoyed the book.
4.5 stars TW: rape, abuse(mental and physical)
Allie disappeared 6 months ago, no one knows where or why until one night Smith sees her at Club Kink. She's drunk and volunteers for a scene, which is against the rules, Smith bundles her up and brings her back to his place after the scene. He's not entirely sure what to do as he barely met the woman once 6 months ago so he calls her friends Gage and Rielle(book 1's MC's).
After her friends reassure themselves that she's not dead, Smith tries to take her home till he finds out where she's been staying and decides to bring her back to his place for a month to try and straighten her out or at least figure out what happened to her.
The female characters in both of these books have some serious trauma that they go through, so please check TW's before diving in, they eventually get the help that they need and the stories are never treated like the man is the answer to all the trauma. Smith also makes some dumbass moves but does tend to realize that and not repeat said mistakes. Even though I thought the timeline(2 weeks) was a bit fast for all this resolution, the author doesn't skip recovery steps which is nice.
Entrepreneur Smith MacLean is obsessed with Alessandra Soriano, a woman he met briefly who disappeared six months ago. After a shocking reunion at Club Kink, he insists she stay with him.When I started reading I couldn't put it down. Gabbi Black is magnifysent and amazing writer.I cannot wait to read more of there books.Keep up the great work.You should definitely read this book.Can't wait for the next book
This book was captivating, it kept me wanting to read and see what would happen.
Smith and Alessandra briefly met but circumstances made Alessandra walk away and not look back for a long time.
Then she reappears out of nowhere and gets herself into trouble. Smith comes to the rescue and takes her to his home.
He offers her a deal to stay with him to 30 days and she accepts. He is determined to find out what happened to her and where she was.
I was very intrigued by this and wanted to find out what was going on. So I kept reading and started to get a bit bored with the story. There was a whole lot of sex and not a lot of communication between the two of them.
They were also suppose to be in a D/s relationship but it didn’t seem like there was much communication about that either.
Alessandra doesn’t start talk about anything until more than halfway through the book and while I understand a build up there wasn’t much other conversation about anything else.
Every time a conversation would start and get intense she would get up and walk away. It got frustrating for me as reader. And then they wouldn’t talk about the previous situation but have sex again.
Most of this book was Smith contemplating how to deal with Alessandra and her swearing she would never tell him what happened to her and where she's been.
Smith seemed a bit high handed and demanding in the beginning. Taking authorities and not really asking if they were ok. But that started to change as we got to know him and he mellowed out. Which then made me like him a bit better.
And the fact that she was a social worker and never thought that maybe she needed to speak to someone was a bit alarming. I understand that this may not have been her first thought but maybe somewhere down the line.
When she finally started opening up then it started to get good. This wasn’t a bad book but maybe it could have given a bit more about the characters and a little less sex scenes.
WOULD I RECOMMEND:
This was a ok book to me. Took me too long to get any type of information about the main female character. It took me a long time to warm up to her.
And her behavior was all over the place. I understand why it was when I finally find out the things but prior to that it just seemed annoying.
It just wasn’t for me. I felt like there could have been more to it.
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