Lucian Quinn is the wonder boy of the business world. At twenty-nine, he owns one of the hottest software companies in the world. Personally, his life has been filled with tragedy and loss. He has learned to use his hate to survive and even thrive professionally, but his demons are always there, lurking just out of sight.
Lia Adams is a college student who has suffered through years of abuse at home to get to where she is today. She has done whatever was necessary to survive, including working as an escort for Date Night to pay for her education. Her life changes forever the day that Lucian Quinn’s friend convinces him to hire an escort for an important business dinner.
Circumstances bring two people that should have never crossed paths together and in the days and weeks ahead, they grow close quickly, each seeing a kindred soul in the other. As ghosts from their past rise to haunt them, they cling to each other as their lives start to spiral out of control. Soon, they realize that they’re both damaged possibly beyond repair. Will their love be what saves or destroys them?
Book: Pierced by Sydney Landon
Published: July 2, 2014
Genres: Romance, Erotica
Date Read: December 15-21, 2021
Rating: 2 Potatoes 🥔🥔
My initial thoughts for this book were not good. I did not like the way the hero talked about women, treating them as objects. Then when he talked to the heroine, who was a stranger, in the same over sexualized manner it didn’t make sense to me. And as someone who was sexually, verbally and physically abused, the heroine’s behavior to him talking to her that way really didn’t make sense to me.
That being said, I continued to read as the storyline intrigued me. I ended up finishing this book and I’m not really sure what to make of it. I liked the storyline but not how it was executed. I didn’t feel any kind of spark between the hero and heroine, it was like instant lust that turned into love. And I really didn’t understand what they saw in each other, except looks. They never talked about any other traits they liked about each other.
This book had such promise from the ratings and reviews but it was a let down for me. I would not read it again or recommend it.