*I was given an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Also, giveaway after the review :D!
Desire takes an interesting spin on the dirtier side of espionage by focusing solely on the more amorous side of things. Personally, I was actually really fascinated with the concept because espionage and intelligence gathering were some of the things I’ve studied in university haha. But no, don’t go thinking that this is your standard fare for spy erotica because it really isn’t.
The book takes us through the heroine, Jade, and her current mission. It’s the biggest mission in her firm/agency and there’s a lot of pressure and expectations on her. As I said, I was really fascinated by the concept so I enjoyed reading the interactions between her coworkers. It didn’t really delve deep about the agency and which lettered-organizations it works with/for but it was definitely interesting going with Jade and co. on their missions. They seem to be a very interesting bunch and I have a feeling they’ll pop-up some more in the future books. (I can’t really think of another word besides interesting right now, but I do mean this in the sincere “I really want to know more” interesting 😀 )
Speaking of feelings, Oliver and Jade certainly had a lot of emotionfeelings and pantsfeelings towards each other. The sex between these two was definitely sizzling. So hot. I can’t words right now. Just yeah. Trust me on this.
My one problem with the whole book is that I felt like we didn’t really get to know Jade a lot? I’m a big sucker for the shy heroine/rake-playboy hero so you know, I was disappointed that it was an act and at the same time really curious about who Jade was. On an emotional level, I got to know how Jade felt but there were so many hints about her past and unsettling foreshadowing about the rules and codes. It really wouldn’t have made sense if Jade just started blurting out details about her past as if she was talking to the reader, but I am immensely curious and I just want to knooooooow. Also I have a really bad feeling about Mario right now. I don’t like it.
To sum it up, I am a bit lost as to how to properly review this book because it ended in a weird cliffhanger. Weird because it definitely answered some things regarding her mission, her feelings, etc but then it opened up a whole can of questions that I suppose will be answered int he next book? Will it?
So, if you’re looking for a different take on a spy romance but heavy on the erotica, Desire would be a good read. I just found this book really fascinating. I think B.L. Wilde has a unique take on the whole spy romance thing. I’m still on the fence on whether I’d read the next book. I guess I would if it answered all the questions I have and if it revealed who the real Jade was. I’m now going to try and process all the theories I have in my head now.
AUTHOR BIO B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories. Fully supported by her husband, she can often be found at her desk working on her next project. Her journey into the world of erotica began when she started writing online stories over three years ago, and she hasn’t looked back since.