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Hush by KE Blair Review from The Book Enthusiast

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When Sophie Jameson first became a domme at Club 1740, it was more out of financial necessity than it was for personal pleasure and sexual exploration. But over the years as she rocked her leather corsets and boots while wielding every crop and flogger imaginable, she grew to love the thrill and adulation that her clients brought her. But all along, her path in life and her heart was with a different profession—one she was planning to embark on at the summer’s end.

And then he changed everything. Tall, dark, impossibly built—William was the complete opposite of whatever image a male sub conjured up. After all the subs, Sophie finally felt true lust and desire. Although he was the proud stallion who needed breaking, he became the one to make her break all her rules and let down all her walls.

But it was just supposed to be for that one night, but an accidental encounter days later outside Club 1740’s protected walls had the two seeing each other in a different light—as simply Sophie and William, not Domme and sub. While they should have parted ways, they couldn’t. While they should never have gone back to her place, they did.

And that simple mistake has a serious price for both of them.


3.5 difficult stars

I love this author but this book fell very short for me. I wanted to love it but throughout the book I just kept thinking “really?”. Bang and Echo were intense and gritty but for me Hush didn’t have that same intensity. Elizabeth just didn’t hold my interest as well as Nina did. I just kept wanting her to find herself but do it not depending on someone else. I love broken characters but at some point they need to grow and learn to stand on their own. I don’t want to give specific details/examples because it is a story that has a ton of spoilers in it – that all connect back to the first two books in the series. I’ll respect the author’s wishes to write a spoiler free review.

As for the ending, as a writer I respect that you gotta go where the story takes you but that ending left me unsatisfied and quite pissed. As a reader, I felt cheated from the ending I hoped she’d get.

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