Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eighty Days Yellow by Vina Jackson

Eighty Days YellowEighty Days Yellow by Vina Jackson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in a frustrating relationship with a man who can't accept her for who she is, passionate, flame-haired violinist Summer finds release in her music. She spends her afternoons busking on the underground, lost in the works of Vivaldi or Mendelssohn. When her violin is damaged beyond repair, Summer receives a surprising proposition from Dominik, a university professor with powerful desires, who has been captivated by Summer ever since he heard her perform. Dominik will replace her priceless violin, but only if she agrees to play for him in a private concert.

Unable to deny the chemistry between them, Dominik and Summer embark on an intense affair full of daring twists and turns, as unpredictable as it is thrilling. For Summer it is a chance to finally embrace her long-denied dark side, but she'll soon learn that where there's pleasure must come pain. And can a relationship born of such all-consuming passion, ever really survive?

Juls Review
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Summer is a girl whose everything lays with her music. Once she places her violin on her should she is lost to the sound and the feel of the cords. The music she conducts drowns away her surroundings and leaves her lost in a world that is created by only her.

An unfortunate situation occurs and now her violin is in pieces. No longer can she escape. But a message from a stranger could be her answer to her problem. Would this fix everything or will it open doors to the unknown?

When Dominik is introduced he almost seemed bored and kinda bland with his life. Even through his sexual exploits his lust doesn’t have that extra umph you would expect from a man who oozes sexuality. And he does. You can feel it off the pages.

Dominik stumbles upon Summer playing and the music moves him. They almost seem in tune with each other. After a moment he turns and leaves her only to think of her and search for her. Upon hearing about the incident Summer was in Dominik messages her and offers her a new violin but with stipulations. Summer doesn’t know what they are but agrees.

Dominik has ideas for Summer and its with her naked and playing for him. Every call he makes to her he sees more and more of the sub that lies underneath. Their relationship is not your typical one. They are free to go and do what and whoever they want. Which leads Summer to explore her curiosity of the Dom/sub lifestyle. It starts with spankings and progresses from there. Dominik and Summer don’t see it but their relationship has become something. They may not want to admit it and they don’t but everything is dull for them without the other.

A night full of sex but not with each other has brought them to a standstill and Summer decides to move on. Move on to the other side of the world! She’s in New York and Dominik has no clue.

The side characters may only be that but they have a lot of influence over what happens to the two of them. Charlotte and her way to have her cake and eat it too has her claws in Dominik. She’s been sleeping with him ever since Summer left and she doesn’t plan on letting him go any time soon. In fact it sounds like she has plans for him being the main attraction on her camera. And Vincent, he may have seemed to be gentle when he watch Dominik and Summer performing together but he has his own motives. He sees the sub within Summer and wants her as his own. Wants to brand her. He gets pretty close but then through it all Summer grows a pair.

Summer is put through the ringer when Vincent shows up in New York. I’m not sure what exactly happened to her because she seemed like she was the type to go after what she wanted but then after she and Dominik has a tiff she is not the same person. I’m not sure how I really feel about her. I’m hoping my feeling for her will change in the next book.

I’m so glad the publisher contacted me to review this book. I had a great time reading and reviewing it.

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