"Eighty Days Blue"
Author: Vina Jackson
Series: Eighty Days #2
Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM
Source: Author in exchange for a honest review.
Published: September 13, 2012 by Orion
Buy Links: Amazon
Recently settled in New York, fiery, flame-haired musician Summer Zahova is enjoying life as a violinist with a major orchestra. Under the watchful eye of Simon, her attractive Venezuelan conductor, Summer and her career flourish. But a new city, and her new found success, brings fresh temptations, and it isn't long before Summer is lured back to a dangerous underground world of intrigue and desire that she thought she'd left behind her for good. Meanwhile wealthy university professor Dominik, frustrated by his life in London without Summer, is drawn to New York to be with the woman he now knows he cannot live without. But while Dominik believes he can protect Summer from her dark side, little does he realise that his own passions could end up being far more destructive to them both. The addictive second book in Vina Jackson's bestselling romance trilogy is exciting, enticing and full of surprises.
This is the second book in the Eighty Days series and I enjoyed it even more than the first! It has a bit more romance involved this time. More than the last. I found it to be calmer in the BDSM aspect but no less erotic and engrossing. Eighty Days Blue can be read as a stand alone if desired. It covered enough for the reader not to be lost even though it's part of a series. Once again, I do not recommend this book to everyone. Those who like to venture into the BDSM scene are comfortable with scenes of multiple partners, anal play and a roller coaster of a relationship will enjoy Eighty Days Blue.
Summer has grown in both character and strength. But she’s still confused about what she wants in the personal aspect of her life. She knows WHO she craves and how she feels when he’s not near. But she has so much doubt and is unsure how to approach such a delicate situation because that’s what the relationship has become with her and Dominik, delicate. Secrets, hidden desires and the inability to fully open up to him prevents further growth for them as a couple.
I enjoyed Dominik’s character much more in this book that the last. I actually feel bad for the guy. He comes off to me to be a bit lost and confused with what he wants in his personal life. I honestly don’t think the poor guy has ever gotten to experience true love, ever! But I do see that the fog that is blinding his vision is slowly lifting from his eyes and he’s able to see and accept what he really desires in life. Now all he needs is a strong handle on it and to venture on that path so he can be comfortable in his skin, completely.
Summer and Dominik are so utterly perfect for each other in more ways than I could ever verbalize. They just don’t see it. I hope they both come to terms with what they really want and how they truly feel for one another in the next in the series. That would be a perfect HEA for me :)