Vouloir: French meaning ‘to want’.
To have a desire to possess something or someone;
To have a strong desire to do something;
To wish for something or someone;
To desire sexually;
To require something to be attended to in a particular manner.
Sexual Therapist by day and desirable Domme by night, La Veuve Noire is struggling to keep up with demand for her services. Whether it’s fixing them up or tying them down, Veuve’s skills are legendary. Juggling her demanding roles with looking after a mysterious nineteen year old, the Kid, her life is a balancing act. But the tart with a heart cannot resist taking on ‘just one more’ client. The problem is, there’s always ‘just one more’ client, and each one appears more needy than the last. Like Dean, the barman who’s taken advantage of his drunken boss and has to face up to being a flop between the sheets. Like Dan, a teenager in crisis who is contemplating the unthinkable.
Juggling so much inevitably means that something gets dropped occasionally. La Veuve Noire, The Black Widow, hates to fail at anything and like everything in life, the higher the stakes, the greater the potential loss. With everyone turning to her in sheer desperation, she turns to her usual means of escape: the club, Vouloir.
But Vouloir now holds a reminder of a distant past she strives to forget. Blond hair, blue eyes and unmistakable dominance tinged with danger. Is Jones the key to the Kid’s future? Or will he simply unlock the painful past?
This three part series runs parallel/post parallel with Rouge Passion and features some of RP’s characters but it can be read as a standalone series.
WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT SUITABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. CONTAINS BDSM ELEMENTS AND POTENTIAL TRIGGERS FOR SOME READERS.
Title: Vouloir: Passion Noire Book One
Author: JD Chase
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
Cover Design: Chris Young
Photography Credit: © oshepkov, © jonbilous, © QQ7 All images: Fotolia.com
Release Date: 26th February 2015
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FIVE EXCEPTIONAL STARS
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.
This is the first novel in the Passion Noire Trilogy where we meet up with a few erstwhile characters from the author’s previous novels, The Player and The Redeemer. However, it should be pointed out that this new series is completely independent as the protagonists’ story is not only clearly told in first person, but also explicitly detailed so as not to cause any confusion.
What caught my attention was the author’s style of storytelling. If you are familiar with her work, you’ll know she’s an expert in one-liners. That Brit sense of humour she integrated in her characters abounded in the Rouge Passion series was too much! It’s still there though; just much much more toned down. She’s moved on. The dark side has beckoned and the result is tremendous. This is not an easy read at all. It made me squirm in places — made my nerves edgy. Despite the plot being a difficult one, I had no option but to sympathise with the leading lady, La Veuve Noir. “The Black Widow.”
Quote: “But La Veuve Noire … she’s a different kettle of vaginas.”
The definition of sexy is seductive, alluring, provocative, and desirable. This is Veuve. A temptress of the first degree by night; with her weaknesses when she’s working as a sex therapist by day. Throw in strong-minded for good measure and you’ve got one hell of woman! She melted my heart! An expert BDSM Dom in a club where she commands respect and gets it! Nothing is taken lightly, everything that happens in the club; above all, Vouloir, is taken seriously.
Quote: “She’s upfront, inappropriate, unabashed, shameless and many other adjectives besides.”
Dean! My, oh, my! This adorable young man lacking in sexual prowess has a problem and a half. He put his foot in it! Well, actually, it wasn’t his foot so please use your imagination! His wish to better his bedroom skills will take him on a self-discovering journey of revealing dimensions. What he wants with a capital W, and what he gets are two completely different things. However, Veuve susses him out quicker than the blink of an eye. Of course, a problem or two arise as he vies for her attention. He’s not too happy about the competition either. Not only that, he’s not prepared to wait for his initiation into this new world. His impatience has consequences when he crosses paths with a beast of a female Dom who has no limits. What happens is laughably embarrassing, horrendously painful and ouch, did the after-effects make me cringe!
Favourite quote: ” I’m going to make sure that I can fuck for England before I bed her … she can’t keep her mouth closed about anything.”.
There’s a new man in town and Lord above, I wouldn’t mind bumping into him in the middle of the night! Jones becomes a thorn in Dean’s backside. Older, much more experienced in the ways of the world, his mission in life is to protect Veuve. What from you may ask? From herself; perhaps! One can’t argue about his stance. He has his head screwed on right and more besides, and just oozes sex appeal. He also knows what he wants with another capital W. So this dead-drop gorgeous male slowly but surely wriggles his way into Veuve’s thoughts. Mine too!
WANT! This simple word takes on a distinctively different meaning from what I am used to! Desire has to be the perfect definition in this heated story full of sublime innuendos.
While I’m at it, I have to give you the definition of Veuve and Jones’ relationship, too. Complicated to say the least. They always seem to be walking on hot coals and although they both want in … that damn word ‘want’ keeps cropping up again and again, he realises that Veuve is fighting past demons. Why does he remind her of someone or something that happened in her past is to be disclosed. We don’t know who or what holds her back. But by remembering her past, only results in unanswered questions in this story. So the author’s titillating ways kept me in limbo. Cursing here! And big time!
Apart from everything that is occurring in her life, I was absolutely enchanted with a young soul whose innocence is so becoming. The Kid. She has taken him under her wing. She constantly worries about how he’s going to cope one day in a world that appears to have been so cruel to him. I was left hanging here. Yet again, this brilliant piece of work on the author’s part reveals nothing. We’ll have to wait and see what really caused this clever lad to be in the position that he’s in. He has an enormous amount of respect for Jones who wouldn’t ever envisage overstepping the fine line. Respect apart, Jones could hold the key to Pandora’s Box. I sincerely hope that you, Ms. Chase, don’t make us readers suffer regarding this loveable youngster. Please, please go easy on him!
This woman, Veuve, deserves ten out of ten and five gold stars in my book. Excusing the pun, I ask the author for more! For once in my reviewing life, I can honestly say that the cliff hanger is perfection. I laughed, cried and I blasphemed in this read. Doesn’t sound so good, does it? Well, no worries because the plot was beyond my expectations.
One comment of utmost importance. It made me sit back and think about many aspects of sexual abuse and bullying. As an educator, I am in awe of the homework this author has done to get her facts right. It saddened me to know that the social services fail so miserably when dealing with such delicate issues.
As you might have noticed, I haven’t mentioned the sex scenes in my review. One click … open the book … and see for yourself! To say they’re hot with a twist or two here and there would be an understatement.
Bravismo Ms. Chase! The definition of WANT has been perfectly construed in this read. Furthermore, your heart has taken a one hundred and eighty degree turn for the best which I would say is a courageous change indeed. Your hard work has paid off resulting in a perfectly written and delicate read handled with the utmost sensitivity. I can’t wait to see what more you have to offer!
I love reading – almost as much as I love writing.. I relish the sheer escapism of losing myself in a book that grips me and takes me on an emotional roller coaster. I regularly mourn the passing of a good book – am I the only one who turns the pages more slowly when you don’t want a great book to end?
I love a good steamy romance and I adore sexy alpha males. I also have more than a passing interest in BDSM (nod, nod … wink, wink). One day, I put pen to paper (well fingers to keyboard, actually) and the Orion the Hunter series was born. Little did I know that, at that moment, I was sowing the seeds of change. For, just a few months later, as a somewhat bewildered Amazon Kindle bestselling Indie author, I quit my career as an education professional to write full time. Scary stuff, I think you’ll agree.
2013 was a very difficult year for me for personal reasons. It taught me how fragile life is and how important it is to grab it with both hands and ride the hell out of it. So in 2014, I began my comeback with the Amazon #1 Bestselling Erotica/Romantic Erotica bestselling series, Rouge Passion. I also met many of my favourite authors and so many lovely readers at my first signing event in Edinburgh. I flipped Stu Reardon’s kilt! Happy days …
I have big plans for 2015. I’m signing at several more author events around the UK and I’m pouring my heart and soul into what I consider my best series yet – by far! Cue Passion Noire, a three part series revolving around La Veuve Noire – a sexual therapist by day and a desirable Domme by night. But fear not, sexy alphas are still on the menu. I mean … this is me!
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