Blog Tour: THE INNOCENT (The Protege #2) by Kailin Gow
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica 18+
Publication Date: August 25, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services
What started out as revenge has turned into passion. Serena Singleton, the innocent music grad student must now deal with a past that is consuming her future. She deals with it in the only way she knows how by falling heads first into the web of power and deception. Has she cast Sebastian Sorensen, her handsome and brilliant professor aside for the powerful and controlling billionaire Price Turnsby or has she found a way to keep them both? Sebastian Sorensen wants Serena more than ever, and he’s willing to fight for it, even against a powerful foe like Price. But no matter how much he fights, is Serena lost to Price’s charms and sexy ways more than she appears? Follow book two of the sexy Protégé Series where nothing is as it seems.
Dawn’s Review: 3 Stars
Intense, erotic, and captivating. This is book 2 in The Protege series and I read both books back to back. I’m going to review both together here. For me, they were quick reads with a feeling that they fall somewhere between a novella and a novel. These were my first books to have read by Kailin Gow so if you are a Kailin Gow fan, I will not be able to make comparisons to any of her other works.
In The Innocent, it essentially picks up right where The Protege left off. After reading the first book, I was very intrigued to know what was going to happen between Serena, Sebastian, and Price. In the first book, I was engaged with Serena’s and Sebastian’s story and then ‘wham!’, something completely unexpected was thrown into the mix and left me wondering where the hell this story was going to go and how it would all end. Without giving a lot of details away because I think it would be easy to spoil it that way, I will just say I was surprised with the turn of events and the further unveiling of the characters’ personalities that I wasn’t quite expecting. That continued in The Innocent as I was taken further into the minds of the three main characters.
Let’s talk about the main characters: Sebastian is dark and yummy with a deep passion that is expressed through his music and through his interactions with Serena. He’s one you just want to take a little bite of! I have to say, he surprised me in Book 2. Serena, she is still quite a mystery to me. There are so many layers to her that I’m not sure have even been revealed (possibly in book 3?). And her responses with both Sebastian and Price, while they may be difficult to understand, slowly begin to make sense. Then there is Price. He’s sexuality personified, but at what price must be paid to be in his world? I love to hate him yet I also feel drawn to him.
I found the use of secondary characters, such as Willow, and Sebastian’s parents were handled very well. They added just enough intriguing information in their engagements with Serena or Sebastian to keep me guessing what more is going to be revealed.
If anything, I want more! More understanding of what makes each person tick and what brought them to their particular place. More depth to the characters so I could have a deeper emotional investment in them. More sex! (Oh wait, that’s pretty good!).
Overall, both are fast reads that have me wondering what will happen next but also left me with wanting a bit more. Yet, maybe that’s part of the process of understanding these characters through a slower build and further unveiling of the mystery surrounding each one.
Review copy provided for honest feedback
About the Author
A Texan at heart, she currently lives in California and Nevada, but spent part of her young adult and new adult years in England. Kailin Gow is a full-time author, a mother of an active little girl, and the founder of the social site, the Saving You Saving Me Project. She has worked with other women such as singer Caitlin Crosby and actress Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast, Smallville on the CW and ABC Television) in helping women and girls develop self-esteem. Kailin Gow has over 100 fiction books published with a handful of non-fiction books and is busy working on her next novel. She’d love to hear from her readers and invite them to contact her at kailingowbooks (at)aol (dot)com or friend her on Facebook, where she is a Facebook junkie.
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