ARC Review: Control Freak by Brianna Hale

Title: Control Freak
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual
Expected Publication: June 27, 2019

 

 

Total control. I need it in every aspect of my life. Some would say that makes me an asshole. A freak. But as long as everything’s exactly how I want it, I’m completely flexible.

I’m kidding.

Okay, I’m not kidding.

Lacey needs someone in her life who’s bigger and scarier than her demons, and she wants that man to be me. Her boss. The Viking in a suit.I hope she understands what she’s getting into. This daddy isn’t going to pat her on the head and tell her she’s a good girl for nothing. Especially not when she’s spinning out of control.

Author’s note: this book includes depictions of eating disorder recovery.

 

 

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ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Stian Blomqvist liked to be in control in every aspect of his life. As a museum director, he required perfection from his staff. When Lacey Petrou joined the rank, he didn’t realize how out of control she was. He came up with a solution that could serve both of their needs but it could also possibly made things worse.

Stian was actually a lot less assholey than I expected. He might seem demanding but he was also very understanding and considerate. I liked Lacey too and sympathized with her struggles.

“I won’t stand for you disrespecting yourself. Not looking after yourself is disrespecting you, and it’s disrespecting me as well. I expect better than that from you. Is that clear?”

What I loved the most about this book is how the title was embodied in the characters differently. Control meant a different thing for each of them. I also liked how the author portrayed the character’s struggle realistically and not rushing the timeline. However, I did feel like the story is a bit off balanced because one character’s story dominated the book, instead of it being their story.

“I’m rough with your body sometimes, but I’ll always be gentle with your soul. She bruises far more easily.”

Control Freak is a story of taking control of one’s demon. It would appeal to readers looking for a Daddy kink book with a more consequential real life issue.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.

 

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.⁣ 📖 #CurrentlyReading: Control Freak by #BriannaHale⁣ Coming June 27, 2019!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ★ Book Details ★⁣⁣ Pre-order: https://amzn.to/2LzIGDg⁣ Blurb:⁣ Total control. I need it in every aspect of my life. Some would say that makes me an asshole. A freak. But as long as everything’s exactly how I want it, I’m completely flexible. ⁣ ⁣ I’m kidding. ⁣ ⁣ Okay, I’m not kidding. ⁣ ⁣ Lacey needs someone in her life who’s bigger and scarier than her demons, and she wants that man to be me. Her boss. The Viking in a suit.I hope she understands what she’s getting into. This daddy isn’t going to pat her on the head and tell her she’s a good girl for nothing. Especially not when she’s spinning out of control. ⁣ ⁣ 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳'𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

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