DEFERENCE by Lila Mina

DEFERENCE by Lila Mina Book Cover

AUTHOR: Lila Mina – Author’s Website HERE

TITLE: Deference

SERIES: Temper, Book 1

PAGES: 222

GENRES: BDSM, Bi-Sexual, Erotic, F/F, Menage

GOODREADS: Page HERE

AMAZON: Find It HERE

ISBN/ASBN: ASIN-B07MBWK3R5

MY STAR RATING

5/5

SYNOPSIS

To recover from a terrible assault that shattered her life, short-tempered Lana Martin has poured all her energy into her international career and is now a workaholic consultant based in Tokyo. 

Not one to turn down a challenge that allows her to tread into the waters of her darkest desires, she accepts the indecent proposal of her martial arts instructor to become his submissive in a dynamic that tests her resilience.

To her surprise, their affair spreads like wildfire and lits another blaze, this time between Lana and Honda’s wife, the sophisticated socialite Yuki. At first unsure about her own desires, but unable to ignore the strong pull she feels toward Yuki, Lana embraces what the couple offers her.

What Lana doesn’t know, however, is that their powerful passion rouses dark powers who waited for decades to claim their prizes. Lana must confront the darkness eating her from within, while pulling back Honda from the edge of madness. Yuki’s unwavering strength keeps them sane – but for how long?

A two-edged sword, the trio’s fiery passion will either destroy them or be the key to their salvation.

Temper: Deference is the first book of the Temper trilogy and ends with a cliffhanger. It continues with Temper: Dread.

MY REVIEW

DEFERENCE by Lila Mina

Ok, so this book starts out looking like it might end up being just like hundreds of other books out there. Nice girl, meets a dominant man and he introduces her to the BDSM lifestyle, some angst etc. but then it all works out.

BUT IT’S NOT!

You very quickly realise this is one of those books that just gets better and better with every page. 

Just when I thought that I’d figured out where it was going, I was proven wrong, and I LOVED that. 

There was so much to keep your interest piqued and I found myself stumbling over my words trying to get ahead of myself to see what was going to happen next. 

  • LANA – I like this woman. She takes no shit and gives zero fucks. She’s a businesswoman with an Italian/Canadian background, working in Japan. She’s the kind of woman that intimidates weak men and they really don’t like her for it. She is an alpha bitch y’all. Hear her roar!

She devotes a lot of time into her other passion (her career being the first) Aikido, and pushes herself at every single class to become more. Her Sensei isn’t too bad on the eye either.

One night after a tough class he tells her to stay behind, as they need to talk. 

He surprises her greatly when she realises that he is also attracted to her and they share an EXTREMELY sexy moment or two. Like, holy shit!

Now, she’s always been top dog in relationships and but he is offering to be her Dom and teach her some kinky, hot shit. She’s like “let’s give this the good old college try”.

Kinky. Fuckery. Y’all.

  • HONDA – This is the kind of man you are desperate to understand. Like, what is he thinking? Is he even interested in anything at all? What does that sexy growl mean exactly?

Yup, he’s the dark, broody, silent type. And most definitely alpha to the core, lol.

He knows what he wants and he knows how to get Lana to give it to him. But you know what? Even though he’s hot as sin and gets me all wet…I really don’t like him. He’s rude and condescending and I kinda wanna punch him in the sac. Multiple times. Might just be me though.

Anyway, he’s her Sensei and now her Dom. He’s also married.

But not to worry because things are most definitely not what they seem to be.

  • YUKI – I thought, when we first met Yuki, that she was going to be a problem but was so pleasantly surprised. She was so easy to like and I love her naughty nature. What an interesting woman. It could have gone so badly between the two women but it didn’t. Instead, it was perfection. Yuki, Lana and Honda are the best poly group.
  • SEX SCENES – The sex was amazing! And finally, someone has written an awesome scene with fisting and rimming! I love it! The more daring the better. Nothing is taboo here, and it was so well written. And although it was steamy, it was also beautiful.
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  • FINAL THOUGHTS on DEFERENCE by Lila Mina– 
  • I have never read a book set in Japan before and I found it so interesting. I learned a lot about the culture and would definitely want to read more. I loved how much was brought into this story and yet it wasn’t overdone. It had a bit of everything and did it also have a wee twist of the paranormal in there? I think so!

I am now desperate to get to the second book, lol, so I’m going to get back into my nest (aka my bed with about twelve pillows and four duvets strategically placed.) and dive right in!

5 Stars

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