***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***
Conflict is the second book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read book one in the series, entitled Control.
Private Investigator, Paige Stone has always appreciated the independence of her life, however, her world was pitched upside down when she and her roommates were attacked and nearly killed. As a result of the attack by Chris, Paige now finds herself dependent upon Daemon Pierce for a place to live as she hides from Chris. Paige has never lived with a man before and demands that Daemon consider her a "roommate" only, even though it goes against her own desires.
Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce has been working hard to protect Paige from Chris and from herself. Letting go of his life as a womanizer, Daemon tries to prove to Paige that she can trust him, even though he refuses to enlighten her as to his past. Daemon struggles to comply with Paige's ridiculous demand to be "roommates" and quickly finds that he has fallen in love with the girl who does nothing but push him away.
Chris is still on the loose and Paige becomes impatient at the amount of time it is taking the authorities to apprehend him. Paige takes it upon herself to hunt Chris down, while still refusing to ask for Daemon's assistance. When Paige discovers a message left by Chris, she devices a plan to locate him while keeping Daemon in the dark as to her plans. Paige's emotional journey once again places her in dangerous situations and when secrets are revealed and decisions are made, Paige has no choice but to look deep within herself to see if she can finally trust the man who will stop at nothing to save her.
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My review: 5 stars
I was very impressed with the debut book Control which is also the name of the series. With it being so amazing I wondered if M.S. Willis would be able to keep it up. Guess what? This one is just as amazing. She continued to build the characters so that you fell in love with them each a little more. You can feel the emotion throughout the whole book and it keeps you guessing as to what will happen. When you think you have it all figured out.....BOOM you're wrong. Didn't see that coming! There are so many directions this series can take and I can't wait to see where it goes because honestly I don't even want to try to guess. I have noticed a lot lately that I am able to figure out where the author is going by the middle of the book but not with this series. If you read Control then you know about the characters if not you NEED to read it but I will give you a little about them. Paige is the a strong independent woman who is finding out that sometimes you might need to ask for help and that's ok. It doesn't show weakness. Daemon is a strong dominate man who is sexy as hell and want to help Paige in many ways. In this book you learn the truth about Daemon and more about Paige. You also learn a little more about David, Annie, and Alex. Chris was the psycho in the first book who runs away and Paige is determined to get him after seeing Annie. I'm hoping that Paige and Daemon find Chris and kick his ass! I have some ideas on him but like I said before I don't even want to guess because I know I'll end up being wrong. We also find out why the necklace that is on the covers are so important. Once again M.S. Willis has impressed me with her writing talent and I know without a doubt that the next book in the series, Conquer will be just as great if not better. This is a series and author you want to keep an eye on.
Are you ready for a tease? Here you go!
Once I was safely tucked away in his room, Daemon closed and locked the door. His crystal blue eyes seared into me before his gaze traveled lazily over my body. I stood stock still attempting to gain control over myself. The force of his stare was mystifying and I had to intentionally look to the floor to release myself from the seductive spell he was weaving around me. His feet moved in two long strides before his hand clutched my chin and forced my eyes back to his.
“You can’t hide your eyes from me, Paige. Not in here; and definitely not when I can finally rip those clothes off of you and fuck you until you’re sated and sloppy.” His words were spoken with a sensual drawl and I instantly dampened in response. My thighs pressed themselves together as I fought against my reaction to him. The sexual tension was palpable and the air was charged with an electric spark that popped against every inch of my skin. I could feel logic and reasoning slipping away from my grasp and I stepped back a step to distance myself and breathe. Daemon oozed eroticism and carnal desire so thick that it wrapped around me, overtaking every sense and function of my body. My breathing increased its pace as my heart thundered against my chest. I took another step back and noticed that with each step I took, Daemon took one forward. He was stalking me, cornering me with the intent to devour me in every way possible. I knew I only had a small window of time to redirect his mood and hopefully get him talking.
My hands went up to halt Daemon’s progress. “Um, maybe we could hold that thought and…I don’t know…talk for a little while? We really haven’t had a moment alone all day, well, except for this morning…”
The corners of his lips quirked when I mentioned our morning encounter.
“…so, we should catch up.” That was lame, but it was the only complete sentence I could formulate at that particular moment.
His head angled and he continued stalking forward while I backed myself further away. Within no time, I’d backed myself into a wall and Daemon’s stare grew impossibly more heated when he realized I was trapped. His chest pressed lightly against mine and his head angled so that he could whisper suggestively in my ear.
“What would you like to talk about, Damsel? I’m all ears.” His teeth nipped my earlobe and I shuddered, pressing my palms into the wall for stability. Hair prickled along the back of my neck as his warm breath rolled across my skin.
My voice was breathy as I answered, “You.” I paused a beat to adjust to the quickening of my heart. “I want to talk about you.”
Daemon leaned away to look at my face. His one brow arched arrogantly and the corners of his mouth turned up in amusement. “I’m about to thoroughly and completely fuck you, and you are asking to talk about me instead?” A humorless laugh escaped him. The amusement left his face and his eyes locked with mine. His voice was low and husky when he said, “I’m sorry, Paige. But right here, and right now, I have absolutely no interest in talking. In fact, I prefer that you listen to everything I tell you to do.”
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M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013. Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing. Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician. When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.
Visit M.S. Willis on her author page: www.facebook.com/mswillisbooks
Find her on GoodReads here: www.goodreads.com/book/show/17912005-control
Cover Artist Bio: Jason L. LeeJason L Lee is a Florida Native. The arts have always been a big part of his life. Science, nature, and spirituality have been inspirations to him. He started displaying his work in 1993. In 1996 he started to venture from drawing & photography into acrylic painting. This led to painting live with local bands starting in 1998. His paintings are now created mainly at home. He uses a combination of impressionistic and illustrative painting techniques to create fantastical imagery. He is currently a Scenic Artist working for The Nassal Company and Co-Founder of the Arts Hub Organization.
Dragonfly Necklace Creator: Verita Bolin
I started making jewelry in the 80's. In middle school I sold bracelets. In 2004 I started selling my jewels to the public. I went to The William Holland School of Lapidary Arts to learn stone identification, wire wrapping, and chain making. In 2009 I met Jason L Lee, an artist and curator. He liked my jewelry and invited me to display in
, at 1st
Friday Art Strolls and on Creative
Ave. I have a company with my mother, Tita.
We set up all over Florida, have an Etsy store, and Facebook page. People around
the country own my jewelry.
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