“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.”
Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy.
Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker...
Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised.
I can’t say enough good stuff about this book. With a title like, “Asking For It” one would think that the book would be dark and gritty, but when you read it, it doesn’t come off that way. Yes, it is a rape fantasy book, but it is written in a hot as hell way, not a dirty and disgusting, let’s beautify rape sort of way.
I love books where I learn some other sort of cool thing too. In this book, I learned about etching. I’m big into the arts and crafts world, and to learn more about etching as an art form was really interesting to me. If there was an actual piece of art that inspired the author, I would love to see it. I can only imagine the piece the she built up in my mind. I was in the art store the other day and came across the supplies used for etching and I had a flashback to this book. I almost bought the stuff to try myself, but I knew I had no idea where to start with carving the block.
Girls, give this book a chance. It is so hot. So freakin’ hot. If you have read Raw, it isn’t as dark or gritty as that at all. Raw was Raw. Asking for it has parameters and safe situations. It is great. If you are okay with rape fantasy, read it.