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My Body – His (Marcello) By Blakely Bennett         His (Marcello0          

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Posted March 27, 2013 by Nightstand Novels

 
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My Body – His (Marcello)


By Blakely Bennett

 

 

 

 

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*Genre:

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*Published: January 20, 2013
*Publisher: Fanny Press

*Language: English
*ISBN:978-1-60381-525-9

*Word/PageCount: 246Pages
*Series: My Body Trilogy, Book 1

Book Blurb

Jane Stiles has embarked on an intense odyssey into the world of domination and submission. She no longer recognizes herself. She has quit her job, surrendered her possessions and agreed to a wedding where she is the only one naked, all for the sake of the elusive Luke—a man so compelling, she can deny him nothing. Now there is no going back. Her new life will revolve around Luke, his friends and clients.

Hovering in the background is Luke’s best friend Marcello, whose ego is as towering as his stature. Marcello has set his sights on Jane. She is drawn to his power, his masculinity, and the challenge he represents, even though she fears and dislikes him. After Luke discovers that Jane has breached one of his many “rules,” he sends her to Marcello for punishment and lessons in Dom/sub culture. What happens there will change her forever. Jane and Luke reconcile, and even find a rhythm that includes not only bondage and punishment but genuine love-making. Just when Jane is convinced that the happiness and devotion she has always craved is within reach, Luke pushes her beyond endurance, and she rebels in a way her harsh husband cannot forgive. From there, her life spins out of control. But Jane has a strong spirit, and she will prevail. My Body-His (Marcello) is Book 2 in the My Body Trilogy.

 

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My Body His(Marcello) the second book in the “My Body Series” is even more riveting than the first. I think I finished this book in one sitting because I was unable to put it down.

If you thought Jane’s life couldn’t possibly get any worse, think again.

My Body His (Marcello) picks up where book one left off. Author Blakely Bennett continues to take us through an emotional whirlwind of a ride as we continue the downward spiral of what has become Jane’s life.

Having quit her job, sold her condo, given up her car and infrequent contact with her friends, Luke has Jane right where he wants her…… isolated and dependent upon him for everything. He also has her body at his disposal to do with as he pleases. Jane, however, sees this as an opportunity to spend more “vanilla” time with her husband and possibly earn a place in his “family” photo album.

I was really hoping that Jane would wise up but no such luck. She’s coming into her own… sexually and becoming a bit more vocal about her dislike for some of the things Luke coerces her into, but she’s still being led by her vagina and refuses to listen to that inner voice. After being rude to Luke’s guest, he decides Jane needs some discipline so he sends her to his good friend who is more than willing to handle the task. Marcello, whom we met briefly in My Body -His, is as Cocky as he is confident with a super sized ego to boot. He lets Jane know that he intends to make her his in no uncertain terms. We also learn a bit more about Marcello’s sub Janice, Luke’s previous sub, whom Jane believes held a special place in his heart.

I really wanted to dislike Marcello but by the end of book 2, he really grew on me. The care and concern that he showed for Jane ( the care and concern her husband should have shown for her) was more of what a Dom/Sub relationship should be like. Janice on the other hand, I couldn’t quite figure out. Like Marcello, I wanted to dislike her and initially I was glad that Jane had someone in the lifestyle to confide in but her loyalties definitely lied with Marcello and she gave off a sneaky vibe. I’ll have to wait until My Body -Mine to decide for sure, how I feel about her :0

The emotion that Bennett was able to elicit from me is what makes for a damn good read. Characters that have the ability to pull a range of feelings out of the reader be it hatred, pity, or love is the sign of a well developed character and Luke, Jane, Marcello, and Janice were able to do just that. Watching Jane continue to spiral out of control really tugged at my heart strings. Her desperation and despair had me pondering the dangers of loving someone more than yourself. Her need to feel loved and cared for, not to mention those mind blowing orgasms, took precedence over everything else. While we know where this need stems from( absent father and alcoholic mother) we don’t quite get the details of what really happened, what her childhood was like. While Blakely does give us a bit more insight into Luke, I still have mixed feelings about him. I know he has a story somewhere that has undoubtedly shaped him into the seemingly cold man that he has become. He turns his emotions on and off at the drop of a dime and runs hot and cold as well.I can’t help but think this is some form of self-preservation of sorts.

Don’t stone me but I was just as bad as Jane, hoping for Luke to take her back just so that I could have some confirmation that he indeed cared for her or that her absence affected him in some way.

The fact that Luke was so blase’ is what I found the most infuriating. It’s just like she no longer existed anymore which is what he told her would happen should their relationship ever end. I hope there is some closure in My Body Mine, the final book in the series.

If You’ve read My Body -His, the first book in the My Body Trilogy…then reading My Body His (Marcello) should be a no brainer….this is definitely a must read!

 

 


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    blakelybennett

    I really love both of your reviews.  When a reader gets the stories like you have, it’s incredibly gratifying and reaffirming.  Thank you so much for hosting me on your incredible site.  This has to be one of the most unique websites I have ever been to.
     
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    Blakely





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