Release Blitz: ARC Review + Giveaway - VIKTOR by Clarissa Wild

Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: April 27, 2016


Animal. Monster. Beast. That’s what they call Viktor Melikov, the man who hides in the dark … But even monsters need to be loved. The moment he sees the girl hired to dance for him, everything ceases to exist. It’s a feeling he’s unfamiliar with … and craves more than anything.

Alexis Kidd sells her body. Not because she wants to, but because she needs to. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to support her family and survive.

Now she must dance for a man hiding behind a veil.
But when the urge to take a look grows too strong … Alexis gets more than she bargained for.
More than Viktor was willing to give.

Inspired by a fairytale, VIKTOR is a standalone Contemporary Romance by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Clarissa Wild.

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Unedited Excerpt – Subject to change – Copyright 2016 Clarissa Wild 

“Why am I still here?” she whispers as my hand disappears into her panties.

“Because you want me. Because you can’t leave.” I slide my fingers between her slit. Her folds are already wet for me, even before I’ve laid a hand on her. I grin against her skin, finally understanding why I want her so much. She needs it rough … and rough is all I am.

“You used this against me, Lexi …” I whisper in her ear. “Used your pussy as a tool to get information.”

“It wasn’t just that …”

“Show it to me then.”

The nightgown falls down to the floor, exposing her naked body right in front of the open window. But with no one around, neither of us cares. I’m going for the kill.

“Make me believe the lie that’s us,” I say, rubbing her clit.

“It’s not a lie …” she murmurs, her breaths coming out in short gasps.

“You only say that because my hand is around your throat,” I say, dipping my finger into her pussy. She gasps out loud as I go deep and swirl around inside her. “Because I own this pussy.”

“Fuck …” she moans.

I groan and then pull away, releasing her from my grip entirely. A confused Alexis turns around and props herself against the windowsill, her eyes pleading with me as I walk backward. My cock is hard, but my desire to know where we stand is much more urgent. Her legs draw together and she clutches her body as another draft enters through the window, her nipples peaking from the cold.

I can’t help biting my lip as I watch her become befuddled while I sit down on the chair on the opposite end of the room.

“Go on then …” I say, rubbing my bottom lip with my index finger. “Carry on with the little show you had going in my workroom.”

She stares at me for a few seconds before leaning back. Her eyes glance over her shoulder to the opened window. I wonder if she’s thinking what I’m thinking. If she’s hesitating … trying to decide whether to run or stay … if she wants me more than her freedom.

But then her eyes settle on me as I zip down my pants and pull out my cock.

There’s a gleam of desire in her eyes … one that makes me grab a hold of the base and say, “You want this? You can have it … after you show me you really want it.”


**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**

Before I start with my review I want to mention that this was a "It's not you, it's me" type of book for me. 

"She's fearless. And it gives me hope. Hope that one day, someone will be able to look at me without complete contempt."

There were things I loved about this book and things that just didn't work for ME. I never had this much mixed feelings about a book before. I couldn't put it down but I also had a lot of issues with the main characters. Throughout the whole book I wanted to know how old the characters were, especially the sister of the main female character Alexis. You are probably thinking why does it matter so much? I am weird like that but there was a situation in this book that had me worrying about the sister. Also Alexis' actions didn't make a lot of sense to me, I couldn't understand why she behaved the way she did in certain situations because it didn't match her personality. I can't go really into it because that would be spoiling the book, but I really had issues with it. 

I was expecting a dark romance but it was more a suspenseful book. I went into this book expecting something similar to Ultimate Sin, which I loved BTW. I expected Viktor to be more aggressive/dark and more alpha because that was the first impression I got from him. The first time Alexis and Viktor meet was dark and very mysterious, and I loved it. That moment set the tone for the rest of the book for me but it unfortunately did not live up to that moment.

"I shouldn't want to know her. She's a lawbreaker. A violater. Someone who adores the attention. And then there's me... the loner, the pessimistic asshole who took her freedom because he was selfish."

I really loved the storyline/plot but the actions of the characters just didn't do it for me. One example is that in the beginning Alexis is very worried about her sister but then something happens and Alexis completely forgets about her and doesn't worry about how she will fend for herself. I was yelling "WHAT ABOUT YOUR SISTER?" at Alexis throughout the whole book. It was such a change of character to me. Some actions just didn't match Viktor and Alexis' personality. That made it very hard for me to connect to them. 

I do want to mention that just because this book didn't work for me that it won't work for you. There were things I really enjoyed about this book and I hope you will give this book a chance. I am a DNF'er and If I really didn't have liked this book I would've stopped reading after 2/3 chapters. That is the type of reader I am and I don't force myself to finish a book if I'm not feeling it. I was hooked and I actually finished the book in one day. So it definitely affected me in a way. 

Author Bio

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker, Twenty-One (21), and Ultimate Sin. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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