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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Book Blitz: The Collar of Freedom by Alexandra I + 4* review + excerpt


Amelia Jones knows the truth; she lives and breathes it every day. The endless monotony of a loveless marriage, and years of domestic slavery stretch before her in minutes and hours that are destined to end in a mental breakdown. 

Then Alexander Reeves walks through the door. 

Her new boss is intriguing, charismatic and clearly driven by unspoken demons, and while Amelia knows she’s playing with fire, she’s relentlessly drawn to the man. Alexander is just as taken by her, but knows that giving into temptation can only end in disaster. When the couple succumb to a passionate, furious battle of the wills, Amelia is thrilled and afraid; Alexander’s erotic preferences are shocking to the uninitiated. The trouble is, wild as his life may seem, Amelia knows that he at least is living. Alexander may bring about her ruin, but he also holds the secret to her salvation, and Amelia prays she might be able to save him too.

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"My body is opening up and while my hips swerve on his desk, I am waiting, ready for penetration. But it’s not coming. My whole being is transgressing though his hand on my behind, one moment petting me and the next smacking me, and his raspy voice driving me mad.
“Oh, Amelia…the things I could do to you…”
He is restraining himself, I can feel it, and regarding him over my shoulder I want to scream ‘fuck me’ at him. Gyrating harder and harder over the desk I can sense my explosion coming and I know I am not thinking straight when I want him inside of me. Mounting the desk higher …I’m trembling.
“Please…..fuck me.” I don’t recognize my whining voice.
“Begging, Amelia?” His voice is dark, in control, but his panting is betraying him, he is as aroused as I am and enjoying me like this, feral and helpless.

Simone's Review

*ARC received in return for an honest review

I have had the pleasure of meeting Alexandra I on Facebook and Twitter and had an immediate connection with her, so I was interested in reading and reviewing her books. I started off reading her Flash Burn and Flash Burn II, short continuation of events which starts with a hot e-mail turning up in the wrong in box, bringing two very different people together and things get very hot and steamy. These are short novellas but panty-melting hot so if you're looking for a bit of afternoon delight these books are a definite read.

Now, on to my review of COLLAR OF FREEDOM

Amelia is our leading lady. She has been married for 10 years, has two young boys with her husband but her marriage has been more for convenience than love. Amelia has been going through the motions of her every day life unfulfilled, lonely and bored. Her husband's passion is for his art and Amelia is the accessory he brings out when he needs a plus one for his events, the rest of the time she is expected to just disappear into the background. Amelia seems to just accept that this is her life and this is what is expected of her.

This is, until she meets her new boss who seems to take a very unusual and intense interest in Amelia. From the first time Alexander walks into the door he just oozes Alpha male and over-dominating (just a tad). To be honest I love a hot alpha male but, with Alexander, I found him way off the scale, almost bordering on sexual harassment. So for me, I didn't warm to him too much at the beginning as he was very pushy. There didn't seem to be much emotion, he just seemed to want to get off rather than having an emotional connection to Amelia. But as the story went on I changed my feelings for Alexander and understood him more when he opened up about his background.

"Nice doesn't really describe him. He is ....". I don't really know how to portray him"...he is my peace. My other half...

Amelia and Alexander together, well that's a whole different story! The sex is hardcore and Alexander really does awaken the sexy side of Amelia, he wipes the cob webs away and shows her what her body needs and has been waiting for. Oh my, did Amelia really did come into her own in the sex department! To be honest I felt that she was more alpha than Alexander at times, doing a role reversal maybe would have suited her better as it was Alexander that backed away from their sexual play while Amelia wanted to continue most of the time. Also, at times, I felt their sexual connection was stronger than their emotional one. It seemed to be all about sexual experiences rather than getting to know each other on a more emotional level.

I was often left feeling that if they where planning on staying together where would her children fit in to this new life style, as a lot of the time they seemed to be handed over to the housekeeper when Amelia wanted time with Alexander or needed time to sort things out.

I'm not sure I would call this a love story as I didn't feel too much of an emotional connection between the main characters but more of a sexual awakening, making a stand for what you believe in and wanting to make a better future for yourself knowing that you deserve better and having a man in your life that loves you and respects you, and treats you as an equal.

I really enjoyed this story and if you are looking for a hot, sexy, kinky read with a good plot and story line, definitely put COLLAR OF FREEDOM on your Goodreads list. I will definitely be waiting for more from Alexandra I

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Other books by Alexandra on Amazon

FLASH BURN III - Coming out on 29th May 2013

About the Author

Alexandra, a singing and dancing force not to be reckoned with, especially when she holds a microphone, is someone who imagined her life will be just like in the film ‘Grease’. So she found her 'Danny’, married him and right at this moment she is annoyed his car doesn't fly. 
When she isn't glued to her trusty laptop creating magic, Alexandra prowls the pits of twitter … find her there if you dare.


  1. Hello Currently Reading this Book and Loving it, Thank you

  2. Read it. It nearly melted my phone!

  3. I first have read this story originally through it's development. And reading it again in it's edited and published form is SO exciting. Alexander and Amelia's gripping, heartbreaking, sexy-as-hell journey to true love and pursuit to happiness all over again. It's unlike any other love story I have ever read…a true gem!!