Title: Beg Me
Author: Shiloh Walker
Buy Link: Buy Beg Me Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed by: Mickey
Beg me…there had been a time when those words made her burn with desire. But now, there was only fear.
Once, Tania Sinclair's life was almost perfect…oh, it had its ups and downs but she was happily married to a guy that adored her, one who had no problem indulging every kinky fantasy she ever had. But a couple of tragedies later, she's barely holding it together. A car accident took away her husband, and an attack from somebody she should have been able to trust has shaken not only her confidence, but it's also stripped away her fantasies and even made it painful to look back on her memories of her husband without fear.
Two years after her attack, Tania is determined to take her life back and the first step is taking back herself…her fantasies, her dreams, her memories. There's only one person she can trust to do it, too. One person she wants enough…Drake Bennett, her husband's best friend.
Falling for your best friend's wife-never smart. Drake's watched Tania quietly for years, watched her…wanted her, knowing he'd never have her. First, she was taken. And then, that night two years ago-a night that still scars her, a night that's left bruises on her that still haven't healed. He does what he can, though, because he loves her too much not to. He's her friend, there when she needs him.
And now she needs him. She's asked him for a favor…one that just about blows his mind…
Beg Me is a strangely compelling novella considering its predominant theme, no pun intended. Shiloh Walker is an expert at writing about the deepest and sometimes darkest emotions, and making them seem somehow acceptable. In her newest novella, she doesn't pull any punches, taking her readers to a whole new level of emotional extreme and angst, focusing on her characters' greatest desires and fears. In Tania we are able to experience both the good and the bad of getting what we wish for.
Drake and Tania are not the typical hero and heroine, yet they are still heroic in their appeal and likability. Without giving away the ending of the story, which is quite a surprise, there are a number of factors that contribute to their need to fight for each other. As always with Ms. Walker's works, Beg Me, is an extremely sensual novel, of course with a few tastefully graphic love scenes. There is so much included in this "novella" it seems like a much longer story: it is truly deeper than quite a few novels I have read in some time, and definitely better.