Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review of Tearing Down Walls (Love Under Construction #2) by Deandra Hall

Title: Tearing Down Walls (Love Under Construction #2)
Author: Deandra Hall
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 508 pages
Release Date:  October 31. 2014

You're a successful businessman. A molten-blooded Italian hunk. And the newest, hottest, most in-demand service Dom/top in a 500-mile radius, with dozens of women falling at your feet. So, which woman? How do you choose?

That's easy - you pick the one who can't stand you.

And that's exactly what Vic has done. He's tried desperately to get the wrong woman out of his heart, and it looks like he may have succeeded. And just when he thinks everything in his life is falling into place, Cupid plays a nasty joke on him and he falls for the one woman who doesn't want to be anywhere near him, Somehow it isn't already bad enough that he has a secret keeping him from having a loving, long-term relationship; to make matters worse, if he wants to have a chance with the ice princess, he has to keep her alive long enough to tear down the walls she's built around herself.

Laura is as prickly as they get, but there's a reason. Her clothes hide a secret that she's sure would make any man run, and that secret is about to get her killed. The trauma she endured during her service to her country left her unable to feel any emotion or trust anyone, and the idea of ever letting a man touch her is out the window. When she returned home from Bosnia, her family shunned her and her harsh personality, so she's dealt with her demons alone and on her own for too long. But Laura didn't expect to meet a man who would promise to keep her safe and would die to keep that promise. That makes him a man worth trusting. And when her past wants to kill her to keep her quiet, can she open up to him before it's too late?

The second full-length novel in the Love Under Construction series, Tearing Down Walls is a fun, erotic, romantic, and suspenseful romp that takes you back into the world of the Walters family of Louisville, Kentucky. It features many characters over the age of 40 and contains too many steamy, hedonistic sex scenes to be suitable for anyone under 18 years of age. Step into the Walters' world and have some fun!

Ready for some BDSM? The Love Under Construction series continues with Vic and Laura's story. We know about Vic's problem with controlling his passion during his previous serious relationships. It should not surprise us that Vic is desperate to find a way to channel this powerful feeling he gets inside that ends up hurting his serious girlfriends.

Solution? Becoming a Dom with all it entails about control and using his energy to protect his sub while keeping himself in check. Steve McCoy is only too happy to help him as long as Vic agrees to be a service Dom in training. Can you imagine Vic as a Dom at 6 foot 8 inches of hunkiness?

Vic's interest in Laura has not dimmed. The more he interacts with her the more he wants to reach her. This is the beginning of a story about to explode with demons from the past, death threats, kidnappings, passion, and most of all thrills to keep any reader glued to this book.

I love this series. Plain and simple. One little peeve I have though (and it is little), is the length of the story. My preference would be to have all the obstacles and plot twists hit more closely together so that the emotional roller coaster does not go on and on. Call me silly but just as I was feeling secure that things were going to get better, more obstacles would arise. That is OK a couple of times, but when it happens several times in a row is like you want to say OK, just hit me with all the problems and let us deal with it once and for all. That is not real life... like I said, it is my peeve and I will get over it. This is seriously a wonderful series worth reading.

About the Author

Deanndra Hall is a working writer living in far western Kentucky. A free spirit and chronic jokester, she and her partner of over 30 years enjoy visiting their two adult children and their partners and playing with their three crazy little dogs. When she's not writing, Deanndra can be found kayaking, working out at the gym, cooking something healthy, or reading. After writing for business, industry, academia, and non-profits for years and having her work credited to others, she jumped into the fiction realm, particularly erotic fiction and erotica, and had so much fun she never looked back. Look for her on Twitter and Facebook and on her website and blog. 

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