250 Word Review: Seven Day Loan (Tiffany Reisz)
A trained submissive, Eleanor will do whatever her master commands…even spend a week with a stranger. Daniel has been a recluse since his wife’s death, and Eleanor’s lover thinks spending time with her will be therapeutic–especially since Daniel is also a Dom.
Despite her defiant streak, Eleanor can’t resist giving in to Daniel’s erotic demands. But while she’ll let him have her body, she’s determined to keep a guard around her heart. Even if Daniel wants to make Eleanor his permanently….
Title: Seven Day Loan
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Length: 313 Pages
Source: NetGalley review copy
Release Date: 1/12/2012
Romance & Sex: ★★★
I really enjoyed the first three-quarters or so of Seven Day Loan. Characters’ motivations felt a little vague, but I enjoyed the story enough to go along with it. Plus, I loved Daniel as a character.
However, I found the ending disappointing, and when you combine that with the issues that were already there, I was left feeling frustrated. Possibly the biggest issue for me, was that Eleanor seemed like a pretty poor sub. She just seemed just too defiant to have gone along with the seven day loan in the first place, considering how vehemently against it she was. Her relationship with her Dom also felt implausible to me.
“Every single second I spend with him, I have to steal. I sleep in his bed and know there’s no place in the world I’d rather be but it’s the last place in the world I should be. I get Saturday nights with him, sometimes a Thursday night if I’m lucky. But never the mornings. What I wouldn’t give for a Wednesday or a Sunday morning.”
I understand that she’s young and somewhat naive, but the whole thing just felt sort of…strained to me. As a stubborn girl who almost seems to want more from her Dom, it just doesn’t feel like she’s getting enough out of being submissive! Also, trivial point, we find out she lives with her mother – where does her mother think she’s been for a week?!
However, as this is one of a series (and I enjoyed most of it), I’ll definitely see if any of the other books change my opinion.
Buy it? If I’d paid the £1.49 on Amazon, I would have been okay with that. But having read it, I’m in no hurry to re-read it, so not a buy for me.
In a nutshell: All around pretty average, I’m afraid.