ARC Review: Resists Me by Megan Hart

Posted March 17, 2014 by Shari in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: Resists Me by Megan Hart
Resists Me

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Series: Every Part of You,
Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Released on February 18, 2014
Pages: 57
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

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Resists Me picks up with Simone wanting more of Elliott. She dresses sexy and takes him to a goth night club to dance, seduce and hopefully get into her bed. She is a woman who knows what she wants, isn’t scared of her dark desires and goes after Elliott for what she wants. When Elliott won’t dance with her, she goes it alone until a man approaches her and Elliott can’t stop himself from claiming her on the dance floor.

We start to really understand some of the personalities traits of these two. Simone is a bold woman who knows what she wants after years of trying, playing and experimenting. Her ex and fuck buddy, Aidan, is in a new relationship. While she is someone hurt and jealous, she knows she can’t be what he needs, wants and desires. But what she wants in a man is illusive to her, but she senses Elliott might harbor the same desires.

Elliott is a stuck up prick. I will be honest. At this point we don’t know all the story as to why he is that way except of a hint of an abusive father, neglectful mother and someone named Molly who became his mother. He doesn’t understand his feelings for Simone, the draw she has on him. He wants to spank her, pinch her, bite her, but then feels the guilt that men shouldn’t harm women.

They flirt with limit settings, but neither really cross the line to have that discussion. But as soon as their sexual encounter is over, Elliott leaves without a word. Simone lets him go but confronts him the next day in his office with food and coffee. She won’t let things go unsaid and lays it all on the table for him. She likes pain with her sex and he likes what he does to her, but he is ashamed of what he has done and he breaks off any relationship with her.

You get to see a little bit of each of them and learn their stories as this relationship starts to unfold. I really adored Simone. She knows herself, what she wants and where she is going. She isn’t afraid of her desires, whereas Elliott ran from them and generally just made me want to kick his ass the entire story.

Let’s be clear this isn’t a BDSM or D/s relationship. This is strictly pain to bring pleasure by pinching, biting, squeezing and short spanks to the ass.

Do you think a life with abusive parents forms a 42 year old
man who can’t accept the desire to consensually hurt another person?

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • I see this a lot in romance- the past making the person the way they are. I don’t buy it half the time, but sometimes its probably true. In this one, I don’t think it’s his past so much as cultural norms getting to him. He’s taught to ‘don’t hit girls’ or something similar and yet he wants it. I think trust is a two way street. He has to learn to trust that she really wants this and isn’t just saying it. I think he was wrong to blow hot and then cold with her though. Interesting dynamics in your story.

  • I’ve got the first but haven’t read it yet 😉