Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: House of Pleasure and House of Pain by Caddy Rowland

I know, I know. It's been a LONG while since you've seen any reviews from me. I truly apologize for that. I have had A LOT going on.
  • I am now 22 weeks pregnant and expecting a baby GIRL!
  • My son's football team won their school CHAMPIONSHIP with a perfect season! Woohoo!
  • The team then went on to play in the county IRON BOWL and won 1st place continuing their perfect season. For the year they have added not one but TWO trophies to the school display case as well as a $500 check to their youth league's bank account! 
  • My daughter's cheer team won FIRST place in their cheer competition as well! 
I'd say we had a pretty awesome season!  

And now for the books!
House of Pleasure (There was a House 1)

by Caddy Rowland 

Publication Date: March 18, 2014

Synopsis: Book 1 of There Was a House saga, a continuing psychological thriller about revenge and redemption.

Fueled by rage and disgust, Phoenix runs away from home. The situation there had become unbearable. In fact, things couldn't get any worse.

But they do. Betrayed in New York by a boy who she thought was a new friend, she finds herself taken prisoner by a low-class pimp. Then, when she thinks she's on her way to her first seedy trick, Phoenix winds up locked in a limo with no way out. She wakes up in an illegal brothel in New Orleans. Phoenix vows she will find a way to destroy Antoine, the owner of the brothel. Instead of being Antoine's prostitute, she'll become his lover, his confidante, and pretty soon, his manager. And then, when he least suspects it, she'll bring the entire house down.

She better be damn good.

Review:  As a dedicated fan and blogger I have read ALL of Caddy's books. I absolutely love them all to date. This one was a lot different than what I am used to from Caddy, but it's definitely just as good as her previous books.

The story is, as always, very well written and Caddy's writing draws you in from the very beginning. Caddy is a wonderful author and this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. It's a great page turner! 

House of Pain (There Was a House 2)

by Caddy Rowland

Publication Date: March 18, 2014

Synopsis: Book 2 of There Was a House saga, a continuing psychological thriller about revenge and redemption.

The need for revenge boils in Phoenix's veins. It's been almost two years since Antoine Chevalier abducted her, with the intent of prostituting her at Rêve, his illegal brothel in New Orleans. At least she has convinced him of her love and loyalty, becoming his lover and house manager instead of one of the whores. Still, she won't rest until Antoine, his house, and his sickest customers are destroyed.

Jamie has his own issues to worry about. Dumped off and abandoned at Rêve by his homophobic father, he must allow himself to be prostituted or be sold off to be used on the streets of a city like New York, where he'd end up whoring anyway. If he and Phoenix can convince Antoine there's money to be made by having him available, Jamie will do everything in his power to stay where it's much safer. He'll make damn sure to play the role of flaming queen to the hilt. With his delicate Peter Pan looks, who would expect much else? There's no need to show the real person behind the façade—not until he knows for sure how deeply he can trust Phoenix.

Jamie is the wildcard. He'll be integral in taking Antoine down, Phoenix is sure of it; and who would suspect such a sweet looking pretty boy?

If only opportunity would present itself.

**Content Warning: This drama contains adult themes and scenes that deal with a difficult topic.

Review: OMG! I a am totally speechless! Caddy is a magician with words and she has absolutely proven that time and time again. This story is incredible. Caddy is the ultimate story writer. She knows just how to keep you turning the pages. I will definitely be reading the rest of this saga.



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