Elicit by M. Never
Series: Decadence After Dark #5
Genre: dark erotic suspense
Themes: BDSM, forced slavery, law enforcement, sex worker
“You don’t know what he’s capable of.”
“You don’t know what I’m capable of.”
Jett Fox has been surrounded by women his entire life. He knows what makes them tick, how to make them feel beautiful, and how to work their feminine wiles to his advantage. Honing sexuality is in his blood.
It’s his gift.
Jett is accustomed to women eating out of the palm of his hand, but when a tall, mysterious, redheaded goddess strolls into Mansion – his domain – the eccentric Dom finds himself enamored. She becomes an obsession in his dark, secretive, and dangerous underworld – a world that appears one way on the outside but is entirely different within.
Forced to maintain the ruse at all costs, he’ll walk a treacherous line between allegiance and lust, deliberately deceiving the one woman who means anything to him.
But the mysterious redhead has secrets of her own – secrets inlaid so deep they could threaten to tear both their hearts, and worlds, and livelihoods apart.
You’ve been claimed by Kayne…seduced by Juice… now it’s time to live Elicitly with Jett.
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Reviewer’s note: although this can standalone, I would highly recommend reading this series from the beginning, starting with Owned, to heighten your enjoyment.
How complicated this woman is. How embroiled and tangled. I want to know every puzzling piece of her intimately, starting with how she sounds when she comes.
I’ve been waiting for Jett’s book for a while now, as this series and group of characters have been wonderful to follow for these five books. I’m presuming this will be the final instalment, and I admit I feel slightly emotional at that fact.
This final instalment goes back to before the beginning of Owned, overlaps it slightly and finishes at around the same point. I enjoyed seeing Kayne, Ellie and Juice come in and out of this novel, without any of it seeming forced at all, which can happen fairly often with interlinked standalones.
“When we’re together, I want all your pleasure and all your pain.”
In some respects, I was hoping for something a bit darker. Although it started off that way, the darkness petered out fairly quickly, and then it became about healing through the comfort Jett and London found in one another. The sex scenes were, as ever, nice and dirty, but it would have been nice to have had a bit more of the kink found in the other instalments that we know Jett and London are so capable of.
Although I did really enjoy reading this, I couldn’t help but feel like I was left just a little disappointed. My enjoyment stemmed mainly from the fact that Jett is my favourite character in the series, but I found that I actually liked him more when he was in a supporting role. The character didn’t quite seem so consistent to me with this – and the same would go for London, but I feel like her journey was deeper and more emotional, more poignant, so the difference in character is more understandable.
“Stop bullshitting me, little bird. We all have secrets. Some bigger than others. Some darker than others.”
A welcome addition to the Decadence After Dark series, Elicit is an enjoyable, hot read but suffers from a familiar plot explored earlier in the series. This felt, to me, like a decent example of having had too much of a good thing. But I’m looking forward to whatever direction M. Never goes in from here.
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