A double review: All Over You and Devoured – Emily Snow

All Over You (Devoured, #0.5)Devoured (Devoured, #1)

 

Ok, so I’m doing a double review because All Over You is the short novella that is the prequel to Devoured. It’s not really long enough to get its own review but packs enough punch to be mentioned. Where All Over You leaves off you pick up Lucas and Siennas almost two years later.

 

Purchase All Over You: Emily Snow – All Over You (Devoured)

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Summaries:

All Over You:

Before Sienna was devoured, before Lucas was consumed, they were all over each other . . .

Lucas Wolfe is used to getting what he wants—from everyone but one person, that is—so when he meets the wardrobe assistant hired to work his band’s newest video, he’s got to have her. From the moment Sienna first obediently whispers “Yes, Mr. Wolfe”, he knows she’s perfect for him.

Three days.

And he’ll have her stripped down and bound to his bed.

Set two years before the events of DEVOURED, ALL OVER YOU is the story of Sienna and Lucas’s first encounter

Devoured:

Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City. And she comes face to face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she’d see again. The man who now holds the deed to her grandma’s estate.

When millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe finds the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom, he’s both infuriated and intrigued. He still can’t get the night Sienna almost spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as it was two years ago. He craves Sienna more than ever. And just like everything Lucas hungers for, he’s determined to have her.

Now, Lucas will do whatever it takes to lure Sienna into his bed, even if that means making a deal with her: ten days with him, playing by his rules, and he’ll hand over the deed to her grandmother’s home. Though she agrees to the arrangement, Sienna is conflicted. Because of her duty to her family. Because of promises she’s made to herself and a past that still haunts her. And as Lucas’s game of seduction continues, and Sienna is introduced to his dark, erotic world and even darker background, she realizes that at any moment, she could be devoured.

*This novel contains adult situations and content*

Review:

You can kind of consider All Over You as a long prologue to Devoured. It’s less than 60 pages but it packs quite the punch. We get to see how Lucas and Sienna get their start and the attraction is intense from the beginning. Devoured was released first so I read it before I got to read All Over You, I kind of liked reading it after Devoured because we get to go back in time and see where these two went wrong, in the beginning. After finishing All Over You, I of course had to go back and re-read Devoured! In All Over You we get Lucas’s perspective as well as Sienna’s. In Devoured it is strictly from Siennas perspective. After reading All Over You I kind of missed reading from Lucas’s perspective. He adds an interesting POV, I always like to get into the males mind a bit and his mind is a fun place to be even for a short time. In Devoured all we know is that Lucas was pretty much a complete douche when he tells Sienna to “get the fuck out”. I mean who does that?! With All Over Me we get some definite insights into that night. And Lucas is not as douchy as we once thought.

Rolling into Devoured the attraction between Sienna and Lucas is as intense as it once was, only now Lucas has to work a bit harder for it. Sienna is pissed at him, even after two years. I honestly don’t blame her. There is just something that gets your back up when a douche tells you to “get the fuck out” or as in personal experience “put out or get out”. Especially with Lucas it was an about face as we now know with All Over You, he was all about it in or out of bed so kicking her out, was a shitty ass move!

I would have loved to have had Lucas’s thoughts when he sees Sienna again after two years. It’s obvious he still wants her, even enough to give up a house to have her. Not having Luca’s perspective is the only thing that I had a problem with after the re-read after reading All Over You, it was like something was missing and it was Lucas’s voice. But even without Lucas’s POV Devoured was still a great read. Lucas and Sienna are just one of those couples that sticks out from the crowd.

Lucas is ultra-sexy musician who happens to have a kink for being a dominate; there is nothing he wants more than Sienna submitting to him. Sienna might be quite and keeps her head down and lets people walk over her, but she is pretty damn sure she is not a submissive and it gets her back up when Lucas basically points out that she is. It definitely brings out the feisty in her. She refuses to submit to his dominate behavior which makes for some interesting clashes! While she is not submitting to Lucas she learns that she has a back bone and starts sticking up for herself with other people as well. I liked how Sienna grew throughout the books. From a human doormat to someone who throw down and stick up for herself and she has Lucas to thank for that.

Lucas, has a life destroying secret that if it got out could destroy everything he has created; but what he doesn’t really get is that it is destroying his life anyway. Because of what person has over him, his life is out of his control so he seeks to control everything else. Finally he has found someone that he wants, but he can’t have her, not the way that he truly wants. And he may never be able to stand up to that one person to get what he really wants, and he may lose it and everything else forever…

DEVOURED and ALL OVER YOU are two whirlwind books that leave you wanting more. Devoured leaves us unresolved with unanswered question but worry not, there is a second book releasing soon. I have been sitting on edge waiting for Consumed to come out and whenever it is coming out it’s not getting here soon enough.

I also really loved Lucas’s sister Kylie! She is such a great character and I really hope that she gets her own book and finds her own HEA!

Rating of both books:

4.5 Orchids

Amanda Sig Red

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