The Deep End (Honey Series #1)
St. Martin's Griffin / March 7, 2017 / $15.99 print, $3.99 digital
If you never have read a Kristen Ashley book, this quick note is for you about her books—otherwise, you can skip to the review. She is the queen of writing the strongest, most powerful, and HOTTEST Alpha males. Her style of writing is direct and straight to the point.
With that said, when I heard that this author was releasing an erotic book about a hero that is an alpha sub, I got concerned because I had never heard of an alpha being a submissive. It just doesn’t even sound right—like it’s an oxymoronic statement. Let me be real; I haven’t read a book I didn’t like that she wrote, and I enjoy her alpha male hero in her books and the story she spins around them, but I have to say I was very skeptical on how she was going to make this work. I’m used to powering my way through her books because of a funny scene or a one line statement from the hero that makes your heart squeeze. Her her alpha males' one-liners are legendary, which drove me to really want to find out the direction of a story. I dove in praying that this story would be believable and have the same effect on me that her other books do.
When I first started reading the book, I got a firm layout of where I was and what was going on in The Honey club (BDSM), who the characters were, their personality traits and why they were there. So far, the first three chapters just covered the bases of this world but not the real story to come. So, I powered through and hoped that she could convince me how this Alpha/Sub thing was going to work.