Devoured by Emily Snow

Publication Date: October 9th, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
RATING: 3 out of 5 Stars

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.

There really wasn’t anything mind-blowing about this book. If you’re looking for a quick read with light smut and bland S & M, then this might just blow your skirt up.
Devoured is a story about a girl who’s meek and subservient to anyone but one man. Sienna Jensen had a run-in with Lucas Wolfe years ago when he threw her out because she refused to be handcuffed…to his bed, that is.  Lucas is someone who’d like to consider himself a dominant (take note of the lower case ‘d’). But Sienna refused to submit. Their paths crossed again when Lucas bought Sienna’s grandma’s cabin. Willing to do anything to keep the cabin, Sienna accepted a proposition to work for Lucas for 10 days in exchange for the deed.  
Is this what the kids are calling now as New Adult? I don’t know. It read more like a mild Erotica in my opinion or a very, very, very steamy romance. But hey, I enjoyed their rapport – the palpable sexual chemistry between the two and the chase that was involved. I think this book could’ve been longer. Intro, body, conflict, the end. The author did not give me any twists; it was straight out, cut and dry, what-you-see-is-what-you-get story. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s reading for fun. 

I think I’m going to read the follow-up books if this was a series. There are a lot of things that were glanced over but wasn’t really explored. I’ve always been a sucker for rockers and Lucas Wolfe is one maddening character. At times I enjoyed the way Sienna put him in his place but there’s something about her that I am a little wary of. Sometimes, her deductions and consequent reactions didn’t make a lick of sense and I wasn’t a fan of her when she’s all meek. I really hope her character develops a bit more in the next book. 

This book  had its moments of fun with a little bit of sexy on the side. But I think the best of this series is yet to come.