Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Losing Control by Jen Fredrick

Publication Date: June 16th 2014
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

I’d do anything to keep my mother alive.

Anything, including ask Ian Kerr for help. I don’t know much about him, except that he has more money than some small countries. And he’s willing to spend it on me. Just one catch: there’s a string attached, and not just the one I feel pulling me into his arms and his bed. There’s also the plan for revenge he wants my help with.

Every time he says my name, it makes my body shiver and my heart stutter. I know he’s going to wreck me, know there won’t be anything left of me but lust and sensation by the time he’s done with me, but even though I can see the heartbreak coming towards me like a train, ready to crash into me, I can’t get out of the way. I want what he makes me feel. Want what he’s offering.

This may have started out as something to save my mother, but now…now it’s about what he makes me feel. I’m in danger of losing everything that’s important. Worse? Ian's whispered words and hot caresses are making me believe that's okay.

My Thoughts:
Losing Control was an intense romance with a side of revenge.

Victoria’s mother, Sophie fought cancer and won, but without it draining all of their resources.  Now that the cancer is back Victoria resolves to do just about anything to pay for her mother’s treatments, and care.  Sophie is her much beloved mother and best friend and she means the world to Victoria.  As a bike messenger her pay isn’t the greatest but she doesn’t have many options available due to a reading/learning disability never properly addressed.  Taking on more shady deliveries puts her on Ian Kerr’s radar and he has a much more lucrative job offer for her.  Rich and handsome, this man spells all kinds of danger for Victoria, or “Tiny” and it seems that her heart is most at risk. He’s intense and relentless in his pursuit of Victoria.   Can they keep the boundaries between the job of revenge and their love life separate?

Ian’s family suffered an unjust and tragic blow and he can’t let go of the past.  Someone needs to pay and Ian’s willing to do whatever it takes to inflict his revenge, that is until Victoria comes into the picture. Suddenly his thirst for revenge isn’t as urgent, especially if it risks her in any way.  She pushes his protective and possessive feelings to extreme levels.

This relationship was reminiscent of Fifty to me, in a completely good way!  It brought to mind the  powerful and desperate need for each Anna and Christen Grey had with some smoking hot results!

“I wanted to delay making love to you until I was completely sure you were with me—mind, body and soul—because yes, Tiny, you are mine. And this isn’t for show.”

“I’ll never have enough of you.”

This story doesn’t wrap up, but it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger either, more of a “to be continued” situation.  The revenge plot is unresolved, and it leaves an uncertainty that makes me uneasy about what is to come. 

4 Suns

About the Author:
Bestselling author Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at

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1 comment:

  1. I have LC for review soon, and though I love JFrederick's books, I've been slightly nervous. Your review has me excited, Rachel. Thanks!