Saturday, October 22, 2011

2 for 1 Review for the Control Freak Series by Reena Jacobs

Brandon is an overworked husband with a wife who wants a little too much. Sex, that is. When his wife starts throwing him hints about bondage and masochism, he's sure she's flipped. In the end, Brandon must decide which lines he's willing to cross for the women he loves.

Regina's at it again, but this time she's in charge... or so she thinks. Armed with a riding crop and whole lot of attitude, she's determined to bend Brandon to her will. Find out just how far Brandon's willing to let her go in this midday romp.


These two books by Regina Jacobs are based on an intriguing premise....that of a segment of a married couple's life told from each individual's perspective.  Because of this unique premise, it makes more of an impact to read them together, but they can definitely be read on their own though.

First up is Brandon's Story written from the male perspective and is the weaker of these two stories in my opinion.  Brandon comes off as unlikable and a bit infantile in his actions.  He complains quite a bit about his wife Regina and with moments like that it's hard to believe they're a happy couple.  He describes their sex drives as completely opposite where he seems overwhelmed by her desires.  He expounds so negatively on her heightened sex drive that I'm surprised he didn't call her a slut.  Even when they finally come together it still feels like they're at odds.  The sexual interlude is steamy but felt more like a battleground than a loving sexual expression.  From Brandon's viewpoint, his wife is a shrew and he's constantly mistreated and emasculated by her.  Incidences like these took away from my belief in their feelings for one another and the future of their marriage and lessened my overall enjoyment of the story.  My rating for this is a D+

Regina's Story is written from the female perspective and is a more enjoyable release where both husband and wife are on a more even level.  They have problems similar to most couples and are currently in a rut.  Regina loves her husband Brandon and appreciates his efforts to give her what she needs.  She can also admit her own faults and strives to treat him better too.  The couple seen in this version seem happier and more willing to work out their issues.  Brandon's not so set in his ways and willing to experiment to bring excitement to their marriage.  It's a more mature and loving Brandon in this story and a less abrasive Regina seen in this version of their life.  This is a couple that can reach their happy ending and have a long and fulfilling marriage full of steamy encounters like the one seen in this story.  My rating for this is a B+

*I received these books from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

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