Good afternoon all. I have just finished reading “Black Obsidian” by Victoria Quinn. Here are my thoughts.
First I feel the need to say this is a book for adults only and has a large amount of sexual content.
Character Rome Moretti has struggled in life to get to where she is. From an abusive childhood to memories that haunt her, she has struggled through them with the help of her brother by choice Christopher. Rome is independent and self sufficient. Enter Calloway Owens, wealthy head of a humanitarian organization to turn her world upside down. He is into some dark things and she has no clue. He wants to be her dom and she wants to be his love but on her own terms.
This book is a good read. I liked the storyline and the struggles Cal faces in his earnest longing for a woman that is contrary to everything he thinks he wants. Rome is the personification of an independent woman, a role she struggles to maintain as she falls for Calloway. I enjoy how the story unfolds and how it describes the struggles both sides face to try and be what the other wants without giving up themselves at the same time.
I did not give this five stars even though I liked it, here is why. While very well written I find the story to be a watered down version of Fifty Shades. I was expecting more from the advertisements, however, did not receive it. I also do not like how the story just ended. While I know this is book one of a series, there was no lead up to the end and next book, it just kind of ended. This is definitely a series that does not stand alone.
Altogether, this was a good book. I do not know if I am willing to read the remaining books in the series. We will see.