Release Date: March 28, 2017
"Shh… Quiet. Don’t let them hear you. Or else they’ll come. I don’t want them to come. This is my room. My space. A doll house that I’ve been living in since they brought me here. No windows though. Just a small dog flap at the bottom, closed with a latch from outside. But still, it’s mine. It’s the only thing I have. Why? Trust me, knowledge is not power, no matter what everyone say."
I’ve never heard of Marquis de Sade before. But having been forced to read about him in the small confined space I was imprisoned in, on my knees, with my bottom out of that wretched hole, I now know who Milli was. Her sexual gratification depended on suffering physical pain and humiliation imposed by others. And they are priming me for the same.
For the big cull, as they say.
Excerpt“Your fear of flying is unreasonable.”
My heartbeat is drumming like crazy and all I want is some peace in my head. Everything is fusing together, it’s deafening.
“What are you going to do about it?” I yell.
The engines make a loud whirling sound, and the plane start driving forward, accelerating faster and faster. The moment the noise is ear-splitting and the plane ascends, Sean grabs my wrists in one hand and holds me tight as suddenly I find myself fighting against him. What the f…? There is no struggle on his part, he’s stronger than me by far. With the other hand he grabs my chin and forcefully pulls me to him, leaving a kiss on my lips so potent, and brutal, it sucks the air out of my lungs completely. And when he parts my lips and inserts his tongue inside my mouth, deep, I think he consumes everything that I am. Everything that I stand for. Every molecule in my body that fought against having any connection with men, melts away.
Just as the noise subdues the kiss dies too, he pulls back, but is still within the proximity of my heartbeat. His eyes are glued on my lips, now glossy from our kiss. “Just as I thought, perfect,” and slowly, they rise up to my eyes. Quickly, he blinks, clearing his throat, and he pulls back. “Kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of well being,” I feel the rush of air coming out of his lips as he is talking.
Peaches and cream.
The snapping of his seat belt is my wake up call. He stands up and moves back where he was sitting. “In other words, you’re welcome.”
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Author: Alexandra Iff
4 unexpected stars
I needed to take a bit of time before writing my review for Miili because, not only is this one of the 'darker' novels I've come across from Alexandra Iff, but it also left me literally crying out 'what the heck? That's it?' When Eliza's grandmother suddenly dies, her father sends her to London to meet up with the solicitors to take care of the estate, and sell off what she can and come back home with the money that is needed for cancer treatments for her dying mother. Told a few months ago that she was adopted, Eliza's world was shattered and she questions everything, even goes so far as to be borderline rude when men approaches her. But one man, Sean O'Connell makes her question everything her mother has told her, depending on him more than ever as men try to kidnap her, telling her that she is Milli...
4 breath taking dreams
There is much more to the story than just what I've surmised, but to say more would be ruining the best parts of the story, which I won't do because even with my misgivings, I was really intrigued by Milli. For most of the book, I really didn't like Eliza ~ she was rude, a brat and acting as though it was the end of the world that her mother divulged the information that she did (on a hindsight, it can be devastating, but heck, she's had 6 months to come to terms with it before the death of her grandmother). The further I went in the book, my disposition towards the spoiled little girl warmed and i could relate (to a certain degree) to what she was going through. For sure I wondered how it was that Sean was able to be there each and every single time that Eliza's life was in danger and that simply created one more element of mystery and suspense that had me grossly captivated by this book. Considering that it's the first book of a series, which I'll admit I had NO idea about before starting, it ends in a cliffhanger (cue in the painful groans) and now I'm impatiently waiting for the next instalment because honestly, I couldn't believe it ended that way!!! For the first book in the Milli series, I liked it and can only hope that I'll find more connections with Eliza in the future rather than see the spoiled little girl that first made it to London.
*ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Kathleen, The Small Girl from A small girl, her man and her books
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