The Payment Series (Prized, Possessed, Purgatory)
*Submitted for review by author*
Genre: Dark Erotica
The Payment series (Prized, Possessed, Purgatory)-
Catrina Carter is in over her head. Way over her head. She’s in debt and, short of bankruptcy, which wouldn’t happen fast enough to pay the creditors nipping at her heels, Catrina has few choices. Eviction is coming any day, and even though she traded in her great car for a “more affordable” model, it's about to be repossessed too. Catrina goes to Debt Management Associates, or DMA, for help.
The cost for DMA's help is something she never thought she could pay, but out of options, Catrina agrees to serve a man who pays her debt in full, and begins training in how to please him. Jared. Her new benefactor. He is tasked with helping Catrina get her life back on track, in addition to taking his pleasure with her and ordering her to oblige friends, colleagues, and even total strangers sexually on his whim.When Catrina leaves the DMA program after her one year term of service, will she be able to keep the lessons Jared literally spanked into her topmost in her mind, or will old habits rear their designer heads?
This read is definitely one that might be too much for some, it is intense and pushes the boundaries that is characteristic of the dark erotic genre. I am quite familiar with dark erotica and it has rarely been too much, but this was one was borderline for me. Though it is a fantastic read that is wonderfully written, the way Catrina was used/shared was almost too much for me to overcome and deal with. Which I suppose is testament to the writing powers of Cassandra Carr, getting me so attached to the female lead.
I could not stop reading this set once I started, staying up past midnight to find out how it would all end. I do wish it had a HEA ending with Jared declaring his love for Catrina and them being a couple I must say, a fluffy ending to a dark erotica just makes it easier to digest for me personally. It also would have been nice to read how Jared and Catrina’s “relationship” of sorts would be once Catrina got a handle on her spending problems and got her confidence back.
I would say if you are a lover of the romance genre and looking for another romance, this would not be one for you to pick up, though if you are acquainted with the dark erotic genre and enjoy it definitely give this one a read. I give this a rating of four stars.