Clouded Hell by JR Gray ~ Book Review by Caroline

29146326Title: Clouded Hell

Author: JR Gray

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/23/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, Gay Fiction

Blurb:

I survive on avoidance. Physical pain to avoid the mental. Disposable flesh to avoid relationships. Work to avoid attachment.

My club became my empire of avoidance. Inside the ring millions are won and lost. The fight is confined to breaths, actions and reactions, fists and pain. Rules don’t exist. Only my opponent exists.

I’d been avoiding my needs for far too long when Remi stumbles into the Inferno and I’m hungry. The promise of a submissive with no attachment is far too tempting. I can’t resist him.

He was only supposed to be a distraction, but I know I’ll never get over him. There isn’t a chance in this clouded hell.

My View:

I loved everything about this one except for that damn epilogue – but more about that later!

Clouded Hell is a story that drags you in from the first page. It sometimes leaves you feeling a little confused, it oftentimes leaves you feeling frustrated but overall it was addictive and difficult to put down. At 2am and 70% in I had to admit defeat and finish it the next day but that was a really difficult thing to do!

So if we were to look up the word dominant in the dictionary Dante’s name would be right there. This man defines the word in every aspect of his life. He owns a bar and runs an underground fight club. He is tough and pretty unforgiving. The only glitch in his armour is that he isn’t over the death of his husband – it was the one thing he couldn’t control and still has no control over and he certainly isn’t ready to love again, in fact he isn’t really ready to even feel again. Then in walks Remi and his whole world is turned upside down.

Remi is my kind of character. I totally loved him! He’s the mob boss’s son and is expected to take over and rule the world. He’s a gay man and if his father ever found out he would kill him – literally. He has sworn forever to his best friend Kai who is submissive to him. To the world he presents so many different facets of himself that even he is confused. What he wants, what he needs more than his next breath is a Dom who can take him apart and control him, someone with the strength to deal with all his crap and not be scared off. When he meets Dante he knows he’s found the one man able to give him what he wants but his life is a mess and completely out of control and getting what he wants may cost him more than he realises.

The story is tense, fast paced and extremely hot in places. The secondary characters that are Josh and Kai will raise your blood pressure and you will want to kill Remi’s father when you first meet him. The power exchange between Remi and Dante is intense – every single time.

The epilogue – what the hell! My only thought is that we are going to see more of these men. I really, really hope we are going to see more of these men! Clouded Hell has been left wide open for a second book and fingers crossed that is in the author’s plans as I don’t feel anywhere near finished with Dante and Remi. I would even like to know what happens with Kai as he finally pulled his selfish head out of his ass at the end and helped when needed.

Links

Clouded Hell on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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