Monday, April 10, 2017

Diminished by Bianca Sommerland

When Shiori Ayase comes across a casting call to dance on stage for Winter’s Wrath with a model she idolizes, she jumps on the chance. She needs this opportunity to break free from the control of her step-father, and she made her sister a promise on her deathbed. One that involves learning if the Trousseau brothers are the type of men that can be trusted. What better way to find out than by spending a few weeks with them on the road?

Brave Trousseau has to face the damage he’s done to the band in his efforts to push his younger brother away. But then his goddess, a young woman with a sharp wit and moves that drive him crazy, joins the band on tour to take over the sexy performance meant to entice the crowd, Brave ends up more than motivated to be on his best behavior.

Unfortunately, he’s not the only one enchanted with the girl. Malakai Noble, the band’s bassist, has always been a strong, steady presence at the core of Winter’s Wrath, but he’s now become Brave’s most bitter rival. How can Brave show he’s changed with Malakai's constant reminders of every mistake he’s made? With the band on the line, and Shiori stealing her way into his heart, maybe there’s only one way to prove he’s the better man. And that’s by letting her go.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second in the series and is a brilliant next chapter in the story of the band members of Winter's Wrath. Do read Backlash first as this continues on from that book, and Diminished will be far richer for it. I am assuming that you have in my review.

I am a sucker for the bad guy, so whilst Brave did a lot last time to make us hate him, I was desperate to understand better his behaviour, and hopefully turn things around for the band too. Things are certainly not looking good early on, but I had faith that Ms. Sommerland would create a story that would be worthy of that broken man. Of course we get a lot more than just that, as the band develops under new management, and Alder, Jesse, and Danica's relationship grows. The addition of Shiori is inspired and her secret plays out beautifully. It could have gone so wrong, but again, clever writing and highlighting of particular issues makes it work perfectly.

As always, passionate, enticing, and erotic writing, with a good pace and plenty of story to keep one turning the pages until the end. I finished it at 4am... so be warned!

Tell you about me? Hmm, well, there’s not much to say. I love hockey and cars and my kids…not in that order of course! Lol! When I’m not writing—which isn’t often—I’m usually watching a game or a car show while networking. Going out with my kids is my only downtime. I get to clear my head and forget everything.

As for when and why I first started writing, I guess I thought I’d get extra cookies if I was quiet for a while—that’s how young I was. I used to bring my grandmother barely legible pages filled with tales of evil unicorns. She told me then that I would be a famous author.

I hope one day to prove her right.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Diminished (Winter's Wrath #2) by Bianca Sommerland to read and review.

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