Sunday, 4 January 2015

Leigh Stone - Lex's Melody (Belfast Bound #1)

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Susan & Stacey

Lex's Melody is Leigh Stone's first erotic novel, set in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast.

Alex Matthews is a tall, handsome dominant. He exists on the thrill that having a woman submit to him creates. He doesn't date, he doesn't commit. He works hard as an architect by day, and demands control over his submissives in his downtime. Melody Anderson is a 26 year college student who is about to change all that.

When her best friend Jonny suggests that she try a dating website, Mel has no idea where it will lead. Alex finds her profile compelling, and on their first meeting in the oldest bar in Belfast makes the suggestion that she should submit to him. Enthralled by where this could lead, Mel agrees, and the pair find themselves bound together in submission and dominance.
Alex soon finds that with Mel, his previous vice of submission only, isn't enough, and he yearns to make their relationship more, but a dark shadow from Alex's past looms menacingly on the horizon.
Will Alex overcome his fears from the past and find a future with Mel, or will it all end in tragedy?

Contains graphic sexual scenes including those with BDSM overtones. Also contains graphic language, and therefore is not suitable for under 18's.


Susan

Lex's Melody has been sitting on my kindle for too long so was very excited to get round to reading it and it did not disappoint!

Alex was instantly drawn to me (because he's a bit of a control freak!) and because of the way he was treated by his first love. His inability to let anyone in and needs to keep people at a distance through his 'control' and need to 'dominate' in every sense of the word ;)


When Alex meets Melody the attraction is immediate and the pair have no issues in seeing where this takes them....but what a journey it would be. Hot, steamy and generally cold shower inducing ;)


This alone would have rated it a five star for me....but the story?! It was awesome. The journey the pair take in getting to know one another, the anxieties of Alex being hurt again or just them both recognising their feelings but showing one another this rather than saying it.


Melody and Alex are perfect together and the sex is undeniably brilliant - well let's not beat about the bush here...it's the best the pair have had. They fit each other like a glove and if I could have sped them up to get together and knock down any walls the pair had, I would have, but it wouldn't have shown the brilliant story Leigh Stone had given us. When disaster strikes, I honestly feared for Alex. Returning to his shell and in despair after a misinterpretation, would Melody disappear from his life?


The ecstatic joy and dirty weekends were simply brilliant, the hurt and pain inducing lows are incredible also. A brilliantly written book that I couldn't put down. I am beyond excited to read the next installment of the Belfast Bound series.


On the steam meter a definite ten out of ten...and in "Bookland" ratings another brilliant 5* rating!  
Highly recommend!

Stacey
Lex's Melody has been on my to read list for months, in fact since it was released, and I only just got around to starting it just before the novella Melodic Minor was released (which I will be reading soon!)

The only other BDSM book I have read to date is Fifty Shades and in all honesty, I wasn't really all that taken by it so I have been kind of wary of reading others in the same kind of genre. 

I have to admit I wasn't so sure on the start of Alex & Melody's relationship, I thought the way it started and progressed was a little quick - but after a couple of chapters I could just see they were meant for each other. The sexual scenes were like, so hot, and so well written, almost making you want to be in on the scene! 

Alex has a hurtful past which we aren't let into immediately, but it has made him a dominant and the way he is, someone who usually runs at the first sign of becoming anything more than a Master (Lex).

Melody falls completely in love with him and changes him - though he doesn't want to admit it and he almost tears their relationship apart when he realises he is getting too close. Something tragic happens though and Alex regrets the way he has treated Mel. Will she ever forgive him, and will they have their happy ever after?

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Again Alex's hand caressed her. Again the need burned through Mel and completely overwhelmed her. She was his. She would never deny it. She could never fight against it. No matter what, Alex Matthews owned every last inch of her.
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This is one that made me cry, for Mel, and for Alex's past as I could relate. A definite five star read from me. 

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Get your copy of Lex's Melody here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

Disclosure

I purchased this book myself and wasn't asked to write this review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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