Review: Ice Queen/ Mirror Of My soul ( Nature of desire #3 and #4) by Joey W Hill

nod-iq180x270  Book III of the Nature Of Desire Series(can read as standalone, but story continued in sequel Mirror of my Soul)

Released March 2006

They call her the Ice Queen. At the exclusive BDSM club known as The Zone, Mistress Marguerite is a legend. Tyler Winterman has been fascinated with her since he’s known her, though the rules of their world say they shouldn’t share more than mutual admiration. He is her male counterpart, one of the most powerful male Doms practicing at The Zone.

Due to a computer error, Marguerite lacks the mentoring program stipulation required of all Zone Doms, which includes spending a number of hours learning about BDSM from the submissive’s perspective. Tyler considers it an act of fate that Marguerite chooses him to be the Dom who helps her fulfill that requirement. He is convinced she is a “switch”, a closet submissive, but the truth will be even more remarkable than the theory, changing their lives in ways neither of them anticipates.

Having no equal except one another in their skills at stripping a sub’s defenses bare, these two Dominants will turn their considerable talents on each other and discover that who is Master and who is slave doesn’t matter, not when two souls have found their mate.

nod-mms180x270Book IV of the Nature Of Desire Series

(Sequel to Ice Queen)

Released May 2006

Some stories can’t be contained between the covers of just one book…

Marguerite and Tyler’s story, which began in Ice Queen, continues in Mirror of My Soul. Having resolved some of the issues that arose between them as two sexual dominants, they now explore whether Marguerite’s desire to be Mistress and slave both will be accepted by Tyler, and whether the shadows of their respective pasts will have the power to destroy the love growing between them.

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Silvana's Review

REVIEW FOR BOTH BOOKS

Ratings:

Ice Queen: 4 Stars, I loved getting to know both MCs

Mirror of My Soul : 5++++ Stars, is there anything better than Joey W Hill’s writing, not even coffee and chocolate can compare.

Hero/Tyler: All the stars in the world.

Heroine/ Marguerite: 3 Stars for book 1, I didn’t feel connected to her character.

5 Stars for book 2 Mirror of My Soul, loved her character growth, delving into her backstory broke my heart, made me cry and I totally understood her aloofness and mistrust.

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You know when words are not enough to describe a book that totally consumed you while reading, where words you have used before seem so inadequate, Mirror of My Soul was that book. Don’t get me wrong, I loved both books for Tyler and Marguerite but  their second book had me enthralled ( again not adequate enough). I mean the chemistry was sizzling, the writing and imagery were beautiful. Joey W Hill covers the sensual, the emotional connection as well as the physical aspects of the romance between the protagonists; as a reader I didn’t feel cheated; I loved reading about the BDSM aspect of the story.

I am looking through the dictionary to find a word to describe Tyler, but all I could find was PERFECT, it will have to do for now.

Marguerite was a complex character which I felt disconnected from in Ice Queen, but as I read Mirror of My soul, her character, strength, charisma and heart drew me in, I began to see the  woman that Tyler was so in love with.

As with Rough Canvas, the author writes characters that are flawed, broken, complicated and utterly real; A story line that makes you smile, tear up and fall in love alongside the characters,  I highlighted whole pages at times

“Because.” He leaned forward, his hand slipping up her back to unerringly trace the scar tissue of the design burned there, now concealed under the robe. “Someone drew you wings a long time ago and you’ve been trying to decide whether to fly away ever since.” <…> “And because when I look at you, I think you’re a gift from God.”
―  Ice Queen

“We forget that sometimes there is something greater than our pain. That’s the pain of the person who loves us, who couldn’t protect us from that pain.”

―  Mirror of My Soul

I was just looking at the Joey W Hill forum and just found the Vignette for Tyler and Marguerite as well as Marcus and Thomas; Well I’m just gonna have to stop my fangirling/rambling of a review here and go read some more about Tyler and Marcus.

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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Holding The Cards (Nature of Desire, #1)
by Joey W. Hill

Natural Law (Nature of Desire, #2)
by Joey W. Hill

Ice Queen (Nature of Desire, #3)
by Joey W. Hill
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 1,503 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions book 3

Mirror of My Soul (Nature of Desire, #4)
by Joey W. Hill

Mistress of Redemption (Nature of Desire, #5)
by Joey W. Hill

Rough Canvas (Nature of Desire, #6)
by Joey W. Hill

Branded Sanctuary (Nature of Desire, #7)
by Joey W. Hill

The Baby Shower (Nature of Desire, #7.1)
by Joey W. Hill

Tyler Tied Up (Nature of Desire, #7.2)
by Joey W. Hill

First Christmas: Marcus and Thomas Christmas Vignette (Nature of Desire, #7.3)
by Joey W. Hill

Divine Solace (Nature of Desire, #8)
by Joey W. Hill

Untitled (Nature of Desire, #9)
by Joey W. Hill

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