Dear Rebellious Readers,
It is time for another This Rebel Reviews and today I am reviewing Control Freak by Brianna Hale which is a BDSM romance which I have fallen in love with.
Control Freak by Brianna Hale
Genre: Adult BDSM Contemporary Romance
Standalone Romance with HEA
published: June 27th, 2019
Summary from Goodreads:
Total control. I need it in every aspect of my life. Some would say that makes me an asshole. A freak. But as long as everything’s exactly how I want it, I’m completely flexible.
Okay, I’m not kidding.
Lacey needs someone in her life who’s bigger and scarier than her demons, and she wants that man to be me. Her boss. The Viking in a suit. I hope she understands what she’s getting into. This daddy isn’t going to pat her on the head and tell her she’s a good girl for nothing. Especially not when she’s spinning out of control.
Author’s note: this book includes depictions of eating disorder recovery
This Rebel Reviews
Stain runs a museum and is putting on a new exhibition and has so much work to do since he fired his assistant who just wasn’t working out. When an artist he knows says his daughter is looking for a job and organized his own exhibition he agrees to meet with her. Lacey is recovering from anorexia and is trying to get her life back and thinks this job will help. What follows is a beautiful love story that I am still thinking about days after finishing it.
This is my favorite romance I have read this year. Stian and Lacey are perfect for each other. Stian is one of my new favorite book boyfriends. He is stern but loving, caring, and protective of Lacey. He loves her for her. Lacey is a sweet strong heroine who had the misfortune to get anorexia. While I don’t have anorexia I do suffer from a mental illness and really connected with Lacey and her struggle to not let her anorexia voice(the part of her that was telling her she is worthless, not skinny enough, she needs to give up, etc) win. I am very picky about how mental illness is done in books and have to say this is one of the best I have read. The author was sensitive to the subject, didn’t just have it in there to add a little drama, and didn’t have the relationship fix her illness. Stian, on the other hand, supported her and helped her do whatever she needed with her illness if it was a place she needed to eat alone or just a kind word. I loved them together and all of there scenes together were so amazing. I loved the BDSM element to the story. Those scenes were so HOT and I loved how they fit into the story and weren’t forced either. Brianna Hale is an amazing writer and she has become a new favorite. I am planning to read all of her books. I do wish the book was a little longer because I love these two characters so much. The ending was perfection and made me cry happy tears.
Rating: 5 stars
*I got this book for an honest review from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.*
Yours in Rebellion
Nicole the Reading Rebel