REVIEW – THE RAVEN ROOM (The Raven Room, #1) by Ana Medeiros

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SYNOPSIS:

Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death.

Drawn by needs he cannot control, Julian ventures to The Raven Room, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build.

When the police link the Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous…

Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career.

As Meredith embarks on a sexual journey into the forbidden world that Julian inhabits, questions emerge, and dark appetites threaten to swallow her whole. How much can she trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature and how much will she sacrifice in order to protect him?

*****Dee’s Review*****

***** 6++++ Alluring Stars*****

(Arc Kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

It’s not very often that I take a chance on a debut novel and end up being so blown away by it, that it becomes a top ten favorite read of the year for me. Ana Medeiros’ writing style is simply brilliant, and The Raven Room delivers so much more than an erotic story. This book was mysterious, thrilling, and tempting in a way that has made me completely obsessed with it. Every single word of this novel has gotten under my skin and even days after reading, I still can’t escape it.

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Julian Reeve is a successful professor and child psychologist. Gorgeous and single, Julian enjoys a very unique sexy lifestyle inside the doors of The Raven Room, sex club.

Meredith has had a sexual relationship with Julian for about a year. Neither of them know much about each other, they only share pleasure and a very open and understanding friendship. Meredith has heard about The Raven Room and she’s been very curious about going and experiencing what happens in this mysterious club, that only the rich and powerful are allowed in.

Meredith loves sex, she is willing to take and give pleasure from anyone, and The Raven Room seems like the perfect playground for her. She convinces Julian to take her and they enjoy a sinful night inside the walls of the risqué sex club. That night something very special happens to Julian; he finds himself mystified by the moves of a petite redhead. With one very intense look, Julian sees himself reflected in the soul of the alluring woman.

The gorgeous woman’s name is Alana. Julian can’t believe his eyes when he runs into her at a coffee shop. Immediately they are drawn to each other and Alana enters the picture and actually makes it now complete with Meredith and him as the three of them start a wicked game of pleasure.

Julian has a very dark past; one he is not trying to escape but has embraced and learned to accept as his nature. He cares deeply for the women who bring pleasure and misery to his life.

The thing about The Raven Room is that while it will give you everything you want and crave in a tempting environment that is safe from judging eyes, it comes at a very high price and whoever is not willing to pay and play by the rules must be ready to face the consequences. Will these three lovers be able to escape the harsh consequences and punishments that come with the key of this club? Or do they even want to break free from it all?

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Reading The Raven Room was a very unique experience. It felt luxurious and addicting. I simply couldn’t escape it. The connection between the three main characters was so beautiful and raw and I was bewitched by it, in every chapter. The sexual scenes were so intense and even though they often included pain and it was between individuals who thrived while sharing partners, there was a very romantic undertone to every single one of them and I couldn’t help but fall in love with this story.

Through mystery and eroticism The Raven Room was the stunning premise of a trilogy that will play with every single one of your senses. Are you ready to step inside and be part of a world that hurts so, so good?

I highly recommend this book to those who don’t mind dark, sexy reads that include a menage a trois. This book is truly, A must read!!!!

My The Raven Room music playlist:
*Principles Of Lust by Enigma
*Faded (Lido Remix) by Zhu
*Friends By Brooklynn
*Together by The XX
*Fade Out Lines by The Avener & Phoebe Killdeer
* I Love You…I’ll Kill You by Enigma

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