Title: Always Wanting
Author: Alex Grayson
Release Date: December 2nd 2016
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4½ stars
*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.
My name is Abigail Summers, and I’m addicted to sex. Yes, you read right. I’m a woman that craves… no, needs to have a man take my body on a daily basis. If I don’t have sex at least once a day, my body shakes from withdrawals, my stomach cramps with unbearable pain, my sexually hazed mind goes haywire, and I become extremely irritable and a major bitch. This isn’t a lifestyle I’ve chosen for myself. It’s a struggle I deal with every single day.
I don’t do relationships, because what man wants to be stuck knowing his girl may be out f*cking some random guy if he’s not available? You may think this is something that I can control, but I say screw you; you’ve never been in my shoes before.
The cravings may be something I can’t control, but I’ve learned to embrace them. I’ve tried the sexual addiction support groups. I’ve tried curbing my appetites. I’ve been shunned, criticized, ridiculed, and called every nasty name under the sun. Well, I say f*ck all you judgmental assholes. I’ll have sex with who I want, when I want, where I want. Embarrassment? That’s a thing of the past. This is my life now, and those that don’t like it can go straight to hell.
But then he came along and screwed everything up. Colt Maverick. For once in my life, I want more, crave more from one guy. A guy that’s sweet and doesn’t match my hard interior. A guy that looks at me like he wants to eat me alive and claim me as his own. A guy that will most definitely not be okay with my addiction. A guy that I want over and over again, not because my body demands it, but because I demand it.
I now have a new addiction. But will he be enough to satisfy my uncontrollable desires?
Alex Grayson is unquestionably becoming one of my favourite author for passionate and beyond-the-normal contemporary romance!
Her stories are most definitely ones of the unconventional and interesting variety. Perhaps, to others, it could be controversial. Her characters deal with obsession and addiction, not of the drugs or gambling variety, but ones of the sexual kind. To me, her stories feel like contemporary romance, with certain dark romance elements in it.
Her stories are, without a doubt, unique and one-of-a-kind.
My first novel from this author was Endless Obsession and I started it out of curiosity. How would someone react when she realise she was literally being stalked by the person she thought she knew and loved? How was the story going to end? Many questions ran through my head and I was glad that I’ve picked up that novel!
Moving onto Always Wanting, it is definitely a story with different form of addiction. The main protagonist, Abigail, has hypersexual disorder. Her withdrawal symptoms are similar to addicts who did not get their fix. It is really painful to read when she goes through them, and my heart just breaks for her, especially when one reads from Colt’s point of view.
Despite what she says, Abigail is someone who wants what she believes she will not ever have. That is, until Blue, a.k.a. Colt Maverick came along. I was literally just gripping onto my phone as I read through the story on my kindle app. I wanted Abigail to have the life she deserves.
Also, something I’m curious about is Colt’s sister, Tera, and Lukas. From Colt’s view, Lukas seems malicious but somewhere in between, it seems what Tera and Lukas have is real and not something others can understand. I’m definitely keeping an eye out to see if there are more stories to be told!
This book is definitely filled with sex, and lots of it. There are unconventional ways in which things are done, but I do recommend giving this novel a read! It is highly recommended for readers who would love a novel with elements of both contemporary and dark romance!