Explicit Instructions by Scarlett Finn

October 16, 2016 Book Review 0 ★★★½

Explicit Instructions by Scarlett Finnthree-half-stars
Explicit Instruction by Scarlett Finn
Series: Explicit #1
Also in this series: Explicit Detail
Published by Smashwords Edition on July 11th 2015
Pages: 376
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'I wouldn't do that if I were you.'
Stranded and searching for a phone, Flick inadvertently walks into danger, and finds herself living in a nightmare. But an unexpected reprieve comes in the form of a stranger, a looming silhouette more terrifying than the evil that captured her. From him she learns that danger has an alias, Rushe. He is abrupt, crude, domineering...and her only hope for survival.With freedom a distant memory, Flick is reluctantly drawn into the criminal plot. As she descends further, her entanglement with Rushe becomes deeper. The adventure she started by accident threatens them; but Flick knows it’s not only her life she is battling for, it’s her heart as well.
Warning: Contains explicit language and imagery.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

EDGy Review
Reviewed LilyExplicit instructions have a purpose, why then wouldn’t Felicity or Flick adhere to them? She didn’t ignore what people told her for the sake of it, rather it was a case of being headstrong but not always in a smart manner. Felicity is the black sheep of her family and has chosen to forsake the benefits of her wealthy lifestyle in order to live life as she chooses.

On one fateful evening, in the pouring rain when her life has gone to the dogs, she ignores the one piece of advice that ends up changing her world. Walking through a door, she is told not to she realises her error as soon as she crosses the threshold. Her troubles beforehand now are long forgotten as she fights for her life. The disgusting degenerates she has encountered turned a bad day into a nightmare. Her saviour was not quite a knight in shining armour, just a whole damn lot better than the other men she could compare him too.

Rushe was gruff and indifferent as he did his best to keep Flick out of harm’s way. The chemistry between Rushe and Flick grew out of the protection he afforded her. He had no intentions of allowing her to become a part of his life but Flick’s was consumed by her growing admiration for Rushe. When they decide to take the heat up a level between them, it is combustible. The more he tries to push her away with his demeaning talk, the more she laps it up. The dirty talk I can handle, but demeaning, especially when whore and the C word comes out, have the effect of a wet blanket on fire. Others may love this, and this is why I mention it, for me, though, it took the story’s appeal down a notch.

The mystery behind the drama was not quite clear to begin with, and all the details not fully revealed until the end. It is well done with some sections feeling dragged out because our only insight is through Flick’s POV, with her limited knowledge of all that is happening. She’s doing her best to be an asset to Rushe, but she has a tendency to make life more difficult, again if she only listened to instructions a lot of their problems could have been avoided. Some, though, were being driven by greedy, power hungry people who would stop at nothing to do what pleased them.

An interesting ending with a lot of possibilities left open for the characters that remained. I am keen to see if what I assume will happen does and how it fits into the dangerous lives they lead.

Rating: 3.5  Stars

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