Conquered (She Who Dares #2) by LP Lovell @Authorlplovell
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…And the drama continues…
ending of Besieged left our two
lovebirds broken hearted and miserable. Poor Lilly had the weight of the world
on her shoulders. The man she loves shattered her heart, creating more upheaval
in her already hectic life. Theo is ripped to shreds, suffering from the
consequences of his incredibly stupid blunder, determined to right his wrongs.
Both are in shambles and hopeless. With that in mind, I knew to buckle up for an
emotional roller-coaster ride. Conquered,
the second installment in the She who
Dares series, did not disappoint.
most of Conquered, there was a huge
‘push’ and ‘pull’ situation. A desperate Theo is fighting an uphill battle by seeking
forgiveness and pushing his way back into Lilly’s life. The more he pushes, the
further she pulls away and retreats. Theo’s sadness tugged on my heartstrings,
and I found myself routing for his cause. Lost and forlorn, I truly felt bad
for him…until he majorly ticked me off – TWICE. (GASP)!!
just as dashing and extremely sexy in this read, and I adored him. His
transformation, triggered by falling in love, touched me, as did his heartache.
But, drunken public restroom mistakes and Theo seem to go hand in hand. He
disappointed me. And a bit of the old insensitive, callous side of Theo crept
back in when dealing with psycho chick, Cassie (YIKES)!Yes, the predicament with Cassie turned his
life upside down, but Theo could have handled the situation with more
understanding. Although I love Theo’s
character, these two situations slightly skewed my admiration for him. I am
hoping in book three, Theo resolves these issues and redeems himself to become
the honorable, strong man Lilly needs. That aside, my heart does go out to him
for all of his woes.
are dubious people affecting Lilly’s life, and I truly feel sorry for her. Despite
all that’s going on, Lilly remains as stubborn as ever. I got to give her credit;
she’s a tough chick who stands her ground. I admire her grit, however, I wanted
to scream ‘enough already and give in’. Theo’s arms were wide open, waiting to
catch her. Lilly’s constant refusal was teeny bit vexing. She has gumption and
puts up a good fight, but I wanted to see her heal and embrace the one who
holds the key to her strength ~ Theo.
the way, Theo and Lilly manage to pull off some steamy and passionate times in
the midst of their turmoil.It was
during their affectionate moments I was reminded how erotic they can be. Theo
is at his best when showering Lilly with tenderness and love.
in all, this was a great read for me. I liked that the story was presented in
dual points of view – a peek into the minds of these off the wall characters. LP
Lovell is an incredibly gifted author whose unique writing style evoked a vast
array of emotions within me. The story line, filled with moments of angst,
nail-biting tension, hot sex and romance, grabbed and held my attention from
beginning to end. Lastly, be warned there is a cliffhanger. LP leaves us
dangling, anxious to see what the future has in store for our tumultuous