Desperate Measures by Katee Robert
The first book in author Katee Robert’s Wicked Villains series
In the Wicked Villains series by Katee Robert the good guys finish last and the villains reign triumphant. The first book in the series begins with Desperate Measures which is a dark and steamy retelling of Aladdin featuring Jafar and Jasmine as the main characters. Jasmine yearns for her freedom from her tyrannical father, but also cannot deny how Jafar makes her feel. Torn between the two, she has to decide which she wants more.
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“You’re in my world now, Jasmine.” – Jafar
I enjoyed this book quite a bit the more it went on. I thought the plot was decent enough to carry the story along and found myself wanting to dive deeper into the world that the author created in this series.
The devil is Jafar’s voice in my ear, full of sin and promised pleasure. – Jasmine
The relationship between Jasmine and Jafar was kinky and twisted. There is a lot of Daddy!Kink, consensual-non-consent, and explicit sex scenes so this book may not be for everyone. And while Jafar is the “villain” he never does anything against Jasmine’s will other than locking her away for her safety, which made it all the better for me to root for them as a couple after they had been pining for one another for 5 years. The story is told from both Jasmine and Jafar’s point of views. However, I did find myself looking forward more to Jafar’s point of view of the story than Jasmine’s as he became my favorite character. So, I would have liked it better if there had been more of his POV than hers, but the story was still fun to read. I even liked the bit of angst that built up between them as they delt with how they felt toward one another.
This story also introduced many other characters that are featured in the rest of the series, which I found intriguing.
With that being said, I give Desperate Measures 5 stars!
Will I continue the rest of the series? Absolutely!
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by Katee Robert
My Savior… Or My Ruin?
One night, and my entire life went up in flames. All because of him. Jafar. As my world burned down around me, he offered me a choice. Walk away with nothing but my freedom… Or rise to his challenge and win my fortune back.
Now Jafar owns me, and even as my mind rails against his rules, my body loves the punishments he deals out when I break them.
But a gilded cage is still a prison, I’ll do anything to obtain my freedom.
Even betray the man I’m falling for.
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