Valorous

M.S. Force
Valorous
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Publisher
HTJB, Inc.
Release Date
April 2015
ISBN
2940151372220
Series
Book 2 of Quantum Trilogy
Genre
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

SUMMARY
He's a sexual dominant. She's sworn off sex. There's no way they can make a relationship work--or can they?

After surviving a traumatic event at age fifteen and the ensuing estrangement from her family, Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today--a happy teacher fresh out of college and enjoying her first winter in New York City with her faithful dog, Fluff, by her side. Natalie isn't expecting her life to change completely during a routine stroll through Greenwich Village on a blustery January day. But when Fluff breaks loose and charges into a park, Natalie gives chase and crashes into her destiny. Only after Fluff bites and draws blood from the man who accidentally knocked Natalie down does she realize Fluff has bitten the biggest movie star in the world.

He has no business being enthralled by the gorgeous, young, innocent teacher...
Natalie captivates Flynn Godfrey from the first moment their eyes meet while she is lying on the ground and he's fighting off her ferocious little beast of a dog. The only thing Flynn knows for certain is if he lets Natalie get away, he'll regret it for the rest of his life. After only a short time in her presence, Flynn is prepared to change who he is to be what she needs. He knows he's in big trouble when she says she won't sleep with him and he doesn't care if it means he gets to keep her in his life. But can he turn his back on the lifestyle that has defined him? Can he deny the desires that drive him to give Natalie the introduction to love and romance she so deserves? And most of all, can he keep his truth hidden from her long enough to have forever with her?

Join Flynn and Natalie as their story unfolds in three full-length books released three weeks in a row: VIRTUOUS, VALOROUS and VICTORIOUS. From New York to Los Angeles, from Hollywood to Las Vegas, Flynn and Natalie's whirlwind love affair has it all--romance, passion, steamy hot sex, relentless paparazzi and a murder that could

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Apr 23, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
108 people found the following review helpful
"Valorous" is defined as courageous, valiant and brave. Natalie is the very definition of that word in this second book in the Quantum Trilogy.

NYC teacher Natalie Bryant and Řber megastar Flynn Godfrey are happily ensconced in their new love bubble...until the press gets wind of Natalie's horrific past. Now, everything she's worked for is destroyed as her story gets dissected on every news outlet in the world. Flynn has found the love of his life, and if that means protecting her from the media as well as his darker nature, his dominant side, his need to be in absolute control in bed, then so be it. He'd kill to protect the woman he loves, and nothing, NOTHING is more important than her safety and security and well being.

VALOROUS is the second book in the Quantum Trilogy by the talented Marie Force writing as M.S. Force, showcasing an edgier side of the bestselling romance author. In this book, we get the gritty details behind Natalie's rape as a teenager and the emotional fallout from that horrible experience. Flynn's fury and anguish over her pain is heartfelt and palpable, and his adoration for her just jumped off the page. Like the first book, the sex in VALOROUS was sweetly sensual instead of gritty and raw and dirty, though there were some more erotic dream sequences that were hot.

HOWEVER.

This story was stuck on repeat pretty much the entire way through. "I love you!" "I love YOU!" "I love YOU!" "I love YOU!" "I must deny my true nature." "There's no way Natalie can ever know the real me." "I'm glad I didn't confess my desires, my sweet innocent wife couldn't handle it." "Natalie must never find out my past." "I don't need to tie her up and spank her ass, I can live without that part of me...who cares about my wet dreams!"

While I enjoyed the first book in this series, Virtuous, I found myself frustrated by the repeated regurgitation of the same situations. Honestly, I feel like this book could've been cut down by 2/3 (or an entire book of the trilogy) and still maintain the overall arc of the trilogy. That said, I am looking forward to reading the final book, Victorious, and hope that the story will finally get juicy since the ending was the best part of VALOROUS.
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