Devouring Raine: 69 Bottles #5

Zoey Derrick
Devouring Raine: 69 Bottles #5
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Publisher
Zoey Derrick Publishing
Release Date
July 2015
ISBN
9780996259866
Series
Book 5 of 69 Bottles
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Loving someone means you give them your heart, your soul and everything in between.

For 69 Bottles Drummer, Dex Harris, life has always been about taking what he wants from women and walking away, that is until Raine Montgomery came barreling into his life. A force to be reckoned with and a woman he couldn't ignore. She's showing him that there is more to women than a temporary cure to boredom.

With all their demons laid out on the table, the path to healing can begin. Dex quickly finds he's replacing a drug addiction, with a Raine addiction, devouring her at every possible moment. Taking her to new heights and pushing her limits is what he's determined to do.

With the help from a couple new friends, Dex and Raine quickly find a new dynamic to their relationship really does work for them, but is it what she wants? Can she surrender herself to him in every way?

When his past starts knocking on his door, will he be able to protect Raine from his transgression or will the sins of his past rip apart the one thing that has brought him the most joy?

She's tamed him…now it's time to show her what true love really means.

A Rock Band… A Tour Bus … One WILD Ride!

**Content Warning**
This story may contain sexual acts, content and otherwise erotic adventures between a man and a woman, Domination, submission, floggers, handcuffs, whips, rope, punishments and raw sexual pleasure in a playroom. May also contain some F/F.
The author is not responsible for panty changing, cold showers, boyfriend/husband/significant other breaking or the events that may cause you to read one handed – batteries are not included.
This story may also contain discussion of drugs, drug addiction, drinking, alcohol addiction and some violence – reader discretion is advised.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Aug 01, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
150 people found the following review helpful
While DEVOURING RAINE wasn't exactly what I expected, it was still a crazy hot read with a huge abundance of wicked wild hot sexy sex.

When last we saw 69 Bottles drummer Dex Harris and PR assistant Raine Montgomery, the couple had been through the emotional ringer as Dex fought his addictions and his demons while pushing his salvation away time and time again. Now that Dex realizes that Raine is his match in every way, he'll do whatever he can to convince her he means it. The couple finds common ground in BDSM, and the more they experiment with their desires, the deeper they sink into the D/s lifestyle until it consumes every aspect of their relationship. But skeletons from both of their pasts threaten their new found peace, and the entire 69 Bottles family will have to be alert to danger.

As the 5th book in the 69 Bottles Series, DEVOURING RAINE is best read after Taming Dex, but I recommend starting with the beginning of the series since overall, it's sinfully hot and fun! While Raine most certainly was NOT my favorite book girlfriend, as she constantly forgave Dex for acting like a jackwad, she somewhat redeemed herself in this follow up and started to show a tiny bit of backbone. Dex went through a complete personality transplant since his stint in Taming Dex, to the point where he's almost not even the same character. While I certainly LIKE this good guy Dex more, I didn't feel like it was keeping with the character's nature that Ms. Derrick so skillfully built up over the course of the 69 Bottles Series. The fact that the two of them found BDSM as a common ground was certainly erotic as hell…but it felt so awkward and grievously forced. When Dex's adoration morphed into curt demands and undeserved punishments, Raine changed back into the insecure and listless heroine from the last book.

The thing that bugged the crap outta me the most though was the incessant nickname game. "Bubba" is a strange enough nickname for Dex, as it TOTALLY doesn't suit his character, but Raine got "glowbug, bug, angel, little girl, baby girl, princess, sweet girl, pet and little one" in varying amounts and at random yet frequent intervals throughout the book. I wish Ms. Derrick would've picked ONE for her and stuck with it. While not my favorite in the 69 Bottles Series, DEVOURING RAINE was still an interesting addition and the necessary culmination of Dex and Raine's story.

Bottom Line: If you're a fan of the 69 Bottles Series, then this is a must read, but those stepping in with Dex and Raine's story arc might be irritated with this duo.
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