Oct 23, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: DOMINIC by @LAWritesBooks #Romance

by L.A. Casey

Publication Date: March 17, 2014
Series: Slater Brothers #1
Genre: YA Romance (Explicit)
Format: eBook
Source: Received for free from the author and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review

After a car accident killed her parents when she was a child, Bronagh Murphy chose to box herself off from people in an effort to keep herself from future hurt. If she doesn't befriend people, talk to them or acknowledge them in any way they leave her alone just like she wants. 

When Dominic Slater enters her life, ignoring him is all she has to do to get his attention. Dominic is used to attention, and when he and his brothers move to Dublin, Ireland for family business, he gets nothing but attention. Attention from everyone except the beautiful brunette with a sharp tongue. 

Dominic wants Bronagh and the only way he can get to her, is by dragging her from the boxed off corner she has herself trapped in the only way he knows how...by force. 

Dominic wants her, and what Dominic wants, Dominic gets.

L.A. Casey first gives you this warning:

WARNING: If you don't like a leading male that is a possessive pr**k, Dominic is NOT for you. If you don't like a leading female that is a stubborn bi**h, Dominic is NOT for you. If you don't like over the top drama and characters who have bad tempers, Dominic is NOT for you. Most of all, if you don't like characters who CURSE A LOT and say EXACTLY what they feel and are thinking without sugar coating it then Dominic is REALLY NOT for you.

Boy, she didn't lie.

Dominic was everything Casey said it was. In fact, she may have gone overboard with this one. I only say that because this is supposedly a YA novel (MC is 17, so not NA), yet there was so much cursing and physical violence that I almost forgot what genre it was categorized as. But whatever, I still enjoyed it.

I have this love/hate relationship with Bronaugh. I love her "take no shit" attitude, but DAMN, her hot-headed, jump to conclusion ass got on my freaking nerves sometimes. I get that she has trust issues and shit, but it just wore my nerves down to threads. Halfway in, I wanted to strangle her and then hug her because she was clearly troubled and in pain.

Dominic was exactly what I expected: Hard shell, gooey center. He was CRAZY possessive but I cannot find any reason to dislike that. He was a typical American dude and he was more turned on by Bronaugh everyday because she made him work for her. And I mean WORK. He had to kick some major ass to get her to like him and even then.......But at the end of the day, I believed in their love story and that's what matters most. What they have is real and forever.

I know this story takes place in Ireland, but as I continue in this series I'm seeing a trend that eludes to the notion that all Irish females are fucking crazy. The females in this series surely are. They yell almost every sentence and curse like it's nobody's business. And they are VIOLENT. They will punch the shit out of anybody for the slightest offense and that's okay because they are Irish??? I know several ladies in real life who are Irish and they don't act like this. I was a bit turned off by the fact that this book and the ones that follow made them out to be psychos and that had a lot to do with why I couldn't give this book five stars.

Another thing that made me roll my eyes was that everyone's freaking parents are dead. It's just too damn convenient and I hate when authors use this played out machination to rid themselves of a plot point. Not saying that's what Casey was doing, but I guess I'm just being a harsh asshole because I'm sick of reading about dead parents (both of them) in books. One parent is not too bad, but in this case both sets of parents are dead. The story of how the Slater parents came to be deceased is an interesting one though, so that's good. It has a lot to do with why the Slater brothers are in Ireland and do what they do for a "living".

I know it sounds like I didn't like this book but I really did. I don't give four stars to books I don't like. It might have been a bit grating on my nerves, but it was entertaining and often hilarious. Seriously. The other Slater brothers were sexy and fun to read about, and I loved how they were not in any way turned off when the Irish ladies conducted themselves like brutes. They need women who can handle their candid nature and the way they have no problem checking out each other's women and commenting on it. So funny. Though Dominic was the younger brother, he often threatened his older brothers whenever they had something cheeky to say about Bronaugh. It was great.

I definitely recommend this book to those who heed Casey's warning and know that she ain't lying. If you can handle it, I think you'll fall for Dominic and really lose yourself in the world Casey created. I know I did and was super psyched to read Alec! Go out and pick this one up if you dare!

L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty two year old stay at home mother to an almost two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her four and half year old (the half is apparently vital) beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

Her first novel, Dominic, was released on March 17th, 2014, and on March 21st, 2014, it became an international Amazon bestseller.

Review of Alec coming October 29!

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