Review: Temper: Deference – Lila Mina

Temper: Deference Book Cover Temper: Deference
Book One of the TEMPER Saga
Lila Mina
Erotic Paranormal Romance
Fierce Editions
March 9, 2019

A gripping and powerful tale of unconventional love forged by soul-shattering hardships, fierce duty and raw passion that reshapes genre boundaries.

Short-tempered Lana Martin is a workaholic consultant based in Tokyo who has spent twenty years rebuilding her life after a traumatic loss. Not one to turn down a challenge, she accepts the indecent yet tempting proposal of her martial arts instructor to become his submissive in a dynamic that tests her resilience.

Against all odds, spreading like wildfire, their affair lights up another blaze, this time between Lana and Honda’s wife, the sophisticated socialite Yuki. Glad to get the chance to express some of her deepest cravings, Lana embraces what her two masters offer her.

However, unbeknown to her, their powerful desire has other much darker roots and rouses ancient Japanese demons who have waited for decades to claim their prizes. Lana must confront the enemy eating her from within, while pulling back Honda from the edge of madness. Yuki’s unwavering strength will keep them sane - but for how long?

A two-edged sword, the trio’s fiery passion will either destroy them or be the key to their salvation.

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Lana Martin works in a high stress job in Tokyo and learning Aikido at her dojo gives her the release of tension she needs. Her sensei Honda Is unwavering in his desire to see her do well even if it pushes her beyond the norm.

Lana comes from Quebec, Canada but loves Japan, her job and her dojo but when her sensei challenges her to surrender herself to him in every way possible she accepts in spite of the fact that she usually likes control. As much as he pushes her at the dojo he pushes even more in their sexual encounters.

At a bar she meets Honda and his beautiful wife Yuki and she catches Yuki’s eye. Honda warns her about getting involved with his wife who like him likes to take the dominate roll. Eventually Lana gives in to having two masters and curbs her desire to dominate. Honda and Yuki’s marriage was not a love story but a pact between families and Yuki has no problem with Honda and Lana’s relationship since she has always liked women more than men so having Lana part of their relationship suits her just fine.

So I ask these questions. Do you like erotic BDSM sex? Do you like paranormal? Do you like threesomes M/F/F? Well if you answered these questions with a “Yes” than don’t hesitate in buying and reading this book because it has it all. The paranormal aspect of this series is just hinted to in book one but there is no doubt in my mind that it will become clearer as the series progresses and I can’t wait.

The book ends without answering many questions and as that usually disappoints me this book just left me wanting more. The sex is very very explicit and there are secrets yet to be revealed but that just gives me something to look forward to.

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