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Desperate Measures by Katee Robert | Smutty Book Review

44323708._SY475_ (1)Title: Desperate Measures
Author: Katee Robert
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Age Range: Adult
Genre(s): Erotica, BDSM, Retelling
Source: Kindle
Pages: 228
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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.

I bargained.

I lost.

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.

TW/CW: consensual nonconsent, sexual assault (non-consensual kiss), murder, emotional abuse, death of a parent


I would like to personally thank Riley and Chelsea for putting this book on my radar because holy shit, this was so good. The daddy/babygirl thing isn’t really my kink, but this one was done so well that I quickly found myself rooting for this couple to be end game.

I was really intrigued by the premise of this one. The idea of classic Disney characters being part of this AU, connected by a central sex club has me so intrigued. I’m so excited to read more in this series. I think the first book introduced us to the major players who will be getting their own stories, and I can’t wait to read more.

I like how this book kind of thrusts readers into the action, opening up with a sex scene and quickly setting the stage for what’s to come. Jasmine and Jafar are established to be likable characters with an ongoing will they won’t they flirtation that laters blossoms into the main relationship. This previous sexual tension allowed for so much chemistry during the sex scenes (which were amazing, btw, 11/10).

I think my only complaint with this book is that there was a lot of communication issues between Jasmine and Jafar. Several instances in the book had me wishing that one of them would just say what they were thinking or just clue the other in to what was going on.

“If there’s a good guy in this scenario, it’s not my part to play.”

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this. This was fun, sexy, and a fantastic escapist read. Jafar and Jasmine were super likable and introduce the reader to an interesting AU filled with several interesting side characters that promise to have interesting side stories. I’m so happy I read this and I can’t wait to read more in this series soon.


5 stars

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