Title: Use (Songs of Perdition, #2)
Author: CD Reiss
Release Date: June 23,2014
In the end, did I stab him to be free of him? And free to what? Fuck? Snort? Party? Or free to be normal?
It was a very interesting situation, up there on Maundy,” Elliot said.
“Nothing like it in the world. It’s a safe place for people like me.”
“People like you? Can you be more specific?” He ran his finger on the edge of his blotter, and a chill went up my inner thighs.
“People like me means, I don’t know. Fuckers. We fuck because it’s what we do. Bus drivers drive. Accountants account. Policemen police. I’m a fucker. I fuck.”
Use is the second part of the Songs of Perdition series from CD Reiss. Songs of Perdition is a spin off series from her highly acclaimed Songs of Submission series which starred Jonathan Drazen. Songs of Perdition stars Jonathan’s sister, Fiona and Songs of Corruption stars another of his sisters, Theresa. It is not necessary to have read the other series to enjoy this one but it is necessary to have read Kick, part one of the Songs of Perdition series before reading Use.
Once again, CD Reiss has pulled off another dark, edgy and wickedly uncomfortable ride in Use. We’re right back with the unholy triumvirate of Fiona, Deacon and Elliott that was first unleashed upon us in her usual unapologetic manner in Kick. Fiona is still institutionalised and suffering from amnesia, Elliott is still harbouring uncomfortable feelings for his patient and Deacon has yet to explain what happened that fateful day in the stables.
CD Reiss truly does have an uncanny knack of turning decidedly flawed and really rather dark characters into heroes and heroines that we just can’t get enough of. After all, no one is behaving particularly well here. Fiona is a sex addict, a drug addict and really not above using her considerable oral skills to get what she wants from other people. She’s ruled by her desire and any cock in a storm will do it seems – when she’s aroused, she’ll do just about anything and anyone to get herself off!
Elliott really ought to be behaving better – Fiona is his patient and he’s really only one hard-on away from ruining his career. All her stories of debauchery and sexual submission have awakened something in Elliott he never knew was there and now he is burning with desire for his very disturbed patient. He ought to be walking in the opposite direction. Fast. But he’s not – his curiosity is getting the better of him and he’s walking a fine line here. He’s darkly fascinated and mistrustful of Fiona’s dominant, Deacon.
Deacon, for his part is yet another deliciously dominant hero from CD Reiss. He’s still a bit of an enigma to us – we really only know him from flashbacks and yet what we do know is incredibly tantalising. The way he loves to dominate and knot Fiona into absolute submission is just mesmerising but he’s not above sharing her should the whim take him – he’s really not bothered who he allows to fuck her.
Despite all this, it’s all a delicious combination as CD Reiss takes us down a dark and sinister path that we’re powerless and really don’t want to resist. This is her usual dish of seduction, passion and love intensely delivered with her usual side order of snark. CD Reiss doesn’t just publish books, she unleashes them upon an unsuspecting public and drags us into her dark and atmospheric world where it is entirely possible to lose oneself and never want to return.
The ending is ambiguous with several loose ends left to tie up so I suspect we will see more from this series eventually. For fans of the Songs of Submission series, Jonathan has a starring role to play here as we get to delve into a sordid little chapter of his history pre-Monica.
Another winner from CD Reiss – pure gold
5 darkly fascinating stars
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About CD Reiss
CD Reiss lives smack in the middle of Los Angeles with her children and husband. She likes to make pretty pictures and write dirty scenes. She eats dark chocolate and chili, together, sometimes with bacon, and doesn't care what you think about that.
There are a million more things she could tell you about herself besides that, but they're all too boring to mention in company.
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