Reviewed by Vicki
TITLE: Perfect Alignment
SERIES: Thorne and Dash #3
AUTHOR: Silvia Violet
PUBLISHER: Silvia Violet Books
LENGTH: 241 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 15th, 2016
Thorne proposed to Riley. Riley accepted.
Thorne thought that was that. They’d take a nice trip, get married, and spend a week luxuriating in a five-star hotel with occasional excursions to fabulous restaurants.
Riley imagined a traditional wedding with all the trappings. With all their friends and family. At Christmas.
Thorne concedes reluctantly, and a flurry of wedding planning ensues. At the same time, Thorne is wrestling with a recalcitrant client, and Riley and his business partner, Susan, are consumed with renovations and planning for the opening of their bakery. Stress on top of stress makes both Riley and Thorne doubt their relationship, and a major misunderstanding nearly silences the wedding bells.
By the time they reach their happily ever after, they’re both going to deserve all the romance they’ve been dreaming of.
Wow. Nothing is ever easy with these two! When last we saw Thorne and Riley, they were happily engaged. After a tumultuous relationship we followed through two books, they were finally together and secure. As you remember, Riley (AKA Dash) was originally hired as Thorne’s rent boy for an evening, but it turned in to so much more. Dating, love, a relationship, and a marriage proposal. We saw them through arguments, misunderstandings, a breakup, the stress of moving in together, and Riley attempting to start a business and go to school. Thorne is rich and spoiled, and wants everything to go his way. Riley is fiercely independent, and resists everything Thorne tries to do. The two suck at communication, and constantly get in to misunderstandings. But they have the hottest sex! Lots of hot sex… hot kinky sex. Riley turns on his Dash persona frequently and puts Thorne in his place!
Now we come to this new book, Perfect Alignment. Riley is well on his way to making his dream come true, he and Susan are in the midst of setting up the space for their new bakery. This causes some stress, as starting any new business would. But adding to that, is the wedding planning. Thorne and Riley have a big difference of opinion on their wedding. Thorne wants to go away for a simple wedding between the two of them, Riley wants a big wedding with all of the trimmings, and their family and friends. They argue about it, and Thorne agrees to the big wedding he doesn’t want. Then they bicker and snit about it for the next half of the book. Then have a huge misunderstanding that is only solved by outside influence. Then we get the ending I was waiting for!
So I loved the first two books in this series, but the charm wore off a bit with this one. I still love Thorne and Riley, but I got tired of the bickering and fighting. And the big misunderstanding felt very fake to me, and seemed like nothing more than a reason for them to get pissed off at each other. They spent more of this book arguing or mad at each other than happy. But when they are together, the sex was as fantastic as expected! That part I liked. And I truly loved the whole ending! So I loved parts of this book, and didn’t love parts of it. Overall I liked it though, anything with Thorne and Riley makes me happy. I just wish we’d seen a little less bickering and more of the happy….
Silvia Violet writes some kinky books, and this series is especially so. Thorne and Dash are very hot together and this is a good way to see some BDSM in the bedroom, but not as a lifestyle. Sometimes I like to read dark kinky books, then sometimes I like lighter ones like these. These guys just like to have some hot sex, with some bondage, toys, and a little pain.
If you haven’t read the other two books in this series you need to do that before you read this one. They are really good, and will set you right up for this book. If you have read the others, you HAVE to read this one, partly for the ending, but also we see a fair amount of Darius and Marc, and I see they are getting a book of their own. Yeah!
I liked this one, lots of kinky sex, other side characters getting lots of page time, more of Thorne and Riley whom I love, and the big payoff at the end!