Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Jared’s Evolution
SERIES: Jared & Kieran Book 1 (Desire Unleashed Collection)
AUTHOR: Riley Hart
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 181 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2017
He wants to dominate me…to discipline me. He wants me to call him Daddy…
I’ve always taken care of myself—worked hard to become king of the courtroom and excel in the cutthroat business of winning cases. I’m fierce…brutal…confident. I’m a lie. Underneath my armor, I’m drowning, losing myself under the weight of life. At thirty-three years old, I should be able to handle the pressure.
My neighbor Kieran sees past my spotless suits and manufactured control to the real Jared. The one who secretly craves being dominated, to serve, and to give up control—not just in the bedroom, but in every aspect of my personal life.
I can’t want this…but I do… When I’m under Kieran’s command—spanked, rewarded and caged—I’m free. With Kieran’s care and guidance, my mind is unburdened as my body soars to new heights, and Kieran becomes what we both need him to be: Daddy.
It’s a journey of dominance and submission—of rules, schedules, security and discipline. He opens my world, teaches me, changes me…but he doesn’t let me in. It’s temporary, Daddy tells me, and I’d be wise to remember that, so I don’t get hurt.
Jared’s Evolution is Riley Hart’s best book so far in my opinion. You should also know that I have read most of her work and one of my all-time favorite books is Broken Pieces. So that means a lot in my eyes that she could outdo that. And outdo she did. Ohmy… the way her writing is getting more and more mature, more powerful and gets deeper and deeper, having layers and layers you never seen before clearly shows how she is growing as an author from story to story.
Jared’s journey is very well built, has a good pace and growth. I was in the middle of reading it when I realized it’s not the whole story in my hands. Honestly, I freaked out a bit as I prefer my books to be whole as I read them. I shouldn’t have worried. The ending gives some great feels and I cannot wait to read the second (hopefully final) part of Jared and Kieran’s story.
So back to the story at hand. This is a fascinating story of dominance and submission, the magic of total power exchange. As many of the writer’s books it has a character driven plot-line and we get everything from Jared’s first person POV which makes this ride really personal and truly emotional. We get to go through every step of his self-discovery with him, accompanying him on the rocky road of self-acceptance. His inner monologues are wonderfully written. However, I hope we get some of Kieran’s side of the events in the second book as I can’t wait to read his take on the changes of their deepening relationship. Although I really enjoy their kind of kink and play, there were a bit too many *Daddy*s and sometimes it lost its power with me.
I would say this story works for those who are not that into BDSM as well. So please don’t let those four letters scare you away. We get mostly some well written d/s dynamics, light BDSM with fun toys and lots of anal play. All that is done with lots of heart and compassion and the writing clearly shows a great deal of research. All the effort pays off and I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. Highly recommended.