I really don’t know where to start. I guess what I can tell you is if you love Fifty Shades of Grey then I think you will enjoy this series. The concept is about the same but the “Dark” part of Cane is different. So before I tell you what my opinions are, here are the blurbs of the books. Be warned, like Grey, Jonah has his dark desires and wild fetishes.
The Darker Side of Cane (Book 1)
WHAT’S YOUR DARKEST DESIRE?
Rough and ready Jonah Cane specialises in fulfilling women’s sexual fantasies but how will he act when a virgin walks through his door?
When intern Evelyn Ash is assigned to write an article for Missy Magazine, she has no idea what’s in store for her. Tasked with accepting three dates a week from an online dating site, Evelyn is approached by a mysterious, faceless profile. For the sake of her article, she accepts a date upon which she is whisked away to a country mansion where a masked man awaits her…
As a steamy, sexual fantasy-driven affair unfolds, Evelyn begins to fall for the unpredictable and alluring Jonah Cane. But how will she act when she discovers Jonah’s darkest fantasy? And does she love him enough to go through with it?
The Darker Side of Cane is Fifty Shades meets James Bond!
The Darker Truth of Cane (BOOK 2)
Evelyn Ash just got the shock of her life and, worse of all, she’s terrified that she just lost Jonah Cane forever.
Sent to a safe house in Greece, Evelyn soon discovers that she’s under constant surveillance from her formidable ex-lover. And she simply can’t resist teasing him in the hopes that he’ll fly out to Greece and put her in her place.
But, as she should know by now, that’s a very dangerous game to play. And Jonah isn’t going to go easy on her.
With the revelations about his secret desires, Evelyn thought she was getting to know the man beneath the mask. It turns out, there’s a lot more to learn about Jonah Cane. But is Evelyn strong enough to handle the truth about the man who holds her heart?
The Darker Touch of Cane (Book 3)
Evelyn Ash just rejected Jonah Cane, and she’s about to discover just how far he’ll go to claim her heart.
The problem is, Evelyn’s struggling to believe he really loves her, and with a string of suspicious events making her wary, can she be sure that their whole relationship hasn’t just been one big fantasy?
With Jonah’s notorious uncle freed from prison, an ex-lover intent on winning Jonah back, and secrets that could change everything hanging between them, will Evelyn and Jonah overcome the odds and stay together? Or is their world about to fall irrevocably apart?
So obviously you can tell there is action included in the novels. Which I like because my biggest dislike of 50 Shades is that they were such slow reads until the middle of the second book, so this is a nice change. Drama and destruction and suspense are a good mix to the “steamy” parts of the book. 😉
I can’t tell you what Cane’s secret is but I can tell you it’s certainly not what I expected and at the same time, kind of disturbing, so that made Jonah Cane my least favorite character in the novel. His demeanor just absolutely kills me. the independent, fiery woman in me would tell him to kiss my ass (which in his case, I don’t think would be the right thing so say now that I think of it). No way would I let him tell me what to do like he does Evelyn.
Evelyn is such a nice character even though she is a bit naive. I mean, she was a virgin when they met. But, she does balance Jonah, which help the books out from being Cane overload, on her point of view that is… Now Jonah’s point of view can be frustrating but at least we get that insight to why he acts the way he does. I like his POV’s better. It helps me understand him and “tolerate” his personality. Without those I don’t think I would have been as hooked on the series. It was a really good idea that Author Lacey Alpha wrote both their sides of the story. These are kindle copies, but if they ever become physical copies I would recommend publishing the books with both points of view included together. I think Lacey would have better sales that way, but that’s just my personal opinion.
So if you like hot steamy scenes, drama, action, suspense then get your kindle copies and make sure you read both of their sides of the story.