Control by R.M. Gauthier
Have you ever read or watched something that left you handcuffed…I mean hanging. Rope tied to a chair with wide pleading eyes, mouth gagged and wanting desperately to release…to release…
Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Let me try that again.
Remember when Jon Snow died and how you felt after that episode of Game of Thrones? The whole world cried “WTF” in unison. The betrayal and anger you lived with waiting for the next season – demanding to know exactly what happened to the bastard from Winterfell? That’s the kind of WTF I’m talking about here. That is how Control by R. M. Gauthier leaves you hanging – demanding to know exactly what happened to the bastard from Seattle.
Control is filled with questionable obsessive behavior and edgy sex filled intrigue. Desire seeps from the pages, forcing you into submission. You try to fight it. Try not to submit to the guilty pleasures of Landon Miller’s perverse persuasion but resistance is futile.
Sometimes sickened and sometimes smitten, Landon leaves your heart and mind revolting. Do I like him? Do I hate him? Christ – what the hell is he doing now? Chapter after chapter you want to look away shut the book and pray for your sins but you don’t. You are unable to resist Landon.
Control is advertised as a companion of sorts to Fifty Shades of Grey. I read all three books and saw the movie. I even read Grey, which is the only book worth reading and the only one that doesn’t start every paragraph with “Jeez”. There are a lot of similarities between Control and Fifty Shades, mostly relating to the lifestyle and not the characters.
Anastasia and Alexandria are similar in name but that’s about it. Anastasia is much stronger than Lexi. I wanted to slap the dumb bitch about a hundred times. Grow a pair and get a life. Talk about low self-esteem; get that girl a shrink and a social life.
Christian Grey and Landon Miller are similar in appearance and bank accounts but Miller is even more of a basket case than Grey. Those of you who read Fifty Shades know what that means – Landon is one seriously messed up dude. R.M. Gauthier takes Fifty Shades a hundred shades darker. Control is grittier, meaner, sicker and much, much better.
Mr. Landon Miller is a psychiatrist’s retirement plan. He’s sexy, alluring, disturbing, caring and one batshit crazy MOFO and the sad pathetic Lexi falls for the twisted freak with very little concern for her own safety. Her “innocence” is an understatement. Her “ignorance” is a fact.
I read this book in one day. Every chapter is a tease and the ending…seriously. That was just some sick shit.
R.M. Gauthier tortures the hell out of you. She leaves you on your knees begging for more. Confused yet eager. Needing… Wanting… Pleading…
Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Fucking CONTROL yourself.
I’d like to see you try.
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