Desperate Measures by Katee Robert

Thursday, May 30, 2019


by Katee Robert
Series: Wicked Villains #1
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: May 28th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Steam Radar: ♨♨♨♨

I don't know where Katee Robert got the idea for this series from, but oh my goodness, she is hella wicked! I'm not even sure how to review Desperate Measures because my main thought throughout the book was "OMG WHAT!!!!". I will tell you that it is very much out of my comfort zone, and only Katee could have gotten me to pick this book up.

Desperate Measures is a contemporary retelling of Aladdin with Jasmine and Jafar as the leads. I know what you're thinking, Jasmine & Jafar??? I was skeptical, but also very intrigued and I will say that Katee Roberts makes it work. Jasmine has led a very sheltered life in the middle of a criminal world. Her emotionally abusive father has kept her locked away for most of her life. As you can imagine, this was a girl with a lot of vulnerabilities, but she manages to be fierce and headstrong. She was tired of people were walking all over her and was ready to stop that from ever happening. When Jafar kills her father to take over all of his assets, he decides to whisk away Jasmine as well. They have shared some passionate chemistry in the past and he is ready to show her how hot he is for her. Jafar was wily and cunning, but way hotter than his cartoon counterpart. I liked that I could never guess his true intentions. He was complicated, a whole lot possessive, and just plain devilish. He certainly hid a softer, more vulnerable side to him, but I liked the grey parts of his personality more.

There was a whole lot of sex in Desperate Measures. Trust me when I say that this book was ridiculously filthy. I mean with the chemistry that Jasmine and Jafar shared, the book was bound to be hot, but wowzah! If you're not into erotica, this might not be the book for you, but if you're keen on trying something wicked, go for it. This was pretty much my face while reading the scenes of these two (and sometimes more) go at it like bunnies:

Desperate Measures was certainly one of the most scandalous books I've read and as much as it pushed my boundaries, I also could not stop reading it. It was completely addicting and add to that all the political dynamics as well as glimpses of the potential future couples, I couldn't look away.

Anyways, Desperate Measures was a great intro to this series. If you're interested in trying something steamier than your usual read with some grey characters, I definitely would give this one try. Keep a fan (and some holy water) nearby though because your face is going to be on FIRE.

What are some scandalous books you've read?
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