Zane is the second novel in the Alluring Indulgence series by Nicole Edwards. This review will not hold any spoilers for Zane, but it WILL have spoilers for Kaleb, which is the first book in the series.
Vanessa and Zane must face the consequences of an attack on Zane. Vanessa struggles to open herself up to those around her and to trust her own heart, but there is something about Zane that she just can’t get over. Luckily, Zane feels the same way about her. Can Vanessa learn to trust or will Zane walk away for good?
I went into this book expecting it to be even hotter than the first one and I was not disappointed. While this book did push a little out of my comfort zone, I am invested in this family, town, and resort. I need to know what happens next. Just make sure that you are prepared to see a variety of sexual acts before going in.
Vanessa comes from a single mother with a bad reputation and is terrified of what others think of her. All she has ever wanted is for the town to understand that he is not her mother. She struggles to cope with what happened to Zane, but she is such a strong character. She has faced more than most people could handle and still manages to get out of bed each day.
Zane is the youngest of the seven Walker brothers, but he is no child. Anger issues and pure determination are two key aspects of his personality. When he wants something he goes after it, no matter what and does not allow himself to regret his actions.
This pair was really interesting to follow throughout the course of the book. I struggled to get into it but once I got about 20% of the way in, I was hooked and finished the rest of it in one sitting. I was caught off guard by several of the events that took place and the secrets that were revealed.
I got caught up in the story and did not pay attention to the writing itself, which means that it was not distracting. My one complaint about this book is that sporadically throughout the book, Edwards introduced a new POV and it was quite jarring as a reader. I was comfortable with the shift between Vanessa and Zane, but I was not prepared to see through anyone else’s eyes.
I gave this novel 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend this series to anyone who likes to explore the more diverse sides of sexuality and the erotica genre as a whole.