Book: Control (#4), Burn (#5), Resist (#6)
Series: Songs of Submission
Author: CD Reiss
What you're breaking isn't some little, meaningless coupling. We aren't some casual screw, and we never were. Not from the first night. Not from the first time I laid eyes on you. You were built for me. I denied it as long as I could, but we were meant to be together. You are the sea under my sky. We are bound at the horizon.
Here's how it's going to be, goddess. Until you surrender yourself to me fully, I will not touch you. Until the world can know you belong to me, I will not kiss you. I'm going to be inches away, at your side. I'm going to whisper in your ear and put my breath on your neck, but the heat of my skin will not feel the shudder of yours until you commit yourself to me completely.
I looked down at him, with his tourmaline eyes and copper hair, and believed him despite my better judgment. I forgave him despite my misgivings. I loved him just because I did. My heart wasn't sensible or guarded enough. Not by a sight. I was a walking raw nerve ending of emotion, as if the years I'd spent away from men and sex had made me more emotional, more vulnerable, more foolish. I ran my fingers through his hair, feeling like the victim of a crime of consent.-Goodreads
Review: “I never made the decision to love you. But I decided to trust you. That was a choice.” - Monica
Books 1-3 of the series focused on Jonathan and Monica starting their relationship, while books 4-6 focus on their decision to stay together and what their relationship would look like. In this series, they face a lot of challenges involving Jessica while Monica also has an important art project that could help her career. Once again, I could barely put this book down. Monica is such a strong main character (she is NOT Anastasia Steele) and there were some sections written from Jonathan's perspective. It was interesting peeling back some of his layers.