BY JACKIE MOJICA
I received When the Lights Go Out from the author, Jackie Mojica, in exchange for an honest review.
This is an adult romance about a woman named Rain who falls in love with a famous Rockstar, Damen. I would like to begin this review by informing potential readers that the story includes light BDSM themes and explicit sexual scenes.
If either of these themes disturb you, this might not be the ideal book for you. However, as someone who doesn’t like BDSM or reading explicit sex, I didn’t find these too invasive and was still able to enjoy the plot.
In fact, the sex scenes are not overly detailed, and the writing overall is solid.
The characters, Rain and Damen, are well-drawn. However, Damen comes across as borderline abusive. He is rough in the bedroom, talks about cheating on his ex-wife with the expectation that Rain feel sympathy for him, and he introduces Rain to BDSM as if it’s no big deal.
Having said that, both Rain and Damen are well-rounded, even though not always likeable.
In terms of plot, it is tight although I wished to know more about Rain’s stalker, her ex-boyfriend Jeremy. He seemed significant but he fell into the background towards the end of the book. I would have liked more of a climatical moment with him.
Overall, this would make a great summer read. I recommend it to fans of hot steamy romances.