Review: Juliet, by Kailee Reese Samuels 1


4 out of 5 Stars

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This was a difficult book to read for several reasons. First, it covers parts of BDSM that I had not been exposed to before in my reading. Next, it is longer than I am used to and took me considerably longer to read. Next, it was extremely and intricately layered and the relationships, hook-ups and friendships formed were/ are sometimes confusing. That all said, I did like the book in general. The writing I very good. The characters are well done and layered. It began simply but quickly became as confused as the heroine. Finding one’s self is a hard trip and when BDSM is thrown in it becomes much, much more. As I struggled through Iris’ own struggles to find her true self I found my own issues being confronted. I felt her pain of loss and her need for love even in the wrong places. And even if it is only sex or pain or both. I was disappointed to find that it is continued and that Sal and Iris do not have a happy ending (yet). Hope springs eternal so I will look for the next books for that conclusion. I am rooting for them both. If you are squeamish about sex or pain then this is not for you but if you want to read something that is real and sometimes harsh then this could be for you. I can certainly RECOMMEND  Juliet to those folks.

Reviewed by Wildcatnana

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.



To have and hold, love and cherish,  til death do us part…

When an unexpected twist of fate hands Iris her worst nightmare, the world spins out of control. As she falls apart, Iris finds comfort in her unpredictable behavior. With mysterious clues hidden by her husband, Iris drives away from her life to uncover the world he kept hidden for years.

Small town Sugargrove, Texas is unlike anything Iris has ever experienced. Foreboding, dark, and sensual, the enchanting Juliet academy lures Iris with hopes of discovering who she really is.  Making friends and meeting people, she delves into the treacherous world of her surrender. But when she encounters Salvatore Raniero, the sexy alpha male ignites her in unimaginable ways, haunting her every thought and showing her a new kind of high.

As she learns Sal is more than the mischievous sexual provocateur of Juliet, revealing a composed and thoughtful side, Iris wonders what else is hiding behind his mesmerizing ebony, emerald eyes. Pushing her into an even deeper erotic journey, Iris soars with her newfound freedom in the collar.

The secrets unfurl as the web of lies continues to grow, and Iris realizes she is not the girl she once was. Trapped between a lonely past and an unknown future, she is left with the daunting task of deciding what she truly desires and who she wants to obey.

A love story doesn’t always go the way it should, sometimes the path to forever is a twisting, spiraling, and flying ride.

JULIET is Kailee Reese Samuels full-length debut novel.
THE INITIATION book 1 is set within the Juliet world and provides further glimpses into Salvatore Raniero’s character and history.

Kailee Reese Samuels writes contemporary, romantic, and suspense, with an erotic flair. Let her words whisk you away, escaping with delicious guys, toe-curling kisses, and addictive stories.

WARNING: This book contains graphic BDSM, strong sexual situations, and explicit language. Contents intended for MATURE readers 18+ ONLY


3 out of 5 Stars

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This book was more of a novella. Having read Juliet first, I was familiar with Sal. This book takes a look at Sal as a younger (19 years old) man and how he became who he was in Juliet. While it is well written and I enjoyed getting to know Sal better and seeing where he came from it really did not have a plot. And it ends way before where Juliet starts. SO there is still a gap in knowing why he is who he is when we meet him in Juliet. I believe there may be another book that will fill that gap but not yet. If you want to know more about BDSM this will be interesting to you. For that reason I can Recommend this as    a supplement to Juliet.

Reviewed by Wildcatnana

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.


Five years ago, Sal Raniero was a loyal son and responsible friend. Giving everything he had to his family and friends, he was on his way to becoming the man everyone expected. But he harbored a dark secret.

He needed pain…a lot of pain.

With his masochism searing through his veins when the offer is put before him to push his servitude further, he cannot resist. Between praying and playing on his knees, he is confronted with the last thing he expects.

His heart.

Torn between becoming the golden boy of Juliet and just another guy with a fetish streak, he makes a decision that will chart the course for the rest of his life.

Take the journey with him and discover what made the boy into the man.
THE INITIATION is part of Kailee Reese Samuels’ series of novellas. Scenes from Juliet are all new companion books to Juliet. These are not excerpts from Juliet, but further glimpses into the characters, backstory, and behind-the-scenes. While they can standalone, they would be better enjoyed with the preliminary reading of Juliet.

About The Author:
Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.


KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her characters ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.

Creativity is the way to change.

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