Book Review: Freedom by Luna Ballantyne


By: Luna Ballantyne
Pages: 186
Series: sensual liaisons #1
Publisher: Createspace
Published on: October 16th 2014
Book Review:  Freedom by Luna Ballantyne

Freedom introduces a new and exciting fantasy man in the shape of Giraldo De Lograno, otherwise known as the Bastard of Bilbao. Of Spanish descent, and from a time when the plague was raging in Newcastle, England, he has spent the last 400 years living his life as a gigolo. A time-travelling highwayman, who has been cursed to bring his own special brand of pleasure and pain to the women who cross his path. Women just like Zara.
Out on the town and looking for a random stranger to spend the night with, Zara knows just how to celebrate her recent divorce. A petite blonde, she is no shrinking violet and has a naughty little kit to prove it and fully intends to have a night that she will never forget… it is just a case of choosing the lucky guy. Then she meets ‘Max.’
‘Max,’ the most exciting and dangerous man she has ever set eyes on. Sinfully good-looking and with a seductive charm that leaves her breathless. The fact that she would choose him for her Freedom night was never in question.
What is in question is the role she will play in a twisted mind-game between her chosen lover and a young woman executed for witchcraft in 17th Century England. Elizabetha, a beautiful and cunning temptress and she has more to do with Zara’s fate than she would ever have dreamed possible.
Who is the Highwayman and what does he need from her? Will Zara seal her fate or gain her coveted Freedom?
One thing’s for certain; her life will never be the same again.
Freedom is the first in a series of erotic romances chronicling the journey of the Highwayman as he makes his way back to the young woman who holds the key to his heart.
Due to sexual content of an explicit nature, this book is recommended for ages 18+

Andi's Review


Freedom isn’t just about The Bastard of Bilbao or Zara, but about how people who have experienced pain and suffering from a loved one need something to be free from their past. For Zara it was coming out of a divorce, for Max is was something completely different.


The fetish that is commonly discussed is not what you think, what I thought, or what I could have ever imagined honestly.  It will shock you, may disgust you, or may just make you wonder why.  I am seriously wondering why what he needed was what he needed and I know that this is the first book in the series but I was left wondering.


Writing, plot, and story line was really good for an erotica.  A lot of erotica that I have read has the same story lines or plot but this one was different, even the time traveler aspect of the book is different than most and it really adds a good element to the story.


While my idea of freedom is not the same as Max’s or Zara’s but everyone wants freedom. Everyone has to have some form of freedom in their lives, regardless of what it is.  For me it is reading books and blogging, for others it is fishing, but everyone has that one thing that allows them to be free.  This book really makes you think about what it is that makes you free.


4 fangs

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