Unorthodox Therapy (The Unorthodox Trilogy, #1) by Lilah E. Noir (Review by Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola)


Title: Unorthodox Therapy (The Unorthodox Trilogy, #1)

Author: Lilah E. Noir 

Published Date: June 30th 2016

Genre: Erotic Suspense


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Lina Riley, an inspiring leader of her software development company, is a lady of many strengths and one weakness. A skillful business negotiator, she pays the price of her success with long working hours and a bad smoking habit. It is the one battle this powerful woman just cannot seem to win.

To the world, Thomas Jett seems like the poster boy for nice, respectable guys. A talented programmer and a well-liked colleague, Jett does a good job hiding his secret. Little does anyone know about his dark, lustful side and intense domination urges. Lina has been his weakness and obsession ever since he first stepped into her office for a job interview. He also may be the right man to help her be stronger.

Thomas offers Lina a way to get over her addiction… but she’ll have to fully submit to his authority. Could a woman like Lina surrender to her desires in the hands of a much younger man? Is she strong enough to give him her submission? Does Thomas have ulterior motives? How long can they stay on the edge before someone gets hurt?

WARNING! This book is intended for mature audiences. It contains scenes of BDSM, rough language, as well as non-sexual violence. All the characters are over 18 years old. Please, read the Warning at the front part of the book before you decide to purchase it. This book is part 1 of the Unorthodox trilogy.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Cassandra – #NerdGirlLola’s Review***
I’ll be completely honest. I read the warning at the beginning of the book. I assumed I had read books like this before as I have read some truly dark shit. Well, you know what they say about assuming. Let me back up and start at the beginning as that is always the best place to start.

Lina Riley is a bad ass woman in charge of a software company she built from the ground up. She is Queen of her domain but she sees one flaw in herself, her addiction to cigarettes. She has tried everything to stop but keeps coming back as they are her way of coping with the stress of her job.

Thomas Jett works for and genuinely admires Lina. He sees her every day struggling to quit her dirty habit. He may have a solution, submissive training, but convincing Lina may be an uphill battle.

Basically the story is about Lina and Thomas working to help her get over her addiction to nicotine through BDSM. I was skeptical at first about the premise but as I thought about it more and more I could actually seeing this work. His idea to start off with giving her a negative feeling towards cigarettes is quite plausible. I liked that the author didn’t just try to “spank” her in to a nicotine free life and went with an idea that could actually be applied outside of the book.

The age difference I didn’t have an issue with. For some reason when it comes to books where there is a substantial age gap the only ones that bother me are the one where the guy is older. I don’t know why this is but Daddy/ Little Girl books creep me out, not so much with this book. In fact I even forgot there was an age gap until Lina brought it up later in the book.

So everything was going along just fine, I was loving the book. I knew the other shoe was about to drop when the conflict between Lina and Tom started. I can tell you I was not prepared for what actually happened. There is one scene in particular between these two that just turned me off and made me set the book down. I didn’t want to continue reading. As I said above, I have read some dark shit, really graphic BDSM books that entailed blood and electric play as well as BDSM gone wrong. But never have I ever read a scene like that. I won’t go into detail but I will say no blood was drawn or anything like that but the malice in that one scene was enough to turn my stomach.

The only other issue I had was that the book was so long and then ended in a cliff hanger. Usually I don’t have a problem with a cliffy but it kinda felt like everything could have been wrapped up within a few more pages. Maybe it was just me.

Overall the book was great until BAM it got really disturbing and I’m not talking about the “non-sexual violence” mentioned in the warning label.

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