Exhibition: Unchained Vice

Exhibition: Unchained Vice

by Nicolette Hugo

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ISBN-13: 9781760301033
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publication date: 09/24/2015
Series: Unchained Vice
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 282
File size: 248 KB

About the Author

A rampant bibliophile with a habit that could break the bank, Nicolette Hugo writes to savour her many lives. She loves exploring characters that move between light and dark in stories that bruise. She resides in cosmopolitan Sydney living on a love of indulgence, cats and corsets.

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Exhibition: Unchained Vice 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Grace is a counselor but also a messed up woman.Grace uses kink to forget herself. After a bad situation she denies herself for a year. She is an exhibitionist and loves being dominated. Jason is a photographer who uses his pictures as art. Both Jason and Grace are emotionally messed up which in their case lead them to the BDSM lifestyle. Jason and grace end up in an arrangement but it eventually leads to more than just a physical relationship. Another story I didn’t hate but definitely didn’t love either maybe a little bit more then I wanted to learn of the BDSM world. I did for the most part enjoyed Grace and Jason as characters. The story wasn’t too bad either. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Guest Reviewed by Jennifer and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog Nicolette Hugo has a spellbinding way with words that captured me in her debut, The Arrangement. Exhibition: Unchained Vice continues in the same world, with a few characters you might recognize from a party in The Arrangement. Grace Cantrell is a therapist with a kink for exhibitionism, but a past misjudgment has left her questioning her needs and scared to dip her foot in the pool again. When Jason Wright, a photographer with a sadistic side, sees her on display at a party, he is drawn to her like a moth to a flame. Their interaction leaves Grace stunned and she knows she’s falling down the rabbit hole again. Still, it might not have been enough to keep her from walking away had a tragedy at work not left her on a voluntary leave for three weeks. Desperately seeking release from the pain, Grace approaches Jason and they enter into an informal arrangement with no rules and only a safe word to save her should she be pushed too far. Exhibition is a more fully fleshed out story than its predecessor, in that we get to see this relationship evolve from first meeting. Grace is damaged in ways that are revealed later in the book and this makes her both hesitant and hungry since she’s denied herself her true nature for so long. I truly felt sympathy for her as a character trying to navigate the waters of uncertainty, surrounded by those who get her kink and others who see it only as self-destruction. Jason’s sadism is well developed and he’s very experienced in dishing out pain. He is well known in the circles he operates in, but I did want to get a deeper look at what made him tick, a hint of his past. Whether wielding a whip or a needle, I could feel all of the air being sucked out of the room, sense the anticipation and fear that he elicited. I’ve said it before, but Hugo’s prose really is very poetic and poignant, without being syrupy. She is able to distill down what makes the submissive crave what they do, how they cope with a scene, how they feel in subspace in a way that I find unique. Again, this is a much more character driven story than is the norm lately. While there are a few parties and some group play, the scenes and the emotions that surround them are the stars here, which is just how I like it. The Arrangement wasn’t mild play, by any means, but Exhibition pushes into territory that is on the more hardcore side of pain. I loved the honesty and the realism that’s used to show the characters’ reactions to pain, how it feeds their needs. I’ve hinted at some of the implements used and you can expect both pointy and hot things ;). The first outing Jason and Grace have together was truly one of the most unique I’ve read in a kink themed book. You have to be willing to test your boundaries just like Grace and if you’re open, it’s hot beyond belief. This is erotic romance, so Grace and Jason get an absolutely beautiful HEA, one that I’m supremely jealous of. If you can handle the more edgy side of play, this is a stellar second installment in this series. I’m now a fully-fledged fan and eagerly await what comes next.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Exhibition by Nicolette Hugo Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, Erotica I wasn’t sure what to expect here, if it would be one of those reads where the story is concentrated in just a few days, or whether it would be longer. I’ve enjoyed a few of the first type, but really I like best those where the characters have time to get to know each other, where the romance gets to develop more slowly, and where we get to understand more of the characters. That's what happened here. I really felt I was getting to understand Grace, to feel for her. She seems one of those people who on the surface are confident and secure, successful career, home, and outwardly confident, and yet under all that she was hurting. Hurting so much, punishing herself for something long past. She needs kink, needs what it can give her, a sense of freedom it seems to me, and yet she’s been away from it for a while, trying to stay vanilla. One of her hospital colleagues who saw her after her last disastrous episode seems to think all kink is wrong, and he’s been trying to convince her she doesn’t need it, that he can give her what she wants if she’ll just let him in. Its a common theme it seems in real life, that there are people who don’t just enjoy kink, but really need it, for whom it fulfils something in them, and yet those who aren’t into it often see it as dirty, unsavoury, perverse and try to make people like Grace ashamed of their needs. Jason isn’t one of those, he’s a Dom through and through, and can see what Grace needs. Posing for him she’s his muse, and while working on the photographs for the exhibition he’s also giving her what she needs. Its only three weeks they have but in that time they share so much and learn things about each other, get so much closer. Then – well, of course, something happens and it all falls apart just when it was going so well....I always want to shout at the characters when that happens, to say “ Why! What are you doing? Thinking?” and of course if they listened to me it would be a dull read...that’s why I’m a reader not a writer ; –) I loved the way that part was given time to develop, not just brushed past in a few days but weeks, where each had time to assess what they’d done, to think about the issues. I was so sad for them both, and of course they’re both thinking the wrong things about how the other feels, and I was wondering how on earth Nicolette could bring them back together, or even if she could, or if Jason’s ex, Audrey, or someone else would get in the way. Its a really emotional read as well as being very erotic, and full of drama. Lots to think about, how simple misunderstandings can have such huge influences, how individuals want or need different types of sexual relationships, and get satisfaction in very particular ways. There’s no right or wrong in sex so long as each party is happy and yet so many people still see any kink as wrong. It’s a book I really enjoyed, made me think about things, made me really feel for Grace and Jason. Logan and Mia too – I’d like to know more of them, and where they go from here.  Stars: Five.   ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers. If you enjoyed my review I'd love it if you would please click “Like” and if you didn't I'd love to know why, in case I've inadvertently added a spoiler and need to edit.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
A bit of a dark but very steamy novel. Jason is a photographer and a dominant, Grace is an exhibitionist and Jason feels the perfect muse for his next exhibition and in the process explore their dark desires. Lots of emotion these characters are very complex, I loved the story very hot and intense. Amazing Read!