Review Blog Tour: Centurion by Julia Sykes


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She’ll do anything to get her scoop…

I need a major story to get my big break. Infiltrating the Pagans Motorcycle Club is my best shot at making a name for myself in the world of investigative reporting. Only, I might get a lot more than I bargained for. It’s not the gang that worries me most; it’s domineering FBI Agent Kennedy Carver who makes me quiver inside. When I discover his unique sexual proclivities, I might have a bigger story than the Pagans: The Secret World of BDSM.

He’ll do anything to possess her…

When my man on the inside rescued Carina from the Pagans, I knew I was in trouble. One look at the gorgeous, feisty redhead, and I was lost. I crave to bend her over my knee and punish her for getting herself into a dangerous situation. Once she submits to me, she’ll learn never to put herself at risk again. She’ll be mine.

Her betrayal tears them apart…

When Kennedy discovers that Carina is planning an exposé on his kinky lifestyle, he is determined to leave her firmly in his past. But when the woman who has haunted his dreams for sixteen long years shows up at his favorite BDSM club, he can’t resist her allure.

As they rediscover their burning attraction, an enemy lurks in the shadows, hunting Carina. Can Kennedy save her life and his own heart? Or will the loss of both destroy him forever?




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Lola's Review

An Impossible Novel #1
Author: Julia Sykes
Publication Date: January 18, 2016
Source: ARC gifted by author in exchange for an honest review



5KINK Review


This is the first book I have read in the Impossible Novel series. Therefore you are able to enjoy this story as a standalone romance

Carina O’Connor, is a journalist looking for a break. We’re talking no cable and ramen noodles big break. It comes in the form of an expose covering the notorious Pagans Motorcycle Club known for dealing drugs. Immediately, you think MC Romance story right? I’m not so sure. I finished the book and I am still digesting the world of Carina and Kennedy.

With the help of an undercover informant, Smith, Carina finds herself under the protection of FBI Agent Kennedy Carver.  Immediately Carina observes he is bossy.  When he notices how guilty and ashamed she feels about her irresponsible idea, he offers his help.

His answer:  He needs to spank her to absolve her of guilt.

Her answer: “Wait, what do you mean?”  Which turns into – “Explain this to me again?”  And ends with – “Ok, let’s do it”

The interesting aspect of this story, it takes place in year 2000, long before we knew about Fifty Shades of Grey and the world of KINK. So, If I am reading this book for the first time in 2000, I would be oblivious and fascinated in the subject matter likewise.  That’s why I like the story.  Too bad its 2016 ~  post Fifty Shades because the subject matter still yanks you immediately as if you have been living under a rock in the last six years.

The story is captivating.  Kennedy has been in the World of KINK for years and he has found his perfect submissive. He introduces her into his world and trains her in spanking, discipline, crops, floggers, rope, etc.  You know, “the standard”

While I read many BDSM romances, this one is a first for me. It’s a twist between “Boy Meet Girl” and “Second Chance” I like this because the story is naturally introducing and educating BDSM  to a newbie with awesome dirty talk and great sex.

By the end of the story, I am crying. Like me, your heart will be soaring with excitement for the two of them to establish a relationship.  Immediately, you can’t wait to read their happily ever after.

Oh no, the flogger doesn’t stop here!  As characters, Kennedy and Carina will leave you shattering. The story is a standard BDSM romance, but at the end it imprisons you with moments of overwhelming shock. It leaves you with emotions of anguish, anticipation, frustration and exasperation. So you are left, waiting and waiting and waiting, oh and waiting.

The story will take you on an emotional binge ride. Emotions that may leave you agonizing in pain. Get ready for an ugly cry.  I know I didn’t expect it. I am in the airport waiting for a flight and I am trying my best to wipe the tears falling.  That’s a 5 KINK review in my opinion.

Pretty Excerpt

I reached up and tentatively ran my fingertips over the stubble on his square jaw. “Thank you. You make me feel safe.”

“I’m glad,” he said, his voice deepening. “I don’t want to scare you.”

“I don’t think you could. I trust you.”

His eyes darkened. “So you wouldn’t be frightened if I told you I want to fuck you? That I’ve wanted you since the day I first laid eyes on you? That I’ve been carefully planning exactly how I’m going to ravage you when I finally claim you?”

My breath caught in my throat. Something that felt like trepidation quivered in my belly, but it was hotter than simple fear. There was a decidedly anticipatory edge to it, something dark and hungry.

“What…” I swallowed. “What would you do to me?”

His hand was still tangled in my hair. It tightened to a fist again, tipping my head back so my throat was exposed to him. He lowered his lips to my neck, pressing a hot kiss just below my ear. He pulled back slightly and blew a stream of cool air over the burning place where his heat had marked me. A noise I’d never made before eased up my throat. It sounded like a whimper.

“So responsive,” he murmured, his words teasing across my skin. His teeth nipped at my earlobe, giving me a flash of pain before sucking it away, tracing the shell of my ear with his tongue. I’d never known that this seemingly innocent part of my body was directly connected to my sex. It contracted in a primal rhythm, craving… him.

“You want to know what I’m going to do to you?”

Going to. There was no longer a question of if. I’d sealed my fate when I’d asked what he had planned for me.

“I’m going to strip you naked and finally drink in the sight of your gorgeous body.” He ran his hands down the curve of my waist before curling his fingers into my hips. “Then I’m going to take off my tie and bind your hands.” His touch shifted to my wrists, his long fingers encircling them like manacles as he pinned them at the small of my back. “You’ll be completely at my mercy. And I’ll show you pleasure you never thought you were capable of.”

A low moan left my lips as desire spiked. I wanted it all, every deviant thing he’d promised me.

He drew back slightly so I could see his wolfish grin. “I think we’ll keep the rest a surprise.”

I couldn’t do more than stare up at him, memorizing his perfect, masculine features. I’d never felt this kind of raw power pulsing off a man. It caressed my body, making my skin pebble as I fell under his thrall.

“Tell me you want me, Carina.”

“I want you, Kennedy.” I didn’t hesitate, and I didn’t blush. It was the simple truth, the natural answer. The only answer.

“I like the way you say my name,” he rumbled. “You’ll be screaming it soon.”

I let out a small squeak of surprise when he swept me up in his arms and carried me into my bedroom in long, confident strides. My sense of trepidation returned. This was actually happening. I’d let him spank me, and now I was going to let him tie me up. I barely recognized the wanton woman he held against his hard chest.

“Stop that,” he ordered.

“Stop what?”

“Worrying. I’m not going to hurt you. This will feel good.”

My worries were obliterated when he brought his demanding mouth down on mine again. He carefully set me on my feet, holding onto me until I found my balance.

His hands suddenly fisted in the material of my blouse. With a jerk of his powerful arms, the buttons ripped free, exposing me with shocking abruptness. There was no slow undressing, no hesitancy. He’d told me he was going to strip me, and that was exactly what he was doing.

He tugged the blouse back, pulling it off my shoulders and down my arms before tossing it aside, discarding it as though it had annoyed him by covering my body. He swiftly unbuttoned my jeans and removed them with the same sense of immediacy. Catching onto his feverish assault, I quickly stepped out of them along with my shoes, leaving me wearing only my simple white bra and panties.

He paused, running a reverent hand over the cotton material. “One day, I’ll dress you up in leather and lace,” he spoke almost as though he was talking to himself. “But for now, this first time, these are perfect.” He traced his fingertips along the exposed swell of my full breasts, and I gasped as my nipples pebbled against the inside of my bra, the soft material suddenly too abrasive against the sensitive peaks.

“So innocent,” he remarked. His eyes suddenly locked on mine. “I will enjoy corrupting you, Carina.”

I should protest, but he called to a secret, dark part of my soul. It was as though I’d been waiting for him to say those words, to come into my life and change everything I thought I knew about myself.

I wanted to be corrupted.

Meet the author


Julia Sykes is the USA Today bestselling author of the Impossible Series. She has always kept dark stories tucked away in her mind, so she was thrilled when she discovered that other people actually want to read them. Her books blend romance, suspense, and BDSM.


After spending four years living in England, Julia returned to her Southern homeland. She has recently settled down in South Carolina and spends her time petting her cat-children, reading, and binge watching TV with her husband when not writing. You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced latte clutched in her hand.


Julia loves connecting with readers! Please feel free to contact her on facebook, through twitter, or email her directly at You can find out more about Julia’s current and future projects at


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