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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series Book One) by Via Mari – Review By Heidi Eich Woodring

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari is the first book in the Prestian Series and a read that I was really able to lose myself in. Via Mari was able to give readers a book with pleasure, intrigue, erotic encounters, and such suspense you are drawn in from page one. This was the first book by this author and I can say it sure won’t be my last. The characters are strong and very easy to get attached to, the writing OUT OF THIS WORLD, and a story line that is very believable. I know that now I can not wait to read the rest in this series and get more from Chase and Katarina and see what wonderfulness Mari has in store in this series!
Katarina, is haunted by her past and also the past of her own mother. She hides behind her career and doesn’t mind having a life outside of that until she meets Chase Prestian, one of the most powerful men in the world. Chase knows he wants her, and will not give up until he does. When these two crash into together a new world of money, jeopardy, and a ride into some of the most sexual desires one could long for. This journey helps Katarina overcome so much from her past, his past, and the control of a man that she has given herself to.

This 5 star book and author quickly have become a favorite and I can’t wait to read more and more! I highly recommend this book to people who love Erotica, suspense, and a good book to get lost in!

Review by @heidiew1977
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Degrees of Innocence Prestian Series Book One by Via Mari – Review by Robin Rankin

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari is the first book in the Prestian series. I was expecting a hot and steamy story and I wasn’t disappointed at all.

Katarina and Chase have a great story about how they first meet. Who knew that one small moment would have such a big impact.

Chase is a thousand percent alpha but doesn’t come across as a jerk when he slipped into the alphabets. There were a few things he did that I might have to suggest to the hunny.

Katarina makes me a little sad but also managed to make me mad. I don’t understand why there is such a lack of communication at times. This book is just the beginning of the series and must be read before the others. The next books are already on my to be read list. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Review by @rlrankin

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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
Five Stars

Degrees of Innocence is the first book in A Prestian Series book by Via Mari. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Mari, but definitely won’t be the last. This book had me hook from the very first page, and I couldn’t put it down until I read the last page. This contemporary romance was full of steamy love scenes and a bit of a mystery.
Katarina is a strong female lead, that is a bit of a workaholic. Chase is a sexy millionaire and when they meet on a tropical island the chemistry is instantaneous. However the problems begin when they find out Katarina works for Chase. This is a fun read with the witty dialogue. I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1) by Via Mari – Review by Krystal Gregory

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence, Book 1 in the Prestian Series by Via Mari
4 out of 5 Stars

I love finding new authors. I love when that author as a series just ready for my fingers to dig into. This book starts with a bang and is super hot. It is very fast paced and you can easily get lost within the pages and context of this book. Having said that I wa flipping between 4 and 5 stars for this book and i found that I had to keep going back to reread several passages and paragraphs within the book, when i felt as though I have gotten lost and/or did not fully understand the content of what or why something was happening. For that I kept this book at 4 stars, but if you are a person who can easily keep up with the fast paced world, then this very well may easily be a 5 star read for you.

And when I say hot, I mean Hot, with a capital H. The complex plot the author has developed is an easy side-by story with the romance that sizzles and smokes within the pages of this book. Add into the mystery and danger that finds its way to our MC’s and our Main Lady Love, and you have one tantalizing story. Katarina and Chase are by far some of my most favorite characters I have ever read and the supporting characters add just enough to keep you waiting for the next book in the series.

Reviewed by @kgregory

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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series Book One) by Via Mari – Review by Felicia Bates

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence
(The Prestian Series book 1)
Via Mari

Periodically I have to go for medication infusions which last a couple hours at a time so I’m constantly looking for a good book to help me escape the boredom. I stumbled across Degrees of Innocence while looking for my most recent read and I was really intrigued by the synopsis. Via Mari is a new to me author so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but knowing it was book one of a series I was hopeful I had found my next set of escapes for a while.
I wasn’t disappointed when I started Degrees of Innocence, I was actually a little surprised at how quickly I was drawn into the storyline and captured by the characters. This story was unique with well written twists and turns that left me on the edge of my seat but there were aspects that still left a familiar feel which I welcomed (like the usage of email communication).
I’m really impressed with how strong the storyline was written with a balance of incredibly steamy romance but substance and intrigue. I’m hooked and looking forward to carrying on more with the series.

Review by @fnbates

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Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari – Review By Michelle Austin

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence was a great 5 star read and book #1 in the Prestian Series.

Katarina is getting ready to start a big project. While spending some time at the resort waiting for the meetings to start she ends up meeting a very handsome man, Chase. She spends several days with Chase and they are both equally attracted to each other. Problem is, Chase has a little secret. What will Katarina do when she finds out who Chase really is?

During the first day of planning Katarina is shocked to see Chase come walking into the room. When she discovers who he really is, things come crashing down on her. How will it ever work between them now?

Chase is determined to be with her and will make it work no matter what. As these two move forward they have some very hot and steamy scenes. These two have such great chemistry. I really liked both Chase and Katarina. I was pulled right in by their story and didn’t want to stop until I was done. This is my first read from Via Mari and I loved it, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series and the author.

Reviewed by @mab54615

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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1) by Via Mari – Review by Emily Walsh

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence
ByVia Mari
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series #1) was a okay read, with hot smut, mystery, danger, that hooked me enough to want to read more.

My first read by this author and this series; I was in shacky territory because though I like romance books, with smut, I’m not into the erotica genres. This was way out of my comfort zone, and though I liked it enough to follow the series, I’m still not all that into that hard core erotica. You might find this funny, but I find it boring.. yeah I know, I’m weird. But I this book did a great job at spacing the scenes and with the compelling complex plot, the twist and turns and the unraveling mystery, it keeps you hooked and for me, kept me engaged in the story as a whole.

As for our MC’s, well, they did have some good character development, and I did like they why they were written, but at times I felt like I was reading characters I’ve met before. Same with the dynamics between the two, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they were bad, just that, they were too familiar. Maybe instead of having a billionaire male MC who is the boss, and the female MC that is you know, sort of well off, but not in that rich world, and gets introduced and all. How about a more realticable character, like someone in the middle class-ish. I just feel that the power dynamics are always the same, and a little overdone.

But the true star of this story is the mystery/danger that seems to be following our female MC. The little interconnecting details, the twist, the reveal. That was the highlight for me, and is what kept me reading. Because though we get a shocker of a opening, and a event that causes our MC’s to meets, the pace gets a little slow, but looking back now, as I start to fully connect, makes sense.

Overall this book was a pretty okay read. It’s good to read outside your comfort zone sometimes, and if you’re like me and what to venture out, then I suggest giving this book a try. It has my stamp of approval and my recommendation.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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Degrees of Innocence (A Prestian Series Book 1) By Via Mari – Review By Dawn Daughenbaugh

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1) by Via Mari – Review by Jana Teppih

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari is the first book in her Prestian series and the beginning of Katarina and Chase’s story! It is the first book I have read by the writer and I promise you, you will find me reading all the other stories in the series as well! I NEED to know how their story develops and ends …
Degrees of Innocence is the story of Katarina Meilers and Chase Prestian. Katarina is a professional design consultant and Chase is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world. And how do they meet, you would ask me, and … they meet when Katarina is doing a CPR on a guy who collapsed at the resort they are both at, and Chase comes and takes over when Katarina is at the end of her ‘rope’. What a way to meet! What a start on a journey into the world of opulent wealth and danger and … of sexual exploration …
I loved the way the writer told the story, the way she mixed erotica with suspense … she gave us a story that is not just some spicy steamy erotica but that also keeps us asking ‘what the heck is going on???!!!’. I loved how respectfully the writer dealt with the BDSM aspect of the story and how real the budding relationship felt! I cannot wait to tackle the next story in the series and to find out where the journey will take us!

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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series) by Via Mari – Review by Dori Cousley

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari is the first book in the Prestian Series. This story has romance, suspense, mystery and action. You will not be able to put Degrees of Innocence down, you will want to read and finish it in one sitting. Kate, is a strong and very independent woman. Chase, is a wealthy and very powerful man. What will Kate do with Chase pursuing her? Will she let the chemistry flow!

Via Mari has a way with her words. Her writing style flows with ease and keeps you engaged. Her writing pulls you in from the first word to the last. The characters are well developed, easy to connect with and very real. I cannot wait to see what happens next in the series.

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