"When it comes right down to jumping into the lifestyle, what you need is to be spanked."--Brandon
A story about sex and the lies people tell themselves...like they're not falling too fast and they can get out before they get hurt. Love...not gonna happen.
This was just supposed to be a grad school project on BDSM. A begin point, collecting some data, a thesis, and that was it. Nothing complicated. A means to an end. Out of a small town. Away small from minds. This wasn't supposed to be doorway into decadence. Not really. Certainly not into the bedroom of powerful Dom who had the keys to uncovering her erotic desire to submit to his will.
This was supposed to be temporary. A way to get his partner off his back and a woman gone from plaguing his mind, memory, and dreams. A hurdle. Then on to the next. Away from her fiery eyes and sassy mouth.
But when they cross boundaries and end up in bed, their connection is raw, chemical, and real. Each time they make love, it feels so achingly right and the problem becomes how to convince her to stay when she plans to leave.
On her way home after a tough afternoon therapy session where two young women disclose they are victims of severe and traumatic abuse, Mia ends up missing. Brandon risks everything...his secret life, his business, his reputation to find her, before it's too late.
WARNING: HOT ENOUGH TO PEEL PAINT!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the first book by author Susan Arden that I have had the pleasure of reading, but it will not be the last... Be prepared to take a cold shower on this one ladies... HOT HOT HOT!!! Now to go back and read this series from the beginning.
Brandon is an owner of the private club Spurs & Lace. Mia is a grad student who wants to learn more about the lifestyle of a submissive, but in order to stay safe she agrees to be collared by Brandon. The fireworks are melt your panties hot when they get together.
This book has it all, mystery, intrigue, Brandon who is a strong sexy Dom and his hot brothers who are more than happy to support him when the chips are down, but above all it has a great story-line behind it all so that it isn't just another erotic novel.
I received this book as a complimentary copy for an honest review.
A former educator within the fields of special education and biology, Susan writes romance across several genres including Western, sports, paranormal, fantasy and contemporary. She dreams of returning to teaching or mentoring students interested in creative writing and relishes great lines, laughs, and people who are off the wall. She lives near Nashville with her husband and has college-aged girls (oh yeah...as in three) along with a slew of animals ranging from furry to scaled.