When Willow Winters and Lauren Landish come together to write a BDSM book you've got to suspect it's going to be intensely good, and it was. At first, I wasn't sure as I'm not big into BDSM books but this was not hard core and it was such a captivating read that the BDSM was just one feature of this couples complicated history. This story is dark. I would say it's the darkest read from this writing duo and it's packed with a lot of emotion.
Dahlia is broken, as a teen she was raped and it has profoundly impacted her and all of her relationships since. She’s had trouble having healthy adult, intimate relationships. Her need to be dominated has turned off previous lovers and she finds herself alone more often than not. Dahlia’s co-worker suggests that she step out of her comfort zone and join her at a BDSM club for their monthly auction.
Our leading mad, Lucian has closed his heart off from the world. Having been betrayed by his whole family and being blackmailed by his ex-wife, has led him to trust no-one. Lucian is cold, hard, and isolates. He's retreated into his work, sacrificing a personal life to focus on his company instead of his money-hungry parents and ex-wife. He goes to the auction out of curiosity but once he lays his eyes on Dahlia he must have her for the month.
Though dominant and controlling, Lucian is very cautious with Dahlia, knowing that this world of play is all new to her. He teaches her, pleasures her and helps her find her limits. Dahlia and Lucian are insanely hot together and their scenes are off the charts hot.
Please note:- This is a D/s relationship where boundaries are explored. The sex is aggressive - this book is definitely not for the faint hearted.
Although part of a series, this is a great standalone with No cliffhanger. I cheered for this couple and I can't wait for the next book. I hope to read a lot more about this couple in future series the authors have promised.
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (10 December 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1520119607
- ISBN-13: 978-1520119601
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 313 g
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)