Heidi considers herself a strong, independent, professional—definitely not the type to fall for a macho, dominant alpha-male like her neighbor in 6F. Yet when she overhears his kinky, sensual escapades one evening, she finds herself as intrigued as she is horrified. Surely that’s not spanking she’s hearing? And are those whimpers from the woman in his bed caused by pleasure or pain? She tells herself she is not attracted to…whatever they are doing. But when she has an unfortunate run-in with Mr. 6F himself, the connection is electric. To her great consternation, she finds herself imagining what it would be like to be under his authority, or bound to his bed.
Dominic thinks he’s tasted all the pleasures the lifestyle has to offer without the messy complications of an emotional connection or commitment…until he meets Heidi. The night she finally gets up the nerve to ask him to put her over his knee, he’s more than happy to oblige. This sassy, adorable woman draws out of him a desire to protect and lead, awakened with growing fervor as he introduces her to the erotic, intoxicating world of dominance and submission.
But when Heidi and Dom are thrown together in an unlikely series of events that tie them together professionally, they must separate business from pleasure. Or will they?
That voice, oh that voice. Dark as the night and rough as gravel, it dragged across Heidi’s chest like a physical caress, leaving a trail of goosebumps on her skin. As she felt her thighs clench instinctively, she realized that she’d never really heard it before, because it wasn’t the sort of voice she could ever forget. Then her mind caught up to her raging hormones and she processed the words he had spoken. Holy shit!
Did I say you could speak?
That was wrong. So, so wrong, she told herself, even as her stomach dived like a roller coaster in free-fall and her nipples hardened painfully. God, what was wrong with her?
The guy was bossing that girl around, threatening her. Maybe holding her down or even restraining her while he spanked her. Heidi should be disgusted. She was disgusted. Wasn’t she?
First I would like to say that I was not given a free copy of this book for a review, I purchased my copy. I like to get that out of the way… whew…now on to the goodness.
I love BDSM romance (duh!), but what I love most is a realistic BDSM romance. And by realistic, I mean the couple actually could be a real life couple in the house next door to you. No crazy schemes, no off the wall rules, and open communication. The story needs to show BDSM in a positive, realistic light.
My Dom does all of that!
The characters were all well rounded, believable, and lovable. Dominic made a great Dom for a newbie like Heidi; he went slow when it was called for and sped up just when it was right. Heidi was the perfect combination of sassy and submissive. I loved watching these two come together and fall in love.
As the two of them navigate through keeping their personal life untouched by thier professional life, they provide the right amount of conflict and drama. At no point during this read did I feel like skimming over passages, which is pretty rare for me.
The sex? In erotic romance I’m very used to seeing harsh words used for the sex scenes- see my own writing for confirmation of that. I was pleasantly surprised to see that a sex scene in a BDSM romance could be very erotic, extremely hot without the use of all those harsh words. The heat element wasn’t dampened a bit, in fact it put the focus on the romance- which is very hot when done right- and it was!
In short, Jane Henry and Maisy Archer produced an extremely well written, HOT, BDSM romance that from start to finish kept me engaged and unable to put down for long (Sorry to the guy behind me in the Starbuck’s drive through who had to politely honk to get me to move up because I was reading.)
If you haven’t already read it, go grab it! And be sure to let Jane Henry and Maisy Archer know how much you loved it!
Jane has been writing since her early teens, dabbling in short stories and poetry. When she married and began having children, her pen was laid to rest for several years, until the National Novel Writing Challenge (NaNoWriMo) in 2010 awakened in her the desire to write again. That year, she wrote her first novel, and has been writing ever since. In 2012, she became interested in the d/s lifestyle, and has discovered her love for writing romance with a d/s twist. With a houseful of children, she finds time to write in the early hours of the morning, squirreled away with a laptop, blanket, and cup of hot coffee. Years ago, she heard the wise advice, “Write the book you want to read,” and has taken it to heart. She sincerely hopes you also enjoy the books she likes to read.
Maisy is an unabashed book nerd who has been in love with romance since reading her first Julie Garwood novel at the tender age of 12. After a decade as a technical writer, she finally made the leap into writing fiction several years ago and has never looked back. Like her other great loves – coffee, caramel, beach vacations, yoga pants, and her amazing family – her love of words has only continued to grow… in a manner inversely proportional to her love of exercise, house cleaning, and large social gatherings. She loves to hear from fellow romance lovers, and is always on the hunt for her next great read.