Raine Kendall has everything a woman could want…almost. Sexy, tender Dom Liam O’Neill is her knight in shining armor, but Raine keeps pinching herself. Is he too good to be true or is this growing connection one that could last a lifetime? She’s constantly torn by her abiding feelings for her commanding boss, Macen “Hammer” Hammerman, especially in the wake of the mind-blowing night he cast aside the barriers between them and ravaged every inch of her body.
Hammer, Liam’s former best friend, can’t stop coveting Raine. But Liam is determined to hold and guide the woman he loves and see if she can be the submissive of his dreams. However, he’s finding that her trust is hard won and he needs a bloody crowbar to pry open her scarred soul. So he risks everything to win her once and for all. But once he’s put his daring plan in motion, will it cost Liam his heart if he loses Raine to Hammer for good?
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Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
Shayla’s books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.
A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book.
Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob’s erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange.
A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you’re looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna’s books
Isabella LaPearl is a New Zealand-American author of erotic romance. She loves to spin a good yarn and word paint a picture into life. One Dom To Love, The Young And The Submissive and The Bold and The Dominant are her first full length novels.
I enjoyed that this was about relationships, the past, trust, and starting to train Raine to be a submissive. Yes, there was hot sex! But this continues the story in book 1, One Dom to Love, in a way that I enjoyed. In book 1, Hammer annoyed me so much! I liked Liam until the last thing he pulled while Hammer was supposed to be away. At that point, I didn’t think either was good enough for Raine.
In this story, it was clear that Raine was not the only one haunted by and affected by the past. There was much that was never discussed by Macen ‘Hammer’ and Liam about Juliet. The friendship that seemed to be teetering because of Raine, actually had been damaged previously. Hammer carried a lot of guilt, and Liam was left out. When Raine decides she can’t handle the situation and runs, it’s her past and her pattern of running that needs to be faced by all three of them.
I really liked that friends of Liam and Hammer step up to assist. Both had me laughing at times. I liked what they added to the story. The search for Raine revealed more about her past and forced the two Doms to find a solution. I liked how the authors incorporated some things from book 1 into this one. I had questions from book 1, some of which were answered in this one.
The training of Raine took on a deeper meaning as a key element of bdsm, that at times is overlooked, was used: communication. It was great that initially it seemed that Raine was the only who had to deal with her past and lack of willingness to communicate, but it became an issue that both Hammer and Liam had to deal with as well. I laughed so hard as Hammer and Liam ‘butted’ heads.
I could appreciate Raine’s anguish and fear of revealing her feelings after more of her past was revealed. An abusive past is not something you just get over. Its effects can haunt and taint a person and their relationships. I thought that was a strength in the story. As Raine comes to terms with her issues, it was emotional for me.
In book 1, I thought Hammer was a bit one-dimensional, and Liam seemed to care more to win Raine from his friend than he cared for her. In this book, Hammer was forced to reveal more and seemed more like a Dom; and Liam seemed to really care for Raine, not just see her as a prize. It was about the emotional component of bdsm.
The ending caught me by surprise, in a good way. I knew that there would be another book, but the authors set it up in a way that has me intrigued as to where it might go to next.
I received a review copy, and this is my honest review.