Summer Lovers by B.G. Thomas Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, we have a quick visit from B.G. Thomas with Summer Lovers, we have Cat’s review and a great giveaway but you have to hurry there’s not much time left to click that Rafflecopter link :-) <3 ~Pixie~  

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Summer Lovers

by

B.G. Thomas

Scott Aberdeen doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or God. Or love—at least, he knows no one will ever love him. After all, he has carried a torch for his best friend Sloan for a decade, hoping his feelings will be returned one day. But when Sloan finds springtime love with another man, Scott’s fantasies are crushed and his skepticism confirmed.

Cedar Carrington, raised by rock star parents, leads a free-spirited, nomadic life, never staying in one place for long. Due to a dark past he refuses to share or even think about, he is willing to let men into his bed for sex, but never for the night.

When Scott finds himself camping in the middle of nowhere with over a hundred men who all believe in love—and faeries and a magickal gay brotherhood—he’s pretty sure he’s in the wrong place. And when Cedar connects with cynical, critical Scott, he wonders how he could be falling in for this man of all men. But hearts and lives have been transformed at the Heartland Men’s Festival before, and it might be just the place where two very different men can release their pain and find true love at last.

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Deconstructing Channing by B.A. Tortuga Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi minions, today we have the fabulous B.A. Tortuga visiting with her newest release Deconstructing Channing, this is a sexy little shifter story with just the right dose of BDSM *shiver*, B.A. teases us with a sexy little excerpt and there’s a great giveaway, so read my review, check out the rest of the post and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Deconstructing Channing

by

B.A. Tortuga

When they were young together back in their werecat pride, Bowie and Channing experimented with love and sex, as well as flirting with a threesome with their best friend, Emma. Channing and Emma both ran from their needs, leaving Bowie to break away and find his own life. Now a confident master dominant, Bowie discovers Channing again through a video of a consummate sub, one who Bowie knows he needs to find once more.

When Bowie shows up on his doorstep, Channing feels like a teenager again, all confusion and need. He doesn’t date his own kind, only humans, and he’s not in the market for a full time master. Bowie is impossible to deny, a force of nature, and while both men know they’ll have to think about Emma eventually, now is the time to see if they can get to know, and love each other, all over again.

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Business Strip by Jeff Erno

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Series: Men’s Room #3

Author: Jeff Erno

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (100 Pages)

Publisher: eXtasy Books (July 1st, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts

Blurb: Whoever said business and pleasure don’t mix has never been to New Orleans.

Chad Curtiss, a thirty-five year old private equity investor, is a ruthless businessman. He believes it’s a dog-eat-dog world and doesn’t understand people not driven by the desire to acquire their own happiness. Life’s about personal responsibility and making the right choices.

Chad travels to New Orleans on occasion for business and while there, he likes to visit The Men’s Room. The hottest gay club in the city has the hunkiest dancers, the cutest bartenders and the kind of service a man like Chad knows he deserves. While at the bar, he runs into young Richard Foster, a desk clerk from the hotel where he’s staying. He has no intention of becoming involved, but there’s something about the kid Chad can’t dismiss, and that something just might change his entire outlook on life.

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Business-Strip/

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: The plot was predictable, but the temporary escape both men provided for each other, all hot and steamy, was a lot of fun. We’ve seen this primetime movie before, bedraggled do-gooder meets handsome prince, well handsome business shark, and even though he tries not to, falls head over ankles on shoulders.

Chad is the perfect bad guy we love to hate, and hate to lust after, but the fireworks between he and Richard are hot and fast.
Richard is getting walked on by everyone in his life from his slutty ex to his boss, and all he’s trying to do is hold it together for his family, save his sister’s life, and hopefully keep his job.

When all the cards come tumbling down and his mother loses her job, Richard has to walk out on his, and his sister’s surgery might not happen, he discovers the person behind the curtain is the sexy executive Richard didn’t even want to fall for.
Can Richard and Chad possibly salvage what has just started to bloom between them? Yes, there is a predictable, but aw shucks, kind of ending. This is a romance after all, can’t have a sad ending right. So all’s well that ends well. Predictable, but it is what it is, hot sexy fun for a short time.

Prince Drake and the Rock Star by Lyssa Samuels

www.bookstrand.comTitle: Prince Drake and the Rock Star
Series: Royal Mates, Love’s Diamond, #5
Author: Lyssa Samuels
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novel (284 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-180-8
Publisher: Siren Publishing (August 14th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Jimmy Burrows lives the life of a rock star. He’s tired of his life of emptiness. He dreams of having one special man to share his life with who values him as Jimmy—a guy who likes pizza, science fiction, and likes to cook.

Prince Drake Sorenson knows that Jimmy is his aheri. When he looks into Jimmy’s violet eyes, he sees the man who is destined to fill their future with love and children. Jimmy’s caring heart and kindness are exactly what Drake needs to calm his soul.

Jimmy can’t trust that Drake’s anger and jealousy won’t hurt him. Drake’s stories about a world called Sanzel where there are magic, purple skies, and pregnant men are proof enough that the man is certifiable. When Drake helps heal Jimmy’s friend and her little girl, Jimmy has to reevaluate his judgment of the big man. Maybe Drake’s story of magic, love, and babies is something that’s a possibility for him after all.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/prince-drake-and-the-rock-star

Review: This is book five and they should be read in order. Each book brings in all the characters that you will see in the future stories that come up. It shows you their world, gives you an insight into their lives, and tells you about what it is like. I love the way their world just draws you in and makes you want to belong there. I love the way it has such tender parts that will have you in tears and then there are parts that will have you smiling.

Jimmy is a famous rock star but he is so very tired. He is tired of being alone but fears being touched by others. He had met a man who draws him in but is scared that this man will hurt him. Even more afraid was when Drake tells him that he is his and that he will make a wonderful father. I can see the fear in that statement.

Drake is actually Prince Drake Sorenson and is from Sanzel. Sanzel is a world that is full of magic, tight families, purple skies, danger, and pregnant men. So when he tells Jimmy this, of course the first course of action was for Jimmy to send him away. It is way too hard to believe. Also without his mate, Drakes magic is unstable and so is his anger. His anger is what makes Jimmy afraid. This is what makes Jimmy pull back.

After receiving some horrible news, Jimmy doesn’t want to be alone. Taking a chance, he slowly lets Drake in. Then he sees proof of Drakes magic. A healing magic so strong that Jimmy is amazed. He still fears him, but he knows Drake will do everything in his power to keep him safe. He also sees the love this man feels for him. He has fallen deeply for Drake, and slowly lowering his guards, he lets this man know that he is his.

He learns that Drake and most of the men from Sanzel can get pregnant. He was abused by his father and many others that have hurt him badly. Attacked at school by bullies has led him afraid that he will turn out just like them. A victim of abuse will soon be the abuser, or so that is what he always thought. However when he learns that Drake can have children he soon sees that he is very wrong. That their love will be strong and protective.

I loved this story just as much as I loved the others. It was told so well that the words just flew off the pages. It captures your attention the moment you start reading and will keep it all the way to the end. Lyssa has soon become one of my favorite authors. She has such a gift at giving you a story that you not only want but also need. It will draw you into their world and keep you there. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this amazing story. I would recommend reading this wonderful book. It gives you excitement, sexy men, passion, and fire, men that can get pregnant, adventure and a bit of danger.

Bound Hearts by Lynn Hagen

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Series: Breed Assassins, #2
Author: Lynn Hagen
Genre: Erotic/Futuristic/ Paranormal/ Science Fiction
Length: Novella (99 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-63258-033-7
Publisher: Siren Publishing (July 28th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: After discovering his true identity, Thoran learns that he has a sister who was kidnapped ten years ago. When he travels to Crossover, his only intention is to gain information on her whereabouts, but fate has other plans. Thoran remembers a man from years before, a man he has never even spoken to but can’t get out of his mind. When he finds out that Eaton has been sold to the local brothel by his very own father, Thoran mounts a rescue.

Eaton thinks his life is over. His father has sold him in order to pay back taxes on their blacksmith business. There is no hope. Or so he thought until a gorgeous Breed Assassin rescues him.

As the Breed Assassins search for Thoran’s sister, Thoran must confront his own personal demons and decide how far he wants to go in order to give Eaton the one thing he truly desires. To be owned by Thoran.

Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/bound-hearts

Review: This is book two in this series and they should be read in order. Each story has some of the characters in prior books and tells you about their story. The way they live their lives, the reason they do some of the things they do and what makes them they way they are. It is an amazing world that you will find yourself lost in. A world that will draw you in and have you falling in love. The characters are full heat and desire. I love the way they are told. It has such a serious tone but there is the hint of humor in it. I love this series, which is normal for me when it comes to the author. Lynn always gives me great stories to read. The characters have so much depth and detail that you will be captivated with them, and then you see the way they are with family and friends that you will want to hang with them. Then you see them with their mates and you will fall in love with them.

The Breed Assassins were kidnapped when they were just babies and raised in a military fashion. They were not touched nor loved, yet they grew up as best friends. It is twenty some odd years before they find out the truth of who they were and what they were. They were in fact brothers, cousins, and one who was raised in the family. All the time they were in the hole that they were raised in Thoran only wanted a mother’s love. So when they escape and find out that they are in fact royalty they set out to fix it all. Then Thoran finds out he has a little sister that had been kidnapped ten years ago. He is all set out to find her.

He ends in a place that he had remembered from five years ago. He had seen a man that he wanted with all of his heart. Only to find out that he had been sold to a brothel. Set out to save him, at first he treats him badly. Then he realizes that not all is as it seems. He must save Eaton.

Eaton didn’t understand why his family sold him. He had never once given the man any trouble, even willing to work hard to help pay the taxes that they owe. Then he is sold to the brothel. Once the owner finds out that, he is a virgin his intent is to sell him to the highest bidder. That didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to go, because the Breed Assassins save him. Then after a bit, they are mated.

This story is amazing and I absolutely loved it. I love the fact that the men can get pregnant in this story. It cracks me up to read it every time. This story gives you sexy men that are shape shifters, hot sex, passionate glances, feisty attitudes, quirky little mates, excitement, adventure, and dangerous situations. It gives you a twist that you will love. It captured my attention from the moment I opened the book and kept it all the way to the end. I would recommend reading this book because once you do you will find yourself in a world that will have you falling in love.

Holding Out for a Fairy Tale by A.J. Thomas

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Series: (Least Likely Partnership #2)
Spin-off from A Casual Weekend Thing.

Author: A.J. Thomas

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Length: Novel (250 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-62798-706-6

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 9th 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: When his vicious cousin Alejandro makes a violent late-night visit, San Diego homicide detective Ray Delgado gets a brutal reminder of why he left his family behind. Alejandro wants Ray to find his sister, Sophia, who disappeared from the UC San Diego campus, before the FBI digs too deep into his business.

Special Agent Elliot Belkamp spent his entire life jumping from one place to another, but his new assignment assisting a FBI task force offers him a chance to settle down. When Elliot catches a missing person’s case as his first assignment, the last person he expects to find poking around the victim’s dorm room is Ray, a one-time hook-up he’s more inclined to punch in the face than kiss hello. After discovering Sophia’s disappearance is linked to a massive computer-based theft that has two powerful crime families ready to declare war, Elliot focuses on his investigation and tries to ignore Ray. As the search for Sophia turns dangerous, Elliot and Ray discover that tackling organized crime might be easier than resisting the urge to tackle each other.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4969

Review: Ray is a homicide detective and his family is a big crime syndicate. However Ray isn’t connected to his family, he is a good detective and one of the best at solving a problem and reading people. Ray has discovered that he is attracted to men, but is fighting his desires though he has flings he has limits. He refuses to let himself be gay or out.

Elliot has transferred to the FBI in San Diego. Ray Delgado was the last man he wanted to see. The way Ray left him stung, yet seeing him dredges up memories and desires, but he has decided he is holding out for a relationship and Ray will never, be in the place where he can be involved in one, so he is off limits.

Ray’s cousin Sophie, that he has raised and feels more like a sister, has been reported missing. Ray knows that if Alejandro is after her its more than she is missing. A report of stolen money and a big gang uprising ensues and Ray and Elliot are thrown together by links.

I really liked this book a lot, but once I began, I got the big impression this was part of a series. He further I got into the first few chapters the more I felt I needed to know a few things. I went out, looked at the book and front matter, and found nothing about a series. The story started with lots of action and pulled me in so I kept on. Now having said this, I will say there was plenty of information drop done skilfully and throughout the book. By the time the book ended, I had a good picture of what was going on. Though I wanted to know more about Ray’s ex-partner and the past case and Rays family.

After the book was done, I found this is a spinoff from A Casual Weekend Thing. I do suggest you read it first to really get the full impact of the story (I will be getting a copy myself) however, you can read it as is and still enjoy it as I have.The story line is fast paced, lots of action and twists and turns. The dynamics between Elliott and Ray are intriguing, suspenseful and very hot and sexy.

So if you like a really good police drama, mystery, action packed suspense involving crime syndicates, twists and turns and some really hot man-sex with a very satisfying, sweet ending this I for you. And I want more!!

Black Hurricane by Erica Pike Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

Erica Pike - Black Hurricane 600x600BannerHey peeps, we have Erica Pike with her brilliant Black Hurricane visiting, there’s a little excerpt for you to enjoy and there’s an incredible giveaway. So guys what are you waiting for, check out this fantastic book, my review and then click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Black Hurricane

(Boston Boys 03)

by

Erica Pike

Twenty-three year old Jasper Jones fell in love with Dean McQueen at fourteen, but after a disastrous relationship, Jazz would like nothing better than to see the rock star choke on his own vomit.

After a catastrophic reunion, Dean seems bent on destroying Jazz’s life. It all started when an impromptu bar performance ended up on YouTube and Jazz became an internet sensation overnight. The name “Jazdean” keeps popping up in headlines and the paparazzi stalk his every move. To make matters worse, Jazz is about to end up on the streets for the second time in his life.

In a desperate attempt to keep his home, Jazz signs a deal with Dean’s band, Black Hurricane, to perform at a couple of concerts. It feels like one of Dean’s feeble attempts to get Jazz back, but painted into a corner like he is, Jazz has no choice.

MLR Press:  MLR: Black Hurricane

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The Need to Touch by Natalya Parks & Brooke Johnson Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, today we are joined by Natalya Parks & Brooke Johnson for their newest release The Need to Touch, we get a peek at this great YA story and there’s a great giveaway. So peeps I will leave you with this post and Cat’s review… and don’t forget to click that Rafflecopter link :-) <3 ~Pixie~ 

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The Need to Touch

(Stay True 01)

by

Natalya Parks & Brooke Johnson

You can only win someone’s heart once you’ve captured it.

Nineteen year old Ryder Harrison grew up near a small town in Montana, working on the family’s ranch and in love with his best friend, Landon Pennington. That was until his Grandfather decided he needed to go to college in California. Ryder promised his Mom before she died that he would finish his education. Staying true to his word, Ryder packs his clothes, and heads to California, confident that it would all be one big disaster. The only thing he hadn’t planned on was meeting Bentley Carter.

Twenty year old Bentley Carter has enough emotional issues to write his own ‘How to Cope’ manual. Surviving an abusive childhood, he made a personal promise to always stay true to himself, and never let emotions overrule his common sense. Content with his current life and friend with ‘benefits’, Ben is determined to not let his new roommate affect him.

Uncertain about their places in the world, and with each other, Ryder and Ben struggle to understand the person who is not what they thought they wanted, yet who they are unable to live without. Living in a sometimes cruel and unforgiving world they are determined to embrace the reality of falling in love and the challenges that follow.

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Rules of the Chef by Nicole Dennis

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Series: Southern Charm 01

Author: Nicole Dennis

Genre: contemporary

Length: Novel (211 pages)

ISBN: 9780857156792

Publisher: Totally Bound (March 21st 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb: When hotelier Samuel Ashford arrives to change things, Southern Charm chef Dakota Mitchell fights against it and nothing will be the same.

Learning about the sale of his beloved home – The Southern Charm, chef and co-owner Dakota Mitchell is having a hard time with the potential changes. He wants nothing else to alter.

Chosen by his family’s company Ashford Hotels to re-create the Charm into the latest chain of boutique hotels, Samuel Ashford enters the Deep South. Inside the overgrown, run down appearance, he learns the Charm is run by people who care and love the building, the delicious food, and their guests.

Can these two put aside differences and arguments to save the Charm? Even if it means they find a little love along the way.

Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/rules-of-the-chef

Review: Southern Charms is a quaint little bed and breakfast sitting on the gulf coast. Business has taken a major hit from the hurricanes and the oil spill. Though the spill is clean, tourists still haven’t begun the trek back to the out-of-the-way and quaint resort. The only thing keeping it alive is the restaurant that is part of the hotel.

Dakota is the chef and co-owner of Southern Charms. Charms is his life and home and he is very unhappy with the sale of the hotel half by his best friend Edward. When the new co-owner and business partner comes in, Dakota is not very accepting or helpful at all.

Samuel Ashford is sent to see if the business is worth saving and able to be the first of his Mother’s new adventures in adding smaller boutique hotels to their chain. This is his first real solo venture and he really wants to impress his father, who really thinks it’s best to let it go and shut it down.

This is the first book in the series and wow what a setup. We are introduced to numerous, fabulous potential bearing characters, a beautiful, charming setting, and plots galore. There is lots of action in this first story, a little mystery and some steaming hot man-sex. I was so into the book, the sudden ending surprised me. Good thing I already have the next! You won’t want to put it down once you start.

I will say I would have labelled this as a serial instead of series since there was a point not quite resolved. Having said this I figure it will be resolved eventually and it does help make you want to go forward. I personally would have liked this one point settled in this particular story though. Having said that, it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the book.

I love the chemistry between Samuel and Dakota. It’s not a love at first sight story. I can’t wait to see all the other characters find love.

If you like intriguing series, sexy characters, chefs, businessmen, romance, conflict, a bit of mystery, and some really steamy man-sex this is definitely for you!

Takeover by Anna Zabo

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Author: Anna Zabo
Genre: Contemporary/BDSM
Length: Novel (198 pages)
Publisher: InterMix (August 19th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4.5Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: An exciting new voice in romance proves that giving in can be the best way to let go…

Michael Sebastian thought Curacao would be the perfect place to have a little fun in the sun—and between the sheets. So far, no one has struck his interest, until Sam Anderson walks into the bar. With one look at his tense body and expensive suit, Michael knows that this is a man in need of release. And Michael is more than willing to lend a hand.

Shattered by the most intense sex he’s ever had, Sam has to face the facts—one night with a handsome, dominating stranger is all he gets before returning to the closet he’s been suffocating in for years. But when Sam starts his new job as the CEO of a failing technology company, he discovers that Michael is one of his new employees.

While Michael is desperate for another night with Sam, he knows he shouldn’t get involved with his boss, let alone another man who can’t accept who he is. But as they’re forced to work together to save the company, the desire sparking between them becomes impossible to ignore…

Purchase Link: http://www.penguin.com/book/takeover-by-anna-zabo/9780698182134
Review: Sam Anderson just got a new job as interim CEO for a Company he means to save from financial ruin, which he’s quite good at, and to celebrate he’s off to Curacao for a break. Sam wants to go somewhere to relax, somewhere away from prying eyes where he can be himself. It doesn’t take long for him to catch the eye of someone, someone who can tell how high-strung Sam is, and someone who can take control of Sam.

Michael Sebastian has been in Curacao on vacation for a week and yet to find anyone that caught his eye. That is until the sexy suit with the silver cufflinks stumbles into the bar. The man is wound tighter than a drum, and Michael is more than willing to help him release some tension. Imagine his surprise when the man is ready, willing and able to submit to Michael in every way. The attraction is intense and the sex is mind-blowing, but both realize it can only be the one time. No names, no titles, no strings.

S. Randal Anderson and Mike Sebastian only know of each other on paper, or so they think. The shock to both men would be apparent to anyone paying attention the first time Anderson meets with all the employee’s. No names, no titles, no strings just went right out the window. Sam and Michael are forced to work together in order to save the company that Michael built from the ground up with his two best friends. To say the tension is thick would be an understatement of gargantuan proportion! As hard as they try to stay professional, they are only human, and it’s not often that a Dominate finds not only the perfect Submissive, but also the perfect man for him.

The push and pull is unnerving at times. They don’t want to jeopardize the buyout or their jobs, but they can’t deny the way they make each other feel. Sam is not out at work, hence the reason he had to hide to find Michael in the first place. And Michael has a troubled past with a partner that was closeted, so he refuses to go there again. But these two men are seriously like magnets, they can’t not hover, sway toward each other. Once the company looks to be secure in a buyout the cost just might be clear for them to endeavour a relationship. Sadly, there is an underlying threat that neither man anticipated that wants to destroy not only their relationship, but their business as well.

Okay, there was a lot of story in this story. And what I mean by that is the business jargon and explanation of what the company is, what it does, how Sam is trying to save it. At times, that was a little tedious, but other than that, this book was a delightful treat. The BDSM aspect was explained in such a way that it wasn’t rude, violent or a turn off. I actually was enthralled with the Dominate and Submissive traits and how I perceived that each man became that way. And let me tell you, this book hits the ground running with Michael pounding Sam into submission in the first chapter!

And even though the attraction to each other was immediate and intense, this wasn’t an insta-love story. The relationship, the trust and the communication was built over time, with a few roadblocks along the journey. Sam is very much in charge when he has his suit on, but Michael is the dominate in the relationship. They have to navigate that and figure out how that works on both sides before they can commit. There’s a part in the story where Sam takes too much at once, in the bedroom, and even though his mind and his feelings are saying give me more, Michael knows that his body can’t take anymore right then. It was fascinating seeing the story through their eyes, seeing this different side to the BDSM explained this way. It was at the heart of what made this story different and appealing to me.

I’m babbling, I’ll stop, go grab this book! Seriously, it is a BDSM story at the heart of it, but it’s not abusive I promise. It’s just really, really sexy as hell!