Tasha Skinner finally shed the baggage of a failed marriage. Now, she’s looking forward to a night of margaritas and man-bashing. Tasha’s friends have other plans, including Leather, Lace and liberation.
Dylan Caprese didn’t want to go to Marquee, but he and his friends were on a mission. They took it upon themselves to make sure things didn’t get out of hand when wannabe Doms mixed alcohol with playtime at the monthly Leather and Lace night.
From the moment he set eyes on Tasha, he knew there was something different about her. She wasn’t some bondage babe who thought she knew what it meant to be into BDSM. She was much, much worse; she was innocent and trusting. He can tell she is something precious.
When Tasha’s past threatens to destroy her, Dylan begins to realize that while their paths have never crossed, their lives most definitely have. Will he be able to save her before it’s too late?
Rating – 5 stars (your sig other will love you reading this in bed)
Cover – 5 stars
WOW Factor - 5 stars (bed steaming HOTT)
Steam Factor – 5 stars (panty melting)
Ending – 5 stars
(honestly wanted to go higher, but didn’t have anything higher as a rating)
Ok so first of all, have you SEEN this cover??? Seriously the hunk of a man and the woman tied up just lets you know right off the bat that this isn’t your mother or grandmother’s romance novel. While not in your face BDSM, this is more about a true lifestyle RELATIONSHIP!!! While there is the BDSM aspects, it is all about the actual relationship between these characters.
Right from the beginning the female lead Tasha is so realistic and seems like someone I would spend time with. She has just got ended a bad marriage and her friends try to cheer her up. “In a moment of either weakness or insanity, I agreed to allow Holly to put together a divorce party for me. In my mind, I pictured her inviting our high school crew over for fruity, blended drinks and man bashing. Had I been thinking clearly, I would have realized this was Holly we are talking about and said “hell no” to her offer.”
They go out to a club where it is the monthly Leather & Lace Night. This is where things start to happen, and where we meet Dylan. From the beginning, there is something there for Tasha “He’s the opposite of anything I’ve been attracted to in the past, but I’ll be damned if my body doesn’t long to get to know him.” Dylan is a controlled, uber-Alpha Male, there is no question about it “...I don’t appreciate being lied to and I will always protect and take care of what is mine.” (Did I mention that his car could melt panties - I mean hello, a rich purple 1969 Barracuda???)
Now Dylan isn’t your typical Dominant, Alpha Male (hello, did anyone see the band thing coming??), and Tasha isn’t your typical submissive, quiet little female. They both have a past that makes them who they are today. Along the way, we meet Zack (Dylan’s best friend and another Dominant Alpha) that becomes close with Tasha, like an overprotective brother as well as Tommy (another friend of Dylan’s) who is a cop. We also get to know Holly (Tasha’s friend since childhood), who hasn’t had an easy life.
There are twists and turns, some suspense as well as some GREAT sex in this book. Dylan and Tasha are realistic, and yet don’t fit the cookie cutter mold for the two main characters in the first of this new series. Personally, I can’t wait to read more about the other two great guys we meet along the way and see what happens to them, and the women they meet.
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