Single mom, Alyce O’Connell is a desperate woman. With her thesis almost complete on the intricate relationships between dominants and submissives she thinks she’s found a way to better her and daughter’s life – until her adviser won’t sign off on it. Dr. Gylberte insists that Alyce needs some actual in ‘the field’ experience. While she can’t believe the woman is going to withhold her approval until Alyce has experienced at least a few weeks in the role of a dominant or submissive, Alyce is willing to do anything to get it – including begging the man at the door of New Beginnings to help her.
Kaleb Terzis loves his life. He not only gets to help kids by running one of the most popular youth art centers in Napa Valley, he also works part time as a Dominant at New Beginnings with several of his friends. He’s footloose and free – content to play the field of willing submissives, until a desperate woman comes into the club, all in the name of research. Even as he’s prepared to hand off Alyce to Master Ethan, he changes his mind when Alyce shivers at his touch and turns those needy eyes his way. Attracted to the cool beauty despite her resemblance to his ex wife, he takes her on – determined to prove that under her impersonal demeanor is a woman who needs to submit.
He just never expects her to turn the tables on him…
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book
Ok when I was asked to read this book I was thinking “BDSM, hells yeah!” At the same time I hadn’t read any of the other books from the series so I didn’t know if I would be missing something or not.
Luckily, I didn’t need to read the other books and I enjoyed this one so much they’ve been added to my TBR list.
So we have Alyce O’Connell trying to get her thesis on BDSM approved so she can get her degree to be a psychologist. She is doing everything she can to provide for her autistic daughter and herself after getting out of a very bad marriage.
When she is put into contact with Master Kaleb to find out about true submission things get interesting.
After seeing her, before her sister got them kicked out at The New Beginnings club, he can’t get her out of his mind.
Both of these characters have been burned by ex’s and you can tell in the way they act.
Trace has done a great job in putting you into Alyce’s mind and her feelings both past and present on herself, submission, and sex in general ring true.
Master Kaleb does a excellent job with teacher Alyce what she needs to know for her thesis and helping her find the submissive within. He also does a excellent job letting her know that yes she’s a mom and her child will always come first, she’s also a woman that a man can fall in love with.
A Douchebag ex hubby, a bitchie sister, and a bi-polar mother also make a appearance.
All in all, this was a story about no matter how much you’ve been hurt in the past love is still out there if you let it happen.
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Hello, and welcome to my site. I’m Dakota, an author of erotic romance (think 50 Shades of Gray – but better) and paranormal erotica. And what exactly does that mean? Well, since I’ve always marched to the beat of different drum: it means that I get to take my unique life experiences – like putting around in the garage with my dad, or driving a train when I was ten, to create worlds where the heroines aren’t necessarily June Clever, but are strong independent women who may stand on their own two feet, but long to submit to the right man. Whether it’s two friends who realize there is more than friendship between them or the sexy alien who captures his unwilling slave’s heart, sparks fly between them. My imagination has no bounds or at least none I’ve found yet!