BDSM club owner Adam Kessler is no one’s hero. He joined the army to get away from the gang-life that had taken his brother, only to come home to heartache. He doesn’t hide his dominant side, and he doesn’t hesitate in his need to protect or enforce his particular brand of retribution on those who’ve earned it. There’s no way in hell he could walk past a man hassling a woman in an empty parking lot and do nothing. Only when the confrontation is over and the voluptuous blonde turns eyes filled with desire to him, does Adam realize he’s in trouble.
Psychologist Olivia Lang grew up with the proverbial silver spoon, and has never regretted spending more time on her career than on romance, until she meets Adam Kessler. He’s dark, he’s dangerous, and he’s deliciously dominant… and she wants him.
Passion burns quick and hot between them and soon they’re caught up in an intensely carnal relationship that neither can deny. But when Olivia’s life is threatened and Adam shows her just how dangerous he can be, will it be too much for the civilized psychologist to handle, or will she truly accept the man and win her hero’s heart?
I struggled with the rating on this book, I would have given it a 3.5 if I had the option but since it did grab my attention from the beginning I went with a four. The only reason I had for a three was it never really intensified during the book. I had an expectation that with a Dom taking a psychologist into the world of BDSM for the first time, it would have some intensity and internal drama but while there were a few glitches, I think my expectations weren’t met. While BDSM is prominent in the book world, this concept had me intrigued by the synopsis and I was hopeful to see more because we have a man that tends to be on the other side of the law and a woman who is independent, strong and psychologist who works with victims and law enforcement. It is a short read
and was easy for me to read in one sitting and I did feel that the development of Adam and Olivia was so strong I connected to each of them very quickly.
Adam needs control of his world, both in society and in the bedroom. Being an owner of the BDSM club Overwatch, he has that natural need to protect and defend those who are weaker or in trouble. He is also a vigilante for hire to keep the adrenaline flowing. He comes across Olivia one night while he was out for a run. When he heard her screaming he found her struggling on the ground against two car jackers and his protective nature took over when he rescued her. He got more than he bargained for in that deal because he was attracted to her at that moment.
Olivia has spent her life building her practice and looking for love. She has worked with victims of crimes and she knows the advice she gives them, but when she becomes a victim herself she finds that it is easy to break down and lean on Adam for support, even if it was just a few minutes. When she thinks she is interested it is Adam who puts the breaks on any advances because he wants to make sure she enters his world with a clear mind and willing heart. After deciding that she isn’t attracted to him for the common rescuer reasons, she calls him and their journey begins. As he takes her into his club and breaks her “club virginity” it was not only hot but endearing to watch him with her and to see her willingness to learn submission for Adam.
As I said the story really never becomes highly intense but there is enough emotion that kept me turning the pages and falling for those two more with each chapter. I would recommend this book to any BDSM lover who really doesn’t need a ton of drama to enjoy a book. As I stated Adam had me won over in the first chapter and I did feel sad when I finished the book because I really wanted to see where they were going to go in life and let’s be honest…….can you ever have enough of a sexy Dom?
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Gifted with a salacious imagination, Sasha White’s decadent brand of Romance with Heat, and Erotica with Heart is all about sassy women and sexy alpha men. With a voice that is called “distinctive and delicious” by The Romance Studio, Sasha White has published over a dozen stories ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal and is recognized as one the top authors of the genre.
You can find Sasha’s stories with publishers such as Kensington Aphrodisia, Berkley Heat, Black Lace Erotica, and Samhain Publishing. This Canadian author loves to hear from her readers and you can contact her through her website. www.sashawhite.net