Passion’s Hope (The Doms of Passion Lake #3) by Julie Shelton

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On the run from an abusive Dom, Charlotte Fielding has sworn off men and the BDSM lifestyle. She’s only attending this particular Open House for the free food. But when her abuser, who also happens to be at the club, confronts her, former SEALs Nikolai Rostov and Jay Gillespie come to her rescue and offer to help. But that would require her to trust the two hunkiest Doms she’s ever met. And Charlotte’s all out of trust.
But fate has brought these three people together—Nik, the big Russian Daddy Dom, Jay, the switch, and Charlie, the submissive who needs what both of these men have to offer. Just as they need what she has to offer. Can she learn to trust them? Can she risk her heart? And when danger comes for her will she stay and let Nik and Jay risk their lives to keep her safe? Or will she run—and risk destroying the only happiness she’s ever known?
Passion’s Hope is the third book in the exciting new BDSM series, The Doms of Passion Lake. Be sure to read Passion’s Dream and Passion’s Fury, Books One and Two. And be on the lookout for more by this talented writer.
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I do want to start this review off with this — I completely enjoyed this book up until the ending which totally through me for a loop personally.  If I were to rate the book just on that, this would be a 2 star book.  However, I can’t overlook the fact that I still enjoyed the rest of the book and Shelton’s writings.

With that being said, I did enjoy this book because it caught my attention and kept me really interested in what was going on and what was going to happen next.  I did enjoy Nik’s character the best,I have to admit, because there was just something about him that drew me to him.  I did still enjoy Jay and Charlie’s characters throughout the story.  They brought a complete balance to the story.

Shelton is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors because I do love their writing style, as well as the stories that are written.  The action, suspense, and smutty times that are added to the story just enhance the story so much and make it such a great read.

Now, for the scene that bothered me so much, it does mention in the blurb that Nik is a Daddy Dom, well the problem that I had with the scene (and the reason why I do mention it is because I do know a lot of readers who like to be warned about this) is that there is a scene in the book when they are in “age play mode” and Charlie is acting as a little while a sexual relationship is going on.  For me personally, that bothered me.  Which is why I did have to down rate the book.  However if you aren’t bothered by that, then it wouldn’t bother you.  If you are bothered by it, then I would still recommend reading this book, just not the ending.

Overall, I would have rated this book a 4 star, however with my personal preferences it would be a 2 star.  That’s why I broke it down to a 3 star review.

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