To Own You (Trust Me #2) by Jaye Peaches #mf #review @JayePeaches

Married to Jason Lucas, Gemma is handling how to be the wife of a millionaire. In a moment of foolishness, she makes an error of judgement; an act she regrets and she must face the consequences that tumble on afterwards.

Jason married for love, but will he be able to give his wife the romance she desires? His passion to be her Dominant remains strong but can he find a way to meld romance and dominance? After an event leaves him worried for Gemma’s safety, he has the idea to take her to New York City. He asks her to submit to a week of escapism involving domination and submission, bondage and kinky sex. Will she agree to trust him and will she survive his style of domination for the duration?

Most importantly – will their love survive the retribution that awaits them upon their return?

Both characters are sexy and know what they want. Neither are novices. One takes control and the other yields. In the bedroom, there are the erotic scenes of BDSM, discipline and romance. The dynamic can be intoxicating—and dangerous.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Tbird_s ThoughtsTAG

I fell in love with Gemma and Jason in To Know You (book one in the Trust Me series) because Gemma was internally broken and going through life trying to prove she was stronger than what she actually felt.  Jason, while on the outside appeared to be a well put together rich man, was struggling to find a woman that would just accept him for who he really was.  When they got together, it was chemistry that registered off the charts.

Now as we begin To Own You, we see them married, rushing off to their kinky honeymoon and taking the next step to begin their married life.  A ring on the finger doesn’t cool the heat between their submissive/dominant bedroom activities, but it does make the realizations clear that their choices do not just affect themselves.  No longer is Jason and Gemma an island among themselves and trying to find their bearings in this new role as husband and wife, tend to be a bit more difficult than they expected.

There is a lot of growing for both in this book but what I want to focus on is the BDSM content of the plot.  The author once again didn’t use this aspect to sell her book but more as an example of the growth between both characters as they took pieces of their past and allowed their soulmate to help them heal the pain.  Gemma might have thought she understood what being a submissive was, but now as his wife, she is learning the more intimate level that even she didn’t realize existed.

When she betrays a golden rule, made a choice that will not only force Jason’s hand, but remind her of the times guilt forced her to confess her “crimes”, we see the true foundation of their relationship.  Jason had not been used to feeling such strong emotions regarding his past submissives, but there was something about Gemma that drove him to marriage, will that same love keep him there, training her and pushing her to get past her soft limits?

I love this series not only because of the plot and writing style, but the brilliance of the author who can make me feel the emotions, and care, but I was also finding a new level of compassion for the rules in the BDSM lifestyle.  Jaye Peaches takes the reader past the hot erotic scenes and chemistry and leads them to the emotional connection between Jason and Gemma.  Allowing us to see why both need this kind of lifestyle for their own personal reasons, and delivering it in a way that makes sense to those of us who could never fully understand before.

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