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Published by Rebecca Grace Allen Enterprises on April 23rd 2018
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
She’s no princess. He’s no prince. Then again, they never wanted a fairy tale.
Cassie Allbright takes no prisoners. A half-Cuban ball-busting attorney, she’s too tough to admit what she wants in bed. But tough is the only way to cut it in her high-powered firm, and Cassie doesn’t need a knight in shining armor. And she definitely doesn’t need Patrick Dunham—an arrogant, chauvinistic man-whore with a knack for pissing her off.
Bound to the helm of his family’s publishing house, Patrick is shackled to a life of power and wealth he never wanted. Seduction is his only distraction—his nights of pleasure always temporary, because happily-ever-afters are not for him. But while luring a woman into his bed has always come easy, the high-and-mighty Cassie has never succumbed to his charms.
Their verbal sparring turns to foreplay, but instead of scratching an itch, it only whets their appetites. Patrick gives Cassie a taste of what she’s secretly craved, and Cassie’s dark desires stir up things Patrick never knew he wanted. Enchanted, he offers to fulfill her most dangerous fantasies. She agrees, with an iron-clad escape clause: her heart is off limits, and so is his.
Funny thing about hearts, though. They have a way of ignoring the fine print.
Admittedly, BDSM isn’t always my cup o’ tea… it has to be done in a way that works for me, so there are only a few that I honestly trust to do it right, and Rebecca Grace Allen is one of those.
This is a book 2 in a companion series, you don’t need to read book 1 to know what’s going on, but some of the characters and their situations will make more sense if you do.
Cassie Allbright is a kick-ass, ball-busting attorney. The only thing she’s determined to accomplish is becoming a partner in her law firm, and when she finds out that it might not happen, she knows something has to change. What she doesn’t need is Patrick Dunham pissing her off with his man-whore ways.
Patrick himself is stuck working for his family’s publishing house, something he never wanted but does in order to keep his mother in the life she has grown accustomed to. He’s not looking for a relationship and never sees a woman more than once, but he can’t seem to get the sexy but frustrating Cassie out of his mind.
I have to admit that it’s refreshing to read about couples in my particular age range. I love it when I can relate to characters in that way because it’s rare, and even more, these two were so sexy and successful and experienced enough to know what they liked and didn’t like and mature enough to talk about what they wanted and were looking for without being uncomfortable about it. I think a lot of these things definitely come with age and experience.
Patrick and Cassie had some really hot encounters that were so well done. It was interesting to hear Cassie share these darker desires, and even more so to see them play out. I really loved that Patrick was all about helping her explore these scenarios and not ask for anything for himself… I mean other than the sex you know.
I think that at times I felt that Cassie was a little bit too stubborn, and I was incredibly surprised how quickly she put everything behind her when Patrick asked for more, but I did love that she was such a strong personality and she was determined to succeed, and despite the pushing from her family to get married and start a family show that, that isn’t necessarily every woman’s desire.
If you’re a fan of erotic romance I highly suggest trying Rebecca Grace Allen’s titles. You’ll love the depth of her characters and the sexy stories she tells!