What can I say? I'm a sucker for tattoos, hot sex, sexy accents and kinky fuckery! And this book was all that and then some. I have not had the pleasure of reading this series before and I feel now as if I've been missing out! Turns out I found this style of BDSM book a lot like the Wicked Lovers series by Shayla Black or even a bit like the Sweet series by Maya Banks, but without the suspense element. It may not be a true 100% representation of the BDSM lifestyle as other books like to put it but it's BDSM in a sensual way that will draw readers in, make them feel comfortable and maybe even want to explore some.
Lets start with Connor. Ohhhh but this man is hot! Irish, yes accent and all and with sexy as hell tattoos. Dominant to the bone, of course. He's an artist both as profession and hobby. Knows how to have a good time and take care of his girl. Of course he has to have issues and baggage. His is the classic I will turn out like my father so I don't want to fall in love and be with someone because I'll hurt them. I was happy that even though the issue was there he didn't make it such a big deal to the point that it ruined the build up of the relationship or got annoying. Did I mention he's the type of Dom I'd like to find?
Mischa is exactly the type of heroine I normally like to read about. Outgoing, independent, sociable, goes for what she wants. A talented tattoo artist. She also has the same issue as Connor. Her mom had the bad luck of falling in love and getting pregnant twice by different men who left her soon after she either gave birth or got pregnant. But she kept falling in love and getting hurt. Mischa swore she would never love and become her mother. Only flings for her. She did get a bit on my nerves with this issue because in my opinion, with a little common sense, this is something that I feel people should overcome.
Mischa is in town for her best friends' wedding and this is how their whirlwind romance takes place. It goes from 0 to 100 the first night they meet and pretty much stays at that fast pace throughout the whole book. You don't see me complaining. Even though it was so fast I thought the connection was instant and everything they did and when they did it felt right and appropriate instead of rushed. I was so enthralled with the story I almost read this book straight through, if it wasn't for a minor interruption. I devoured it!
This is definitely an author I'll be reading more of. I need to read more about the Pleasure Dome Club and the couples that made cameo appearances in this book. I'm sure they'll have me drooling as well.
"I don't need you to be perfect. I just need you to be yourself."