My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series but I don’t think it mattered too much as there was enough explanation it was needed.
So, to the book itself. This is a study in how to write a style of BDSM which allows feelings and emotions to bleed through into everything which happens on the page.
I’ve never read this author before either and they have an interesting style of writing which is heavy on the details but not to the point of excess while, at the same time, having some odd grammar. Like Mischa lending a house instead of borrowing it – as in the sentence reads Mischa had lent a house from one of his clients. Just odd, but strangely it worked alongside the Russian man’s character.
Tom is a gem, feisty and stubborn but also utterly compliant in his submission once he gets over himself. There’s lots and lots of scenes of sex in this book so if that ain’t your thing, don’t read it.
It’s not always my thing either but here they’re handled with skill and as well as being descriptive, they manage to portray the trust and emotional connections while being volcanic.
There’s lots of humour too to break through all the sex and a fair bit of relationship communication and development and all ends with a neat epilogue.
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.