Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she’s a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him—only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O’Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever it takes to help Hammer find happiness again, even rousing his friend’s possessive instincts by making the girl a proposition too tempting to refuse. But he never imagines that he’ll end up falling for her himself.
Hammer has buried his lust for Raine for years. After rescuing the budding runaway from an alley behind his exclusive BDSM Dungeon, he has come to covet the pretty submissive. But tragedy has taught him that he can never be what she needs. So he watches over her while struggling to keep his distance. Liam’s crafty plan blindsides Hammer, especially when he sees how determined his friend is to possess Raine for his own. Hammer isn’t ready to give the lovely submissive over to any other Dom, but can he heal from his past and fight for her? Or will he lose Raine if she truly gives herself—heart, body, and soul—to Liam?
★✩★✩★ 5- Holy Hott Drama -Stars ★✩★✩★
~this review may contain minor spoilers~
“I'm just so goddamn tired of being ignored. Every freaking day, I'm here. You see me, but you don't see me. Why? Am I not obedient enough? Pretty enough? Smart or cultured enough? Or is it because I'm not a carbon copy of one of your plastic whores?”
Six years ago, when Macen Hammerman (aka Hammer) took in an almost eighteen year old runaway sleeping in the alley behind his underground BDSM club, he never could have expected the effect she would have on his life. All these years later he has grown to love her but refuses to act on it-Hammer has some pretty serious demons in his past that won't allow him to let her in, knowing he would only hurt her in the end.
Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, the man who took her in off the streets, for years. Tired of being ignored and looked over for the many women who have crossed into his bedroom, she finally lays all her heart on the line, offering herself to him completely... and he rejects her-in the cruelest way possible. Finally pushed past her limits on how much pain her heart can take, she decides to pack it in and just leave, or so she thought...
Liam O’Neill has been best friend with Hammer for years, he can see how much he loves Raine and doesn't understand why he insists on punishing himself by not claiming the one woman he wants. He also see the damage being inflicted on Raine by Hammer's constant rejection-he won't claim her for himself, yet he won't allow another Dom to claim her either. So he puts a plan in motion; he offers Raine the opportunity to be trained as a submissive by him, knowing the blinding rage Hammer will inevitably feel will force the other Dom to act. What he wasn't prepared for was developing feelings for Raine himself. Now he is faced with turning her over to Hammer when the time comes, or fighting to keep her for himself.
He kissed like a god. With one seductive whisper he could distract her utterly. One touch, and she felt her defenses crumbling. But those lips could capture her soul. Yes, she loved Hammer, but... Liam set her on fire.
Where do I even start with this book? First off-I think the fact that the books in this series are being named after Soap Operas was bloody brilliant and totally fitting. Can you say drama? This story is loaded with it; non-stop, over-the-top, scream my head off, cry my eyes out -drama. I have never met a more stubborn character than Hammer, even Raine, Liam to a degree, and the drama just keeps on blowing up around them-from start to finish-it was freakin exhausting and I loved every damn minute of it. Plus the sex?! Hott. Damn. Like melt my kindle, my hubby loves you, hott-as-hell steam-and a lot of it. With a story that moves at break-neck speed and just doesn't let up, steam that will leave you in a lust-induced haze, a fantastic group of characters (some that will surprise you-like Beck), and enough drama, tears, and screams, to last you all year-this book was damn near impossible to out down. And then I got to the end-the mother of all screamfests-a goddamn cliffy that will blow your head off and leave you hanging on the edge. Luckily, the next book is already out, and I cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on it, so my urge to commit murder is at a minimum. What I can tell you is these fab authors grabbed my short attention span and sanity by the balls and with that ending they still have it-I am DYING to see what they bring us next.
“Everyone else is a way to pass the time. You, he takes care of. He watches over. He guides. He loves. Don't let him bullshit you into believing different. But I honestly didn't see Liam O'Neill coming. That man has a serious hard-on for you. I wanted to see if Hammer would save you from me. But I think it will be much more fun to see if he fights Liam for you instead.”
★✩Buy the Book✩★
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You know what they say about curiosity and the cat...but if you still want to know, read below. Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her "free" time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music. Shayla's books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader's Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award. A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book.
Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob's erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange. A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you're looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna's books
My name is Isabella and I am a new Author of Erotic Fiction. I have recently published two short stories, one a stand-alone "Connexions" and the other is the first book in a series called The Quickening and is entitled "Scandalous." The next two in the series, will be coming out in 2013 and are called "Momentum" and "Geminus" respectively. December 4th 2012 was a WOW day of biblical proportions for me personally. My first novel was published, entitled "One Dom to Love" co-written by Best Selling New York Times Author, Shayla Black and by Author Jenna Jacob. I can't even begin to express how privileged and thrilled I was to work with both these wonderful, incredible women, and how proud I am to call them friends. "One Dom to Love" is the first book in The Doms of her Life series and for those chomping at the bit already after finishing this book, you'll be delighted to know that Book 2 is currently being written.