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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?
BLP REVIEW ~ Rebecca
Everyone has their likes and dislikes, things that when reading a book blurb either entice you to one click or send you on continuing the search for your next addict fix. BDSM, dominant, submissive, these words usually have me passing on to the next as it’s very much an area that, while hugely popular in erotica reading, doesn’t do much for me, however I have a couple of authors who I make an exception for.
One is Shayla Black. Some years ago I discovered her ‘Wicked Lovers’ series and enjoyed it – especially Decadent – so even though I knew nothing of the other two authors work I was more than willing to break my normal pattern with ‘One Dom To Love’ for Ms Black, Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl.
So Was It Worth It?
The pace is fast and with drama at every turn, it’s an intense ride that still at times is sweet and funny. Raine is just fabulous – vulnerable and eager to please quiet little mouse but also sassy, smart mouthed, feisty minx with a strong will, you never quite knew which Raine was coming out to play with each turning page and I liked her. She has a loyal streak a mile wide that makes it hard no matter how provoked or poorly treated, to walk away and protect her own emotional wellbeing even when she should and when I’m screaming in my head at her to stab the prick and leave !! Of course she also loves him………………….. AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!
The Prick is Hammer.
When I read the blurb I thought I would adore Hammer but oh I detest (yes, the feels for him were that strong!) the man. I wanted to smother him in his sleep, castrate him and just plain old fashioned slap the shit out of him, the bloody idiot. He’s as blind as they come to his own emotions, his shortcomings and his needs, and to Raine’s; by the time he realises this another Player is in the game and he’s managed to alienate her completely.
And so we come to Liam, whose protective instincts for both Hammer and Raine put him in a position where who knows how it will end for friendships, love and HEA. Even when I thought he was being manipulative, sometimes with selfish reasons, sometimes just trying to do right by two people he cared about he stepped up to the mark for her, HUGE and I loved him for that. As his relationship with Raine changed and grew then his actions were for him not for Hammer but hey I wanted the Prick dead by then so I was ok with anything by this point that ended up with Raine happy and in sex satiated bliss with Liam!
The sex was hot as I would expect but maybe not hardcore enough for some in this genre. Hammer was a weak Dom, cruel and indecisive at points. His lack of control in his life and business were not what you would expect from a Dom who runs a BDSM Dungeon for a living and has practised the lifestyle for years. However for me who only likes to dip a toe in this area not jump all in it was an enjoyable read with a triangle that I just know these 3 ladies are going to turn inside out over the concluding two books.
Biggest Questions for me;
Can they change my feelings for Hammer?
Does Beck have any limits? At all?!?
Does Liam have a hidden agenda?
Which Raine will out? Feisty Minx or quiet church mouse???????????????????
Where will this triangle end up and how many casualties will there be?
Personally for me this trio of ladies gave me an enjoyable read that I shall continue to see where this concludes.
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DOMS OF HER LIFE BOOK 2
DOMS OF HER LIFE BOOK 3
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* ONE DOM TO LOVE PAPERBACK SIGNED BY SHAYLA BLACK, JENNA JACOB, & ISABELLA LAPEARL*
*US & INTL GIVEAWAY*
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.