"Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles!" —BDSM Book Reviews
Mayree Jacobs never dreamed her visit to a sick friend in a hospital could turn into a nightmare. Mistaken for a nurse, she is kidnapped by Quinn Ross, an ex-con whose brother has been wounded in robbery attempt gone tragically wrong. Now an ordinary night is turning into a night of terror. At first she is afraid of Quinn, the criminal who has abducted her. Then she discovers another side to Quinn, a human, caring side.
And when he ties her up and makes love to her, Mayree discovers another side to herself.
"In truth I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book. Kidnapping and turning it into a love story, I had my doubts. Well, let me put it this way. I opened the book yesterday afternoon and I couldn’t put it away until I finished it. I found this book utterly enthralling.
Quinn and Mayree are so great together. I found at sometimes cringing from the way Quinn treated Mayree but because of how it is described you can see his inner battle to not fall in love.
Overall I found this a unique erotic romance story, it gripped me and had me knots from start to finish. I would recommend this book for someone looking for something a little bit different.
Great characters and an excellent plot." —Coffee Beans and Love Scenes Reviews
About the Author
When asked about her work, Melissa Harlow has said, "As the reader, you get to do something that in real life none of us get to do, you get to see inside of each person. Past the scars of drug addiction, or the man holding the gun, or even the homeless man by the dumpster, you get to see what they are truly like inside.
"Everyone has made mistakes, and as much as we all hate to admit it, none of us are perfect. In my books people who’ve never had anything really great happen to them in their lives get that shining moment of glory, people who have been dragging around guilt finally find a little peace—oh, and there’s sex, lots of sex, I guess I should mention that."
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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5
This book started out with the classic kidnap-to-save-someone gambit. It departs [from that storyline, however,] once things go wrong. The author was very good about keeping me waiting to see what would happen to Mayree as she kept the intensity of her emotions very high at the beginning. As the book progresses, the tone changes, but the back and forth of emotions for both Mayree and Quinn is very apparent. Both are very insecure in different ways, Mayree because of her weight and Quinn his last relationship.
As Mayree’s and Quinn’s relationship progresses, you see Mayree start to blossom as Quinn teaches her how he likes sex, including tying her up, though both start to hate the chain he keeps her in when he isn’t there and at night. As both come to terms with their insecurities, their relationship becomes a true one.
I did enjoy how the author wove the information about the geese into the story and how it becomes a symbol of them together. I loved the ending, and I for one will be reading this one again.
—Iron Mistress at BDSM Book Reviews