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She’s his heaven and his hell…
Muriel Stewart has spent the past year grieving the loss of her husband. Now that time has passed, her inner submissive demands Muriel find a new relationship to fulfill her need to love and serve. But there’s only one man who makes Muriel yearn for the intimate Dom/submissive connection the way her husband did, and that’s his best friend, Mathew Galindo … a man who can barely tolerate being in her presence.
Mathew Galindo buried his own heart and needs the day Muriel Stewart married his best friend and business partner. He’s spent the last eleven years keeping Muriel at a distance, tortured by his love for a woman he could never have, and filled with shame for coveting what wasn’t and would never be his. Not even his best friend’s unexpected death could change that fact. Until Muriel decides she’s ready for a new Dom and she wants Mathew to fill that role.
Having Muriel in his life is all Mathew has ever wanted. She’s his heaven and his hell, and could be his salvation if he can get beyond his past, his shame, and the guilt he feels for not having saved Ian’s life.
Emotional and steamy!
I usually don't read BDSM, let alone erotic BDSM. I've always felt since I didn't personally enjoy it, I wouldn't enjoy reading about it. I guess I shouldn't make assumptions because they more often than not turn out to be wrong. Now it could just be that this book is different, but I won't be so hesitant to pick one up next time.
I'm a sucker for unrequited love so I knew I was going to find Matthew and Muriel's story fascinating and I was right. Matthew and Muriel have this wonderful chemistry and the bonus of already having an emotional connection with each other. I really liked how their mutual loss was respected and treated. It really added another dimension to the story.
I was surprised by how fulfilling the story was. It was a lot more than the hot sex I was expecting. I really felt the mental and emotional connection Matthew and Muriel felt. I was surprised at how much I wanted to comfort them for the anguish each of them felt. Matthew's anguish was two fold having to deal with his feelings for Muriel and then for his past.
Overall, this story flows well. I'm surprised at how quickly I finished it and how much I enjoyed it. I think Alannah Lynne did a great job with sensitive and tricky subjects. I look forward to entering Pandora's Playground again and seeing Lucas maybe find his perfect sub.
Passionate and Steamy
Wow this was one steamy, sexy, and intimately erotic story that did not hold back on the steam factor. I was glued to the pages, it made my pulse pound, my insides clench and left me breathless. Alannah Lynne created this story that was such a passionate romantic and magical story that it was breathtaking.
Muriel Stewart has been mourning her late husband Ian for the last year, when she is invited back to Pandora's Playground by the other co-owners that opened the club with her husband for a special unveiling and to help her get re-established back into the lifestyle of BDSM that her husband and herself loved. Muriel has missed being a submissive but doesn't know how and with who she can enjoy and trust this part of her life with.
Mathew Galindo was Ian's best friend and best man when they got married, but he has always kept his distance from Muriel since she started dating Ian thirteen years ago. Muriel never understood why he hated her and never came to their party's. But tonight she sees a different emotion in Mathews eyes as her husbands best friends indulge with her in a sexy, steamy, passionate scene. Although Mathew has loved her since he met her he doesn't think he is good enough for Muriel, will she feel the same way. Will Muriel find out Mathews secret? Will she be strong enough to make him understand what he does to her?
You have got to read this passionate, romantic and magical story that brought a smile to my face and filled my heart with so much emotion. Highly recommended!
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
A Hot Sexy Read
A hot read. Muriel, loss her husband, Ian , a year ago and now is ready to go forth. Matthew. her husband's long time friend and co-owner of Pandora's Playground is more than willing to be her dom. Matthew has had long time feelings for Muriel.
This is an emotional roller coaster of feelings between Muriel and Matthew. The chemistry between these two are very hot. An excellent story, can't wait for more. I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.