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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.
Amazing beginning to a new series!!
I just finished reading this story which is the first in the series and could not help but give a big happy sigh. The way the story revolves around the hero and heroine, one who is grieving but wanting to forge on after losing her husband, and the other who feels he cannot be loved because of his past.
Mathew and Muriel are the perfect couple, but Mathew does not know how or if he can be part of a relationship. Muriel steps in and with her gentleness and submissive side coming out of mourning as well, helps Mathew see that the guilt he has been feeling for something he could not control.
The story has its very kinky moments and they are very memorable. Mathew is one very hot and sexy Dom and Muriel can’t help but fall for him and offer him her submission, something she has been missing since losing her husband. Once the air is cleared you can see such a love between the characters that it literally made me shed a tear or two.
Alannah has such a way with her characters, very expressive, very emotional and very passionate! Very highly recommended!
*I received ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review
You will literally not want to put the book down! Some of the sexiest scenes I've read so far. This is the perfect second chance love with the right amount bdsm! I loved this story and can't wait to read more from Pandora's playground. But I must warn you, some scenes are majorly hot and will get you hot and bothered ;)
This was a really great, sexy and tender read all wrapped up in one!
Coveted is the first book in Alannah Lynne's new Pandora's Playground series. Muriel Stewart lost her husband, Ian almost one year ago. Ian, along with his best friends, Mathew and Lucas ran Pandora's Playground, a private BDSM club. Lucas thinks it's time that Muriel gets back to the life she loved and tells her to come to the club. What she doesn't know is that Lucas and Mathew have a surprise for her. Before Ian's death, the three of them started to design a new area in the club per Muriel's suggestion with plans of it being done for her birthday. As the guys show her the new area privately, Lucas suggest the three of them "play" together. Mathew is hesitant because he has been in love with Muriel since he first met her but has always kept a distance since she belonged to one of his best friends. Lucas forces the issues making Mathew reveal that he does have feelings for Muriel and that he doesn't hate her as she has always thought. This new development causes Mathew and Muriel to open up their eyes to new possibilities. I loved the journey these two went on to get their happy ever after. Muriel had to deal with the death of Ian and her guilt for moving on, while Mathew had his own demons to face. These two together finally realized what everyone else around them already knew...that they belong together. This was a really great, sexy and tender read all wrapped up in one!