Book 1, Club Desire
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In this story of erotic temptation and total surrender, a powerful man gives his dream girl a new beginning.
Running from a troubled past, Sandra Barry spent years hiding out in New York City, finding satisfaction and even a sense of community as a sub at a large BDSM dungeon. But when a stalker joins the dungeon posing as a Dom, he crosses her personal boundaries, giving her no choice but to return home to Arizona. Seeking refuge once again in the kink lifestyle, Sandra meets a sexy new Dom whose tutelage drives her wild—although there’s something familiar about him she just can’t place.
As a teenager, Brent Weston was a nerd. Now he owns the hottest dungeon in Phoenix, enjoying the power and success he’s always craved. All that’s missing is the right woman to share it with. Then one day Sandra, his secret high school crush, walks into his club. She’s just as beautiful as he remembers. She’s also scared as hell. Brent has been waiting for this moment, and now that Sandra’s in his sights, he’ll do anything to protect her, pleasure her—and prove that he’s the only master worthy of her devotion.
Praise for My Obsession
“Highly recommend! I will definitely be adding Cassie Ryan to my list of favorite authors.”—Right Side 40
“I was seriously engrossed in this book and I will be waiting for the next book! If you like them hot with a plot, you’ll want to grab this one for sure!”—Crazy Four Books
“My Obsession is a sizzling and sexy second-chance romance with a dash of kink and a side of suspense.”—Crystal Blogs Books
“It’s a lovely story of second chances and learning that sometimes it’s okay to lean on someone else.”—FMR Book Grind
“Fantastic . . . I thoroughly enjoyed [My Obsession]. This series has been placed on my automatic buy list!”—Plot Twist Reviews (five stars)
My Obsession is intended for mature audiences. This eBook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
a promising start for a new series for those new to the genre and the author, and who want some heat
A new series that is specifically 18 and older, My Obsession was an interesting start to a new series. The writing and story trajectory are super: well-paced and described with some lovely dialogue and a safety threat that kept things moving forward and intriguing.
Sandra is the girl who came from a troubled childhood, and scampered away as quickly as possible. I liked her, but I wanted more from her: her vibe didn’t fit the slightly apologetic and nervous person I expected from that background, and that made her choices for submission a touch suspect to me. Her first draw into the lifestyle was with a very aggressive and dominant male, abusive and possessive to the point of stalker. She runs from him and heads back to her hometown to regroup. I understand the familiar, but from her purported history, home wouldn’t have been a refuge and safe place, at least not in my view.
Brent is a wonderful character: bullied in school, he’s always had a crush on Sandra, and never forgot her even after time had passed. Using his own desires and impulses to open Club Desire, he’s grown into a sexy man who enjoys his role in the lifestyle, and his ownership of the club. Again, there was something not quite ‘right’ about the personality fitting the perceived role here: Brent is great, but he’s softer, gentler and far more fitted to take orders than give them. He’s the anti-dom dominant, so interactions between the two were a bit mixed. Sensual and sexy for sure, but the emotional impact that I would have expected (and want) from a story rooted in the lifestyle wasn’t as strongly prevalent as it would need to be to make this a great start.
As it stands, this is a good start to a series, more on the lighter side of lifestyle romances with plenty of solid dialogue, several sexy moments and a twist that adds tension with a stalker threatening Sandra. What emerges is a promising start for a new series for those new to the genre and the author, and who want some heat with a touch of tension.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.