Review: A book with tons of potential and sexy romance.
Let's start off with saying I really enjoy stories where a woman discovers herself and if she does it through the magic of BDSM then even better. I write and read a lot of the genre and I went into this book with pretty high expectations.
As for characters Kade and Brienna are prime for some light bondage. Kade likes mixing things up in the bedroom and Brienna is still coming to terms with her body. Thankfully our hero loves her body and he wants to prove to Brienna that's she's every man's dream. After some coaxing, which may or may not include a few sexually exciting moments, our heroine agrees to give Kade a chance to show her how beautiful she is.
Our hero is hot, successful, and a co-owner of a BDSM club called The Vault, The club itself is a character and as for showing off, The Vault does that very well. The author also laid the pipeline for a couple future stories. Lange's not only focusing on Kade and his brothers, but also the Doms and other participants in the club. This is a series with plenty of room to grow. Also, Lange grabbed my attention with other characters and sparked interest, too bad the villian didn't turn out as wicked as I hoped.
Back to Kade, I liked him. He and Brienna do well together. I also enjoyed the dynamics that played inside and outside the bedroom. What through me in the story is how a lot of external conflict comes from lack of communication, and at times I wondered why Kade wasn't more open with the heroine. Regardless there's a good mix of external with internal conflict, but at times the story read a bit stilted, like the characters were on the verge of breaking through some walls, but maybe the route was a little too easy for them.
Overall, the plot had me shaking my fist and evoked plenty of emotion. The setting is a small town which is interesting for a BDSM-themed series. It's new and fresh for sure. As for bedroom romps and scene-ing there's plenty of it.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Blurb: He’ll teach her to love her body…one spanking at a time.
Brienna Morgan has worked hard to look good. Ten years ago she stuck to the shadows, watching the popular kids, wishing she could be one of them. But when they weren’t calling her cruel names, nobody noticed the smart overweight girl with the glasses.
So when she braves her high school reunion and runs into Kade McBride, the boy she loved from afar, the last thing she wants is for him to remember her. It’s bad enough she still sees that girl every time she looks in the mirror. But Kade does remember—and he makes it impossible for Brie to refuse to go out with him. She’s not convinced it’s a good idea, but she can’t pass up the opportunity to be part of the in crowd.
Kade had no desire to go to his high school reunion. As far as he’s concerned, he’d rather forget those days. Especially the day he screwed up and left his best friend to pay the ultimate price. But when he sees the gorgeous woman enter the gym, he’s immediately drawn to her. Regardless of her claims that she’s not the girl he thinks he remembers, Kade realizes maybe he’s been given a second chance to right at least one wrong from his past. And he’s determined not to throw this opportunity away, even if he has to tie Brienna to a spanking bench to prove his point.