Published by Small Publisher
Released on May 22, 2018
Who doesn’t love a Shadowland Master? These men (and woman) give you what you need no what you want and take care of you both in and out of bed. It’s wonderful to be back in a world where you want to sit down with the kittens and gossip. Time to strap in and take the lickin’s from a flogger as you read you way back into the Shadowland world.
When I met Josie in the story, I at first thought she was extremely judgmental, but being a single mom will do that to a person. Keeping your kids safe is sometimes more important than how you treat someone. Getting pregnant at 16 also doesn’t help. Eleven years later, she’s now moved in closer to her only family member and raising her son. When a man moves in to the rental nearby, she is cautious. He rides a motorcycle, has a scar running down his face and scruffy hair that makes him look like a bad boy MC. But she has it all wrong.
Holt’s out of the hospital after having defended a friend from her ex. His scars are a vanity issue, but he’s trying to get over it. His girlfriend breaks up with him, unable to deal with the scars and healing he is about to undergo. He’s just happy to be out the the hospital and working to go back to work. When a young boy comes up to talk to him about his bike, he doesn’t think twice about talking to him until he gets the look from the mother.
But then Josie loses her job as a bartender and the books she is writing pay well, but not well enough to support her son. She has a chance meeting with Master Z and now has a very good job as a bartender in the Shadowlands, where Holt is a Master.
The two play around at not playing around, so when they come together, it’s pretty damn magical or orgasmic. Little by little Holt works his way into Josie’s life and that of her son. She learns more about her submissive side, while Holt learns he’s ready for a family and commitment. Just some hiccups along the way will keep them from getting a happily ever after right off the bat.
The writing is great, with vivid detail of every move in a scene. It’s almost like Holt has you tied up instead of Josie. Master Z is around to give the Dom look to the submissives, but he has also become the resident matchmaker which delights us as he matches up all the Masters who need to be reigned in by the submissives that will complete them.
Each story in the Shadowlands series pushes you to learn something new in the BDSM world, but also to learn looks, size or preferences should not judge who the person is, but by their actions to the world. Holt may be scarred, but he is far from the bad person Josie saw when she first met him. Mama bear needed take a moment and relax. As we all do at times 🙂
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Bad Boys of Romance Challenge - 2018
- Books 'N Tunes Challenge - 2018
- Literary Pickers - 2018
- Review Writing Challenge - 2018