Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Ellora's Cave
I met Ann Mayburn at Authors After Dark when she sat down with us for the Masquerade Banquet Supper. She was a wonderfully funny woman who rocked the corset she was wearing! I immediately put her name in my list of authors I wanted to try when I got home. Lucky me I got a code for a free copy of one of her books and now I am hooked. I want more of her IWSS series now!
Mary loves her husband Sean and while not bored with their sex life, she has a secret fantasy to be taken captive by a convict and used for his pleasure. When she gets accepted to IWSS, she has to approach her gentle husband on the program and what she wants to experience.
Sean is a big man. Shaved head and tattoos just make him scarier looking, but in reality he knows his strength and would never hurt anyone. He was the football jock in college when he met Mary. Now a football coach, he uses his strength on the field, not in bed. So he is shocked, but not ashamed or critical of Mary for her desires. He embraces her needs and goes about educating himself to give her the pleasure and fantasy she desires.
Woweeee!!!! This is such an incredibly hot books. Be warned, Sean embraces the convict role, even as he sometimes falters. He calls her names, forces her to feel and even uses toys that are kind of rough on her to fulfill her fantasy. He is rough, he handcuffs her, drags her around, ties her up and even shoves her panties in her mouth. But remember, these are consenting adults living out one of Mary’s fantasies and Sean begins to understand why she has these feelings. Getting into the role, Sean gains just as much satisfaction pleasuring Mary and taking what he wants.
The entire time Mary is wearing a headband where the Institute monitors her brain waves as she is having orgasms or aroused. This is after all a research study even if it isn’t made into a big deal. The Institute is trying to learn about women’s orgasms to help those women who can’t orgasm. It isn’t a big part of the book, but the Institute sets up the safe place and toys for the fantasy.
I loved how Mary and Sean grew some in the short time of the book. They were happy as a couple, but sharing this experience helped them to grow in knowing each other and adding some elements they can use later in their sex life.
This book won’t be for everyone. It is consensual, but there is the pretense that it isn’t consensual. Sean would have stopped at any point he felt Mary needed him too. But he saw her arousal at things and kept them going. In the end, this was a man loving his wife enough to try something new and even grow into thinking it was arousing, and dare I say it…fun.