I jumped right into Star of Wondering thinking Dante was a Dom and expecting another hot romance from Angel Payne. I wasn’t disappointed in the romance, but I was shocked to learn Dante didn’t know he was a Dom. *Gasp*
Dante Tieri billion dollar bank account can have any woman he wants, but he just doesn’t want any woman. Bank rolling a Veterans Day ball he truly adores in the Chicago area, he meets Lieutenant Celina Kouris, a Naval JAG officer. She looks uncomfortable and ready to bolt, but Dante can’t take his eyes off her. She doesn’t care about his money, nice clothes or daunting good looks.
Celina has watched rich playboys ruin the lives of her brother and father. She wants no part of Dante or what he offers. But one wild night full of dominance and she is running hard away from all the emotions Dante kicks up in her.
Both are shocked by the mind numbing night of kinky sex they have and both have different reactions. Celina pushes Dante away while Dante strives to understand what he feels. With the help of Dante’s friend, Mark Moore, Dante makes the move to show Celina that he can give her what she needs.
The kinky night really isn’t all that kinky, but it shocks both parties with how they react to spanking and the giving of orders. Dante never knew he was a Dom and really puts forth an effort to learn more about this side of him he just discovered.
Yay! There finally is a time in this series where Dante asks Celina about her limits. She really doesn’t know, well neither of them know. They are both too new to kink to know, but Dante wants to explore their limits.
The one thing that annoyed me was how long Celina clung to her fear of the age difference and his finances. Sometimes we have fears, but Dante did everything to prove he wasn’t like them and she kept pushing back.
The story isn’t terribly long, but it is raging hot! Plenty of time to see the dynamic that these two people have with one another. And I loved Dante’s momma…I wanted more of her!
I recommend this to anyone who wants to see two lovers beat the odds, circumstances and learn to accept one another. They learn to grow over the course of the book and find that their hearts are what counts.