Genres: BDSM Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Carried Away Publishing
Released on February 26, 2014
Source: Free Book
A middle-aged woman downtrodden by her ex is made to feel like a piece of art by a sexy tattoo-artist dom in this quick and spicy novella introducing a rather unorthodox family. I’ve had this on my shelf for over five years and was glad for the opportunity to finally pick it up.
Blank Canvas is the first in a series and introduces the first of the Lewis family finding their unorthodox and kinky way to love. Well, at least it puts Caliph on the right path in this happy for now.
Forty year old divorcee, Jennifer makes a new year’s resolution to pick herself up and start living like she never lived before when her husband said she wasn’t attractive and she was boring (as said by every cheater there is, btw). She can’t treat those words like static until her bold first step garners her more than a tattoo. She’s about to have a hot and personal one night encounter with a dominant and breath-taking tattoo artist who doesn’t want any long-lasting strings attached relationships.
But, soon after Caliph gets the responsive Jen in his bed and she brings him to life as much as he was hoping to make her feel wanted and beautiful. His plans change and he starts to want more and visualizes several encounters, but will his darker needs end up scaring her off?
For a shorter story, this was generously developed in characters and the attention to their sexual chemistry and encounters. It’s not a full happily ever after and I appreciate the author didn’t try to cram too much into this novella so it paced well.
There was light to moderate BDSM, but Jen is a first-timer so Caliph gives her only a hint of the dom and treats it as an exploration for them both. He’s careful with her and really cares that she see herself as he sees her- a vibrant, colorful, and sexual woman. Jen is honest and doesn’t play games. I loved how she overcame those negative voices in her head to reach out for what she wanted and reach past the restraint Caliph tried to keep on his emotions. I was grinning when the big moment came and she stood on the edge of choice.
In summary, this was a great start and first encounter to the author writing solo and series. I am definitely curious about the Lewis siblings. I would recommend this for those who enjoy a quick read spicy happy for now BDSM romance.
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