Genres: BDSM Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 14, 2017
Length: 2 hours and 29 minutes
Source: Audible Subscription
This short audio book got me to my destination and back home perfectly. It packs a lot in just a little over 2 hours at 1.5x speed. From a happy time to a bad time, I was transported with the characters and felt the agony and the triumph with them as well.
The story starts off on a Christmas Eve when things are wonderful. Dakota is engaged to the one man who holds her submission and heart. But it all ends in a bang of heartbreak we don’t see or hear. We jump instantly four years ahead when Dakota is now chasing a story about the benefactor to her home town….a run down home town. With a new hotel scheduled to open soon, she suspects the man who held her heart and broke it is up to something.
Garrett is a billionaire, estranged from his sister, betrayed by his fiance and now realizing he judges way to fast and bad things happen. When his sister ends up dying, he realizes he can’t live without Dakota and goes about making things right the only way he can.
What struck me wrong is I never felt Garrett really believed Dakota about what happened. He was sorry for how he treated her and broke her heart, but not sorry for his feelings. It didn’t strike me as a forgiveness that would last. Now he does give grand gestures, but then a billionaire can do that.
Dakota is a strong woman who gave her submission to a man she thought she love and who loved her. Now that they are reunited, I didn’t quite feel the same love was in play. Too many hurtful things had been done and this short story didn’t have enough time to right the wrongs.
This is a BDSM story and while there is spankings and commands, it is overtly harsh or sadistic. There are vanilla scenes as well, which I like to see even in BDSM stories as we can’t always been in one mode or another.
Overall, it was a decent story that kept me entertained as I was driving. The narrators were new to me and did a great job of drawing me into this world and making me feel like I was in the room.
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