Break Me Down by Roni Loren

Posted October 26, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 14 Comments

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Break Me Down by Roni Loren
Break Me Down

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Series: Loving on the Edge #8.5
Genres: BDSM Romance
Published by Intermix
Released on October 27, 2015
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Samantha Dunbar and Gibson Andrews shared a moment of revelation once upon a time when Gibson was playing sub while training Sam on using a whip. He liked it a lot more than he let on and they shared a kiss. But Gibson is a Dom right? So he runs from a situation that makes him feel bad and would make him seem weak.

Months later Sam is attacked after hours at a bar she manages. Already having vacation planned, she heads out early to hide and lick her wounds at forgetting all her self defense classes. She’s lustrated and needs to vent her anger, but when she tried The Ranch, she was turned away due to her state of mind. Restoring her grandmother’s house is her vacation plans.

Gibson sees the state Sam is in when she comes to The Ranch, but she safe words when he tries to follow her. He goes to his brother and sister-in-law (who had their book already) to find her. Following her to her grandmother’s house he pushes her to let him stay, but on one condition: he is her sub.

Gibson truly does have a fear of being proceived as weak. His father was abusive both physically and mentally. So when Sam dominates him, he goes back to his father yelling things at him. Ultimately he can’t get over this one big hurtle and Sam won’t let their relationship be a dirty little secret.

Samantha also had a hard life hopping from one foster family after another. Having been attacked as a teenager, she got help and training to protect herself. Now she is finished with her Dominant training and is pretty good at being a Dom men want. It is never sexual, only giving them what they need and the pride she feels in accomplishing that. Backing own to Gibson isn’t what she will ever be able to do and live with herself. She is nobody’s secret and she wants it all.

I am not a Domme person, but this was a heart breaking romance between people with tough lives overcoming what society has done to them along with labeled them. Getting over out pasts is never easy and in a short book, this is what it all is about and realizing who we really are meant to be.

About Roni Loren

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Lily B
4 years ago

I don’t normally read romances like this but I am glad to hear the plot was great in this!

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
4 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

I usually don’t care for Domme romances, but this was a short story and I love the series.

kimbacaffeinate
4 years ago

This sounds powerful and emotional, I love seeing characters overcome

Lola
4 years ago

Sounds like these two both have things in their past they need to overcome. I always like seeing that struggle and eventually seeing them come out of better able to deal with it. Great Review!

Blodeuedd
4 years ago

And I forgot what to say, sigh, my mind has Monday madness

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
4 years ago
Reply to  Blodeuedd

Monday was not a good day for me. Today is filled with Doctor appts, so I don’t know what to say either, 🙂

Sophia Rose
4 years ago

You summed this one up exactly right. I’m not a Domme person, either, but I enjoyed this story.

Lily B
4 years ago

I don’t normally read romances like this but I am glad to hear the plot was great in this!

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
4 years ago
Reply to  Lily B

I usually don’t care for Domme romances, but this was a short story and I love the series.

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer

This sounds powerful and emotional, I love seeing characters overcome