Review: Star of Wonder by Angel Payne

Posted January 18, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Star of Wonder by Angel Payne
Star of Wonder

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Series: The Kinky Truth,
Genres: BDSM Romance
Format: eBook
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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.

About Angel Payne

Well, hello there! My name is Angel, and I’m so happy to meet you. pic

Like many, I’ve had a journey to get here.

I’ve loved reading all my life, and have been writing nearly that long, too. I think it started when I penned an 80-page novel about a time-traveling family for a 5th-grade school project. You could say I was hooked. In middle school, I moved to the hardcore stuff: the paragraph-at-a-time “swap-stories” with all my besties. (C’mon…don’t lie…you remember those too!) Needless to say, the stories featured lots of French kissing, mindless groping and angsty drama – but I knew I’d found a niche when I was invited to participate in several more swap-stories on campus.

Some years, various entertainment writing gigs and a half-dozen historical romances later, I discovered the world of erotica – and home. (Not to mention a great place for all that angst I never gave up.) I love this genre – change that to love this genre – and hope my stories speak to your heart as well as your blood pressure, as well as your courage to explore new things and express your truth in beautiful new ways.

And where do I do all this? Well, if you ask my hubz, he’d likely say “on another planet,” especially if I’m in story-brewing mode! The rest of the time, I live in Southern California with him and our gorgeous child, where I’m abnormally interested in travel, coffee, wine, shoes, super heroes, fetish wear, ridiculous pop culture trends – but most of all, hearing from fellow readers and erotica lovers like you!

Remember: play safe, love completely and never, ever be ashamed to live your truth.

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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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Sophia Rose
9 years ago

that is an interesting premise- a dom who didn’t know he was one.