I love reading other readers’ reviews especially for a book i’ve read myself. So this was reviewed by Bennita (a fellow Goodreads enthusiast). Find the book on yesterday’s freebies list.
Blurb: Marc d’Alessio might own a BDSM club with his fellow military veterans, Adam and Damián, but he keeps all women at a distance. When Marc rescues Angelina Giardano from a disastrous first BDSM experience at the club, however, an uncharacteristic attraction leaves him torn between his safe, but lonely world, and a possible future with his angel.
Angelina leaves BDSM behind only to have her dreams plagued by the masked Italian angel who rescued her at the one and only BDSM club she ever went to. When she meets Marc at a bar in her hometown, she can’t shake the feeling she knows him—but has no idea why he reminds her of her angel.
When the abusive Dom from Angelina’s past threatens, Marc’s protective instincts kick in; he must keep her safe. Again at the Masters at Arms Club, she turns the tables on Marc—and turns his safe, controlled world upside down.
Guest Review by Bennita
This series is off to a pretty good start. I felt connected to the characters. The plot was decent. There was just something – I can’t put my finger on that keeps me from giving it a higher rating.
Some of my hesitancy may have to do with the BDSM scenes. In a lot of BDSM books, I just picture a bunch of straps and body parts. I felt overwhelmed with the descriptions of some of the equipment and it slows the story down for me.
It also made no sense to me why Marc lied to Angelina about working in the club. It just seemed like a very trivial thing to develop a conflict out of, but nevertheless, I love conflict and it kind of worked for the book. 3 stars it is for this one. On to the next.