Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she’s a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him—only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O’Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever it takes to help Hammer find happiness again, even rousing his friend’s possessive instincts by making the girl a proposition too tempting to refuse. But he never imagines that he’ll end up falling for her himself.
Hammer has buried his lust for Raine for years. After rescuing the budding runaway from an alley behind his exclusive BDSM Dungeon, he has come to covet the pretty submissive. But tragedy has taught him that he can never be what she needs. So he watches over her while struggling to keep his distance. Liam’s crafty plan blindsides Hammer, especially when he sees how determined his friend is to possess Raine for his own. Hammer isn’t ready to give the lovely submissive over to any other Dom, but can he heal from his past and fight for her? Or will he lose Raine if she truly gives herself—heart, body, and soul—to Liam?
Raine Kendall is a sweet young woman who is in love with Macen Hammerman, who is the owner and head DOM at a BDSM Club called Shadows. Macen rescued her from having a life on the streets. He gave her a roof over head, food, a job and always protected her from anyone who would hurt her even himself. But since he won’t show any interest in her, he also had made sure no one else at Shadows would ever touch her. Raine is submissive by nature and needs a strong DOM to show her the way. But she is also very quick to mouth off, and lose her cool. She wants Macen to be that DOM but when you offer yourself to a man and he is constantly ignoring you, is it really worth putting forth the effort anymore?
Macen has a past and he thinks he is protecting Raine from ending up hurt and miserable. He loves her with all his heart but because of things that has happened in his past, he refuses to see that pretending not to have any interest in her is hurting her more than he ever could by letting her into his life and be the woman he wants and needs. Living in the past isn’t good and trying to find relief in the bottom of a bottle doesn’t help either.
Liam O’Neill is Macen’s best friend. They have been through good and bad with each other but Liam has decided to do something about Macen and Raine. Why not think of a plan to show Macen what he is missing out on with Raine. Liam is a sexy irishman who could have any girl but he decides to help Raine show Macen that she is the girl for him. Sounds good on paper but Life has a way of messing up the best laid plans.
I really loved Macen in the beginning of the story. Strong, handsome man who is a Dom but the more and more I kept reading, the more certain words came to mind about Macen. He needs a harsh wake up call. Here he has a beautiful woman who has grown up right before his eyes and Raine has not kept it a secret that she loves him but since Macen has something bad in his past that he won’t even take the chance on love again. The old saying “you snooze, you lose”. Well Macen is going to wake up and everything he values will be gone. There were parts where I felt sorry for him. Living in the past isn’t a place to live and neither is the bottom of the bottle. Neither solves anything. Just creates more problems.
Now I could easily fall for Liam. An irish accent and so unbelievable handsome, and single to boot, sign me up! He wants to help Raine get Macen’s attention but things don’t always work out the way we plan. Raine has a predictament and the way she handled situations is the way a woman confused and in love would handle things. There is humor all through the book so while I was laughing, I was also almost crying. There where times I literally wanted to strangle Macen and Liam! Couple times almost threw my tablet down but couldn’t because I needed to know what happened.
This book was a page turner and I was turning pages and pages and it was getting so good and I turned the page and it was done. Talk about being upset, I wanted more! I need more!! I need to know what happened. I can’t get enough of these characters. I stayed up way late because I just could put it down and then if I did go to sleep, the first thing I did in the morning was start reading again. Buy this book and you will not be disappointed!! Such wonderful writing, beautiful characters who are real and seem to jump off the pages right at me. This drew me in from page one all the way through till the end.
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You know what they say about curiosity and the cat…but if you still want to know, read below. Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music. Shayla’s books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award. A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book.
Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob’s erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange. A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you’re looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna’s books
My name is Isabella and I am a new Author of Erotic Fiction. I have recently published two short stories, one a stand-alone “Connexions” and the other is the first book in a series called The Quickening and is entitled “Scandalous.” The next two in the series, will be coming out in 2013 and are called “Momentum” and “Geminus” respectively. December 4th 2012 was a WOW day of biblical proportions for me personally. My first novel was published, entitled “One Dom to Love” co-written by Best Selling New York Times Author, Shayla Black and by Author Jenna Jacob. I can’t even begin to express how privileged and thrilled I was to work with both these wonderful, incredible women, and how proud I am to call them friends. “One Dom to Love” is the first book in The Doms of her Life series and for those chomping at the bit already after finishing this book, you’ll be delighted to know that Book 2 is currently being written.