Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
From Publisher: Lawyer Allison English never planned to return to The Den—despite her naughty fantasies about being bound by owner Seth Matthews. But when club guest Tyler Wysong is injured in a scene, Seth turns to Allie for help. Aroused by both men, Allie should turn the case down. But she can’t…
After his bad experience, Tyler has no interest in being with another Dom. Yet he can’t deny his attraction to Master Seth. When Seth offers him a place to stay, Tyler agrees—if Allie will stay too. But what good is a chaperone who adds to his temptation?
Living with two subs brings out Seth’s protective instincts, though Allie insists she’s not into the lifestyle, and Tyler swears he’s done with it. But the chemistry between the trio prompts them to agree to submit to him for one week, and he’ll show them both the true pleasure that a Dom can provide.
The intimacy could break them all, or bind them together forever…
I want to thank NetGalley and Harlequin for the ability to do an advanced review on this novel.
I have been a fan of the Wicked Play Series since the first one, Bonds of Trust. I was excited that this novel would focus on Seth, as we finally get his story. The plot line was a little different than I had expected, focusing on a very different relationship in the BDSM world. The author’s use of Seth’s Bisexual tendencies was a refreshing twist on the general theme. However, with that said there were times when I felt that it was hard to follow certain scenes as there were too many characters involved, even though there were only three.
Menage scenes are not easy to write and I give credit to Ms. Aicher for the attempt and success of them. The POV switches among the three character even though it maintains a third person feel. Although the novel is centered around a Dom and his subs, the story is more about their relationship and the emotional aspects of a D/s relationship, then about hardcore BDSM that readers saw in Bonds of Need. This story focuses on the ultimate submission of ones desires.
Overall I felt the novel was a fun and interesting read. Tyler and Alison’s characterizations during the beginning of the novel annoyed me, but by the ending the characters redeemed themselves and truly accepted themselves for who they are. Now Seth…hot! I would like him to grace my bedroom any night.