Lisa Martinez is in the wrong place at the right time. Thinking she is sitting down with some prospective business contacts, she is in fact, sitting down to a local BDSM gathering. Darren McCorvey, Dom in the local scene, is intrigued by Lisa. She doesn't believe that he is really interested in her, but she decides to go to a private party at his home. Lisa, as a recent divorcee, is leery of meeting up with Darren.
There are a great deal of BDSM elements in this story. One thing that did not mesh with me was the presence of the ex-husband. Van Yssel portrays him as being incredibly controlling, but I did not understand why Lisa would continually talk to him, update him with exactly what is going on, etc. There wasn't a great deal of back-story on Lisa with her ex-husband, so I was a bit confused by the relationship the exes had with one another. Beyond that, I really liked "Purple Passion." Darren is a strong Dom that believes in the strength of his submissive and encourages her to fulfill her own dreams. Lisa is a fun heroine who has a sassy streak that she doesn't bother to quell.
Darren McCorvey can’t believe his good luck when sexy violet-haired Lisa Martinez sits across from him at a table in a restaurant. Never mind she’s only at that table by mistake -- she certainly didn’t intend to join a bunch of BDSM aficionados -- he recognizes a submissive streak inside her that she thought was nothing but a weakness. She can’t believe this hunky guy is interested in her, but the things he’s into attract and scare her all at once. She pretends she’s interested to piss off her controlling ex-husband, and doesn’t intend to let it go any further. And Darren has no intention of falling in love, ever again. But after one fierce kiss it doesn’t seem to matter what they intended, what they’ve feared, or what obstacles their pasts can throw in the way.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements, exhibitionism.