Tangled Truth, by Delphine Dryden, is about Drew and Eva. Drew, known as the bondage Boy Scout, really likes Eva. Eva, known as the Ice Princess, really likes Drew. No worries, right? Uh, not quite. Drew also really likes to tie girls up. He isn't so much into the BDSM scene, but a finely crafted knot just really does something for him. Eva is wary of the scene- and bondage in particular. She had one of the most amazingly embarrassing/horrifying experiences that anyone could ever imagine. When their friend breaks his wrist and desperately needs a new model for a bondage how-to book, Eva steps up and volunteers to be the guinea pig. Drew carefully draws Eva into his web of ropes.
The relationship was believable and it was refreshing to have a heroine who admitted that she had hang ups and didn't waffle when it came to getting what she wanted. Drew was gentle and dominant and was willing to forgo binding Eva to him if she was so adamant about not getting tied up.
Drew likes Eva. But he also likes to tie girls up for fun.
Eva likes Drew. But she keeps insisting ropes aren’t her thing.
When a friend’s fluke accident lands them in a bondage-themed photo shoot, however, Drew soon discovers why the lady doth protest too much. And Eva overcomes personal demons to discover a whole new world of freedom within the loving constraint of a well-tied rope.