Emotionally crippled by her father, Savannah is an automaton molded to run his manufacturing empire. She can deal with the best of them, swim with the sharks, and battle with the boys. What she can’t do is make the leap to an intimate relationship. Unknowingly adopted by her business partner Matt and his "Knights" she is about to have her life freed from the prison constructed by her father. The methods Matt selects are shocking and invasive and push Savannah to a brink she never even dreamed existed. While her mind rebels her body submits. What she is submitting to remains to be seen.
Matt has loved Savannah for years. He’s a man to be reckoned with in business, and plans his takeovers carefully. His takeover of Savannah is his most planned ever. He’s loved her, and been there for her, and knows her. He’s devised a way to rescue Savannah from her sterile existence, but to do so must force her to see herself as more than what her father made her. She must see herself, and accept herself, as a woman with needs and emotions. And hopefully, she’ll be his when the night is over.
This was a very emotional read, and almost painful at times. Savannah’s reactions were at times unexpected and shocking; the person being most shocked was herself. The writer wrote an insightful tale that made one wonder how they would react in a similar circumstance. Matt, while at times seemed distant and withdrawn from his own plan, was revealed to indeed be just the opposite. The four men on the team were respectful but forceful, and beg stories of their own. With all of the emotion and angst, the ending was very fulfilling. Once completed, I sat and just pondered what I had read. It was that good.
Savannah was groomed from birth to take the reins of her father’s manufacturing empire. Her emotional armor is as tough as the steel used in her factories, and nobody is allowed past it. Business partner Matt realizes that the key to entry is to command her submission. Calling on the unique sensual talents of his four-man management team, he engineers an aggressive and erotic takeover, determined to rescue the woman he loves from the steel cage she’s manufactured around her heart. Masked and lost to the sensations the team arouses in her, Savannah is theirs, at least for this one night.??
Publisher’s Note: Originally published by Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc. as part of the Behind the Mask anthology.