My Best Friend's Stepfather is my first book by Opal Carew. There have been so many good ratings on most of her other books and I was excited to get started on this one. Unfortunately, it fell a little short for me. I wasn't bad, it started out good, actually, but even when I read erotica, I like for there to be other things going on as well and I felt like this one just had a little too much filler. I just didn't connect with it. The story line was fine but I needed more content than just sex scenes. However, if you're just looking for something steamy to get you through all this snowy/cold weather, this book is for you.
Ashley is writing an article for the magazine she works for on the relationship between Doms and Subs. The Dom that she is interviewing just happens to be the ex-stepfather to a friend that Ashley had in high school. Although I never really felt as if Ashley and Helen were friends, which could be the point of that relationship. I also needed more information on why Helen is the way she is. I understand that she didn't really have that stability in her life of a father figure but she is just diabolical.
Dare is suppose to be teaching Ashley about the BDSM lifestyle. In the beginning, he does seem to pull off the Dom persona but later on in the book it seems like he completely forgets to don his controlling side. I also can't understand why he kept putting up with Helen. Especially after the major stunt she pulled, which he said later that he didn't have anything to do with the consequences of even though he did, be it unintentionally.
I will be sure to read a different book by Ms. Carew, just this one wasn't the best one to start with for me. I would still recommend this story if you are just looking for a mindless escape into really steamy scenes.
She’s always craved his touch…even though it’s forbidden.
When Ash is assigned her first feature as a reporter, it should have been simple: interview a real life Dominant for an article about BDSM. But her subject is none other than Darien Gallagher, her best friend’s stepfather…and it’ll be an interview she never forgets.
What started for Dare as a lesson in sensual domination suddenly has become so much more. He can't deny the spark between them, even though he knows she’s completely off limits. With every seductive word, every lesson, Dare tests Ash's resolve and pushes her boundaries. But at the same time, her boss Adam has her craving things she shouldn’t.
While Ash finds herself dreaming of both men, a dark secret threatens to destroy everything. But how can she hold onto a relationship that isn’t even real?