Rickianna Hamilton is an heiress to a large film company. However, her grandfather included a stipulation in his will: she will only inherit the company if she works for a different film company for three years, which was something I didn't understand but I went with it anyway. He also bequeathed her and her sister the underground BDSM dungeon in their mansion that is exclusive or A-listers or anyone who has the money to attend.
I was hoping this story was going to take off for me at some point. The problem I had with it was that I just simply didn't believe what I was suppose to believe. What I mean by that is the BDSM aspect of the story didn't feel seem like BDSM to me. Yes, there were floggers and a Catherine Wheel, but it takes more than just props to be immersed in BDSM play. There is a certain attitude that goes along with it. So when it came time for the couple of scenes with that type of action, it just seemed off the mark.
It also didn't feel like Axel was a Dom. He just didn't have the commanding presence it takes to accomplish that feat. That was probably the biggest bump in the road for me. The most important scene that would have established him as such was within the first chapter, but even though Ricki was doing what he told her to do, it still did not come off as BDSM play.
It wasn't all bad. Though I never got used to the writing style, there were quite a few times when I felt this storyline really had potential. I did enjoy the friendship between Sakura and Ricki. Sakura had Ricki's back when it came to making the right choices pertaining to Axel even though she had to she her the error of her ways at times. The next book is about Axel's band mate Mal, who did seem to have more of a Dom aura to him and whose book I would probably be interested in reading.
This is all just my personal opinion and if this book is something that appeals to you, by all means, try it out.
When the rich and famous come out to play, nothing is off-limits . . .
Everyone knows Ricki Hamilton as the icy heiress living in a billion-dollar mansion, high up in the Hollywood Hills. But few realize that behind the gilded gates, Ricki is the mistress of LA's most exclusive private club. A place where no fantasy is forbidden and no one goes unsatisfied-except for Ricki. If she had her way, she'd leave the business behind . . . until she meets the one man with the power to change her mind.
The hottest rock star in the world, Axel Hawke, has the requisite sexy look and bad-boy reputation. Yet even his biggest fans have no clue just how decadently dangerous he can be. From the moment he meets Ricki, he knows there is no other woman who will satisfy him. He can feel the heat hiding beneath her cool demeanor and he's determined to stoke her flame.
Together Ricki and Axel indulge their every desire. The deeper they go, the more she craves. Submitting to Axel opens her eyes, and for the first time Ricki knows exactly what she wants. All she has to do is take it . . .