It’s Christmas Eve at the Castillo Lodge. Blake has led the blindfolded Taryn over to the bed. They have been matched by Madame Eve, a matchmaker out of Las Vegas. She knows what each person is looking for and can make a perfect match.
Blake is a Dom and he demands a lot from his submissives. He needs them to be strong as well as obedient.
Taryn is a U.S. Marshall in Texas. She’s a skilled submissive but she also can be a bit mouthy. No one has ever truly been a Dom she willing submitted to except her ex-boyfriend. Strangely, this Dom reminds her of him.
Blake worries how Taryn is going to react when the blindfold comes off as he’s the ex.
This is truly a quickie, no more than 20 pages long. However, there is a lot crammed into those few pages giving it a longer feel. There is even a beginning, a middle and a happy ending which is always a plus. Though set at Christmas, Christmas is not a predominate theme in it.
There are only two characters in the story, Blake and Taryn. Neither is super developed but some of their history does come out. Their needs and desire take upper hand but the conversation between them gives the most information. Though not much information is known about them, they still feel real and warm. No cardboard characters here.
This is a BDSM story so expect some flogging, caning and pain. There is also protocol to be followed. All makes for good BDSM but may make some readers uneasy. However, remember this is consensual, sane and with a safe word.
I enjoyed this little quickie. I would have liked it to be a bit longer but it was perfect for before bedtime reading. The sex is hot to get you in the mood and the story is upbeat which will keep you happy.
I like these 1 Night Stand series books. Each is different and each highlights an author well. Now, if I could just find this Madame Eve!
Madame Eve's 1NightStand service has brought together Blake and Taryn on a cold Christmas Eve at the Castillo Lodge. The two will set out on an adventure of pain and pleasure surrounded by Alaskan snow-capped mountains and nestled in a warm country lodge. But as the night develops, Taryn discovers it's not Christmas presents that will surprise her but instead the very man who mastered her through a night of intense BDSM.