Absolutely, positively fell in love with this story from the first few pages. It starts at a newbie night at a BDSM club and goes over basic rules. It was a perfect start of the story and a great way to introduce people to this type of lifestyle. From this wonderful start a love story develops that includes misperceptions, tight friendships and a man getting over the death of his wife. The emotions that come across the page are tangible. You’re there and involved. The characters are rich and developed. The sexual scenes are realistic and graphic. I only wish this story were longer or that Ms van Yssel could write them faster. Perfect.
Jeremy isn’t exactly new to the BDSM scene but he hasn’t played in public in years which is why he’s showing up to the newbie night. His wife, who was also his slave, died 3 years ago and Jeremy feels that it is time to move on. There are plenty of 20 somethings at the newbie gathering but that isn’t what Jeremy wants. He wants someone closer to his age. Amanda is there as a demonstrator and catches Jeremy’s eye. She wants a Dom who can give her what she wants but most Doms think she’s way too bratty. Maybe that older man in the newbie group could be a Dom she could train. Can these two make a connection?
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Amanda is tired of being taken for granted by all the Doms at Excess, so she decides to train her own. When Jeremy shows up to newbie night, she thinks he might have what it takes. He's handsome and confident -- all she needs to do is a little topping from below, and he'll get the hang of making her do exactly what she wants.
Sexy pianist Jeremy isn't the beginner that Amanda thinks he is, however. He's been out of the scene for a while, but he has years of experience and is looking for new experiences to scratch the itch. But he's never met a sub quite as bratty as Amanda. He relishes a challenge, and he thinks he knows how to keep the willful submissive in line.