I love Sindra van Yssel’s stories and couldn’t wait to read this one. It didn’t take me long before I was thoroughly involved this Zoe’s trust issues and Nick’s desires. Though this story is short, there is a lot going on in it; vacation flings, an abusive ex and long distance relationships to name a few. The situations and characters become real and it’s hard to believe that they aren’t. I couldn’t put this story down even when I couldn’t keep my eyes open. However, after a couple of hours of sleep, I woke up to finish it and then wished that there were more to read.
Zoe has gone to Australia for a stress free vacation. Her ex-husband has been stalking her and making her life miserable. Her painting is suffering and she needs to take a break. Though she doesn’t plan on drinking too much, she does and ends up falling into Nick. Nick is immediately drawn to Zoe but he doesn’t take advantage of drunken women. However, he does hope to invite her out after she’s sobered up. Zoe’s tempted but she’s also leery about going out with a man she doesn’t know. Can she step out of her comfort zone and give Nick a chance? Maybe, he can remind her why she enjoys getting tied up and spanked!
While this story has many BDSM elements, it also stresses that some abusers use BDSM as an excuse to abuse. The difference is brought out in this story. Better yet, safety and talking about what is going to happen prior to any play is stressed.
But if you’re not into BDSM play and graphic sexual scenes, this book would not be for you. However, if you are, you get all of that plus the emotional pull of two fantastic characters.
In Australia to get a break from an abusive ex-husband whose obsession has turned to stalking, the last thing Zoe is looking for is another relationship involving whips and chains. But then she runs into former Australian football player Nick Carrady. He’s sexy and the perfect gentleman—and a Dom. And Zoe’s submissive longings are reemerging—the ones that got her into so much trouble in the first place back in Texas. Fortunately all Nick can ever be is a hot, kinky vacation fling.
Nick finds the little American sub hot as hell. Her past means he has to be careful as he pushes her limits, but he has only a little time for bondage, flogging and sexual healing before she heads back to Texas. He has to convince her that the past doesn’t have to dictate her future, and hope that his passion and skill as a dominant lover can overcome her history and the ten thousand miles that’s about to come between them. Book Length: Short Novel