Secrets and life change moments are intertwined throughout this story. Maggie has things that she doesn’t want anyone to know while Tucker’s secrets aren’t always his to share. Though they haven’t seen each other in years, the memory of a stolen kiss has never left either. Maggie has run to her hometown to hide from a scandal involving a BDSM club while Tucker wants only to show Maggie that exploring her sexual desires isn’t bad. There are plenty of ups and downs as they work through trust issues and issues from both of their pasts. At times this story can get really intense and the sex very graphic and hot, but the caring comes through at all times. I loved this story and I’m so happy that it’s the first in a series because there are still secrets to come out and the fallout may change everything.
Maggie has moved into her parents lakeside cottage to hide and to write a book telling her side of the scandal that left her divorced and unemployed. She doesn’t expect to run into anyone she knows, much less Tucker. Tucker stirred Maggie in high school, though at the time she didn’t know why. Tucker inherited a lot of money from his father and though he lives on the same property where he grew up, he lives in a new house. He’s an artist and he’s a secret owner of a BDSM club. When he rescues Maggie during a snow storm, he knows he’s going after her and he wants to give her whatever her heart desires. But, can they move past the scandal that wrecked her life? And, what happens when Maggie learns some of Tucker’s secrets?
Expect lots of BDSM elements and a guest appearance from characters in another one of Ms Gayle’s stories. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more about them and their friends.
Scandalized professor Maggie Cisco returns to her hometown to lick her wounds and reconsider her future. Her years of personal and professional research into the BDSM lifestyle has landed her in jail, in divorce court and now in the headlines of more newspapers than she cares to count. The worst of all? The entire debacle is being blamed on a bestselling book she hasn’t even read!
Just when she thinks her only solution is a tell all memoir, a snowstorm puts her in the path of stunningly handsome, insanely rich and equally intense, Tucker Lewis.
Tucker remembers Maggie well. They once shared a mind-numbing kiss at the annual St. Mary’s carnival when her boyfriend wasn’t looking. No stranger to scandal, he looks past public opinion to the submissive craving a master’s touch and decides then and there what he wants. He’s going after Maggie and her heart’s kinkiest desires.
Unfortunately, no amount of money can change the sins of the past and when they’re certain they know everything there is to know about each other, one discovers a secret they aren’t prepared for.