Gabby is a jewelry designer who is up and coming. She works long and hard to make her way in the jewelry world. Gabby is a submissive and a local BDSM club is just the way for her to relax from all the hard work she undergoes. Max is a Dom at the local club and silent partner in the club. As they spend time together they fall for each other.
The beginning of the story leaves you interested in knowing more. By the end of the first chapter, I looked forward to seeing how the story turns out. The author did a good job of pulling the reader in to her world. She did a great job of making it very lifelike. The pace of the story was a bit slow at some points and fast is others.
The main characters and the secondary characters were fascinating and intriguing. I enjoyed that both Gabby and Max were not perfect and each had faults. The point of view alternated between Gabby and Max, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat story lines. The conflict of the story was interesting but the book seemed to focus more on the sex than anything. The dialogue between the characters was open and distinct. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but the author takes the reader on a wonderful journey. I hope we get to see these characters again in the future.
Designing jewelry is Gabby’s passion. Her long hours and extreme work ethic keep her working late until her body cries out for satisfaction. Succulent, the local BDSM club, is the perfect place to have sex and nothing else. There are no surprises when she allows her submissive soul out to play, until she answers one man’s call—and now she wants much more.
Strategy and control rule Max. As an environmental consultant he has the ear of local government officials up to the Prime Minister and gets results. His passions, however, involve something more erotically inclined. As a silent partner in a private club, Max has benefits—a perk he’s grateful for when he first lays eyes on a busty beauty.
The club brings Gabby and Max together for sex, but what happens outside its walls is more intense, real and involves the heart.
A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published as The Gilded Cage and has been revised for EC.