Waiting on Summer

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Waiting on Summer

Collar and Cuffs, #1

Waiting on Summer is the first book in the Collar and Cuffs series by Bella Settarra.

Summer Marsden finds a job as a waitress in a swanky restaurant and gentleman’s club. While she likes her job, her mouth gets her in trouble. When she planned to quit she meets Nathan Falkener who falls head over heels for her. Nathan spends a lot of time trying to get Summer to trust him but its hard for her to trust anyone. However when Summer’s ex shows up all bets are off and Nathan finds out Summer’s past.

The beginning of the story leaves you wanting to know more. By the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the book. The author does a good job of drawing the reader in to her world. The world she created is very realistic. The pace of the story was face paced all the way through. There were times I wished the story slowed down a bit.

The main characters and the secondary characters were exciting and genuine. My biggest issue is after years of not trusting anyone including herself, Summer is supposed to just trust Nathan. The point of view mainly stayed mostly with Summer but every once in while gave us a glimpse inside of Nathan. The main conflict of this story is Summer’s ex-boyfriend who is looking for her who is a dangerous criminal. I was left wanting to know more. The level of conflict was perfect for the story. The dialogue between the characters was genuine and distinctive. 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.

Book Blurb for Waiting on Summer

He can dominate her body, but he can’t control her past...

After fleeing to Miami to escape her junkie ex-boyfriend, Summer Marsden finds work as a waitress upstairs in the swanky restaurant and gentlemen’s club, Collar and Cuffs. Although she loves the job, her big mouth gets her into trouble. Intending to resign before she causes more problems, she finds herself face-to-face with the enigmatic and dangerously handsome Nathan Faulkener.

Nathan irons out her problem and takes her downstairs to the Bottom Bar, which she discovers is actually an exclusive BDSM club within Collar and Cuffs. Nathan re-ignites her passion for BDSM, and their desire for each other explodes. He wants nothing more than to solve all Summer’s problems and give her the world, but she has secrets she’s never told, and a sordid, dangerous history that won’t stay in the past. When her ex shows up gunning for revenge, even Nathan might not be strong enough to save her...

Reader discretion: contains light BDSM, whipping, and spanking elements

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2015 4.50