Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Trusting the Knot

Kara Winters

Genre: Erotica

Release Date: July 28, 2014


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He may hold the power, but she must teach him how to trust it again…

While Sasha Caesario worries of finishing college with the burden of student loans, she discovers an advertisement for a well-paid summer job as a submissive. BDSM has been a curiosity to her, ever since watching a stage show in Los Angeles. However stepping into her new role requires much more than ropes and chains…

As a Master Dominant, Dr. Richard Anderson has had his share of the spotlight, being a co-founder of one of the nation’s top BDSM retreats. But past troubles forced him to stay away from the crowds. Now, being urged by his surrounding friends to take on a new submissive for the summer, he reluctantly agrees. He’ll never let this new girl into his world. Or into his heart…

But when Sasha arrives, that feeling to control and protect comes charging through as he sees her potential. Yet as the summer progresses, and the closer they become, his walls begin to crumble. Sasha can see the man he once was, but is she too late helping him regain the trust he lost years ago

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Sasha is a summer away from starting her final year at college. Money is getting really tight and she is struggling to come up with a way to pay her tuition for the final year. She won't ask her parents for help, liking to be independent. So she needs to earn the money, and a lot of it. After worrying about how many part time, minimum wage jobs she will have to juggle, she comes across an advertisement for a really well paid Summer job. Working as a submissive.
This Summer job will pay enough to sort out Sasha's money worries. It also intrigues her, from the small amount she has seen of the BDSM scene, she has found it interests her.

What Sasha doesn't expect from this role, is having to fathom out her new Master. Dr Richard Anderson, a Master Dominant is one of the founders of a very well known and respected BDSM retreat. Yet he has his secrets, something that happened to him, that had him hiding away from the BDSM world, and not taking on any new submissives. Anderson's friends worry about him and decide it's time he got out of hiding and take on a new sub for the Summer.
So Sasha is chosen. Partly for her beauty but also partly for her innocence in the BDSM world.

Once Sasha moves in and gets acquainted with her role and her new master, she finds he is a lot harder to get to know than she thought. He has put up a lot of barriers and makes it very difficult for feisty Sasha to play her role.
Yet, Sasha is determined and Anderson finds himself slipping straight into his old role perfectly again. Yet they both also find neither of them want the role to end.

I loved this story, it was quite unique yet a subject I really enjoy. I loved the secluded retreat idea. Also all the little activities the retreat put on are quite interesting and exciting. The relationship between Anderson and Sasha, and Master and Sub, was really sweet to see it building. All books and stories in this genre tend to differ from book to book, but I quite liked the fresh twist on this book. Sasha was playing the 'pet' role more so in this book than other roles. They had quite the tender relationship. It focused more on the closeness between the Master and his sub, than the BDSM element I thought. It was sweet though. I also liked all the characters in this book. Anderson played the Master role well and exuded his dominance over everything which was really addictive to follow. Sasha had a great mix of innocence in her new world, she was sweet and subservient yet she also kept her feisty and inquisitive nature, making her a far more interesting character.

Overall, a really enjoyable read. :)  4.5 stars

When we get home, I want your clothes off. You’ll crawl to my room and position yourself on your hands and knees on my bed,” Anderson ordered with a smooth voice, calm despite his speeding.

“Yes, Sir,” I answered quickly, heart racing as fast as we were driving. Anderson whipped the car around into the drive way and without warning he pulled me to his lap. I gasped and steadied myself with my hand on his chest. The moonlight cascading into the car reflected off his face, leaving nothing to the shadows. His green eyes were darker, lustful. He watched me, his lips parted with increased breath. Tilting his head just slightly, he began to lean forward into me. My body tensed and he stopped when he seemed to feel it tighten. I couldn’t tear away from staring at his mouth when he licked his lips. Anderson pressed his forehead to mine, and my heart sped faster. I felt his hands travel up my back slowly, one moving higher to grasp the back of my neck.

“Give me permission,” he whispered against my face. “I want your permission.”

“Permission?” I repeated his word quietly.

Anderson shifted under me, and when he did, the bulge in his pants rubbed into my thigh. He closed his eyes, and I grew antsy in his lap.

“Damn it, Sasha. Ask me to kiss you,” he groaned. Our mouths were close, the tips of our noses barely touching. He pulled me forward ever so slightly until we were pressed together. I felt his tongue trace my bottom lip and my mind melted.

“Please, kiss me, Sir.” Before I could finish his title, he had already claimed me. That fringe of darkness that we had danced across together the first time he had spanked me suddenly melted through me once more. Anderson’s lips crashed across mine and I felt his moan pouring down my throat. He held me in place with his hand laced through my hair, guiding me as we kissed. I wrapped my arms around his neck and pressed my breasts up against his chest, rubbing across him and feeling every ounce of hardness under his clothes. He broke up apart, both of gasping for breath.

Kara Winters grew up sneaking in all the romance novels she could reach for on her grandmother’s bookshelves. Her love for a good story inspired her to pursue writing as a career and led to her published debut novel in 2013 entitled ‘Working Out the Kinks’.

Currently she lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America), as well as the Los Angeles branch of the guild.

If she is not at home in front of her laptop, Kara is out shopping for vinyl records, exploring the LACMA, or cruising up the California coastline, looking for inspiration to her next book...

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