Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Curtis Morris is a well known art dealer and agent for an artist named Collin but with all his money and social standing he misses having a Dom, a Dom who can become a part of his life and a Dom who will be there on a permanent basis.
Andrew Granger is new to Miami and although a professional Dom he is new to the scene there he doesn’t have a sub and is trying to find a place where he feels he can belong. He owns a bakery “Sweet Break” and a visit to a BDSM club call Club Submission definitely does not fit his life style. Andrew is not into hardcore BDSM and he believes in a safe and consensual setting with his sub. He has heard of Club Whisper and it’s reputation is one of the tops but the membership fee is also over the top for him.
When Curtis and Collin visit the bake shop there is an instant attraction between Curtis and Andrew and Andrew doesn’t hesitate to ask him out. Thanks to Collin who just never seems to stop talking Andrew is well aware of the fact that Curtis is into the BDSM life style and that he is a sub. Unfortunately when Curtis meets Andrew in a car that costs more than Andrew makes in a year and when the restaurant Andrew picks turns out to be where Curtis regularly goes and where everyone treats him like royalty Andrew realizes that he and Curtis are definitely in two different classes, Curtis is who his father always ranted about, rich and over privileged and hated and Andrew feels less of a Dom when he feels below his sub.
The first date was a disaster with Curtis throwing money on the table and walking out but realizing his mistake Andrew sends flowers and an apology and asks for a second chance which luckily for him Curtis grants. Andrew has to learn how to accept the fact that in real life his sub is far superior than him, socially and financially but he also has to face the fact that his attraction to Curtis is very strong and he has to learn to put his prejudices aside.
Curtis and Andrew have to agree on a contract between a sub and a Dom and it would appear that they both agree on the same things and disagree on the same things and Curtis’ wealth is secondary to how they feel about each other. Unfortunately Curtis’ ex Jasper arrives with his hand out and reinforces Andrew’s doubts about how he fits into Curtis’ life now the sub has to face the Dom and put him in his place.
Since I am unfamiliar with the BDSM scene this book enlightened me as to what it entails and that it is not just a relationship based on pain, but a relationship based on trust.