“A surprise anniversary trip to see her Dom turns into a nightmare for Abbie Marshall. She arrives at his home a day early and finds him with another woman. Devastated by his betrayal, Abbie does what she always does when she gets into emotional trouble – she runs like hell.
But Hollywood actor, Jack Winter, has no intention of setting his sweet submissive free. He loves Abbie, and sets out to convince her that they have a future together the only way he knows – by sensual domination. During a passion filled night, Abbie is exposed to the full force of Jack’s erotic arsenal. Despite his apparent infidelity, Winter’s touch has scorched a brand on her soul.
One that she’s not sure she can forget…”
I got this short story eBook when it was available as a free download from Amazon (current price 77p), I had previously read The Pleasures of Winter (my review of this can be found here) and was looking forward to catching up with Abbie and Jack. I would recommend that this be read after reading The Pleasures of Winter because it was actually set after that book had ended.
The action started straight away when Abbie discovered Jack in a compromising situation, I had to smile when she reacted to it as I realised that her feisty streak was still going strong! It was only when the perspective switched to Jack that I understood more of what had happened and this left me feeling conflicted. The situation led to an intense standoff between the two of them and finally to an unexpected ending.
As with the first book I loved the fact that Abbie and Jack’s relationship was not a conventional Dom/Sub relationship, it was different to others I’ve read from this genre because Abbie just did not conform to typical Sub behaviour.
I would’ve liked the book to have been longer, I know it was a short story but it was a bit too short for my liking – I wanted more!
This book obviously contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature so you may not want to read it if you are likely to be offended by this.
The next book by Evie Hunter is The Pleasures of Summer and this is due to be released in paperback and eBook on 30 May 2013.