Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman's every desire…
Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one's deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.
When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated—but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…
Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.
At excruciating length, Ashley (Ride Steady) immerses readers in the flimsy world of Phoenix's exclusive, no-boundaries Bee's Honey club, where men explore erotic submission. After an extended and boring meet-cute, Am lie, a trained and experienced dominatrix, repeatedly tests alpha-submissive Olivier in the private rooms to see whether their sexual chemistry will persist outside of their relationship in the club. Risibly calling him her "chevalier" and "steed," Am lie wastes no time exploring Olivier inside and out. Scene after scene in the club and at Am lie's ranch might be enjoyable if readers felt invested in the characters, but little is revealed about their history, family, work, or motivations. Am lie has great wealth and hates that her job requires her to travel; beyond that, her actual career is vague. Working-class Olivier hangs out with a group of guys at a lower-end BDSM club; some of his buddies, whose connection is only clarified late in the book, will inevitably star in future installments. Endless scenes of naked bodies interrupted by scant and awkward conversation make for tedious reading and will limit Ashley's ability to build a series whose readers care about the characters.
I loved it
I was really nervous about starting this book, I didn't think it would hold my interest. But I was wrong, this book is everything you come to expect from a Kristen Ashley book....and then some. It had an interesting storyline, characters you can't help but fall in love with...and a couple that will drive you crazy. I laughed a lot through this book, Olivier was hilarious and incredibly alpha, which I wasn't expecting. Amelie was sassy. They both weren't afraid to show their vulnerable side and work through their issues. I think they are a perfect match. It's a sweet, sexy story that will leave you wanting more. I am so excited for the next book in the series.