One a Navy SEAL.
One a Mistress facing a hell she can't escape.
Luckily, hell is just another day at the office for a SEAL...
Abigail Rose is CFO for Thomas Rose Associates, a successful New Orleans marketing firm she runs with her best friend Rosalinda Thomas, and their three fellow executives, Cyn, Vera and Skye.
Since all five are Dommes, they work and play together. However, Abby has lived with the threat of a severe mental illness for most of her life, and now the monster has come out of the shadows. Everything that defines her--including her control as a Mistress--is shattering.
Neil Shepherd is so calm under pressure, his SEAL teammates know he'll hold the line, no matter what goes down on a mission. At home, he finds his peace navigating the waters of the Louisiana bayou. As a Dom himself, he shouldn’t be attracted to Abby, but Fate doesn’t consult the power exchange playbook when it comes to who is meant to be together. From the first time they meet, he knows he wants her. Even the shadows that are trying to claim her won’t stop him.
You will need tissues, a whole box of them
While nominally about a Dom/Domme romance, the vast majority is a heartbreaking story about one woman’s struggle with her mental illness, and the people who love her enough to let her choose her own way of dealing with it. If you have issues with discussions of suicide, this is not the book for you. The author is sensitive to the nature of the main character’s mental state and writes about the strength that love can give anyone, even in their darkest days.
Rich, heart-full story
Wow! This story takes unique complexities of life & love & intertwining of individual needs to a new level. Powerful people facing huge challenges- with real love of many kinds supporting them. 💜
The descriptions of the sensory experience of hallucinations are so detailed & on target - as are the parallel word choices that might be better understood through a fuzzy lens … people who struggle with these experiences in person or with their loved ones might be a little triggered — others might gain understanding & some empathy…
Thank you to the author- who never disappoints but has raised the bar this time.