Re-released in a second edition with updates.
Shattered by the loss of his wife, Callum Reed is a man surrounded by rules designed to protect him. He rebuilds his life with careful discipline, but can’t deny what he feels when he meets the lovely Gabrielle Sullivan. She’s everything he wants in a woman, but he views all relationships as contractual. Despite her misgivings, Gaby signs his contract and becomes his perfect partner. Until the night she breaks his cardinal rule.
After three years of perfect obedience, Gaby declares she wants love and she isn’t settling for less. Love isn’t in their contract, so Cal lets her go. But Gaby has a secret reason for leaving. When Cal discovers the truth, nothing will stop him from following her.
On a secluded island paradise, Callum will do anything to prove he’s the perfect husband for his defiant love.
Emotional roller coaster
5 stars for - Away From Me - a book previously released under Lexi Blake’s alter ego Sophie Oak. I enjoyed this book years ago and was happy to see it was only updated and edited. Trust me even though it isn’t a very long book it sure packs one heck of an emotional punch.
Gabrielle Sullivan has always been the proper submissive. Doing exactly what was expected of her, exactly when it was expected. Fast forward a few years and she did the very last thing her contract allowed - she fell in love.
Callum Reed lost his first wife and decided love and marriage were not going to ever happen again for him. Cal entered into a D/s relationship with the understanding that he wouldn’t ever fall in love so when Gabby asked him if he loves her he knew it was time to end their agreement. Yet when he sees her again almost a year later he knows he made a terrible mistake.
This was a great story full of angst, heartache, love and kink. With enigmatic characters that you wanted to know on every level. Maybe one day Lexi will head back into their island paradise and give us more of Callum and Gabby Reed.
Five stars for this book. Could not put this book down.The characters seem so real.Lexi Blake has a way with words that brings life to he characters.Cal & Gabrielle is amazing love story.
A phenomenal read!!!
This was such a sexy read, with a bit of a tearjerker thrown in. Callum is a dark, broody dom that you can’t help fall in love with, even when he’s being a douchebag. I love the fact that when he knows he’s done something wrong, he doesn’t make excuses, but tries to solve the issue. Gabrielle is PERFECT for him. He needs someone to push his buttons every so often, to challenge him, and she definitely does that. Throw in what she’s been through, and she’s one of the strongest heroines I’ve read about recently. A fantastic story that I would definitely recommend!!!