The provocative author of Asking for It once again explores the dark side of erotic obsession, and the secrets that make it as dangerous as it is irresistible.
Some secrets should only be shared in the dark.
Jonah and Vivienne’s erotic bond—living out raw scenarios of captivity and force—began as no-strings sex between strangers who shared the same desires. Now the intimacy between them is turning into love, but it’s a love built on fantasies so extreme that exploring them makes guilt inescapable. But the risks they're taking are far more dangerous than they'd imagined.
A stalker is terrorizing the city, and one of Jonah’s ex-lovers names him as a potential suspect to the police. Standing by a man under suspicion could cost Vivienne everything. But when Jonah’s stepfather takes advantage of the scandal to seize control of the Marks family fortune, Vivienne is drawn into her lover’s broken family and twisted past. Only then will she learn how dark the truth really is...
Pace's erotic sequel to Asking for It features the dark side of a kinky romance that might offend the squeamish reader. Twenty-something Vivienne Charles suffered a traumatic sexual encounter at the age of 14. Its residual effects have left her seeking therapy and romantic acceptance for her fantasies of being raped. Meeting Jonah Marks turned out to be the silver lining within an otherwise bit of bad luck. A good man, he has an equally disturbing yet complementary kink. However, despite being able to trust each other with blindfolds and ropes, they take longer to open their hearts. When the same bit of bad luck that brought them together threatens to destroy them, the tension builds. Both plot and characterization gain strength as Vivienne and Jonah deal with multiple conflicts personal, mutual, and external. Though the story needs some tightening, it's still a worthwhile read for its insightful (though graphic) portrayal of people with rape fantasies.