I know I shouldn't covet my sister's ex-boyfriend.
She may have wanted nothing to do with his BDSM lifestyle, but I'm a born submissive. And the only place I want to be is under Simon's command.
But he won't go near me. Not with the memory of her so close.
That leaves me no choice. If he won't touch me when he knows who I am, I'll have to come to him in disguise.
He's worth the risk. I'm meant to be his. Now I just have to prove it to him.
Being a Dominant cost me my first love, but I can't deny who I am. I won't. Control and power are everything, and the way I keep mine is by playing only with experienced subs. No exceptions.
Until I met her.
She wore a mask, but I knew the moment our lips touched she was meant to belong to me. Young, new to the world of BDSM—I knew training her would be a risk.
I didn't know it would destroy me.
This book is approximately 80,000 words
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Lynn's second Luminous contemporary (after Dominate Me), set in a BDSM community in Grand Rapids, Mich., is a gentle, erotic representation of kinky life. Simon Delgado is a dominant whose last relationship collapsed when a scene went too far too fast and his partner viewed it as assault. Chloe Reynolds, Simon's ex's sister, has been in love with Simon since the day she met him, and she wants to get involved in kinky life. After Simon rescues Chloe from a caning gone wrong at the Luminous club, he agrees to train her despite his misgivings about her family's reaction. As Simon introduces Chloe to the role of a submissive, together they explore the different motivations they have for their roles and their relationship. Chloe is already in love with Simon, and Simon's kink experience outweighs Chloe's, so they both grow and learn together. The valid concerns of both their families, to which there are no easy answers, are skillfully portrayed.
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So hot! Loved it!
This book was just what I needed. I love a good, hot BDSM read. This book is packed with heat and erotica and a good story. Of course it's very heavy on the erotica, so if you are looking for a real deep story, this may not be for you.
I absolutely loved getting lost in Chloe and Simon's passion as Simon taught Chloe what it was like to be a submissive. Chloe and Simon have a history since Simon dated Chloe's sister, Simon knows that he can't have a future with Chloe, but that he will show her safely what it's like in the BDSM lifestyle. Chloe has always wanted Simon, so when she gets this chance with him, she leaps at it. She wants to be his future. When Simon finds himself with faced with the decision of turning over Chloe to another dominant or claiming her for himself, he is torn with what to do. I loved that he faced his past so that he could have his future.
Of course there are things that I wish I would've had closure on. Chloe and Cassie's relationship was one thing I was hoping would have had a little bit more closure. I thought the group of friends were great and I loved seeing Haley and Jensen again. This was the perfect read for my frame of mind.
A sensual exploration of BDSM, an unorthodox second-chance romance and a sweet against-all-odds love story, all rolled into one! There was just something about Chloe and Simon that attached them to my heart early on in the book. They both had their scars and yearned for the forbidden ... and luckily were strong enough to let themselves reach for it! Really enjoyed their story.
Chloe Reynolds yearns to submit herself, body and soul, to the one man that she has always wanted. Yes, he's off-limits ... yes, he'd have rejected her if he'd known who she was before she kissed him ... yes, her family will never be the same again if she moves forward with her desire ... but she can't live with denying herself her completion anymore. Years passing hasn't waned her love.
Being a dominant cost Simon Delgado his first love ... Chloe's sister. When a masked woman kisses him and blows his mind, he is horrified to realize that it's Chloe. He can't touch her ... she's Cassie's sister! He runs as fast as he can in the other direction! As months pass and he can't get that kiss or Chloe out of his mind, he realizes when he runs into her again at the club that fate is stepping in whether he likes it or not. He will train her ... for one month ... and then walk away.
I give this book 3.75 stars.......
I loved the plot and the concept of the story and I loved that Simon was just an average guy. It made him more intriguing and oh so sexy.
I felt things were repeated to much and other things that were brought up never got answered or mentioned again. I enjoyed the characters but struggled a little with the connection.
I love Stacey Lynn's other books. But I just haven't been able to connect with this series.