Are they ready to go all the way?
Maddie Rofel has seen it all. Even the kinkiest games she witnesses working as a hostess in L.A.'s most exclusive private sex club fail to shock her, much less turn her on. Until the night she has a very personal encounter with drummer Chino Garcia, and the two discover an intimate connection neither can deny. Suddenly the jaded hostess is softening under Chino's touch, and submitting in ways she never expected . . .
All his life, Chino has been running from something. Normally he beats back his demons by losing himself in his music. Now he's losing himself in Maddie. And, while it drives Chino wild when Maddie bares her body to him, what he really wants is for Maddie to bare her soul. For that, Chino will have to push Maddie past her furthest limits-and share his own dark secrets.
Tan skillfully makes her third Secrets of a Rock Star novel (after Wild Licks) do double duty, first as a wildly creative, enthusiastic, immersive, and incredibly hot romance between experienced kinksters, and second as a public service announcement that clearly illustrates the difference between BSDM and domestic abuse. Sex-toy reviewer and switch Madison loves her singlehood and independence, but she falls hard for rock band drummer Chino during a mutual paddling challenge at the Los Angeles dungeon where she works as a hostess. Chino gently takes charge, holding out on fully consummating the relationship until he can guide her into complete submission and be sure she's comfortable with exploring her most intimate thoughts. Meanwhile, Maddie's background as a counselor lets her help Chino's mother and sister extricate themselves from his abusive stepfather's grasp. Tan explicitly shows a power-exchange relationship in all of its modes party and public play, private scening, and thoughtful negotiation of rules with both love and heat coming through strongly in every context. Her portrayals of BDSM will delight the experienced and the curious alike.