Lauren is a successful doctor with a healthy attitude toward sex, unashamed of her proclivities as a sexual dominant. She wants love and a family, but she’s beginning to believe there is no Mr. Right willing to stand by her in sickness and health…and be cuffed, stripped and smacked with a riding crop.
Then her friend Lisette invites her to spend a long weekend on a private island. It turns out Lisette can’t come with her, but Lauren opts to go anyway, with no one for company but Joshua, the island caretaker, and his visiting friend Marcus. Though both men are beautiful, it is Joshua who catches Lauren’s attention, and not just because Marcus prefers men.
Something in Josh’s stormy eyes calls to her. When Marcus facilitates a game of submission and control between the three of them that will last throughout the weekend, Lauren embraces the opportunity. Josh overwhelms her with his willingness to submit to her body’s desires, but her heart wants to get to the secrets behind those eyes. She is going to have to tear down his defenses and make him give her everything. And this is one Mistress who doesn’t take no for an answer…
A second view
I have decided to re-read A Nature of Desire Series before I read, Truly Helpless: A Nature of Desire Series Novel (Volume 10), that was released on 30 Aor. 2017. Joey, has the uncanny ability to make you cry on one page, then giggle on the next page. Truly a gift. As I did again in this re-read of Holding the Cards: A Nature of Desire. I wanted to give a true review in my eyes only. The power in ones desire to help, open, and make someone bleed is from page one to the end. Joey, opens your eyes to a new level of finding love, healing, and submitting is overwelming. Her characters come to life, the setting is true, and you can't stop yourself from not living in the characters eyes, for you become that one character you're drawn too. This book is a must read in my eyes!