Ben is the last unattached member of the five-man executive team of K&A Associates. The other four, all Masters, have found the submissives of their dreams. That’s fine. The sharp-edged lawyer knows he’s the most hardcore of them all, with extreme tastes as a Master he satisfies physically through experienced club submissives. He doesn’t really need anything more.
Marcie has loved Ben since she was sixteen. He’s never behaved as anything more than a protective big brother, a family friend. But now she’s twenty-three and starting her career as a corporate investigator. She may be a blood-and-bone-deep submissive, but she won’t hesitate to use her aggressive talents to prove she’s meant to be his. With a Master as tough as Ben, she’ll have to take whatever measures are needed—even if her deepest desire isn’t a hostile takeover of his heart, but an unconditional surrender to it.
At first I thought this might be too far outside of the “contemporary romance” genre for me to enjoy but I was wrong. Joey W. Hill depicts the BDSM lifestyle in realistic terms through fascinating characters of real depth and complexity. Because she so obviously cares about her characters, we as readers do as well. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel, and I have re-read it twice. I discovered something new about the characters each time.
While I enjoyed this read, it is not for the faint hearted or for those looking for a “hot" romance novel.
Note: I actually started the Knights of the Boardroom series with this book, and then read the earlier ones not in any specific order. I wish there were more to come.