Licorice Whips was originally published in 2013 through Phaze Books.
"Sweet" Hawkes is a BDSM dominant who has lost his passion. Although he loves Decadent Treats, the candy store he co-owns with his brother Masaun, he's lost the drive he had for making treats for his customers. After releasing his last submissive, Sweet decides to dive into business and forget about love and disciplining. He wants to open up a second Decadent Treats and a store that would sell quality BDSM toys and apparel. Sweet never expects to find an obstacle outside his door.
Nikla Dearwood has made it her mission to picket outside of the Decadent Treats store to warn customers about eating too much sugar. Although as a Pilates and yoga instructor, it would seem as though her protests have to do with leading a healthy lifestyle, Nikla has other motives. Besides this protest, she wants to open up her own exercise studio in downtown Virginia Beach. Nikla isn't scared away from her picketing mission when a tall and sexy man from Decadent Treats tries to get her to stop. When she finds that same guy checking out an open storefront in downtown Virginia Beach that she also wants, she's now interested in him.
The two check out each other's businesses. Sweet subjects himself to a yoga class. When Nikla goes to Sweet's candy store, she finds that the man has a different way of tempting her with candy. When things get out of hand in the store, the two make a deal with each other to do some bondage play and a benefits-only relationship until a decision on the suites is made. After that, they agree to go their separate ways. When Nikla starts to have feelings for Sweet, she battles with the idea of walking away from him. Can Sweet open his heart enough to let the right woman in?