[Siren Sensations: Contemporary Consensual BDSM Romance, MF, transgender heroine, bondage, paddling, spanking, sex toys HEA] Maddison has a great job working in paradise. All she's lacking is someone to share her life with. Except right now, she doesn't really have time for romance...or so she tells herself. Until one phone call changes everything. Now she's unemployed and living in her bestie's spare bedroom. Milo's escaped a loveless marriage to a cheating wife and wants to soak up every ounce of knowledge about BDSM that he can absorb from his friends. Oh, and buy new furniture, since he doesn't have any. He'll probably never get married again. He doesn't anticipate falling in love, but then again, he's never met anyone like Maddison before. With the Frightful Five's blessings, Maddison finds herself drawn to the hunky, heartbroken guy, and things quickly heat up between them. But a rope scene isn't a romance. When Maddison ends up fighting for her life, will Milo prove to her he's her forever guy and the heart she's always searched for? Tymber Dalton is a Siren-exclusive author.
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Suncoast Society, Book 80, by Tymber Dalton
SPOILER ALERT: THIS IS MILO AND MADDISON’S STORY. MADDISON IS INTRODUCED IN COURT AND SPARK (BOOK 79 OF THIS SERIES). WHILE IT’S NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO READ COURT AND SPARK FIRST, IT’S HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO, THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS.
Maddison’s life is nearly perfect. But is nearly good enough? Her job running a Miami resort is her life. Her bestie, Fen, and his husband, Joel, are her biggest cheerleaders. She’s survived trauma that would kill a lesser person, that’s made her so very cautious. Despite the long hours, loneliness, and longing for things she desperately needs, she knows she’s luckier than most. Then, without warning, the ground beneath her crumbles. Unemployed, again facing imminent danger, she ends up with Fen and Joel. What’s she to do? Finding a job, working on her MBA, sorting out her priorities. She can deal with that. But can she deal with her dreams? Can a person exist to fulfill her every need? When Fen comes up with a bold plan, Mads is NOT impressed. Enter Milo, baby Dom, recent divorcé, and a man who’s sworn off love in any form. Mads’ breathtaking beauty, charm, and snarky personality hit him like a lightning bolt. Mads is just as floored by her attraction to Milo. But both are broken in ways that may never heal. And both know it takes far more than mere attraction and BDSM for anything lasting. There’s just too much at stake. Can Mads let down her walls, even for someone like Milo? Is Milo capable of anything more than just BDSM play? As Milo’s history haunts him, Mads’ past comes roaring back with a vengeance, threatening not just her fledgling relationship with Milo but her entire life. Can either put the past in the past? Is it even worth trying? Or will their pasts destroy everything…shattering them both forever?
Tymber Dalton continues to break new ground with every book she writes. I can’t say anything more about the plot of this story without ruining it. But Mads and Milo are like no other characters Ms. Dalton’s written. Mads is full of contradictions. Her professional life is a huge success. Her personal life? That’s far more complicated. Intriguing doesn’t begin to cover who and how remarkable she is, how she’s survived. She’s a shattered soul, maybe beyond repair. Milo’s just as broken, but in different ways. He’s convinced he can never love again. That these two can connect in any way is unbelievable. BDSM seems the only possible connection for them. Yet Tymber Dalton takes these tiny threads and weaves them into such a compelling story. I love that I’m constantly learning new things from Ms. Dalton. Yes, I learn new aspects of BDSM in nearly every book. But I also learn about people’s ability to be on opposite ends of the spectrum. Hatred, prejudice, and intolerance are one side of the coin. Belief, acceptance, and unwavering trust are the other. This book shows both, and it’s riveting. This is a journey of expectations, new beginnings, and wonder. I can’t give it less than five stars. This book is an experience I’ll never forget!
A final note. This is an ADULT book. It contains explicit language and BDSM sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy this genre, this may not be the book for you. There are book synopses and reviews available on Goodreads and all booksellers' websites. Use these resources. DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK. It's not fair to the author. She works hard to provide a quality work product. If you know you'll object to a book's subject matter before you buy it, you're doing yourself and the author an extreme disservice.
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