Taking the Lead
When the rich and famous come out to play, nothing is off-limits . . .
Everyone knows Ricki Hamilton as the icy heiress living in a billion-dollar mansion, high up in the Hollywood Hills. But few realize that behind the gilded gates, Ricki is the mistress of LA's most exclusive private club. A place where no fantasy is forbidden and no one goes unsatisfied-except for Ricki. If she had her way, she'd leave the business behind . . . until she meets the one man with the power to change her mind.
The hottest rock star in the world, Axel Hawke, has the requisite sexy look and bad-boy reputation. Yet even his biggest fans have no clue just how decadently dangerous he can be. From the moment he meets Ricki, he knows there is no other woman who will satisfy him. He can feel the heat hiding beneath her cool demeanor and he's determined to stoke her flame.
Together Ricki and Axel indulge their every desire. The deeper they go, the more she craves. Submitting to Axel opens her eyes, and for the first time Ricki knows exactly what she wants. All she has to do is take it . . .
Veteran Tan (Slow Satisfaction) kicks her Secrets of a Rock Star series off with a sultry start. Ricki Hamilton, heiress and reluctant keeper of the Governor's Club, a secret Hollywood kink club, desperately wants to be taken seriously as the savvy business professional she is. That means keeping any hint of sexual scandal out of the papers, and the best way to do that is to avoid passion altogether. Her resolve falls apart when she meets up-and-coming bad boy rock star Axel Hawke. Axel knows what he wants, and it's to break through Ricki's icy shell. When a sudden and arousing encounter in the back of a limo reveals Ricki's leanings as a sub, Axel is even more enraptured. For Ricki, the experience means vulnerability and a need to avoid Axel, even as her body craves to succumb to him again. With a satisfying plot and an engaging cast of characters, the only thing slowing readers down will be their refractory period.
This is the story of heiress Ricki Hamilton and rock star Axel Hawke. It's a story about discovering who you "really" are and at the same time, constantly worrying how others will see the real you. It's also about uncovering family secrets and then having to deal with them. Underneath Ricki's mansion is "The Dungeon." A place where the rich and famous can work out there kink in private. Ricki and her sister Gwen inherited it from their grandfather. In his will there are certain stipulations they must follow in order to keep their inheritance. They must keep "The Dungeon" alive. While Ricki's trying to keep everything together, along comes a rock star that is the Dom to Ricky's secret Sub. She's going to fight him Every. Step. Of. The. Way. Well, maybe not EVERY step.
Even though the subjects being dealt with are serious, the author never weighs you down with the heaviness of those subjects. I found myself really rooting for Axel. His attraction to Ricki was genuine despite his bad boy persona. This was a very enjoyable read. Don't forget to turn on your fan before you get comfortable. It's definitely going to get hot!
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