It's an acquired taste…he just has to acquire it
Elise knows what she wants in the bedroom, and she makes sure she gets it. Her thirst for domination has long been quenched by a stable of men only too happy to bow down before her.
But sexual satisfaction isn't the same as love, and she's been burned in the past by giving her heart too freely.
Niall is handsome, smart, successful and sweet—sweet as vanilla. When they meet, their romantic connection is electric, even though he's way on the opposite end of the kink spectrum. Despite how she fights it, Elise falls for him—but how can a relationship work when both lovers want to be on top?
"Hart wields her pen like a scalpel…in this soul-searching, emotionally sensitive story. Strong characterization and smooth, yet forceful, writing captures your attention and holds you hostage."
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This is for you You know who you are."
We are introduced to Elise, Esteban, and Niall.
Elise is holding on to a ghost (ex) of the past and living day after day is clinging to a piece of hope, the “maybe” which no longer exist. She discovers a coping mechanism; sets the rules and shields her emotions. We're taken on a journey through Elise’s life.
Every experience and decision that factored into her present life and unveiling the truth surrounding her family secrets.
Elise has and enjoys an alternative lifestyle and is not ashamed. Niall enters her life, and Elise must decide whether to bargain with the strongholds and fears of the past or choose to move forward with taking a chance on Niall.
Elise is a strong woman but crippled by a weakness from her past which affects the power struggle with Niall.
We discover Esteban has his hidden secrets.
“You know what people do when they have to face something uncomfortable? They blame the thing that makes them feel bad, even if it’s not that thing’s fault.
When we love an individual, you want the best for them to live a happy life even if it's not with you.
“I’m trying to say that maybe is a selfish f****** thing to do to someone. Sometimes, just because you love someone, that doesn’t mean you’re supposed to end up together. You learn more from the things that end,” Alex said. “I don’t know what that guy thought or felt. But when you love someone, you want them to be happy, even if it’s not with you. You deserve better than maybe.”
Hart takes her readers right along with every turn of the page with the characters and their personal journey. The reader can feel every emotion, personal victory and tragedy they have endured. As the storyline evolves, each character has forgone their metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly flaws and all. The author writes about real life topics and situations. Learning how to forgive ourselves, accepting the changes, removing the toxic (ex’s) relationships from the past and move forth because the Universe always has something greater for us.
In some way, we all may relate to this story.
“So you reach this moment where finally, finally, it all shifts, you find a way to open up your hands and let go. When what used to matter stops breaking you so f****** hard; when you accept that empty place in your heart will always be there because only one person can fill it, and you get up anyway because g*****n it, one person who does not love you enough should never make you incapable of moving forward. I knew what I should feel and think. I should stop being stupid, holding on to what didn’t serve me. No more maybes. No more clinging to the past.”
“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of that which is not meant for you.”
“You learn more from the things that end.”
“I’d learned so much from everything that had ended.”
In my opinion, as a reader, patience, and imagination is the key to capturing the real essence of an author with a brilliant mind intends to communicate through every word written in a story.
Hart’s storyline conveys a hidden message, a life changing one; embrace it with open arms.
Dialogue is realistic; character development is perfection.
Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend this brilliant read.
ARC provided by the publisher.
The true test of love is not always ‘Will you fight for it?’ The real test of true love is often ‘Are you willing to give it up?~ #TiffanyReisz