Natalie Clarke is attending school in NYC on a full scholarship that includes a mandatory employment clause. There, she meets Alexander Montgomery: a successful businessman and sexy Dominant.
Drawn to both the BDSM lifestyle and Alex, Natalie agrees to become his submissive. Together, their chemistry is undeniable, their bond strong.
Their relationship is shaken when Natalie returns home to fulfill her work commitment. Ghosts of the past haunt her and pressure from her family causes her to falter, and to lose her fragile self-confidence. But must Natalie really accept the plan others made for her life, or can she face her adversities head-on and find her happily for now with Alex?
I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were good and I liked the storyline.
Alex was a brilliant character. I loved him. I liked his backstory and I loved how it shaped him into the man he was. I also liked how he met Natalie and he insistence on making everything work.
Natalie was also a good character and I sympathised when she had to move home. She was also incredibly frustrating because she clearly wasn’t as happy as she was in New York, and her parents were making everything more difficult. Alex offered to pay her fees and I think she was completely stupid to keep refusing him regardless of her reasoning.
Her reluctance was incredibly frustrating and the reason I dropped a star. The man would offer an arm and leg for her and she’d refuse. It was stupid because she wasn’t the girl she was when left all those years ago. She was losing herself and she knew it.
I liked the bit of drama with her ex, but it was just another reason why she shouldn’t have stayed there.
I loved seeing Alex and Natalies relationship grow as a Dom/sub, but also as they fell in love. I also liked seeing how they made the long distance work. Although there was a BDSM aspect to this book, the romance was definitely what took centre stage.
This book ends on a happy and rounded note, although I can see that it’s also been left open for continuation.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, but Natalie made me incredibly frustrated at times.
I would definitely recommend it.
My rating: 4/5*