Top positive review
The Male Lead "Plays Hard to Get" =)
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2016
I received this book free on Amazon and since I read just about any Romance, I decided to check out this book and the author.
I'm glad that I did because I was pleasantly surprised with this book.
There were a couple of scenes or situations that made me a bit uncomfortable but overall
this story was a very Good Read.
The characters were well developed and I liked the dual main leads Point of View.
Bashir was a Dom but he was respectful of Stella, plus you don't find too many books
where the male lead "Plays Hard to Get" =)
I noticed a few reviews of people not liking that the Dom in this book because he didn't consult or discuss things with his submissive first,
Well, I've read a few BDMS books, and I don't remember where any of the Doms asked
permission before doing anything to their Submissive.
Stella signed a contract stating that she would do anything that Bashir wanted for the entire
Holiday weekend, so that's exactly what he did. He did not do anything degrading nor did he pass her around to his friends like some of the "sold" books.
Plus, the good thing about dual POV, is that the Reader knew what Stella and
Bashir both were thinking during the entire book which really helped in certain scenes.
In addition to Stella not objecting to whatever Bashir did to her,
she stated several times that she was enjoying herself and she never used her safe word.
The reader was told several times that Stella did in fact have a Safe Word and could have
used it at any time:
“ It’s fifty thousand dollars for the holiday weekend, Stella.
Standard safeword arrangement, terminating the contract at a prorated rate.
It will change your life,” Lola said, and her face softened."
- Bashir: He reminded Stella of her safeword more than anyone, including Stella.
“You did read the contract you just signed, didn't you, Ms. Spencer?”
“It says that I own you, Ms. Spencer.”
“It says that you are mine, to do with as I please.”
“You have your safeword.
"You do not speak unless I permit it, or to use your safeword.”
“You will have a special safeword for tonight, for this event. ‘Rococo.’”
"She'd never felt so weak. I have my safeword. I can always say the safeword."
"And the plain fact was, she had her safeword. So why didn’t she want to use it?"
Overall, a milder version of the Dom / Sub relationships and I rather enjoyed this one because of it.
Isabelle Gordon is a really well with the narration.