Beware of what you wish for; it might just come true.
Just a few moments earlier she had listened as Sir got dressed. She had never been blindfolded before.
Each time he stopped touching her and walked around the room mysteriously she anticipated where she would feel him next. It might be something sweet and slow like the warmth of his breath near her hips. Or it may be something sharp and short; the sting of his palm against her behind. At it seemed that whatever it was she was anticipating, the opposite would happen.
Before he left she'd listened to every move he made, picturing it all behind the soft satin of the blindfold. She'd heard the rustle of fabric. The zip of his jeans. His belt being buckled. The clip of his watch being fastened to his wrist. She'd listened as he gathered his belongings - saying not a single word to her - and strode heavily toward the door.
She followed each step he made through sound alone; the tiny crunch of short pile carpet and the gentlest tremble of the floorboards beneath it. Then the short metal thud as he unlocked the door and the gentle whine of opening. Before he left he'd called over to her.
"Say thank you, slave."
"Thank you, Sir."
*WARNING* This work of fiction is intended for mature audiences only. All sexually active characters portrayed in this book are 18 years of age or older. Please do not buy if strong sexual situations, multiple partners, dominance & submission, and explicit language offends you.
*NOTE TO LISTENERS*
This is part one of an erotic two-part series from best-selling author Alice Wright exploring the life of an otherwise unassuming woman who enters into a submissive romantic relationship with a mystery man.
Part two, Darkness Illuminated, is also available now.
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Love comes in mysterious ways!
Wow! My ears hurt from listening to this book for the last 5 hours! Such an enthralling story of a young woman who finds fulfillment in the most unconventional of relationships. I must confess I was skeptical about reading an erotica book but who looks gift horse in the mouth these days? Anyway, I absolutely loved the story line. Even from the early part of the story, one could tell that Alex was never in love with Jackson in a primal sort of way. She may have been content with him but never truly satisfied. It was endearing how she became liberated, bolder and transformed from the “Office Cinderella” to a sexy princess in the right mix of emotions.
I felt so bad for her as she pinned for “Sir” while he wasn’t there (obviously, he was trying hard not to get too attached to Alex). I also felt sorry for Jackson who even though he tried to be all he could, he just was never enough for Alex. Alex’s best friend Fiona was also a very wonderful character. We wish for best friends who will be there to break rules with us and slap us when we’re being silly.
It was a very well written story about complex emotions, a sensual unusual type of romance and very well-developed characters. This isn’t your average erotic novel about ropes and handcuff, this is a story of a woman who found romance in the most unusual of places. I cannot wait to start on the second book in the series. The last chapter was so dramatic that it was almost a let-down when it ended.
I liked that it balanced the erotic genre with a proper story, a lot of that has been missing lately as authors churn out poorly researched clones of Fifty Shades. There was a building to the storyline that ended in a cliffhanger that leaves you wondering what going to happen next.
You also get so drawn into the characters that you find yourself wondering how it would feel like being in those circumstances. Who wouldn’t love to be discover their secret Master was one of the richest men in the world, give me a penthouse any day!
Yes! I would definitely listen to this book again, especially the last few chapters as Alex struggled to balance her feelings for Sir with her relationships with Fiona and Jackson. It’s also a welcome departure from the usual type of stories I’ve been used to in this genre.
Wild Untamed Passion
- Ava M.
Awakened Nighttime Desires
For the few audio books that I have downloaded from the adult section, or rather the erotica section, this book is quite high. It's well read, and well written, and it was able to keep my attention for the entire narration. It says a lot about Amanda Hendricks's narration, when I say that this book doesn't fall into the trap of trying to be like all the other erotic novels. She keeps it very down to earth and believable.
The first meeting of Sir and Alex. Alice Wright knows how to write the tension between these two characters. It shows that she has written erotica before, since she was able to guide the reader through the encounter, without making it seem to over the top. It is easy in romance and erotica to get a bit carried away with dialogue, and character description, but Alice Wright knows how to bring it without making it seem cheesy. It also makes it a lot more believable.
Amanda Hendrick's performance during the book is amazing. You can tell that she really enjoys reading the subject matter which is important for romance novels. The last things that you want when you're listening to a book, is someone who seems as though they are bored while reading. This is even more important I think for the romance and erotica genre. If the narrator is bored, then it's hard to get into the mood. Amanda is able to get you into the character of Alex and keep you there. She makes every scene come alive as though you are actually there, which adds to the excitement of the book.
Alice Wright is able to make all the love scenes very hot without any of them coming off across super cheesy or unrealistic. The way she describes the scenes is perfect. She doesn't use a lot of flourishes of language to make each love scene sound bigger than it is. This actually adds to the anticipation of each scene. Believe it or not it makes it a lot hotter when there is not a lot of vulgar dialogue used.
Unlike other books, the description of a BDSM relationship doesn't seem like an abusive one. Alice clearly has done her research and applies it with great skill here. I can't wait to get the next one in the series to see how everything continues.
- Mel Bean