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Publisher's Summary

Catherine O'Chancey is a reserved, demure, and graceful submissive. All traits she trained hard to enhance when she discovered the world of dominance and submission in college. In an attempt to start fresh after the unexpected death of her last Dom, Catherine moves to Dallas, TX, to escape the shroud of darkness he left behind in her life. She has tried to fight the need that resides deep within her to submit, but finally has to admit she can't for it is not a choice, but part of who she truly is.
After months of mental preparation, she ventures back into the lifestyle by attending a coveted open-night event at Dungeons and Dreams, an exclusive BDSM club. Is it fate or coincidence that Catherine garners the attention of one of the club's board members who happens to be on the hunt for the perfect sub - a partner who enjoys receiving pain and pleasure as much as he enjoys doling it out?
Jayden Masterson is many things: a firm Dom, a shrewd businessman, and a gentleman. What he isn't, is someone who partakes in relationships outside of contractual ones with his multiple, uncollared, regular submissives. While he likes rough sex, he is not an animal, and can find pleasure only if it is consensual. What his harem is missing is a pain slut; could there be one in his future?
Upon meeting Catherine, Jayden feels an instantaneous spark inside him that has him wanting to know not just her body, but her mind. He wants to unravel her mysteries and discover her secrets. Through pain can they find the pleasure they seek? Can part-time pain lovers find full-time fulfillment when it's not in their contract?
©2013 R.E. Hargrave (P)2016 R.E. Hargrave
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5 out of 5 stars
By Brandie @Bookwhore_am_I on 01-25-18

Not your usual love story

Wow- For those of you that like to read BDSM, you know that we tend to see books that sugar coat it and pretty it up. More so couples exploring BDSM in the bedroom or in small doses.

This book gives a different view of BDSM. These people "live" BDSM. It is a much more raw telling of a BDSM lifestyle. I was very intrigued but felt myself trying to mold the story into what I felt should be happening based on what I had read before. This book does not fit any mold I have seen/read as of yet. I loved that it was so different. I found myself a intrigued, confused, turned on, upset for Erin, and hopeful. This book ran me through the gauntlet of emotions but that tells me that it is a well written story.

I may not live the lifestyle but I am completely fascinated but the picture that was painted. Thank you for that!

Narration was great- voice was clear, great editing. No complaints at all.

Can't wait to see where book 2 will lead me.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Krystyn on 03-23-18

Inside look at a true BDSM relationship

This is the first book I have read that truly brings you into a BDSM relationship. I have read others that have touched base on the lifestyle but have never gone as in depth as this series. I was a little hesitant to start this series but I decided to jump in upon recommendations from other readers. I am so happy I decided to give it a try.

The relationship between Catherine and Jayden is a bit of a whirl wind. They start as simple play partners but throughout the course of a year, the relationship has changed. It was nice to see how a caring Dom can help repair the emotional scars of a want-to-be Dom who was truly abusive.

I am eager to see what happens next in book 2!

Be warned, the scenarios in this book are graphic and not to be taken lightly.

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