Carried Away by Bridget Midway
Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
What happens when you can’t face your perfect man?
Summer Carter faces that dilemma as her two best friends, Kathryn Maynard and Leya Greenwood, convince her to honor their pact and take her adventure. She flees to a tropical Hawaiian paradise when she can’t face her online Dom, Xander. The reality of the relationship and what she really wants in a man is too much for her to face.
Xander Houston never saw himself as a Dom who would need to look for a submissive on a personals site. But when he encounters a witty and intriguing profile for a submissive named End of Summer, he strikes up a fast friendship with her. Months later, she still refuses to meet him face to face, and he tells her he’s going to take a break.
Coincidentally, both end up in Hawaii on separate vacations. When Xander finds her and figures out who she is, he cooks up a plan to sweep her off her feet, not as a Dom, but just as Xander.
When Summer discovers the truth, will she runaway from her secret Dom or will she allowed herself to get carried away?
Summer is curious about the BDSM life but is terrified to come out from the anonymity of the computer screen. She meets Master Z through a kinky site, but they have never even showed their faces on camera, always keeping their identities hidden. When he pushes a little to meet for coffee or something simple, she runs scared and decides it’s time for a vacation.
Xander, Master Z, needs a break as well. He cares for Summer more than he is willing to admit just based on their online chats. When they both end up in Hawaii, things take a different turn. Xander introduces Summer to those things she craves very methodically and carefully.
Summer has some issues, as we all do, but while she can be a bit wishy-washy and insecure, she is also endearing. So many people have some form of insecurity that it just makes the character seem so much more realistic. Xander is a caring and experienced Dom that handles Summer with the right mix of tenderness and sternness. These two characters play off of each other very well and he introduces her to her fantasies. Overall a very satisfying read that is sure to leave you hot and bothered and wishing for a Xander to call your own.
Reviewed by Star