Story Rating: 3.5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5
The buildup of the friendship between Annalee and her best friend Willow is long and drawn out, and in my opinion, unnecessary. The fact that Willow has been sleeping with Jared (Annalee’s fiancé) could have been worked into the story after chapter two as an aside, especially since we only see them again in passing.
The story truly gets going at chapter two, when Annalee is at the company Christmas party, in a costume she wouldn’t normally wear and starts garnering the attention of the male staff especially a lost opportunity lover named Brent Delaney. In her inebriated state, Annalee takes Brent back to his hotel where he begins to assert his dominance over her, waking her hidden submissiveness.
After a lesson in orgasm control and being bound to a bed for the first time, Annalee isn’t willing to separate from her new lover and invites him and his twin to stay their next few days in her home instead of a hotel. She learns that Brent is on an assignment to catch an escaped con that he helped to put away. Lots of sex and little else happens until Brent heads off in search of the escaped con. Annalee feebly tried to talk him out of going, and is now worried he’s going to be killed.
Annalee becomes the target of the escapee, Brent races to save her, winds up in the hospital, she meets his parents, winds up kidnapped. Brent and his brother save her in the nick of time, right before the big bad is about to rape her after torturing her.