The Real Mason by Julia Devlin
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Mason Bennett has a secret. If he doesn’t let it out soon, than it could destroy everything that he has fought to win. Keeping his dominant personality out of the bedroom, sounded like an easy thing to do – especially for a woman like Anna – but turns out to be the hardest thing he has ever done. Will telling Anna that he is a Dom and wants to tie her up make her run screaming from him or will she stick it out only to regret him in the end? Mason can only find out if he tries, and with his heart on the line along with his pride he has everything to lose in the end.
Anna Smith is the picture of innocence. Not only does she look like she stepped out of the 1950′s, but she is even a sweet 1st grade teacher. Falling in love with Mason Bennett was not what she had planned for her life, but fate had a different plan for her. When Mason tells her that he is a Dom and wants to use BDSM in the bedroom, to say she was shocked is an understatement. But willing to try it for the man she loves, could just be the best thing that happens for her. Anna may just find that she has some dark secrets just waiting to come to surface, and that Mason is the only key to.
The Burn List
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paddles
After spending her thirtieth birthday with her parents, straight-as-an-arrow Abby Simmons drowns her sorrows in a bottle of tequila and a splash of margarita mix. All she wants is a little excitement, one chance to go wild before she settles back into her regularly scheduled life. Fueled by liquid courage, Abby sets out to give herself the perfect gift—her bad-boy neighbor, firefighter Lukas Marlow.
Sure, Lukas likes intoxicated girls looking to turn their fantasies into reality as much as the next guy, but this is sweet little Abby. Definitely on the do-not-touch list. Determined to save her from embarrassment, he sends her away with an order to sleep it off and a promise to fulfill her desires in the sober light of day. Confident he’s scared her away for good, nothing could have shocked him more than an email from Abby the next morning, outlining her sexual to-do list.
Turns out his quiet neighbor isn’t such a good girl after all, and Lukas has no other choice but to make her burn.
Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere, but has been revised and expanded for Ellora’sCave.
I have to admit I found The Burn List funny, sweet, erotic and an all around good story. It’s a bit light on the BDSM scale, but has a good core of D/s and is a lot of fun.
Abby just turned thirty and has never had an orgasm, even by her own hand (poor girl). So, who can blame her when she wants a little excitement in her life and who better to ask than her sexy neighbor? After a few drinks, Abby has the courage to approach Lukas who sends her away to sleep off the alcohol and come back when if she wants it sober. Instead of coming back, Abby composes an email of ten things she wants to do.