Deeper Than Ink by M. A. Ellis
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5
Everyone’s heard of Becca Wiley’s kick-ass inking skills, including the Master at a local BDSM club. He wants her to ink his subs with ultraviolet possession tattoos in exchange for enough money to pay her mortgage for six months—if she can pass an audition. All she needs is a human canvas.
For Chad Harrington, the last few weeks haven’t been a barrel of fun where his friends-only relationship with Becca is concerned. He’s ready for more, and what better way to say “I’m your man” than by offering a fresh patch of flesh for her audition, while safeguarding her from any other plans the Master may have in store?
Becca is shocked by her response to the eroticism at the club, but not as much as her reaction to Chad’s unexpected kiss and bold, scorching caresses. In less time than he can say “on your knees”, she learns what she’s been missing. And knows she wants more.
Magnificent! This was a great read. Becca and Chad’s relationships progresses from just a friendship to love. This is great to see. Too many books have the two main characters arguing and fighting at the beginning of the story. M. A. Ellis does a great job making you wonder how the relationship between Becca and Chad progresses in a few years.
The BDSM elements were in the story and the other charterers and not truly in the relationship between Chad and Becca. As the relationship progresses between Chad and Becca, you can see the both of them starting to add more kink but that was not present in this story.
Want to Go Private
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5 out of 5 paddles
Isabel promised her husband that she would mourn for six months, and then move on with her life after he was gone. Being the older of the two, he exposed her to many things, especially a taste for the kinky side of life. Now that he was gone, she was left with desires that were left unattended, but not for long. Isabel has befriended a bartender at her favorite hang-out. Chris, being true to the bartender persona, is a very observant man and he notices certain tendencies in Isabel. Of course, it could also be the Dom side that is interested her too.
Overhearing Isabel telling her friends that she is considering using some online singles sites to get back into the dating world, Chris devises a plan to draw her to him and give into her submissive side. Offering to help her meet some eligible bachelors, he slips a card for his blog, “MySecretMaster” into the mix hoping he is right about her. Sure enough, she logs into the blog and as moderator,Chris has to approve her request to join. She spends a lot of time chatting with MSM, discovering things about herself and BDSM. Agreeing to meet in person at her favorite bar, MSM/Chris plans to reveal himself to Isabel, but things don’t go as planned. Consumed with confusion and anger, she runs out. Chris enlists the help of some friends to arrange a surprise evening with Isabel and show her what he has to offer.
Want to Go Private was a quick read at 99 pages.I really enjoyed this story and the reality of meeting people of similar interests and the leap of faith it takes to go for what you want. Chris’s Dom side was smoldering and worthy of a re-read. The BDSM element was realistic with realistic characters.