Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
When Tymber Dalton is “on” as she is in this book, very few authors can touch her. She can draw you into the story, wring your emotions and leave you in tears or laughing out loud.
Abby Rockland’s life is a mess: her back injury is keeping her from moving freely and requires surgery; and her boyfriend is taking off for another part of the country leaving her homeless. Her only option is to move in with her friend, Tilly and her men, Landry and Chris. That is until John Giloman (Gilo at the BDSM Club) offers to take her in. At the club, John plays up his role as a smart mouth sub, while Abby is a Dom, but as the two discover more about each other, they find they can both enjoy being top or bottom. For John, taking care of Abby is a way to work through his grief at the loss of his best friend.
Abby also discovers how much was lacking in her relationship with her boyfriend as John takes care of her in ways the ex didn’t even dream of. John even builds a home for Abby’s tortoise, George, at his house. Can these two oddly matched people find long term happiness?
I loved all the characters except the idiot ex. I really wanted Abby to release Tilly on Tom, even though prison orange isn’t flattering to Tilly. I loved John-his humor, his caring, his sense of responsibility. I totally sympathized with Abby and Tilly and her crew are always fun members of the Suncoast Society.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable book by an author who can range from mediocre to off the charts. Expect bondage, suspension, flogging, caning and more, but the sex only enhances the story as the two main characters learn to be switches.
Reviewed by Karen H.