by Kathy Kulig
Master Adrian Cayne knows how to bring exquisite pain or pleasure to a woman's body. Before he'll take on an inexperienced submissive, he expects her to pass a series of seductive tests of increasing intensity to see if she's receptive to his unique and dark skills. Under his command and relentless determination, she'll relinquish control to him. He can't afford to get close to another submissive after the last one burned him and nearly cost him his career. He doesn't count on Emma being the one to make him feel again, love again.
Emma is known to thoroughly research her articles for the tabloid magazine Scandal. Her latest assignment to write about Dark Odyssey, a new BDSM club, is her chance to indulge in her taboo desires for the sex she craves as a submissive. With her job and future career on the line, she has to write a lurid, gossip story. But her heart isn't in it because she's falling for Adrian.
Raw and hot passion draws them past guarded limits, but when secrets are revealed, trust will be the final test for true love.
Inside Scoop: Emma's journey includes public sex scenes and watching a scene with a sadist and masochist.
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora's Cave
This was a sweet yet kinky romance between Master Adrian and submissive Emma. Emma is a reporter for a "scandalous" publication and is sent to Dark Odyssey, a BDSM club, to get a gossip story. Emma does not care for her job but needs the money so she accepts the assignment but it is not all about the money, she is also very curious and interested in this lifestyle. Master Adrian is a very alpha man who is trying to get his career back on track after his last submissive almost ruined him and his reputation. He is instantly attracted to Emma and the chemistry between these two is both hot yet sweet. I found this story very well written and enjoyable. I loved that the author showed that trust does work both ways and that having a relationship does take work and communication. ~Booklover Sue (received a copy via NetGalley)