Detective Atticus Ware gave up his beloved Idaho to start again in the mountains of California, close to his imprisoned brother. He has a rewarding job and friends, but the experienced Dominant wants more than the Do-Me submissives who flock around him. He needs a woman who will give her heart as well as her body.

Virginia, “Gin,” is damn good at her challenging career as a prison psychologist. However, one problem inmate is mired in misery and unable to overcome his guilt at causing a friend’s death.
To clear her mind, she joins a friend’s kinky backpacking excursion, planning to hide in her tent during the evening BDSM pursuits. But Atticus lures her into the activities. She’s read about BDSM, but submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she’d imagined. She doesn’t trust men, doesn’t want a relationship, and yet…wants more from him.

Finally, Atticus has found the woman he wants in his life. In his bed. In his cuffs. But she’s not only his brother’s therapist, but also works in a prison. How can he tolerate his woman walking into danger every single blasted day?

Gin knows she has no future with Atticus Ware, but still, hope is rising in her heart.


I received an ARC of his book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I’ve always been a fan of Cherise Sinclair’s books. They have the perfect combination of steam, dominance and submission, conflict, and depth. I like that her BDSM books are not glamorized and not limited to bored billionaires who dabble on rough sex and a little play.

In this novella, we meet the girls from the previous books who have become friends with the heroine. Of course, Logan and Becca play a huge part in this book, which makes me love it more. There are also other secondary characters who make the book more entertaining.

The hero and the heroine are both very hot together, so it was a joy reading about them. also liked that bit of action toward the end. It always makes a book that’s already burning more exciting. I truly love the way Cherise Sinclair is able to incorporate sex and BDSM into contemporary romance and also add a dash of action and suspense as well. This is another five-star read for me.

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