Being a single mother running a catering business isn’t easy. Finding time for love is nearly impossible. Adding in a man with his own family issues could be a recipe for disaster.

Ethan is at his wit’s end. Gina, his brother’s ex-wife, has threatened to reveal that Ethan is a member of the Playground, an exclusive BDSM club, unless she gets more alimony from the family trust fund. The scandal that would arise from such a revelation must be avoided at all costs–not only for the sake of Ethan’s reputation, but for the future of his relationship with his treasured sub, Rebecca.

Rebecca is a single mother working hard to expand her catering business. The only peace she finds from her building stress is in the handcuffs of her strong Dom, Ethan. But Rebecca’s life is not her own. Her teenage son is not handling Rebecca’s divorce well, and Rebecca feels the responsibility for her son’s happiness like a weight on her shoulders. Between her business and her son, she has little time for herself–or the growing emotional demands from her Dom.

Ethan is determined to take their relationship to the next level, and Rebecca is equally determined not to upset her son further by revealing that she has a new man in her life. Fortunately, Ethan is a Dom with a passionate interest in seeing that his sub is happy—even if he has to whip some sense into her. He’s making progress until suddenly his own problems take a turn for the worse. His brother Zach has gone missing under suspicious circumstances, and now it’s all Ethan can do just to keep himself out of jail. The cat, as they say, is out of the bag.

As their lives spiral out of control, will Ethan and Rebecca be able to find a way back into each other’s arms?


I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I took a chance on this book because the premise intrigued me a lot. I mean, BDSM, single mom, family issues, troublesome teen, it really sounded like a very good story. And as a whole, it was actually a good story. I liked the issues that came with both characters. I like the family drama bit. I can only give this book three red hearts because while it was an enjoyable read, I still had minor issues on some parts.

First, I couldn’t quite like the heroine. I mean, I didn’t think she made a good sub. I’ve read lots of BDSM books and this heroine seemed to make decisions on her own a lot and liked to keep secrets on important things. I know I wouldn’t make a good sub because I’m too headstrong. That’s probably why I can also see that the heroine was lacking in some aspects. Also, the hero himself wasn’t dom enough for me. I don’t know. He has his good points, for sure, but like the heroine, he was lacking in the dom department.

I think my main issue were the main characters. The secondary characters actually made the book interesting, so I don’t have any complaints about them. The story was good. I am still quite happy with this book. I just wish that I was able to connect more with the MCs. Would I read from this author again, sure, if the next book also had an interesting story.


Rose has been an avid reader all her life and pursued that obsession into the publishing business, where she worked in both production and editorial for books and magazines. When her son went off to college, she decided to fulfill another dream and went to culinary school, thinking she would write a cookbook but loving the cooking so much she became a caterer. But her love for books is ever present, and she finally decided it was time to reconnect with her own creative muse and write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. I write erotic romance. I think it speaks to the yearning in all of us to find someone who makes us give all we have to give, to push ourselves past our limits and to help us explore the innermost recesses of our soul. I hope my books do that for you, and that together we can explore the need that calls to us the most—the desire to be loved and cherished and to love in return.

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