Jack Gordon is Ann Arbor’s most delectable bachelor. At age thirty-five, he’s made millions as a top-selling Ann Arbor real estate broker and has the right connections to close a deal by any means necessary. With his rugged good looks and compelling personality, he has a virtual black book most men would kill for and he uses it often, never settling for one woman for very long.
While his D/s past remains buried, exactly where he wants it, an undercurrent of boredom and dissatisfaction runs through his life now. A disastrous experience years earlier made him swear off the whole scene, but the more Jack suppresses his natural Dom, the more his frustration grows.
Sara Thornton, a rookie in the real estate game, has fast-tracked herself to the top of the Ann Arbor market. Her life reflects a disciplined and focused routine, exactly the way she wants it. However, as her career takes off, the fulfillment she seeks remains inexplicably out of reach. The one thing she knows for sure, she will not join the Jack Gordon groupies in her company, no matter how tempting that might seem.
A chance encounter, then a difficult transaction, throw Jack and Sara together and the sparks fly high and hot and often. Forced to confront the compulsions that gain momentum with each sizzling encounter, their relationship seems to spiral out of control until Jack finally admits what he needs, and shows Sara what she’s been missing.
Review: I fell in love with Liz Crowe’s work when I read her 1Night Stand installments. I knew then that I would be a forever fan. So, when the opportunity arose and I had the chance to jump on her Stewart Realty series, I didn’t hesitate. The blurbs for the books sound fascinating and really called to me. I love BDSM elements in novels, and complexity in the characters I read about. Let me assure you that Liz Crowe’s first installment in her Stewart Realty series has those elements……and so much more!
I absolutely adored Sara. She was a complex character, but had a lot of personal issues that she needed to work through. The way she feels about men is obvious but her inner turmoil with the attraction she feels to the drop dead sexy real estate broker, is super sizzling! I can’t help but feel all the powerful emotions that she felt when she was around Jack. It was like I was in Sara’s shoes for the duration. The struggles with finding out who she really was on the inside, as well as the outside, was vibrantly done. Ms. Crowe hit it spot on with the creation of Sara!
I truly loved Jack’s character. He was complete alpha sexiness wrapped up in a real estate brokers business suit. The powerful Dom was evident through his need to control the situation, and his obsession with Sara is amazing. I loved the way Ms. Crowe created Jack’s character to be just as conflicted about his emotions as Sara was. Long burying his dominant side, he was overwhelmed with the feelings that Sara brings out in him. These two were amazing together!
The sizzling power of attraction and the sexiness of a take charge Alpha male attitude is incredibly written by this talented author. From the start, I was pulled into the story and kept there until the last word was said. These characters are life-like and the plot line is truly captivating. From passion to inner turmoil, to falling in love, these characters take the reader on a whirlwind of rides! I can’t wait to jump into book 2 and find out more about Jack and Sara and where their relationship is going.