Review: Exceeding Boundaries by Mia Downing

Exceeding Boundaries by Mia Downing
Release Date: February 12, 2012
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 112
Source:  Publisher

Lawyer Megan Connors wants a man, one that will wine her, dine her, and help her to forget the pain of a date rape she experienced as a teen. Her boss, Adam Wentworth, is just the man–tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed, and a confirmed player. He’s perfect for a weekend of non-committal sex that will entice her inner woman out to play for good. So Megan devises a plan for seduction, one that will lure Adam into her arms.

Adam has been attracted to Megan since day one, but his preference for dominance and her fragile air kept him at bay. Megan’s kiss under forgotten mistletoe is just the fuel his lust needs to exceed the boundaries she once put in place. He’s game, but he wants more than a weekend with the vulnerable yet sexy Megan.

When the weekend is over, will Megan allow the past to keep her bound or can Adam convince her she’s strong enough to submit?


Review: I chose this book because the journey Megan will have to go on to take back her life from the ghosts that haunt her. It is a hard and commendable journey. While this story is not part of a series at this time, it is apparent that there is room for either a sequel or to become part of a series.

Megan Connors has been fascinated to Adam since she met him. Megan is very strong and realistic character as she struggles with her past. Adam’s playboy persona is what she thinks could help her move on from a traumatic event that has haunted her for years. Megan runs into problems when the heart does not listen to the mind. I loved her seduction attempt of Adam. It was very convincing as awkward as it was.

Adam Wentworth is a person that never mixes his personal life with his work life. Adam has wanted Megan from the first day her saw her at work. Adam, who has his own personal problems, decides go with Megan’s seduction. Adam comes across as a very patient man.

The chemistry between Adam and Megan literally burn up the pages. The author did a great job with the struggles that both Adam and Megan have.  The part that I found unrealistic was in the space of a week they fall in love and have both faced the demons that have haunted them for years.

I loved this book. I can appreciate anyone who tries to face a past that would crush most people, What would have improved the story was that the time frame expanded to several weeks and not just one week. Overall, this is a do not miss.