Cassandra Adams has a problem and its name is Marcus DeLuca. The man is quite determined to have her–on his terms. Cassie has had enough of domineering men in her life, yet she’s drawn to strong, virile Marcus. Tempted to get that man out of her system once and for all, she agrees that she will be his for a weekend only–but then he must leave her alone forever. Marcus will do anything to get sexy, non-committal Cassie into his arms, into his bed–failure is not an option. He wants nothing more than to keep Cassie in his life, but he senses a secret that keeps her from being able from committing–from submitting–to any man. Will Marcus’s special brand of domination free her to be his for more than a weekend?
Review: His For the Weekend is a BDSM read. I know I usually don’t mention the genre of the book in my review, but I needed to mention this because as of yet, I’ve not read a book where the dominant and submissive do the things that they do. I know this is a vague description, but I felt the need to mention this because I know it’s not going to give away anything regarding the story, and also I feel that this just needs to be mentioned.
These two characters are both complicated and multi-layered. I love complicated characters. They make me as the reader want to get to know them better, want to know what makes them tick, and want to root for them and hope that they can make things in their lives better. The male protagonist Marcus is a true dominant, he’s sexy, smart, determined and is aware of who is he, what he wants and has a handle on all of his emotional “stuff” that could affect his present life. He’s also the biggest sweetheart that I’ve ever read in a BDSM book. I know, a dominant who’s a sweetheart? It’s so true. I just really liked him. He’s flawed and he has emotional trauma in his past, but he didn’t let that affect who he is today.
The female protagonist Cassie is confused about what she thinks a submissive is and what a “normal” BDSM relationship is all about. When she allows herself to explore her relationship with Marcus and what this means for her and her preconceived notions, she learns a few things about herself and about what her future could be. She grows emotionally throughout the book which I love. Cassie becomes more comfortable about who she is and her feeling about herself and Marcus. I loved this book.