Fiercely independent and newly single mom Emmaline Hart has spent the last thirteen years putting everyone’s needs before her own. Secretly afraid that her ex-husband’s assertions that she’s too uptight are right, Emma nonetheless keeps her life, and her emotions, firmly under control, fearful of getting hurt again. However, when she meets the dangerously attractive Beckett Black on a job assignment, the way his casual touch sends her pulse racing forces her to acknowledge her growing need to move beyond her fear. When Beckett offers her a job writing the memoir of his father, a renowned cancer researcher, Emma jumps at the career opportunity and the chance to get to know Beckett better.
Emma spends her days with the renowned doctor, who has spent his career studying a plant in the Amazon that has the potential to cure cancer, and her nights with Beckett, who slowly pushes past her fears and breaks down her barriers, introducing her to a passionate and forbidden love that surpasses her wildest fantasies. As the doctor’s story of secrets and cover-ups unravels, so does Emmaline’s view on everything she thought she knew about herself and the power of surrender.
Review: This book, was seriously smokin’ HAWT. This is a BDSM themed book, and if this is something that is not within your personal comfort zone, then I would recommend not reading this series. Each book is a standalone, there is enough back story in each book that the reader would be caught up if she didn’t read the book prior, so reading the trilogy is not necessary, but why would the reader not want to read all three books about hot sexy men?
I’m going to start out with Beckett first because he is just so delicious. He really is just so dominant, and sexy alpha male. He demands respect, but he also gives it as well. He doesn’t ask for what he won’t return to his lover. He has an interesting backstory, that the reader will be privy to about midway in the book, which explains a lot of his dominant tendencies. He has a huge heart, loves without reservations, is caring and compassionate, and has a lot of self- discipline. These are qualities that make him a great doctor as well as a great dom. Emma is a lucky woman.
Emma is a woman who has been taking care of everyone in her life, except herself. I know this was stated in the excerpt, but I needed to reiterate it here, because she really doesn’t know how to let go of her responsibilities, but wants to learn how. She is loving, caring, compassionate, and take charge with certain aspects of her life.
I loved how reserved Beckett was in the beginning, until he and Emma broke the ice and started talking and getting know each other. Beckett isn’t threatened, or intimidated by a women who will let him know what she likes and doesn’t like either in or out of the bedroom. He’s also smart enough not to make the same mistake with her twice. He’s a smart man. I wish he were real…