After five years spent proving his innocence in a gambling scheme, Jimmy Doyle Walker is back on the field for the Washington Diplomats. Given one season to demonstrate he can still contribute to the team, he guards his secrets well, knowing exposure of his unorthodox sex life would create a career-ending scandal. When he meets Evelyn Gardner, she tests his resolve, and he risks everything to show her the delights to be found in his arms.
Living day-to-day as a switchboard operator, Evelyn Gardner loathes the sexual cravings that cost her the home and family she’d always dreamed of. When she meets Jimmy Doyle Walker, the sexy first baseman for the Washington Diplomats, at a church revival meeting, he challenges her beliefs and her expectations. Determinedly, he seduces her through erotic letters, sensual gifts, and sexual play, until she dares dream she can have satisfaction and respectability.
Too bad her father, the preacher, seems set on ruining not only their reputations but also their lives.
Review: Before I get to my review, I wanted to make clear to the readers that this is a BDSM themed book, just in case this type of book is not what the reader wants to read.
I have to admit, I liked this book, it was very entertaining, moved fast, and the writing was very good.
I’ve read plenty of books with BDSM themes; however I have never read a BDSM themed book that takes place in the 1930s to the 1940s. I’m not sure what the actual year that the book takes place in, but it’s definitely not modern age. I find that a lot of the BDSM books that take place within “today’s” setting, all seem to be similar, and there’s not a lot of surprises, or variety I like that this book was not what I expected, at all.
I liked the characters as well. They were real to me. They were flawed, passionate, and human.
Jimmy Doyle was such a “Dom”, to me. He was commanding, confident, alpha, strong in character, as well as physically. He was self-aware, and he was sensitive, understanding, and patient. He had his flaws, but he knew what his flaws were, and was not embarrassed or ashamed of whom he was, or what his sexual preferences were.
Evelyn was so afraid. She was afraid of what she felt, she was afraid of what people thought, and she was afraid of herself. She didn’t want to admit “her” truth to herself. She tried to be what other people thought she should be, and she was an unhappy woman. She had a vulnerability about her that called Jimmy Doyle to her, and the reader could see it as well as her inner thoughts were revealed to the reader. She was likable because of her insecurities. I could see some aspects of myself in her, and I understood her motives, and actions.
I liked the baseball action that was added to the story. I am not a fan of sports, however, a really good book that has elements of exciting sports action is something that I’m willing to read about and explore.
Readers, take a chance on this book, I assure the reader that they won’t be disappointed.