Vanessa is in college and doing her final paper on the BDSM lifestyle, so she goes to a club to do research. Will is a Dom that hasn't collared a sub since his last breakup that was a bad one. He can't resist Vanessa though. He takes the time to explain domination and submission to her sharing that the power exchange is actually a gift given by the sub. I loved that he took the time to explain all of this to her. His friend Rod plays matchmaker a few times in their story and I wanted to know more about him. He intrigues me. Will is a hostage negotiator which adds a few bumps along the way and Vanessa has to decide what she wants. Will suffers a trauma and they have to learn to navigate their relationship outside of the bedroom.
The author didn't rush this story and spent time on the details which made me love it even more. I love that these two people found each other and fell in love. I left their story wanting more of it.
I give Awakening 4 hearts!
About the Book
Vanessa Clark is doing a research paper for one of her last classes – Psychology of Sex – before receiving her Bachelors’ degree. Once she discovers the topic of BDSM, everything else pales in comparison. But where will she learn about it? The Internet has its limits, and Vanessa needs to talk to real-life practitioners of BDSM to really understand the lifestyle and write about it.
Will Astin, who serves as a dungeon master at a local BDSM club, doesn’t expect to find a gorgeous, irresistible young woman when he agrees to a meet and greet with a college student as a favor to the club’s owner. Even better, she’s interested in learning about BDSM for what he suspects are more than scholarly reasons, and Will decides he’s just the man to teach her about it, hopefully claiming her for his own.
Will and Vanessa begin a journey which teaches both of them there’s more to BDSM than meets the eye. In the process, they grow closer, but when Will’s job puts him in the line of fire – literally – their roles are reversed and Vanessa has to take charge. Can they handle the rapid shift in their burgeoning dynamic, or is their relationship doomed?
About the Author
Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.
She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers.