A deliciously potent tale of one woman's quest for self-discovery
Rowan Cassidy likes to be in charge—especially in her personal life. As a mistress at Club Privé, the most exclusive bondage/S & M club on the West Coast, Rowan can live out her dominant fantasies safely, and with complete control—until the night Christian Thorne walks in. Self-confident and sophisticated, he's a natural dominant if Rowan's ever seen one. Yet she can't stop thinking about him and imagining his touch.
Christian has returned home, hoping to break free from his dissatisfaction and malaise—and discovers the cure in Rowan. He's dying to get his skilled hands on her and watch her surrender, to unlock the mystery of her that captivates him. Determined to be her master, he makes Rowan a daring proposition: give herself over to him for thirty days.
Rowan finds Christian's offer terrifying—and impossible to resist. But abandoning herself to Christian's power might be more than she can handle…. Or it might be the realization of her true nature and the dark garden within her. There will be only one way to find out. And once the game has begun, there's no turning back.
Yet another new-to-me author... Eden Bradley. I had been eyeing this book at the bookstore for many months and finally gave in to get it a while back. Then it sat on my bookshelf for a few more months... big mistake!!! I should've bought this and read it the first time I saw it as it was fabulous! I loved the character development of Rowan's character as she sorted through her feelings regarding her past and how she made her conversion back from Dominatrix to submissive. Her character was a very emotional and strong character and I really felt like Bradley did a wonderful job showing Rowan's emotions on paper. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys erotica and doesn't mind a bit of BDSM involved as well as people curious about the D/s lifestyle as I think this book really shows what some people struggle with when going into this kind of lifestyle. I look forward to reading the follow-up book... THE DARKER SIDE OF PLEASURE.