Author: Cecelia Tan
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date of Publication: March 5, 2013
From the moment waitress Karina meets him in a New York bar, she knows James is different. Daring. Dominating. Though he hides his true identity from her, the mysterious, wealthy businessman anticipates her every desire and fulfills her secret fantasies. Awakened by his touch, Karina discovers a wild side she hadn’t known existed and nothing is off limits.
She aches for more . . .
What begins as an erotic game soon escalates to a power play that blurs the line between pleasure and pain. Even as she capitulates to James’s sensual demands, Karina craves more. She wants his heart, his soul. She wants his love . . . and she’ll break all the rules to get it.
This wasn’t quite what I expected. I thought there’d be more of a BDSM feel to it, and there’s definitely some to that, but I just really didn’t feel the connection between James and Karina. I like what the truth turns out to be about James and his profession, but I feel he acted a bit childish in the end when Karina learned his true identity. I really don’t like it when a hero acts like a spoiled brat. Yes, he had reasons for keeping his identity secret, but c’mon, he was a total jerk in how he reacted and personally, I don’t think Karina should have ended up with him.
Still, sex scenes were decent and if not for the behavior of James, which utterly turned me off in the end, this would have been a decent enough book.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.