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Monday, July 20, 2015

#Review #Giveaway My Obsession by @TinaGerow @TastyBookTours

My Obsession
Club Desire # 1
By: Cassie Ryan
Releasing July 21, 2015

In this story of temptation and total surrender for readers of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner, a powerful master gives his dream girl a new beginning in the dungeons of decadent ecstasy.

Running from a troubled past, Sandra Barry spent years hiding out in New York City’s BDSM scene, finding satisfaction and even a sense of community as a sub at a large dungeon. But when a stalker joins the dungeon posing as a Dom, he crosses her personal boundaries, giving her no choice but to return home to Arizona. Seeking refuge once again in the kink lifestyle, Sandra meets a sexy new Dom whose tutelage drives her wild—although there’s something familiar about him she just can’t place.

As a teenager, Brent Weston was a nerd. Now he owns the hottest dungeon in Phoenix, enjoying the power and success he’s always craved. All that’s missing is the right woman to share it with. Then one day Sandra, his secret high school crush, walks into his club. She’s just as beautiful as he remembers. She’s also scared as hell. Brent has been waiting for this moment, and now that Sandra’s in his sights, he’ll do anything to protect her, pleasure her—and prove that he’s the only master worthy of her devotion.

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Reveiw - 4 Stars
This an erotic love story with a BDSM lifestyle woven with a bit of suspense.  I liked the characters and was intrigued by them.  The blurb made me interested in the story, but I'm on the fence on how to rate it. 

On the outside it looked like Sandra had it all in high school...the looks, the popularity.  But Sandra has not had a good life...running away to New York to escape a painful upbringing only to run again from her abusive/stalker Dom.  She arrives back in Arizona and is looking for a new experience.  She goes to Club Desire to find a new Dom.  She hasn't really experienced to much into the lifestyle, but she is very interested.  Will she find herself in the same predicament or will she find what she's been looking for?  

Brent has turned his life and looks around since high school.  He is the master/owner of Club Desire...the hottest BDSM club in the Southwest.   When this beautiful woman is asking to see him, he's shocked that it's Sandra.  He has had a crush on Sandra since high school and now she is at the club seeking membership....only she doesn't know who he is.   His dream girl is right in front of him, will he reach out and grab it?  Or will his secret identity stay secret?  Remember secrets always have a way of coming out...

The connection between them starts off right from the start.  Both are very interested in each other, but with the previous experience Sandra had Brent realizes he needs to be slow and gentle.  He wants nothing more than to protect her, to show her how a real Dom should take care of her and to make her his, He also has a big secret.  He doesn't want to scare her away and he's afraid that when the past and present combine, she'll run again or end up dead.  Will Sandra forgive him?  Will her abusive Dom find her and make her pay?  

I am still wobbling on the rating.  On one hand I enjoyed the story, but then other it fell a little flat for me.  I just felt it was rushed at times and The kink wasn't enough for me, it needed just a little more.  Now I'm not saying it wasn't good because it was, just didn't completely grab me.  The suspense part of the story was good and the second chance love story was lovely. I hope the series continues because I would like too see where the author takes it.  Still not sure...3.75-4 Stars.  

Review by Heather Driscoll

Author Info
Cassie Ryan (aka Tina Gerow) started her career writing steamy paranormal romance under another pen name. However, when one of her critique partners suggested she try her hand at contemporary romance, she gave it a shot—and Cassie Ryan was officially born. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and besides being a write-a-holic, is a frequent speaker on several writing and motivational topics.

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