Kate’s fantasies have always featured sexy, dominant, crop-wielding men, but finding one in real life was easier said than done. She’s used to getting what she wants, but the creeps that keep flirting with her aren’t her kink.
Enter Banner. His intensity scares her—he’s looking for a slave, and Kate doesn’t want to be one. But when he offers to help find the perfect Dom for her, she’s glad to have a matchmaker and protector.
Banner knows he and Kate aren’t sexually compatible, so what better way to get the tasty almost-vanilla girl out of his head than finding her a good Dom? As it becomes clear that Kate has no clue what she wants when it comes to kink, he devises a series of experiments to help her figure things out—a perfect plan, if he could stop himself from training and bedding her. Obsessing about owning a girl who wants to be free isn’t healthy. But when Banner finds the right Dom to collar Kate, how will he hand over the leash?
Kate wants to try her hand at being a submissive after finding interest in the kink community. Banner wants a 24/7 slave. This description drew me in right away, longing to see how this played out. Banner is protective and intense but his heart is pure and he’s the nurturer of his family. He cares deeply and does all that he can for them. Family comes first. Kate is scared and doesn’t want to give up control. Her bratty personality had me grinning and anxious for Banner’s response. The descriptions of Kate and Banner’s physique and how they dress: to the minute details of ripples, curves, cuff links, suits fed into my sensual side. I imagined being able to see these images myself as if they were painted on a canvas before my eyes. Sparrow Beckett provides the perfect blend of training and angst filled sessions of “training” with their time spent with friends and family. We’re provided with a bigger picture than just inside the bedroom: one that includes advice from friends, family and friends challenging Kate and Banner’s choices, and connections within their workplace. I enjoyed Kate and Banner’s group of friends and imagined myself in attendance at one of their parties. This is a hot novel, again with a perfect balance of kink and reality. Give Banner a try and find your next book crush!! Rating: 4.5 stars