I was engrossed in this book right from page one, how can you not be with an opening line of "Have you ever been spanked?" Ruby and Mark were characters i liked getting to know, it had an easy flow to read with the side character Meg enjoyable to read too, there is a scene with Ruby and Meg in a sex store buying toys i found amusing...Ruby Scott is a beautiful, quiet event planner who leads an oh-so-respectable life. Yet the things that go on in her secret fantasies are anything but. She has every intention of keeping her hidden desires under wraps-until she meets a gorgeous, hard-muscled man ten years her junior. Mark St. Crow is a gifted, up-and-coming musician who collects erotic art and loves to "play" women as much as his piano. After one night of uninhibited passion, Ruby realizes there's no turning back. But as she surrenders to her deepest needs and lets Mark control every forbidden thrill, her passion for him builds. Can the wild, intoxicating nights they share lead to a love that will last forever?
Meg stepped forward. "Hi. I'm new to all this kinky stuff. Can you tell me where i would find some tools for spanking and the like?"
This book has lots of different bondage and D/s scenes, nothing that would squick you out, and an extraordinary strawberry scene that will forever make me look differently at the fruit, it was such a wow scene i had to mention it =)
Although Mark is ten years younger than Ruby, (Go Miss Cougar!!) i felt at times he seemed the more mature and together of them both, The one thing that always irritates me in a Heroine is a wishy washy attitiude, the whole "does he like me, do i like him, do i want to be with him" The boy is using a remote control vibrator over the phone on you woman, shut up and just go with it! But saying that, it didn't detract from the story, i just wanted to poke Ruby with a stick sometimes and tell her to make the cougars of the world proud.
How can you resist a man who ties you up and makes you scream soprano? you cannot! I loved Mark, he was my kind of sexy bondage Alpha i love to read about, you dont want a fumbler when it comes to your pleasure ladies, you want a man who knows what he's doing and where he's going! Mark IS that man. For anyone wanting to read into the world of D/s this is a gentle intro to it.
The follow on book Dare to Surrender is out now, and i cant wait to read about Ruby's erotic artist ex boyfriend, Ash.
A really sexy fun read, I give Bound to Please by Lilli feisty 4 sparkles out of 5 - Spankingly Great!