Genre: Contemporary BDSM Erotic Romance/Thriller
Book Length: (Est.): 296 Pages
21-year-old Nancy Delaney is finishing up her third year of college when her magazine-editor roommate asks her to go review an art opening in downtown Cleveland. The artist is mysterious international playboy and eccentric Peter Rostovich, and the art is like nothing innocent, virginal Nancy has ever encountered before. Multimedia artist Rostovich has created an erotic art installation all about S&M bondage — complete with a live sculpture that’s so realistic, it gets the whole exhibit shut down by the Cleveland police.
Aspiring journalist Nancy’s nose for news smells a hot story idea, which she sells to the Cleveland Plan Dealer. But as she works to get her story, she soon becomes intimately entangled with Rostovich, who finds her irresistible. Rostovich becomes Nancy’s ticket to sexual awakening, and she soon discovers she has an appetite for bondage, too.
And there’s far more to Rostovich than just his art — he’s involved in a strange, violent criminal underworld that kidnaps Nancy and spirits her halfway around the world, where she’s held prisoner and made to serve as private Dominant-for-hire somewhere in the former Soviet Union. Will the sexual powers Rostovich helped awaken in her be Nancy’s only hope for escape?
An erotic thriller.
*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
I absolutely loved this book, but if the second book doesn’t come out really soon I’m going to go insane because that cliffhanger ending was just cruel and unusual punishment!
Nancy may not have grown up with a life like her mother, but she is a determined young woman who will do what she needs to succeed. She’s kind person who seems to get overwhelmed by art and artists.
An artist and shifty businessman known as Rostovich has an overpowering personality. Upon his first meeting Nancy he does something that is both surprising and overly shocking and yet she sticks around to get her story and oh what a story it turns out to be.
I haven’t quite figured out how Peter Rostovich feels toward Nancy, but I’m hoping that will be in book two, Butterfly Effect. I’m quite curious to know why he’s breaking his own rules for her. As for how she feels about him that too is a little bit of mystery. Personally I think she wants to listen to that voice in her head that says they’ll run off and live happily ever after. But first she has a predicament to get out of.
This book does have BDSM, but it also has that mystery thriller aspect that had me eager to keep reading. I couldn’t put it down.
My Favorite ‘Oh My Goodness’ Moment: Rostovich’s final exhibit. I definitely did not see that one coming. Then again neither did Nancy.
My Favorite Quote: “I crossed one leg over the other to hide that feeling from the world, as if it were a blinking neon sign proclaiming to anyone passing by that I was a virgin in desperate need of some attention in the nether parts department.”
Overall, I give this 5 stars!
*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page. This book is currently available for preorder. Re-release date: December 13, 2013.