- Blushing Books
- Release Date
- May 2016
- Book 3 of Virginia Bluebloods
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more
For six months, Shea Murphy has been moving from city to city, attempting to distance herself from her failure as both a sub and wife following her husband's suicide. With the loss of her master's strict discipline to keep her obsessive compulsive disorder under control, she's finally driven to seek relief with another Dom. After two sessions with Master Fin, her urge to flee Richmond subsides and she takes a temporary job at a restaurant.
Fin O'Dell returns after a week out of town to find the sub he couldn't forget was now his newest employee. Catching her stressing in his kitchen after closing, his quick response of another blistering spanking gives her the relief she needs. As Shea succumbs to Fin as a Master a little more each day, she struggles with her perceived guilt over her husband's suicide, refusing to believe Fin's insistence Gerard was not the man, or the Dom she thought he was. When the truth comes out, has Shea waited too long to trust her new Master?
Sep 22, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
177 people found the following review helpful
Faulting yourself for other loved ones or someone you care for is not healthy and could destroy something beautiful.
This is the third installment in the Virginia Bluebloods and a story that so many people can relate to. There can be guilt that eats up a person because they believe they caused a death, because they caused them to act out in anger even to the point of abuse. This is what has happened to Shea, a woman that believed she was the cause of not only her husband's death but also her mother's. Fin is going to have to have patience with her but as time goes, so does his feelings her for.
Shea Murphy is a young woman that grew up in foster care system after her mother passed away. Throughout her childhood and adulthood, she believes that she was the reason her mom passed because the house was not clean enough, because she didn't pick up something and her mother fell. Then came her professor, a man that made her feel loved. She suffered from OCD, and her husband, Gerard was able to control that compulsion. But then he committed suicide just days after he told her he was sorry for what he had done to her. Now she is in Richmond and the compulsion is there, and she knows what she needs to do and the Warehouse is the perfect place.
Fin O'Dell is a dominant with kinks on the rougher side. Or, at least that is what I thought. When he first saw her, something happened to him and it was like his world tilted. Her true feelings, her thoughts were written all over her face and the moment that she left him that night, he didn't know if she would return. I couldn't believe the amount of patience that he had with Shea and I knew that they would be perfect for each other. I loved how simple Fin lived even though he came from a privileged life. He loved to fly and also cook so that's what he did. He had a little restaurant by a hanger and oh boy was it busy. So when he went visit his brother he never would have thought that when he returned back home that she would be working in his restaurant.
Everything changes the night when Shea is robbed; that is the night that Fin moves her in with him. That is when things changed between them and from the heated looks that he gives her, his friends know that he is a goner. But there is a problem. Every time that he thinks that he is breaking down her walls, something happens that make their relationship go back 2 steps.
She keeps getting into her head and comparing her deceased husband to Fin and that is very bad. They are not the same person and there is no way that Fin would be so selfish and self-absorbed. But no matter what he does, Shea doesn't talk with him, doesn't open up when she needs to and when the big bombshell happens, she can lose everything. She can lose the one man that she loves--her Master.
SURRENDER TO ME was an excellent read. It was slow in the beginning, but it was understandable because they needed to learn about each other and there was going to be a lot of live and learn lessons, but I think that Shea didn't get that memo. There were times that I wanted to scream at her to please listen to her conscience but she never did. The chemistry between the Fin and Shea is sensual, passionate and they can certainly burn up the sheets when they are intimate. This is a BDSM read that has spanking, flogging, bondage, anal play and ménage scenes.
The flow of this story was flawlessly written. I love it when the authors writing has me connecting with the characters and with their emotions. There were times that I wanted to just hold Shea and let her know that she could trust Fin, that he was nothing like her deceased husband, and that he would love her no matter what. Fin was the perfect Dom, a Master that any submissive would be lucky to have.
I can't wait for Wes's story.
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