The Gate (Dark Path Series #1)

KT Grant
The Gate (Dark Path Series #1)
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KT Grant
Release Date
October 2013
Book 1 of Dark Path series
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

A chance encounter between a successful author and a billionaire owner of an underground BDSM club, leads to the most pivotal relationship of their lives…

Erika Walsh has carried a torch for Christopher Milton, heir to her father's publishing empire for years. After one steamy make out session she begins to wonder if it might develop into something more. But when M. L. Crawford, better known as Max, her father's publishing rival, seeks her out at a society event, she's drawn to his magnetic charisma and powerful demeanor. Their verbal bantering and innuendo laced overtones stir feelings she never knew existed, and soon Erika is consumed with knowing the real man under Max's restrained public façade.

Erika's sweet nature and naivety excites Max to near madness. He wants to train her in the art of seduction and make her succumb to his every wish and command…as his perfect submissive. Yet, Christopher is determined to keep Erika from becoming the latest victim of Max's sinister sexual hungers. He knows all too well what Max hides in his black soul and will stop at nothing to reveal all of Max's secrets in order to protect the one thing he holds dear above all else- Erika.

Max's dark desires scare yet arouse Erika, as he opens her eyes to a new bold world full of passion and ecstasy she never imagined until him. But the biggest question remains: Is Erika's craving for Max just an illusion that transpires behind the walls of The Gate?

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Apr 22, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
165 people found the following review helpful
Erika Walsh is way out of her league with Max, but even the discovery that he is one of her father's competitors can't kill the attraction.

Author KT Grant delivers a smashing hit with THE GATE. In it, she takes the characters into the world of BDSM and does so in a very skillful and experienced fashion. From the very first kiss to the interlude at Max's penthouse, it is clear that the two characters have a definite connection. It is interesting to watch how Erika evolves from a somewhat innocent woman into someone full of confidence. At the same time, the writer takes a strong dominant master and renders him a slave.

There is a solid cliffhanger that leads readers to the next installment in the Dark Path series. I found this story to be the first step in what promises to be an exciting adventure. The erotic element was well blended into the storyline with just the right amount of heat.

With all that is familiar on one side and the darkness that is Max on another, Erika finds herself in a whirlwind. This makes for some very interesting reading, each chapter darker than the next.
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