- Roxy Harte
- Release Date
- April 2018
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
A summons from the man she once called Master turns this soccer mom's world upside down.
Recently divorced soccer mom and paralegal extraordinaire Charlotte Sullivan has a secret past life that returns to haunt her on her birthday in the form of a perfectly gift-wrapped, blood-red velvet bustier, followed by a summons from her once master, François Rene de Hart.
Pure lust awaits a mere train ride away, but she fears the journey may break more than her heart the second time around. With her twin teenage daughters in Europe for the summer, the opportunity to relive her youth with a man she once loved seems too good to be true. Curiosity and temptation win out over logic. It's also a chance to be bad, and she hasn't been bad in a very long time.
But more surprises are in store for Charlotte than merely a reunion and quick hook-up. François' current lover, Pierre-Louis, is very much a part of his life, and if she wants to be truly reunited with her Master, she must learn to love the other man as well. The fact he is a much younger man is daunting to say the least.
Apr 13, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
85 people found the following review helpful
Familiar with the parable of the "Prodigal Son," seeing the title of Roxy Harte's PRODIGAL SLAVE, I was instantly intrigued and knew I wanted to read it. Add in that this story takes place twenty years later, and there's a much younger man involved, and my fingers commenced to tapping on the screen as the pages flipped by.
Reading this story, I almost feel as though I'm in Charlotte's head. Her thoughts, insecurities, questioning are all very real and very typical of a divorcee in her forties with children. The idea of returning to a life she walked away from in order to have children, the seeming expectation that things wouldn't have changed despite the amount of time long past, and the grappling that comes with the realization that our bodies have changed and we are no longer blessed with the vigors of youth.
Ms. Harte sets an unhurried pace to the story, which I found slow going at times but after having finished the story and gone back to re-read some parts, I understand why it was necessary and it works.
This story has a bit of everything. There's the love story, redemption and second chances, bit of kink (BDSM), and relations involving two men (one much younger) and a woman. What's not to like?
I will conclude by saying that there aren't enough well-written stories with older female characters. Women in their forties and fifties (and beyond) still lead very vivacious and scintillating lives, yet authors (and many readers) seem insistent on sticking to late teens and early twenties. All that said, Ms. Harte's story is all that and more. So if you love that your female (and male) characters are older and still as vibrant and sexy, then grab a copy of PRODIGAL SLAVE.
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