- Pink Flamingo Publications
- Release Date
- November 2011
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more
Years after fleeing her cruel and vicious thug of a husband, Sara Andreas, now known as Kira Walker, panics when she sees her ex's associates ransacking her houseboat looking for her. She instantly flees, hiding away on the first ship she sees. Unknowingly, the ship she stows away belongs to Gabe Rivers. A reclusive and successful author of suspense novels, he is the epitome of "tall, dark and handsome". Kira has secretly lusted after him when she's see him signing books at the bookstore where she works.
Gabe just so happens to see her hide and wonders what could have spooked her, but as he walks down the dock, he sees her houseboat being ransacked. When he boards his own ship, he finds Heather, one of his casual flings, naked and spread out on his bed, waiting for him. Feeling no shame, he takes her roughly, with the hidden Kira watching, then cruelly shows her the door.
After coaxing Kira from the closet, Gabe tries to extract more information about why she's so scared and who is hunting her. She admits she has to disappear before the men find her, then she confesses that watching Gabe have sex with Heather aroused her immensely. He promptly takes advantage of her teaming desire, although he warns Kira it's just sex and nothing more.
Once on Gabe's island, Kira meets Will, his best friend and Alec, his cousin. The three striking men own the island, and assure her of its maximum security. They get more details of her flight from her husband and promise to help her. Although Gabe tries to keep Kira at arm's length, he cannot resist her once he's plundered her. Soon he must choose to send her away to his associates or keep her safe on his island where he can delight in opening her mind and body to new sexual delights.
Feb 26, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
227 people found the following review helpful
FREEING KIRA is one of the most unique and engrossing story lines I have read in a long time while staying on this side of fantasy land.
Kira Walker is first introduced as a woman named Sara. After overhearing her husband's plot to kill her; she flees and assumes a new identity. After successfully evading him for years, he finally catches up to her, but before being captured, she seeks refuge on a nearby ship. When the ship's owner, Gabe, discovers her presence, her world as she once knew it completely disappeared.
I especially enjoyed the initial meeting and interaction between Kira and Gabe - horrifying, exciting, eye-opening and jaw-dropping (and comical, very comical) just to name a few of the extreme emotions I felt - seriously, I really was stressed out while reading the scene! In fact, I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. The characters were so real to me – they were successful in throwing my emotions out of whack.
Nothing about this book played out as I expected...well, maybe one thing did, but the twists and unexpected turns were such a delightful surprise and I enjoyed every minute of it. There were many aspects that made this story unique.
Going into FREEING KIRA, I knew a few things...I knew she would constantly be stalked by a psycho and I knew Gabe would be an uber dominant and there would be lots of BDSM, among other things. Well, it turns out that I knew nothing, because surprisingly, the story didn't focus on her crazy, criminal husband - that was more like the back-story.
I find that I have grown somewhat tired of the sexy heroine with the psycho stalker story line, but let's face it; there are limited plot themes out there. This story, however, really focused on Kira and Gabe discovering who they really are at first individually and ultimately, as a couple. There was a lot of self-discovery among all parties involved. I was very surprised that the men in FREEING KIRA were not Doms - I totally expected B.J. Wane to take that path, but she didn't. This read is actually BDSM light, incorporating mostly a little over the knee spanking with other elements of BDSM mostly implied by the mention of props in the background.
FREEING KIRA was really a great story. I am hoping to read more about these characters in the future. I would love to know more about the secondary characters, Will and Alec - they are totally charming and I feel that they have a story to tell...hint, hint. I love them and want more of them! This is a good choice if you are looking for an emotional, but not sappy story with BDSM elements and sexy, smart characters. I hope you love it as much as I did!
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