By My Side

Michele Zurlo
By My Side
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Publisher
Loose Id
Release Date
January 2012
ISBN
9781611187236
Series
Book 2 of Safe Word: Oasis
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

SUMMARY
Marcella Abbot has worked for Sean Winquist for more than a year. As his personal assistant, she manages nearly every aspect of his life. He's a dom and she's a submissive. Through their year working together, they've become friends and colleagues, but Marcella yearns for more. She's in love with Sean, and she's frustrated that he can't see past her efficient exterior.

When Sean's submissive for a BDSM benefit show cancels unexpectedly two days before the event, Marcella jumps at the chance to take her place. Sean wants Marcella, but he's afraid to let the walls of professionalism come tumbling down and risk losing her.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements, spanking.

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Feb 18, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
213 people found the following review helpful
BY MY SIDE is a short but titillating ride into the world of BDSM Romance that left me breathless more than once but at the same time has me on the edge of my seat waiting for the Safe Word: Oasis series to continue.

Marcella has been working for Sean--aka her ultimate fantasy--as his personal assistant for over a year now. She has been wanting him to see her for more than her organizational skills, but it seems as though it will never happen.

Desperate, she enlists the help of Oasis--an adult fantasy fulfillment agency to help with getting Sean to notice her. So when Sean's submissive bails on him right before a BDSM exhibition to raise money for charity, Marcella sees it as a sign that Oasis has come through with her wish and leaps at the chance to be his sub even if it's just for a short while.

But while they explore the Dom/sub dynamic between them, a short while may not be enough for either of them.

This was such a great story. I loved the interaction between Sean and Marcella both prior to their sexual relationship and after. The heat between them was just...wow! Bondage, spanking, orgasm denial...it was all there and it was very, VERY hot. But, underneath all of that, there was a deep emotional connection between the two of them that made the sexual heat burn that much hotter.

BY MY SIDE is the second book in the Safe Word: Oasis series, but it is standalone in the sense that book one had nothing to do with this book. I have read both of these books that are in the series up to this point, and I have to say that I'm hooked. It's an ingenious concept and I can't wait until the next installment.
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