Synopsis: 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?
Review: I’m over 100 pages into this book and I’m bored with it. The characters are flat and I’m not finding myself drawn to any of them, nor do I care about anything that is happening to them or has happened to them. I’m also having a hard time with the writing, it alternates between cheesy lines to dialogue that sounds like the author is trying too hard to be clever. Another thing, the plot seems to be missing, the only thing resembling a plot that I’ve been able to find is a love triangle, and it’s not even a very good love triangle. I doubt that I will be able to finish this book. It’s just not getting me excited to read.
Recommendation: Skip it
I received an ARC of this book on Netgalley. This in no way affected my review.