Branded Sanctuary

Branded Sanctuary[PDF / Epub] ☆ Branded Sanctuary Author Joey W. Hill – Bluevapours.co.uk Book in the Nature of Desire seriesChloe has always been a creature of joy and laughter Since a brutal attack nearly a year ago, the trauma she experienced has gotten worse She has started hiding fro Bookin the Nature of Desire seriesChloe has always been a creature of joy and laughter Since a brutal attack nearly a year ago, the trauma she experienced has gotten worse She has started hiding from her life, even putting up walls between herself and those she cares about most During a panic attack one night, she impulsively calls a number that she s had for many months Chloe met Brendan at her boss s wedding With confidence and seduction, he easily steps into the role of helping her manage her fear By the end of the long call, they ve indulged in some serious flirtation and mind blowing phone sex and she s feeling things she s buried for too longThe problem is that Brendan is the perfect male submissive and Chloe isn t wired for the D s lifestyle While their attraction is undeniable, Chloe doesn t know if she can be everything Brendan needs As a submissive, Brendan would never ask her to be something she s not even if it will break both of their hearts to turn away from how they feel about each other Reader Advisory Contains very light female female sensuality and a brief m nage encounter.

BDSM Romance for the Heart Soul Unforgettable alpha males and strong female protagonists are the hallmarks of Joey W Hill s work in the contemporary and paranormal BDSM romance genres She has everything from boardroom executives, cops and housemaids to vampires, mermaids, witches and angels A submissive herself, Hill brings authenticity to her intensely emotional BDSM love storiesWith forty award winning titles and five series available, she also has something for every romance reader wanting the perfect escape read Already a fan Visit her website at storywitch under the Cantrips Vignettes menu item to access free content, novellas and shorts revisiting her series characters Follow her on Facebook JoeyWHillAuthor, or Twitter at JoeyWHill Joey translates the world of BDSM with such intense power and exquisite beauty LOVE is the most powerful element entwined through the Dominance and submission Goodreads, Pink Lady.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever her boss s wedding With confidence and seduction, he easily steps into the role of helping her manage her fear By the end of the long call, they ve indulged in some serious flirtation and mind blowing phone sex and she s feeling things she s buried for too longThe problem is that Brendan is the perfect male submissive and Chloe isn t wired for the D s lifestyle While their attraction is undeniable, Chloe doesn t know if she can be everything Brendan needs As a submissive, Brendan would never ask her to be something she s not even if it will break both of their hearts to turn away from how they feel about each other Reader Advisory Contains very light female female sensuality and a brief m nage encounter."/>
  • ebook
  • 355 pages
  • Branded Sanctuary
  • Joey W. Hill
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 1419926586

10 thoughts on “Branded Sanctuary

  1. Kristen says:

    Huge 5 Stars I LOVED everything about this book Simply put, it OWNS my heart Huge 5 Stars I LOVED everything about this book Simply put, it OWNS my heart

  2. Baba says:

    4.5 strong and gentle stars Reread October 2013, review edited October 31, 2013After a horrible attack about a year ago, Chloe suffers from panic attacks Her sanctuary was branded. She s always been a woman full of life, joy and laughter Her friend Gen said over a year agoIf anyone could live on the curve of a rainbow, it would be you Sadly that s gone now During a panic attack one night, she called a number that she d treasured for many months It s Brendan s She met him at Tyler 4.5 strong and gentle stars Reread October 2013, review edited October 31, 2013After a horrible attack about a year ago, Chloe suffers from panic attacks Her sanctuary was branded. She s always been a woman full of life, joy and laughter Her friend Gen said over a year agoIf anyone could live on the curve of a rainbow, it would be you Sadly that s gone now During a panic attack one night, she called a number that she d treasured for many months It s Brendan s She met him at Tyler and Marguerite s wedding Listening to Brendan s voice, to the easy honesty in his words, calms her tremendously They end up having some titillating phone sex but at the same time Chloe enjoys their interesting conversation Chloe is feeling things that have been buried for a long timeChloe Tell me again what you want I need to hear it What do you want I want to be me again I want to feel safe Though there s a problem Brendan is the perfect male submissive and Chloe is not part of his D s world Brendan was in uncharted territory, pursuing someone who wasn t accustomed to his submissiveness.There s one particular aspect of Branded Sanctuary that I LOVED beyond words Tyler and Marguerite They re making quite an impact here and it was a great pleasure to see them again Every time I read about Tyler my knees are getting weak and I want to drool in his wake Chloe asked TylerWill you teach me how to use a gun Chloe His voice had a rich timbre, flavored with a cultured Georgia drawl You take flies out of Tea Leaves in a cup You apologize when you kill mosquitoes sucking blood out of your skin I know, Tyler I m just so afraid of being afraid, and I don t know how to stop You re so very dear to us, Chloe Give yourself time If you still want to learn how to use a gun in a month or two, I ll teach you But like most things, it s a decision best made when you re in the right frame of mind for it Until then, I ll shoot anybody that needs shooting for you Just the kind of friend I need She stared up into his handsome face, the expression that looked as if it could weather any storm Can I use you for the other thing that friends are known for Sure, little flower, he said gently, his pet name for her He curved his hand around her neck, caressing her cheek as she laid her head back on his chest and let herself be held someTyler The Southern GENTLEMAN and a GENTLE man swoon MORE TYLER Whew Handsome, hot as hell, strong, compassionate, perceptive, gentle and intuitive and he exudes a commanding presence from head to toe How that man takes care of his loved ones is just amazing He was really sweet with Chloe, like a loving father figure Sorry for gushing so much but I m simply starstruck by him I spoiler tagged the quotes to shorten my review but feel free to check them out Once again I m sorry but when it comes to Tyler I love to go way overboard makes kissy noises view spoiler He strode across the lawn, relaxed and easy, a feast for feminine eyes with damp muscled flesh and well fitted jeans Yet he still managed to project the Southern gentleman even in the casual dress, amber eyes focused on them as he approached You two make a provocative and lovely picture Giving those boys all sorts of ideas Chloe grinned Well, tell them to meet us all down at the hot tub, then Tyler smiled, slow and sexy, and her heart did a somersault, despite herself Tyler muttered an oath Fine Put them on maximum speed, he told the operator He cocked a brow at Marguerite So this gets you hot, hmm Volcanic, she returned, a sparkle glimmering in her gaze If you don t miss Going to pick out something for the lady you re too damn mean to deserve Keep talking, jarhead Tyler looked up at the stuffed animals and other toys just above his head and arched a brow at Marguerite What do you want Nothing hanging on those hooks, she responded, making Jack laugh Giving her a sexy smile, Tyler pulled down a toy anyway He presented her with a black stuffed gorilla bearing an armful of silk red roses and a heart that said I m yours.When he leaned back, his eyes were as kind and compassionate as they were stern and uncompromising earlier Forgiven, little flower You re really scary, you know I guess you ve convinced terrorists to give up their plots and everything, so you have practice The women in my life require a different approach Humor rippled across his handsome face The terrorists are far less work Chloe accepted Tyler s ever present handkerchief with a tremulous half chuckle I keep messing up all your handkerchiefs Don t worry I have plentyAnd a devoted little wife who washes and irons them for me Marguerite gave him a lifted brow, the slight look of disdain he adored You must be keeping her locked in the basement, because I haven t seen her Polygamisthide spoiler BTW, the sexy interlude between Tyler, Marguerite and Chloe was sensual and really beautiful Loved it Brendan talks to Marguerite about ChloeThe joyful Chloe still exists, but she s facing that dark side now No one I know isprepared than you to guide someone out of darkness, Brendan, because your own demons have never overwhelmed your light An Arthurian knight in truth You might best serve Chloe s needs right now by taking the reins Show her how to drive the horse before handing them over You understand I truly admire Marguerite because even after having faced and survived unspeakable evil, she s still full of strength and wisdom and she cares deeply about those she lovesWe place a great deal of emphasis on knowledge, understanding, comprehension, Marguerite continued But in a truly tolerant world, things don t always need to make sense to us to be accepted, or to become a vital part of our lives Like the biblical fruit, the knowledge of good and evil Kind of screwed ourselves there Yes Because understanding good and evil is intuitive, not scientific We both know that You learn to do without the walls, Chloe The point isn t building them, but building a life that is so much of who you are, nothing can destroy it If you re lucky, when you figure that out, you find or discover you ve already found a person who will help you keep the darkness at bay Someone who gives you the strength to live as who you are, not a prisoner of your own mind While the beginning didn t sweep me off my feet, I was truly wowed by the second half of the book I m glad I did a reread because I loved the first half of Branded Sanctuary as much as I did the second half I love, love Joey s writing and I m always mesmerized how she defines BDSM As a matter of fact, the philosophical and psychological aspects of BDSM go hand in hand and her stories go way beyond the sexual encounter of Dom sub I always enjoy her profound and thoughtful dialogue as well as the compelling narrative.Chloe isn t a natural Domme but she is an extraordinary young woman, someone in emotional pain trying to regain control of herself And Brendan is the exceptional submissive, someone who will help her to deal with the pain He will also help her to find the joy and laughter again Brendan is full of compassion, kindness and strength but also full of thoughtfulness and blissful quiet Trust and surrender is what all this is about Those two elements are at the core of every relationship, and you don t have to practice D s to understand that Marguerite said to ChloeDone the right way, Brendan will respond the same way to a command to give his Mistress a foot massage as he would to being whipped At that astounding statement, she leaned forward Some subs need the restraints and caning to be fulfilled But not him How much D s can or can t adversely affect a relationship has a great deal to do with the two people involved Brendan is quite unique While he s a level ten pain threshold, his main focus is all about a woman s willingness to let him care for her to serve her and cater to her every need He doesn t need excruciating pain to be happy as a sub Thus, he needs someone who understands what his submissiveness is truly about That s exactly the challenge Chloe has to face, not whether or not she s a natural Domme.Brendan teaches drama at a college but he s also a fabulous swimmerAs he came up beside her and she looped her arms around his neck, she pressed her mouth to his underwater, something she d always wanted to do She laughed into his mouth at the way his arms curled around her, how she could tangle her legs over the backs of his thighs, and float and spin, and listen to that silence underwater that was somehow so full Branded Sanctuary is not a book for readers who love to read about whips, chains and lots of physical pain It was such a nice change for once because the BDSM elements are rather light There s lots of romance, sensuality and eroticism Plus, there s so much kindness, gentleness and real depth palpable in this story It goes without saying that I liked ALL the multilayered characters and the close bond they shared.And while I m not a member of the D s world, I truly enjoyed the Nature of Desire series because the stories give me a feeling of family membership and true values It s like coming home There s love, warmth, understanding and care and the people in Joey s stories look out for each other They re not only friends, they re family.Brendan is Chloe s sanctuary, the port in the storm, the ship she can trust While doing my reread I just realized that Brendan is not only Chloe s sanctuary, he is also her branded sanctuary Once again the title offers plenty of interesting connotationsEven then I still want you Heart, body, soul, everything from your deepest thought to your most casual gesture I want to see all of it, be a part of all of itBrendan, Tyler, Marguerite and Gen helped Chloe to deal with her pain and fears in order to keep the darkness at bay The light shone down on her again and Chloe was ready to embrace the joys of life such as laughter, happiness and love The butterflies in her belly are back and she s ready to share them with someone she loves Brendan.Brendan s submissiveness to Chloe is a sacred act of devotion and there s no need at all for chains and whips and lots of physical pain We think that subs must be weak but that s not true There s real strength in Brendan s gentleness and kindness.Recommended read I found the reader advisory a bit odd Brief m nage encounter Did I miss anything There was a brief encounter between Tyler, Marguerite and Chloe But there was no sex involved And there was no sex kissing between two women either.P.S.The name Brendan comes from Brendanus, a Latin form of the Irish name Br anainn which I think is beyond beautiful That s Welsh and it means view spoiler Prince hide spoiler.http baba.booklikes.com

  3. Geri Reads says:

    4.5 hot branded stars There s this theory, that when two people focus on the rhythm of their hearts, it synchronizes them Brings the beats together What happens when a natural submissive falls in love with someone who is not wired for the D s lifestyle Branded Sanctuary is the story of Brendan and Chloe We know from Ice Queen that Brendan is a natural submissive It s part of his nature It is who he is He accepts it He embraces the whole D s lifestyle Chloe was a whole different matt 4.5 hot branded stars There s this theory, that when two people focus on the rhythm of their hearts, it synchronizes them Brings the beats together What happens when a natural submissive falls in love with someone who is not wired for the D s lifestyle Branded Sanctuary is the story of Brendan and Chloe We know from Ice Queen that Brendan is a natural submissive It s part of his nature It is who he is He accepts it He embraces the whole D s lifestyle Chloe was a whole different matter already After a brutal attack that left her fearful and angry, Brendan became her anchor The problem is Chloe wasn t into the culture at all She wasn t a natural domme In other words, she wasn t what Brendan needs but fortunately, she is what Brendan wants I loved this book I loved the fact this wasn t your usual D s story where a vanilla girl got seduced into the D s lifestyle and embracing it without even blinking an eye For one, the guy here wasn t a Dom He s a submissive, so that definitely put an interesting twist there already I loved the fact that Chloe openly questioned the lifestyle She wasn t judgmental although there were times when she came off as such, I attributed itto her fear rather than condemnation to those who embraced such lifestyle Her questions were genuine I would imagine, as someone who wasn t used that lifestyle would question the psychology behind it I liked that It was believable to me I also liked the fact that JH was able to resolve their situation in a realistic manner In a way, Brendan and Chloe didn t give up their identity just to be with each other Brendan didn t shed his submissive nature, he even went deeper with and understood that by acknowledging his own wants and needs, he was making Chloe happy Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength There were some heart rending moments in the book One of them was when Chloe found out Brendan used to be Marguerite s submissive and has in fact branded him as hers I was a mess reading that Thankfully, that part of the story didn t drag on and on It was resolved and the confrontation between Marguerite and Chloe was simply awesome It was intense Another favorite was of course, Tyler and Marguerite, whom we knew from Ice Queen and Mirror of My Soul They figured prominently here both as a foil to Brendan and Chloe and I loved it Getting a glimpse of Tyler s Southern gentleman charm and wicked sense of humor is always a treat Some Memorable QuotesTyler There are many things that men don t do anythat they should Particularly for women Marguerite That s what he wants for you When two people want each other to be happy so much they re willing to break their own heart to let the other go, it s kismet Two idiots canceling one another out Brendan I ve never wanted something as much as I want you, Chloe I ve never had someone I wasn t prepared to let go Someone I wanted to keep,than anything else I was fine with that, until I met you that night at the wedding I wanted to call you a hundred times, but I didn t, because I told myself it had to be about what you wanted, not what I wanted

  4. Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read** says:

    3 Disconnected Stars Unfortunately, not even Joey Hill s fantastic writing could save this one for me I just didn t feel the bond between Brendan and Chloe A year goes by between their meeting and where this book picks up They have had no contact in this time, yet their first conversation was as if they were the best of friendsconfidants Just wasn t believable to me Also a lot of the prose felt like it was forcing feelings on me rather than allowing me to feel them Almost as if 3 Disconnected Stars Unfortunately, not even Joey Hill s fantastic writing could save this one for me I just didn t feel the bond between Brendan and Chloe A year goes by between their meeting and where this book picks up They have had no contact in this time, yet their first conversation was as if they were the best of friendsconfidants Just wasn t believable to me Also a lot of the prose felt like it was forcing feelings on me rather than allowing me to feel them Almost as if trying to get me caught up to where the author thought I should be And because of my disconnect with the characters and emotion, I found my mind wandering and being easily distracted So unfortunately, this one is not a favorite in this series

  5. LMM says:

    This was too schmaltzy for me I think the fact that this was centered around Tyler Margueriete s immediate little world didn t do it any favors in my book either Not really a fan of those two together or their books due to the immense Gary Stu way Tyler was written Margueriete s Yoda like Dom wisdom yet crazy emotional angst Brendan is just a version of Tyler in submissive form He says does the perfect things almost 100% of the time, like a knight in shining armor Every woman s fantas This was too schmaltzy for me I think the fact that this was centered around Tyler Margueriete s immediate little world didn t do it any favors in my book either Not really a fan of those two together or their books due to the immense Gary Stu way Tyler was written Margueriete s Yoda like Dom wisdom yet crazy emotional angst Brendan is just a version of Tyler in submissive form He says does the perfect things almost 100% of the time, like a knight in shining armor Every woman s fantasy b c he seems to be completely observant, non judgmental, affectionate, great in bed incredibly emotionally supportive He doesn t try to fix a woman s problems, he just lets them be let s them work it out in whichever way they want Sometimes with him as a whipping boy b c his aim is to please He lives for it So b c of his overly romantic nature, I found the dialog between the characters kind of overwrought cheesy a lot of times Chloe was only OK but I found her a bit immature It could be due to the fact that Tyler M treat her like a petulant kid, so she she ended up coming across as a conflicted teenager The reemergence of her old fears which she never worked through while understandable, still didn t ring true for me as an excuse for her inner conflict angst Maybe b c I m just used to Hill s writing M.O at this point kind of over it Maybe not I can t tell It might just be these particular characters their books I liked the concept of this book b c I wondered it myself a a result of reading Hill s works How does a person who is not a Dom or Sub fall in love with a sub make it work How would it work Hill made them work but the execution just didn t do it for me There was a short conversation between Chloe Marguerite 83% the way through that I thought was a really great bit of dialog, but then they had to go ruin it all by ending up doing a group hug, supporting Chloe while she cried like a babe Even down to getting her wubby out a stuffed dog Brendan gave to her having Tyler sweep in solidifying the strength in their support He then patronizes her i.e comforts compassionately by picking her up like a Daddy, tucking her in bed, calling her his pet name Little Flower when she mumbles that she doesn t deserve their love, he chastises her gently of course by telling her she that absolutely does deserve their love her she ll get no ice cream if she doesn t repeat after him He then stays by her bed until she drops off like a dutiful Dad, I mean friend Yeahit icked me out She s a grown woman I understood the scene, the motivations behind it the characters intent but it was just took it completely OTT for me I still like Hill though just not any of these characters or how they re portrayed

  6. Ellie says:

    First I just wanted to share how I ended up reading this book I happened to be browsing reviews on Goodreads trying to pick out what to read next when I read a review that said something to the effect of, This book isn t like a Joey Hill book so if that s what you were hoping for you should probably just read Joey HIll I took the reviewer s suggestion and browsed on over to Ms Hill s books As soon as I saw the titile of this book I knew it was Brendan s book and that it was exactly the boo First I just wanted to share how I ended up reading this book I happened to be browsing reviews on Goodreads trying to pick out what to read next when I read a review that said something to the effect of, This book isn t like a Joey Hill book so if that s what you were hoping for you should probably just read Joey HIll I took the reviewer s suggestion and browsed on over to Ms Hill s books As soon as I saw the titile of this book I knew it was Brendan s book and that it was exactly the book I was looking for This review isa summary of my impressions than a plot summary If you have never read a book by Joey Hill I would recommend starting with Natural Law.I think this book could be read as a standalone but reading Ice Queen and Mirror of My Soul first really adds to the emotional depth of the characters There s significant mention of the brand on Brendan s lower back and seeing how he gets it in Ice Queen and understand why he wanted it in Mirror of My Soul really added to my understanding of him as a character in this book Likewise, Chloe is in a dark place for much of this book and seeing her in the previous book as a person who brought such light and happiness made me feel that muchinvested in her emotional journey Confession I have a weakness for caretaker Heroes so I knew that I was going to be predisposed to like Brendan and Tyler I saw other reviewers refer to them as Gary Stus but I didn t see them that way They both had their own demons to battle in the books mentioned above and now they are at a point where they are ready to give back to others and I appreciated that we got to see that perspective in both a Dominant and a submissive Hero.I definitely couldn t pick a favorite quote from this book but I really loved this one When two people want each other to be happy so much they re willing to break their own heart to let the other go, it s kismet Two idiots canceling one another out I feel like that summarizes the crux of the book Chloe and Brendan both want so badly to be what the other person needs that it takes them a while to trust that the other person wants the same thing

  7. Lori McD says:

    3.5 starsThis was one of the toughest books in this series for me and in many ways, it falls outside the series in terms of its resolution The tough part was watching Chloe try to deal with the fall out of being attacked and violently beaten by Marguerite s father, when he was trying to lure Marguerite to him Marguerite s father went to the tea shop looking for M, but instead he found Chloe and Natalie, a 9 yr old girl and favorite M s father tried to abduct Natalie, but he had to go thro 3.5 starsThis was one of the toughest books in this series for me and in many ways, it falls outside the series in terms of its resolution The tough part was watching Chloe try to deal with the fall out of being attacked and violently beaten by Marguerite s father, when he was trying to lure Marguerite to him Marguerite s father went to the tea shop looking for M, but instead he found Chloe and Natalie, a 9 yr old girl and favorite M s father tried to abduct Natalie, but he had to go through Chloe, who fought tooth and nail M s father had to beat Chloe into almost unconsciousness before she d relinquish Natalie.Fast forward 1 year several months after the incident and 1 year past Marguerite s and Tyler s wedding, where Chloe met Brendan Brendan was the little boy that Marguerite protected in the foster system they bonded, but he was adopted and got a new home before he left, Brendan gave Marguerite his favorite teddy bear, to keep her safe Several years later, Branden met Mistress Marguerite at The Zone, and while she didn t remember him right away, the two developed a deep bond on the Mistress sub level Nothing overly sexual and nothing romantic on M s part.When Brendan and Chloe met at the wedding, both Marguerite and Tyler remarked on how well suited a couple they were But Brendan left it completely up to Chloe to make the next move to call him and it s not until over 1 year later and at the beginning of this book that Chloe makes that call She s gotten over the physical recovery of her attack, but she hasn t been able to fully recover mentally or emotionally As happens so many times, this attack has resurfaced terrors from her childhood plaguing her with nightmares and fighting with bouts of unexplained anger, depression, and lashing out Chloe isn t her usual sunny, joyful self, and she doesn t know how to get back to that Chloe.So Chloe reaches out to Brendan in the middle of the night, when she s having night terrors He doesn t bat an eyelash at her late call and manages to calm her down Then things move into the steamy territory, as B makes his interest in her clear, and Chloe has hot phone sex with him And so begins a possible relationship between Brendan and Chloe.Except Brendan doesn t want to frighten Chloe off with his bond with Mistress Marguerite or her brand that he wears on his back he doesn t lie to her, he simply asks to defer the answers to some of her questions But Chloe wants to push the envelope and finds herself quickly overwhelmed by her own passive agressive depression and anger fits she can t figure out the reality and logistics of Brendan s world of submissives and Doms, and she feels incapable of being what he needs.And then Brendan is so focused on being the perfect submissive, that he refuses to speak up for what HE really wants with Chloe he allows her to take the point on so much, that Chloe almost pushes the D s too far in her attempt to be what she thinks he wants.Can they make it work What I really appreciated about this book is that it s not the usual in the D s or BDSM plots And it s definitely unusual in this Nature of Desire series I liked that Chloe didn t HAVE to become a Domme to find love and a fulfilling relationship with Brendan His nature is submissive, but that doesn t mean that Chloe has to be everything to him This is a step back from the whole 50 Shades thinking that really plunged readers into the BDSM genre and very badly It set us up to believe that only someone willing to be part that scene could truly fulfill the other s need And that only damaged people were part of the BDSM scene, working out their daddy and mommy issues in the harsh world of sexual Doms and submissives.No Chloe and Brendan are encouraged to be exactly who they are to find their own love with their own rules Rules that don t leave us believing that Chloe will be taking Domme lessons from Marguerite in the future Rules that allow Chloe and Brendan to find their own scenes , whether at The Zone or in nature having a healthy sexual relationship beyond bondage and overt dominance and submission Showing us that Brendan s submission means a focus on Chloe, but the gentler, lighter side of the Dom sub coin We see healing in love Quiet, kind, gentle caring for one another to help the other be his or her best It truly touched me I smiledthan I cried, and I definitely cried

  8. Booklover, Indianapolis says:

    October 2.5 You know, I really wanted to love this book I m a huge Joey W Hill fan Mirror of My Soul is one of my favorite books, a gorgeous 5 read Natural Law and Rough Canvas are awesome JH s Knights of the Board Room have mostly been fab But this one not so much I found myself so bored while reading it short book but took me 3 days to finish it when I put it down I was not inspired to pick it up again there was so much psycho babble that half the time I had no idea what they October 2.5 You know, I really wanted to love this book I m a huge Joey W Hill fan Mirror of My Soul is one of my favorite books, a gorgeous 5 read Natural Law and Rough Canvas are awesome JH s Knights of the Board Room have mostly been fab But this one not so much I found myself so bored while reading it short book but took me 3 days to finish it when I put it down I was not inspired to pick it up again there was so much psycho babble that half the time I had no idea what they were really saying Towards the end, Brendon kept asking Chloe to say those two words I swear I had no idea what words he wanted Even Marguerite and Tyler bugged me a bit in this book they were both so all knowing and all seeing and all consuming in their interference in everyone s lives it was all so Master Grasshopper that it just grated on my nerves and every time Chloe said Oh Goddess it drove me nuts hate that The whole carnival scene didn t really fit it was a whole lotta nothing, really And later on, I really wanted to see Chloe say F You to Tyler and shove him out of the way on her way to her car, instead of let him convince her to go talk to Marguerite Suggestion for anyone considering going to college to become a psychiatrist or psychologist skip the that it will cost you and instead dive into the BDSM world because it seems like everyone in that world has amazing insight, can help even the most screwed up person, and always knows the right thing to say and do But how did it never occurred to anyone that Chloe needed someone to talk to, some sort of counseling after the attack they saw for months she was falling apart but other than Marguerite saying get better soon or you ll move in w me and Tyler no one did anything When I read 50 Shades I remember thinking this is a book I ve always wanted to read one where one person is very into the BDSM lifestyle and the other isn t how do you make that work This book also told that story but in 50 his giving up that lifestyle made sense to me, while in this book I just don t see Chloe really making Brendon happy in the long run, as I don t think she can truly satisfy his needs He s a sub, she s not a domme this pairing just did not work for me

  9. Cheap and Lazy says:

    Hot, but not the hottest, very romantic Although this wasn t my favorite in the Nature of Desire series so far, my fav s would be Natural Law, Mirror of My Soul Ice Queen, and Rough Canvas , the depth and scope of the writing is leaps and bounds over so much of the erotic romance out there I d give it four stars for a Joey W Hill, but it s a 5 anywhere else If you re interested in the psychological aspects of BDSM, if you like many layered characters and lots of romance with a depth that Hot, but not the hottest, very romantic Although this wasn t my favorite in the Nature of Desire series so far, my fav s would be Natural Law, Mirror of My Soul Ice Queen, and Rough Canvas , the depth and scope of the writing is leaps and bounds over so much of the erotic romance out there I d give it four stars for a Joey W Hill, but it s a 5 anywhere else If you re interested in the psychological aspects of BDSM, if you like many layered characters and lots of romance with a depth that is almost spiritual, if you want to read about a freakin dream man, if you understand that erotic romance and erotica are not the same things although they overlap , then I think you d enjoy this book

  10. Pam Godwin says:

    As the seventh and last book in the Nature of Desire series, this is apsychological than physical portrayal of BDSM, and no one tackles the emotion behind it better than Joey Hill The story does a brilliant job at expressing the multiple facets and complexity of the lifestyle, as misunderstood as it is Ms Hill says it best in this book A million people mean a million different religions The H h romance is sweeter than her usual style, and I especially enjoyed the connection to the cha As the seventh and last book in the Nature of Desire series, this is apsychological than physical portrayal of BDSM, and no one tackles the emotion behind it better than Joey Hill The story does a brilliant job at expressing the multiple facets and complexity of the lifestyle, as misunderstood as it is Ms Hill says it best in this book A million people mean a million different religions The H h romance is sweeter than her usual style, and I especially enjoyed the connection to the characters from previous books in this series I m sad to see this series end

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