Monday, November 19, 2012

Forbidden Desires by Jodie Griffin

Title: Forbidden Desires 
Author: Jodie Griffin
My RatingB+

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Bondage and Breakfast #2
Main Characters: Bella and Marcus
Release Date: November 2012
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Carina Press
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview
When it comes to sex, Bella Massey wants a man who'll get down on his knees and beg. And although she's got the hots for firefighter Marcus Aiello, she can't believe an alpha male like him could have a submissive bone in his body.
Marcus isn't looking for a relationship, but Bella is not like any woman he's ever met. When he discovers what the sexy librarian is really looking for in a man, he's even more intrigued. But giving up control is difficult for Marcus—no matter how much he desires it.
Despite their intense attraction, Marcus and Bella's budding relationship is at an impasse. Until a weekend at a unique B&B offering all manner of naughty nightly activities teaches them both just how good it can feel to lose control…
41,000 words

My Review:
It was no secret that I loved book #1 in this series, Forbidden Fantasies. One of the reasons that I loved it so much was because the hero and heroine weren't your typical erotica characters, they'd been married for fifteen years. While no where close to the same story line set-up, this book IS similar in the fact that the hero and heroine aren't typical.

Marcus is a big alpha paramedic/firefighter. He's your typical alpha male...big, brawny, Italian, and gorgeous. BUT he has a secret submission fantasy. He wants to be the person that submits, but this doesn't fit the idea of who he is, so he's never gone after that fantasy.

Bella has a desire to dominate, but has been abused mentally by playing D/s games with a past lover. As a result, she's a bit gun shy about playing with her fantasies again. She's atypical as a heroine in the fact that she's a curvy girl (which Marcus absolutely LOVES).

Neither one of them are really ready to put their fantasies out there, but that doesn't change their draw to each other or their natural inclinations which slowly start to appear. They begin to realize that maybe they've finally met the right person to fulfill a little bit of mutual fantasy time.

I liked this novella simply because the characters are so real. They have doubts and inhibitions that keep them from acting in a way that you, as the reader, can see would be so good for them. They are the perfect match for each other, but when you first meet a person, it's hard to be upfront about secret desires which might bring ridicule. That's what everyone fears, isn't it? It's really well-done, while at the same time staying really HOT! Another winner from Jodie Griffin!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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