Series: Lessons with the Dom #2
Genres: Alpha Guy, BDSM, Best Friends Sister, Contemporary Romance, Dark, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance, Second Chances
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She was forbidden.
I didn’t care.
As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck. I wish I could say that stopped me. I wish I could tell you I behaved like a gentleman.
When she waltzes back into my life with that same spark I fell for, looking every bit the beautiful woman I knew she’d grow into, I have to force myself to remember I’m different from the man she once knew. I’m colder. Harder. And for good reason.
With my heart on lockdown and my hands aching to touch her, I set out to prove that I can keep myself in check this time.
No strings. No attachments.
And definitely no falling for her again.
I picked up this book because I am a huge fan of the whole older brother’s best friend thing, I mean I love it, more than I love most storylines in romance. Of course this book has a bit of a BDSM theme to it, which for me can end up being hit or miss for me, this book definitely has some BDSM elements, but it’s not like super overwhelming or anything.
So when the book opens we meet our heroine Macey. She is back in town after a breakup with her boyfriend, and oh do I feel for the girl, I mean walking in on your man with your much older landlord…well that’s kind of a kick in the pants if I have ever heard one. So Macey goes back to her hometown and the one guy who she really loved, the only guy to really get her blood pumping, Reece. Only of course Reece is her brother’s best friend, and even when they were involved before he never took it to far, and it was kept very secret. I don’t think Macey was in any way prepared to find what she did, her old love owning a BDSM club, that it turns out her brother is a member of. And basically the only way she is getting close the guy she wants again is to get him to agree to give her lessons in BDSM. It’s like a recipe for disaster.
And Reece, oh sweet, sometimes misguided Reece. I liked him, even though he had some issues. It’s very clear from early on in the book how much he cares about Macey, how much he loved her back when they were together. He really only wants to do right by her, but feels like some many things are working against him. And then of course there is the matter of his best friend, who is of course Macey’s older brother. Let me tell you things don’t get any more awkward then with Reece goes to her brother to tell him he’s agreed to give her lessons, and they actually kind of negotiate about it, it’s kind of horrible and seriously uncomfortable. But hey, Reece is just trying to do the right thing right? Except he gets it wrong more often then he gets it right. He is trying so hard to be avoid his feelings for Macey that he ends up being so stand offish and kind of a jerk to her in the process. It was so easy to see why Macey gets fed up with him.
But even through all of that, I still really wanted the two of them to work out. It was like as a reader, I knew they belonged togethers, it’s just they didn’t seem to be able to figure it all out themselves. I was easily pulling for them from the very start of this book. And let me tell you there are without a doubt some very seriously steamy scenes in these pages. Like I said before though, the BDSM is pretty on the light side, so I feel pretty safe recommending this book to people even if BDSM is not quite their thing. I really did enjoy this read, but then again, I normally enjoy Kendall Ryan’s work.