Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: BDSM Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Sophie finally finds the courage to reenter the Atlanta BDSM scene after extricating herself from an abusive relationship. At a local munch, she meets Dave, a funny, laid-back erotic photographer. When she sees him again later at a dungeon, Sophie is surprised by her strong attraction, and nervous about starting a new relationship, but Dave eases her fears. They embark on a sexy, thrilling D/s relationship and Sophie finds healing and fulfillment in Dave’s arms.
But Sophie is still haunted by nightmares of her past. On a dark night in the woods with Dave and his friend Ryan, frightening memories overtake her. She knows that in order to move on, she must uncover the tragedy that haunts her subconscious.
Sophie’s quest for answers brings her face-to-face with her previous tormentor. She finds herself once more in the deep woods, not only fighting for answers…but also for her life.
Reader Advisory: Contains m/f/m ménage scenes and brief but graphic violence.
Deep in the Woods was an awesome read! Annabel Joseph brought Sophie and Dave together beautifully.
Dave wasn't looking for a submissive permanently, but he couldn't resist helping Sophie when he saw her at the club. He wanted to show her that he was a Dom who could be trusted, and wanted to teach her that pain could bring happiness, that the right pain could bring her to a subspace that would have her withering in ecstasy. He taught her to go for what she wanted and not be afraid. He was her champion.
Sophie wasn't sure if she was ready to move on after the disaster of her first relationship in the BDSM world, until she met a Dom who understood her better than she understood herself. Dave understood her worries, he understood her standoffish ways and he was there when the nightmare was over. He made her see that a submissive had the control to give it up to the right master. Through hell Sophie found paradise with Dave and their relationship was a true test of love.
Sophie came to trust and love Dave enough to follow his instructions that took her spiraling through orgasm after orgasm. Through perseverance, Dave brought Sophie to her potential of a submissive that he truly loved and cherished. He gave her the strength to fight her memories and come out of it with love and a commitment.
Annabel Joseph definitely captures your attention with this story and I rate it 5 Tea Cups and a definite 3 heat index.
5 Tea Cups!