Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Erotic Romance
Heat Rating: 4
Stephen just needs a little time to himself. He’s tired of sharing every emotion with everyone in Sanctuary. He longs for privacy so he leaves the clan enclave. When Stephen is attracted to a human woman who likes rough sex, he decides to ignore all the rules he’s been taught.
Darla stands tied to a tree at an isolated campsite. She’s always longed to explore her dark side with a strong, dominant man. Stephen is sexy as hell, but he’s hard and controlling. She’s starting to question her decision to meet him in this isolated spot. He might be more than she can handle.
Stephen knows it’s dangerous, but really, this is something he does very well. What could be the harm in fulfilling Darla’s BDSM fantasies? He just has to maintain control of his powerful sexuality—not go too far—and he can show her how a little pain can enhance her pleasure.
It's clear from the blurb alone that Stephen is not human, but his heritage is never explained in this book. Much is made of the fact that Stephen is not to have sex with human women, that human women can't handle the type of sex he likes, but what Stephen is, is never explained. I assume that this answer would be clear to readers of the first book, but since I started with this one, I had no idea what was going on.
Despite being confused by Stephen's unexplained non-humanness, I thought the scenes between Stephen and Darla were well written. There were times when I disagreed with the decisions that Stephen made in fulfilling Darla's fantasies, but there was obvious early strong heat between the two. If you enjoy BDSM stories or sex outside, then this may just be the quick read for you.
2 Tea Cups!