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Monday, December 14, 2009

Desert Surrender by Melinda Barron

Desert Surrender by Melinda Barron
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (132 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Cherokee Rose

BBW Clarissa Alexander isn't exactly the model daughter her rich parents want. She's loud, independent and always willing to show off her new tattoos. They're hoping the husband they've selected for her will help straighten her out.

But Clarissa has no intention of marrying the man her parents have chosen. She wants someone fun to play with. Someone like Maddox Perry, casino owner and absolutely gorgeous Dom. When Clarissa makes a play for Maddox she isn't just trying to tick off her parents: this time she's truly attracted.

After getting a taste of Clarissa, Maddox knows he's found the perfect sub for him. The only problem is Clarissa doesn't want to be tied down, permanently that is. He just has to teach her that the temperatures aren't the only thing smoldering in the Nevada desert. And surrendering to her submissive desires will give her more freedom than she ever thought possible.

Desert Surrender is a scorcher! I would not recommend this story to novice BDSM readers. It definitely has an edge to it. You will not be left unsatisfied.

Ms. Barron brings us two characters, Clarissa and Maddox, and honestly I couldn’t get enough of either of them. Clarissa Alexander is a high society girl that refuses to play by the rules. She has a wild streak a mile wide. Her sole intention of attending her family’s function is to see how much trouble she can get into and boy does she find it.

When she sets eyes on Maddox, the games begin. Maddox Parry makes Clarissa an offer she finds hard to resist. He tells her he’d love to be her Master. While Clarissa isn’t a woman who wants to be tied down to a man, being tied down to other things holds a certain appeal. Wondering what sex would be like with a sexual dominant, she takes him up on his offer.

I have to say I couldn’t get to the next page quick enough, wondering all the time, if he’d really push her to the extremes that he promised. If you want to know you will have to read the book to find out.

I applaud the way Ms. Barron delivers a character who would never be considered submissive but it willing to open herself up to explore something totally foreign to her.

Desert Surrender is a fast-paced, erotic read with sizzling encounters that only get hotter as the story goes on. My attention was captured the instant Clarissa and Maddox met and held until the very last page. Ms. Barron has definitely just become one my TBR authors. This book is a must read!

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