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Monday, February 22, 2010

My One by January Rowe

My One by January Rowe
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (70 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Love knows no limits…

Briony considers herself easy to please. All she wants is a Dominant who’s wickedly creative and completely devoted to conquering her—and only her—with joy. She has everything she wants until her Dom takes on another girl. Bri delights in fantasy role play, inventive toys and bondage at Hell Mary’s BDSM club, but she doesn’t do poly.

Now she’s on the hunt for a new play partner who’ll give her exactly what she needs. A little flirtation with Hell Mary’s Dungeon Monitor is just the thing to ease her back into circulation—except the hardass wrapped in khaki treats her like she needs protection.

Behind his imperturbable DM mask, Chris has eyes only for Bri. It’s his job to make sure things don’t get out of control at the club. Despite her bravado, Bri’s broken heart is like a target painted on her back. She needs to learn some things on her own, but when a private scene goes too far, he can’t wait any longer to step in—and show her she doesn’t need fancy trappings.

His body is more than enough.

Briony is a submissive looking for a new Dom. On a weekend away Briony catches her Dom cheating on her. Once she comes home she decides to start fresh. No more feeling bad for herself. She even registers online at a BDSM site. One night Briony goes out to meet her friends at Hell Mary’s, their regular BDSM club. Once there she sees a man that she thinks she may like to start a relationship with, the dungeon monitor. Little does she know but Briony is definitely on his radar. As Briony tries to get over her breakup she begins seeing an old friend on the weekends but his play is just that, only play and Briony is looking for love. Will she find it with the dungeon monitor of Hell Mary’s or will she be looking forever for love?

Seeing Briony stand up for herself and not letting a cheating Dom rule her life and actions was a good read. I enjoyed the fact that Briony could and did stand on her own two feet, even to the point of placing an online ad, which resulted in a few interesting and even funny replies.

Chris is great man and perfect Dom. He watches and gives his sub what she needs not only what she wants. Even though he may want her, Chris waits until Briony pulls herself back together and has gotten over her cheating Dom before he shows her just what a real man does. The trust that builds between these two is not only a sweet but also a hot read. One can only hope to find someone that will be able to read them so well. I loved the fact that Chris showed Briony that she did not need fancy toys and restraints to enjoy the lifestyle -- he proves a kitchen table and some towels will do perfectly well.

This story is a quick read... but maybe a little too quick. With its strong characters and storyline I think this book could have developed into a more intense and longer story that would have packed even more of a punch. As it stands, though, this story is a touching one with some humor and emotion thrown in. My One has a good storyline and if you are interested in a love story with spice, this story is for you.

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