Insolence by Lex Valentine
Publisher: Cobblestone Press LLC
Length: Short Story (54 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Aric Calderwood owns a BDSM club called Insolence. When his childhood best friend offers to be his sub for the weekend, Aric discovers that a decade as a Dom is no match for his long held feelings for the arrogant Ainsley Connor.
Once he touches her, Aric’s control is overcome by a flood of memories and emotion, and by then he's not even sure it's her submission he wants. A weekend of intimacy with Ainsley shows Aric what he's been missing in his life and he realizes that regardless of whether she's submissive or insolent, all he wants is her.
Aric Calderwood and Ainsley Connor have been best friends since they were children and when Ainsley shows up at Aric’s BDSM club, Insolence, he can’t believe his eyes. Even more than that he cannot believe his ears as she offers herself up to him for the weekend as his sub. Will he accept Ainsley’s invitation? The more important question being: Will their friendship survive?
There is a lot packed into this short read. I really enjoyed the interaction between Aric and Ainsley. Aric is a strong and loving man who decides to jump at his only chance at true love. Ainsley is a bright young woman determined to try and reach for her dreams one last time no matter what the consequences. The deepening of their already strong relationship was a great read. As Aric realizes his feelings and must come to terms with them he endears himself to the reader and has you hoping for that happy ever after for this couple.
The author does a good job of pulling the reader into the story. The characters in this book are full of emotion and depth, never one-dimensional. You are taken on an emotional roller coaster ride with this story. Lex Valentine has quickly become one of the few authors that I eagerly await for their next book to come out. No matter what she is writing I have yet to be disappointed. This book is no exception. If you are interested in a quick, but poignant, read you should definitely pick this book up.