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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Love Like No Other by Maggie Casper

A Love Like No Other by Maggie Casper
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Short Story (64 pgs)
Genre: Contemporary
Other: M/F, anal sex, BDSM
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Stephantois

Taking care of business…

Barracudas in Prada. Stuffy board rooms. Raith Aldan is beyond tired of it all and ready to sell out and move on to something less stressful and much more…interesting. Something that suits his dominant male traits, like a BDSM club in Tahoe.

He’s only spoken to his new realtor on the phone, but she isn’t the usual bend-over-backwards-to-please-him type. She’s a woman who can stand up for herself yet submit to his command—a heady combination.

Alexandra Aimon is intrigued with the man who persists in calling her day after day in his quest for property. Something about him, his voice, the way he speaks as if he has very specific expectations, excites her.

Meeting face to face does much more than ignite sparks for the two of them, but there’s a problem. She doesn’t mix business and pleasure, even if temptation comes with handcuffs, collars and floggers.

Raith sees only one solution—wrap up the deal as soon as possible. Then wrap his former realtor in leather. Except he never expected to be the one falling fast and hard…

This wasn’t your typical erotic romance story. Raith wants to open a BDSM club in Tahoe and has acquired Alexandra to find a suitable property for him. The road to love for Raith and Alexandra is an unconventional one. Alex doesn’t believe in getting involved with a man she’s working for and this time that man happens to be one who intrigues her and leaves her feeling a bit uneasy. The author does a top notch job of making Raith come across that way. Sometimes you’re not sure about him, other times, especially when you’re in his POV; you begin to think he has feelings for Alexandra other than wanting her for just sex.

As the story unfolds you can tell that Alexandra is going to give in to curiosity and enter a relationship with Raith who she knows enjoys BDSM. The question is will she like it too? Although this story touches upon BDSM all the scenes are written in a very sensual way. I kept wondering if these two people would end up together as Raith sometimes came across as slightly self-serving. And as I liked Alexandra’s character, a couple of times I thought maybe she deserved better. However, as the story moved toward its conclusion, I felt more comfortable about Alexandra’s choice. It seemed Raith’s motives and heart was in the right place.

If you’re looking to read your first BDSM romance story this is probably a good pick and it’s a fast read too.

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