Book Title: Richard’s Reign
Author: Vanessa Fewings
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: 10/25/15
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Richard Booth, best friend of billionaire Cameron Cole and senior dominant at the elite BDSM club Enthrall, will attempt to prove to the women he loves and the enemies he loathes that he is a force to be reckoned with.
His life starts to change when Andrea Buckingham, a gorgeous, fledgling Hollywood starlet, coerces him to introduce her to the BDSM subculture and the unique, controversial services offered by Enthrall. The intense pressure of a celebrity lifestyle and having to carry a blockbuster movie has taken its toll on Andrea’s delicate psyche.
What this woman needs is discipline and liberation.
What she needs is Enthrall.
Who she needs…is Richard Booth.
Adrenaline spiking my veins.
Just how I liked it.
Wind whipping my clothes, this rush of air, the peacefulness of nothing.
Gravity owning me as the ground drew near.
Skydiving, the wind blasting my face, my body pummeled, death nipping at my heels and the arrogance of knowing I’d survive.
Those painful thoughts returning and my inability to outrun them, or even outfall them, reminding me I’d messed up again.
And lost my lover to another man.
The same arrogance that had led me to pursuits like this. The same trust that made me believe giving my girlfriend to my best friend to train was a great idea. A stellar endeavor that was supposed to turn out a world-class submissive. After all, this brilliant dominant who I’d entrusted her to was renowned for his unique talent that turned our lovers into legends. He was also the same person who’d pulled me back from the brink time and time again, saving me in Dr. Cameron Cole’s own indelible way. His psychological craft so effective that those of us who endured his special brand of therapy survived it with a sense of having saved ourselves; a profound statement of his brilliance.
Though genius was not without consequence.
This morning I’d told Mia goodbye.
Left her outside Cameron’s Malibu beach house knowing full well he loved her more than me, and he was fatefully waiting inside.
No, it wasn’t that he loved her more…he loved her differently. The kind of passion I’d never seen in Cameron before, the kind that made him willing to give her up for me.
Cameron and I shared an endearing “bromance” – a connection as strong as brothers. Cameron had counseled me back from the edge of madness, back when my life was all about my father’s betrayal and my fiancée’s suicide. I’d been there for Cameron, too, when his life had spiraled after his fiancée Zie had betrayed him and he’d called off their wedding. Together we’d gone on the ultimate bender at Chrysalis which had left subs in our wake, giddy and sated. Cameron, me and Shay – our club’s head of security – had drunk and fucked our way into mythic status.
Cameron had always been such a private man. A good man. So, I threw myself onto my sword and gave him what he deserved: The love of his life – the woman who was meant to be mine.
I’d lied to myself that Mia would come round and learn the ways of a high-class submissive and enjoy being subjugated as she bowed down to me as her master. She only responded to Cameron like that. Proof that her soul had bonded with his…that only one man could truly set her free.
I’d had no choice but to shake my bad boy ways and do the right thing for once. Even if it meant my heart was going to be ripped out of my chest. Getting over her seemed impossible.
The strike to my back sent me spinning.
A flash of a face.
Brendon, my skydiving partner, yelling…something about pulling my cord. Something about deploying my emergency line.
He shot up and that white cloud of a parachute billowed behind him, sending him rising.
Yeah, good point.
My flesh crawling as I realized the danger.
Plummeting. Spinning. So close to blacking out.
My hand tugging, slipping off and trying again, my breath stuttering to fill my lungs with the air it forgot it needed. The cord ignoring these frenzied attempts, palms sweaty, fingers numb as they fumbled.
Unable to tell which way was up or down—
Refusing to give up, forming my body into a D-arch to slow my rate.
Fucking death in the mouth as the ground came up fast.
A yank backwards and I flew upwards, my canopy cordial enough to respond to that final frantic tug and blasting open, slowing my descent.
Silence surrounding me.
The patchwork ground now a solid color of dark green and fenced off boundaries becoming smaller.
With legs bent, my feet hit the dirt hard and I tumbled into a sprint until the parachute’s drag rescinded. I leaned forward, both palms resting on my knees as I sucked in adrenaline- drenched breaths.
My grin widened.
Standing tall I howled my joy.
I said from the first time I read Enthrall that this series was what I call smart erotica, and I stand by that statement right up until this last and final installment in the series. What is smart erotica? Well, read these books and you will see. It’s erotica written to ensnare the reader in to the world of the characters. So many stories are just sex for the sake of sex. Not these books. They are so much more. Now on to Richard’s story.
I went back and forth with Richard throughout the entire series. I loved him, then I wanted to smack him, then I pitied him, then I was angry with him. And now, I fell in love with him all over again.
He meets Andrea right after Mia. He knew he did the right thing, but the sting still hurts. What she asked of him was something he knew he could do, before. Could he still do it now? Did he want to do it? And would she agree to his terms and prove to him that this is what she really wanted?
This book was all about Richard coming in to his own. We watched Cameron do it, now it was Richard’s turn. I think in many ways, he trained Andrea for himself as much as for her. I liked her too. Really liked her. I liked watching her grow and come to accept that side of her. When I read the blurb and saw “Hollywood starlet” I was expecting a spoiled princess. Andrea is anything but. She is kind, loving, and she needs to find the courage in her to be everything that she can be. And with Richard’s help, she knows she can. From Pendulum to the ocean depths, Richard takes her on a journey of self discovery, one that was just as much for him as it was for her.
Of course, we see Cam and Mia. I felt for Richard. You knew he wasn’t over the whole thing. There was a sadness reading those that really made me feel for him.
Richard’s Reign is the perfect conclusion to this amazing series. I am so sad to see this series end, as it is one of my favorites. While I will always love Cam, this book made me understand Richard so much more. He certainly is more than ready to reign.
5 enthralling kisses
Vanessa Fewings is the bestselling romance author of the highly acclaimed Enthrall Sessions.
Vanessa is also the author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Germany, Hong Kong, and Cyprus.
Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.
Literary Agent: Trident Media Group