Congressman Jonathan Brond has mastered his work, his reputation and the art of sexual domination while keeping his family’s political legacy intact. But a chance encounter with 19-year-old college student Christiana Snow promises an irresistible challenge, and something he’d given up on long ago – meeting someone honest.
After her disappointing freshman year, Christiana is about to declare “adventure bankruptcy” when the charismatic man proposes a summer of sensual, sexual submission. She jumps into his world of bondage, expensive lingerie and being taken, everywhere.
But, as he lures her into the Dominant/submissive relationship, they both learn how unforgiving Washington, DC really is. In a city that feeds on gossip and scandal, Christiana and Jonathan find it hard to keep their relationship intact – and secret. Yet, Jonathan knows that in a town of players, sometimes the only way to win is to introduce a new game. Neither imagines that falling in love would be the winning plan.
I loved this book. Loved it. I was ready for your typical bdsm book but this is anything but. Oh there’s light bdsm themes and a love story of course, but it’s all told beneath the backdrop of the most inside of Washington DC politics.
Jonathan Brond is a Congressman with a double life. By day he’s a power player in Washington politics who’s trying to push his cause through Congress, by night he’s a Dom. One who takes his hobby quite seriously. When the intriguing Christiana Snow catches his eye, he can’t stay away. No matter how hard he tries.
Christiana was quite the paradox to me. While she is very young, she is wise beyond her years. There were times I forgot how old she really was. She also has this air of innocence and naivety around her and you can quickly see what draws Jonathan to her.
The supporting characters really drew me in. Christiana’s friend Avery is exactly what I pictured as a spoiled Washington socialite. I love how Elizabeth has the reader going back and forth about her. Christiana’s dad was another one that I had mixed feelings about. You know the saying, we do the best with what we’re given? I think that fits him to a tee. I think his heart was in the right place and he tried, he really tried. Jonathan’s step sister Sarah. Now there’s a book waiting to happen. I need more of her.
This story is one that once you start, you won’t be able to stop. I am a political junkie so I devoured the backstory. I actually could have had more of it. It makes me wonder how much of this stuff really goes on behind closed doors.
I highly suggest giving this book a chance. You won’t be disappointed, and hopefully you do what I did when you finished and one clicked the second book immediately.
5 kinky kisses from me!
Writing erotic romance is the most fun I’ve ever had. (Well, except for the research.)
Many of my books are set in Washington, DC, where I lived and worked many years, running a public relations firm. In my PR career I’ve been fortunate to encounter or represent some of the city’s powerful insiders. I write, tweet and post under my pseudonym, Elizabeth SaFleur, since my clients might be a little shocked at how their counselor spends her free time. Then again, perhaps they’d fear they provided inspiration. (I’ll never tell.)
Today, I livein Virginia with my husband and furry child. Occasionally I’m separated from my laptop to indulge in dance classes and visit wineries and hiking trails with family and friends. If there were a house fire, I’d grab my dog, laptop and five-foot-long, regulation, Sally Rand ostrich feather fans — in that order. (Hubby knows the way out.)
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