Top Pick from the Romance Reviews
The last thing on Adara's to do list is a visitto a BDSM club, especially after six years of torture at the hands of familymembers. Yet Julien realizes that Adara's spirit is calling for help--and theclub is his remedy.
"Author Reily Garrett tackles some deep issues in CARNAL BEGINNINGS. Bothcharacters have personal experience with physical abuse. As the storyprogresses, Julien is drawn to Adara and wants to help her learn how to trust.With Julien's brothers guaranteed to keep the tone regulated with plenty oflaughter, the characters provide an easy connection for the reader.
As Julien tries to help Adara replace her negative experiences with positiveones, the reader gets a front row seat for the transformation. The road is notwithout its twists and turns.
The BDSM element is well incorporated into the storyline with an appropriatelevel of detail for a woman like Adara who needs to start slowly." The Romance Reviews
About the Author
Reily is a West Coast girl transplanted to the opposite shore. When she’s not working with her dogs, you can find her curled up with a book or writing her next story. Past employment as an ICU nurse, private investigator, and work in the military police has given her countless experiences in a host of different environments to add a real world feel to her fiction. Over time, and several careers, many incidents have flavored the plots of her stories. Man’s cruelty and ingenuity for torment and torture is boundless, not contained by an infinite imagination. Witnessing the after-effects of a teenager mugged at knifepoint for a pair of tennis shoes, or an elderly woman stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver for no apparent reason, left an indelible impression that will forever haunt her subconscious. In counterpoint, she has observed a woman stop her vehicle in severe, snowy weather to offer her own winter coat to a stranger, a teenager wearing a threadbare hoodie. Life’s diversities are endless. Though her kids are her life, writing is Reily’s life after. The one enjoyed after the kids are in bed or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free rein. In reading, take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four-legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.