- File Size: 377 KB
- Print Length: 74 pages
- Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (October 1, 2009)
- Publication Date: October 20, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002R2OF8M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890,115 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Pink Buttercream Frosting Kindle Edition
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It ends with really no firm HEA and no I love you. Now, if I'm not getting the I love you exchange between h/H, I definitely need for it to be implied, for the message to be intended by every other act or word leading to the ending. I need to have read the story so far with a clear idea of where both lead characters stand in the relationship. This relationship consisted of a one night stand, a meeting where h confronts H about his tendency to run away from anything meaningful or serious, and then one last night of sex. That's it. That's all they had.
Of course I've read books with as little going on, but in those books I at least got strong emotion, conflicted feelings acted out, words depicting depth of love or wanting; I at least came away knowing what both characters meant to each other. Here, with this story, I can't tell you if they will stay together, if they love each other, if they need each other for more than just sexual gratification.
It seems to me that h has found her strong, make-her-crawl Dom, and H has found his complete submissive, one who is a natural at it, in and out of bed. Other than that, what else can I tell you about them as a couple? I really don't know. That's how shallowly they are sketched out to me. These two characters have no distinct purpose and no strong motivation at all. They are almost like cardboard cut-outs, just nothing behind them but emptiness.
This story had some hot scenes, but have I read hotter? Yes, and I've definitely read scenes with more depth of emotion. This is what's lacking to me: these love/sex scenes needed more meaning attached to them. Without showing me and letting me feel the connection between h/H, the author leaves me hanging, leaves me expecting more, wondering how things will be with these two down the road. In the very last paragraph, H tells h, 'You're more than just a f*** to me.' Oh wow, thanks for clearing that up.
For me, this wasn't a fulfilling or satisfying read. You might get a brief sugar high from the sex, but you'll be let down and wishing you'd had something with a bit more substance to it instead.
Aidn is a much sought after Dominant in a local club called Abyss. After a traumatic split with a submissive years ago, he only takes on trainees and one-night submissives. But he has come to realize he is bored with the same things and vanilla just isn't for him any more. Unfortunately, he has a hard time reconciling this with himself.
Bailey is coming into her own. After not being able to work out her marriage, she has divorced and started her own bakery business. She knows Aidn from causal meetings at the Abyss, but never thought of him seriously knowing his reputation. When he approaches her outside of the lotion shop she can't believe he wants to have sex with her. She is comfortable with herself, but she knows not everyone is into larger women.
They have a steamy afternoon in her place above the bakery. From the counter-top to the bed, they both believe this is just a one time affair, but Aidn gets the feeling she is the submissive for him and runs in fear. This is the theme for the story. She is ready to accept her submissive side and knows Aidn is the one, but Aidn can't let go of the past and continues to leave her several times during the course of this novella.
While I understood why he had a hard time with what happened with his ex, it is no different from someone who gets a divorce. Eventually you have to get back up and if it falls in your lap, you deal with it. He always seemed to be running and using Bailey and he knew it. I liked his character though. He struggled and eventually realized he needed to let go of the past. Bailey...I adore this woman and I want her frosting recipe. I can just imagine sitting down and eating a whole bowl of it. It's a dream of mine to own a bakery like hers...but it is only a dream for me since I can't make anything but a standard store-bought cake. That's just another reason I love this book. It speaks to my dreams.
The characters are hot! The supporting characters flint in and out of the book quickly. It's a fun quick read!
Even with the ambiguous ending, the author has made it very clear that Bailey isn't willing to settle for less than everything from Aidn which allows my imagination to explore all the wonderful possibilities in this couple's future. With luck, Ms. Matthews will bring Bailey and Aidn out in other books so readers can get a peek at how their relationship is going.
A quick read, but well worth the money.
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