I’m not gonna lie to you when I say I was only interested in this book because the title was in French. For some reason I am obsessed with the language and currently studying it. I want to visit at least 2 French-speaking countries and hopefully get a hall pass from my husband (although I doubt it) to see if a Frenchman “french kisses” better than an American. But anyway…
Decadent food, smoky music, dark delights—who could live in the French Quarter and not be tempted to partake? Moira D’Arcangelis, that’s who. Ever since her college boyfriend tried to add her to his list of murder victims, she’s lived a quiet life, which is code for no life at all. When her best friend Kara convinces—okay, drags—her to meet Adrian LaCroix, master of the local underground kink scene, his commanding presence and sexy Cajun accent bring her latent desires back to life. His offer to train her as a Domme is the key to regaining control of her life. Yet becoming Adrian’s protégé comes with complications. As he opens her body, mind, and soul, she begins to see Kara in a new light—right about the time a legendary Domme returns, intent on stealing Kara away. Moira has a fight on her hands. For Kara, and against a past that comes roaring back with a vengeance. She’ll need every trick Adrian can teach her to win the right to both life—and love..
Review: Holy wet panties Batman!! This book was soak your drawers hot…and you all know how much I love smut. I will say this is my first time reading a romance novel with F/F in a story but it was quite interesting. I did enjoy all the characters and the fact I understood most of the french that was spoken/typed throughout the novel made me giddy as a school girl.
Moira (please don’t ask me to pronounce this because I couldn’t figure it out, so I just went with Mariah) has had it rough. I mean damn rough…her ex is presently serving time in prison or trying to murder her after he repeatedly raped her. What a way to start a story…well it doesn’t “start” there but you get that much from the synopsis. Anyway, her best friend takes her to a BDSM club… Okay tangent break real quick, first of all, who does that? Seriously? If one of my friends took me to a club where pain (I know they say pleasure as well) is the focus for some and giving pain is the focus of others, I might seriously reconsider our friendship. Chick I was emotionally and physically scarred WTF were you thinking!!??!?? where they meet up with sexy French Dom Adrian. He pretty much runs the kink scene in New Orléans and he is a sexy beast. This is where the books goes from awww to awww sh!t. Since control is what Moira craves after it was taken from her, becoming Adrian’s protegé isn’t such a bad idea or a too far-fetched one. The “training” in the beginning is sexy and detailed but as you move along in the story it gets glossed over. However, the story never gets too boring or too predictable.
I enjoyed the peek into the BDSM world this book gave. The parties, the recruiting and the night life. It was a little more detailed than FSOG but it not so hardcore that you’re overwhelmed with it. The supporting characters were all developed and flowed well with the story. I think my favorite character was Mistress Tamara. So yeah folks I’m gonna give this two different ratings…4 stars for the story and 5 stars for the smut…this is definitely a night-time have your boo or your BOB ready for some action type of read!