In Break Me Down by Roni Loren, Sam Dunbar likes being in control, whether at work or in her private life. That need for control lead her to training as a domme with the sexy Gibson Andrews. Gibson submits to no one and certainly not Sam, even though he has very strong feelings for her. When Gib learns that Sam was attacked outside of the bar she manages, he immediately tracks her down. He promises to be her lover for one week and give over complete control. But these two are fighting numerous demons as well as their attraction to each other. Will they be able to find common ground and love?
This is the first time I have read a book where the heroine is a domme. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, especially during the sex scenes. Not only were the sex scenes very well written, but I didn’t feel silly or creepy reading about Gib being Sam’s submissive.
Ultimately the book is about love and overcoming your past. Sam was orphaned as a child and never adopted, bouncing from foster home to foster home. Gib had a verbally abusive father, who still haunts him to this day. The two characters had a lot of emotional baggage to work through, especially Gib who saw his submission as a sign of weakness. I found myself cheering when these two finally found their HEA.
Break Me Down is book number 8.5 in the Loving on the Edge Series (it can be read as a stand alone ). The book does have numerous BDSM scenes and it has a very well written love story with two very strong characters. Readers who enjoy erotic romance will definitely like this steamy read.
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About The Book:
Publisher: Penguin / Release Date: October 27, 2015
Category: Erotic Romance / Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley
Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.
But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving.
But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…
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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.
If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.
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