Erotic Romance-"alternative lifestyle"
Retired Marine Master Sergeant Adam
Montague has battled through four war zones, but now finds himself running from
Karla Paxton, who has declared war on his heart. With a twenty-five year age
difference, he feels he should be her guardian and protector, not her lover. But
Karla's knack for turning up in his bed at inopportune times is killing his
resolve to do the right thing. Karla isn't a little girl anymore—something his
body reminds him of every chance it gets.
Karla Paxton fell in love with
Adam when she was a sixteen-year-old runaway and he rescued her. Now, nine years
later, she's determined to make Adam see her as a woman. But their age
difference is only part of the problem. Adam has been a guardian and protector
for lost and vulnerable souls most of his life, but a secret he has run from for
more than three decades has kept him emotionally unable to admit he can love
anyone. Will she be able to lower his guard long enough to break down the
defenses around his heart and help him put to rest the ghosts from his past? In
her all-out war to get Adam to surrender his heart, can the strong-willed Goth
singer offer herself as his submissive—and at what cost to
CONTENT WARNING: This book contains very erotic scenes that
these ALWAYS will be safe, sane, and consensual (SSC) acts told in a more
realistic approach to the BDSM genre. Includes rough sex, Shibari (rope bondage
and suspension), anal play, cunnilingus, fellatio, flogging, sex toys, and
intensely erotic "vanilla" sexual acts.
I know I'm going to be in the minority with this review, but here goes. I started this series because of the great character development of the Masters at Arms men. But this one started out seeming to lose its emotional connection to the characters. We went from 0 to BDSM in a big rush and along with it we lost the intensity that this couple evoked. Some of the descriptives used by the author were not up to her usual style and I will leave it at that. BUT....even with the first half of this book being kinda "off" for me, the second half of the book restored my faith in the series. Adam and Karla have always been my favorite since the beginning and their story does not disappoint. Once the emotional journey really kicked in with Damiens family's event, I was reminded why I love the MEN. Karla is the perfect match for Adam, she brings out the protector in him, while still being the brat that will defy him when needed. It's all rather cute, funny, and completely charming watching Adam fall apart because she turns his rigid world upside down. Plus, we get a serious glimpse into Damien's story, and what a teaser it is!