From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes a story of the ultimate seduction. . . .
Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. He was a primitive creature. Just like her.
He held her hand a little too long, his gaze, under thick lashes, clearly stating his intention to have her. To tame her. . . .
Her name, just one word, but spoken with such possession she could almost feel the collar around her neck.
“It’s in your nature,” he murmured. “The desire to be taken.”
In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion, but the passion is as real as it gets. . . .
If you are looking for a short read with intense sex scenes that are BDSM in nature, you will love this book. Sylvia wastes no time with her characters. What I enjoyed more about this book is the paranormal aspect of the storyline. It was fairly unique, because it is in the world of witches, warlocks and familiars.
Familiars are normally an animal that assist witches or warlocks with their powers. Victoria can change forms from a cat to a beautiful woman. As a reader we learn that she has lost her first love, Darius. To the High Council she is considered dangerous, because she is uncontrollable.
Before Darius’ gift, she had been like other Familiars. The High Council assigned the pairings between her kind and their magical counterparts, regardless of their wishes. Some Familiars were unhappy with their partners. She had been lucky the first time, finding a love for Darius that transcended time. Now, because of that love, she was too powerful to be taken against her will. In the two centuries since she’d lost him, no other warlock had succeeded in collaring her. Westin would fare no better. She had loved once, and deeply: There would be no other warlock for her.
Max Westin, a warlock and Hunter for the High Council, is sent to take Victoria to the council to be reassigned to another Warlock and get her “back under control” through submission. That is not something the Victoria will do easily.
The magical aspect of the story is what I enjoyed most about the story, because BDSM storylines where the Sub doesn’t want to be controlled by the Dom is not really my thing. Sylvia writes very intense sex scenes without much character development in this book. I know that there are Sylvia Day fans that will love that part though. By the end, the two main characters are on equal footing, of which I am always a fan.
About the Author:
SYLVIA DAY is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen novels. A wife and mother, she is a former Russian linguist for the US Army Military Intelligence Corps. She’s been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the EPPIE Award, the Readers’ Crown, and multiple finalist nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award of Excellence.
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