Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review of My Obsession (Club Desire #1) by Cassie Ryan

"Do you trust me to take care of you, Sandra?" - Brent Weston

My Obsession
Series: Club Desire # 1
Author: Cassie Ryan
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: July 21, 2015

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In this story of temptation and total surrender for readers of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner, a powerful master gives his dream girl a new beginning in the dungeons of decadent ecstasy.

Running from a troubled past, Sandra Barry spent years hiding out in New York City’s BDSM scene, finding satisfaction and even a sense of community as a sub at a large dungeon. But when a stalker joins the dungeon posing as a Dom, he crosses her personal boundaries, giving her no choice but to return home to Arizona. Seeking refuge once again in the kink lifestyle, Sandra meets a sexy new Dom whose tutelage drives her wild—although there’s something familiar about him she just can’t place.

As a teenager, Brent Weston was a nerd. Now he owns the hottest dungeon in Phoenix, enjoying the power and success he’s always craved. All that’s missing is the right woman to share it with. Then one day Sandra, his secret high school crush, walks into his club. She’s just as beautiful as he remembers. She’s also scared as hell. Brent has been waiting for this moment, and now that Sandra’s in his sights, he’ll do anything to protect her, pleasure her—and prove that he’s the only master worthy of her devotion.

My Obsession is a sizzling and sexy second chance romance with a dash of kink and a side of suspense. Phew, that was quite a mouthful... No pun intended. ;)

Romance - At the core, My Obsession was a slow building second chance romance between Sandra and Brent. Unbeknownst to Sandra, their paths actually crossed years before she stepped into Club Desire. The initial attraction between the two was sizzling, but it was the slowness of their relationship that sparked my interest. I loved that although there is a bit of insta-lust, it took time for them to get to know each other again before taking their relationship to the next step.

BDSM - I am a sucker for a book with a hint of kink and My Obsession was perfect. It wasn't over the top. In fact, it was a bit on the sweeter side. I loved the fact that Brent took his time with Sandra knowing what happened with her previous Dom. Not only does he take her desires to heart, but he's also so careful with her fears. If anything, I would have liked more D/s interaction between the two simply because it was so beautiful.

Suspense - I loved the little bit of suspense in My Obsession. Much like the BDSM, the suspense wasn't over the top. It was present just enough to have me on the edge of my seat.

I really enjoyed the time I spent reading My Obsession. I was expecting the erotic romance nature of the book and was pleasantly surprised with the slow building romance and the touch of romantic suspense. And it is the first in a new series! Huzzah!

Cassie Ryan (aka Tina Gerow) started her career writing steamy paranormal romance under another pen name. However, when one of her critique partners suggested she try her hand at contemporary romance, she gave it a shot—and Cassie Ryan was officially born. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and besides being a write-a-holic, is a frequent speaker on several writing and motivational topics.

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