Author: Roni Loren
Publisher by: InterMix
Published on: October 27, 2015
Genres: Erotic Romance
Page Count: 172
The New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me invites you to discover the thrill of control as one couple wrestles for power in and out of the bedroom…
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…
“Just because you wanted something, didn’t mean you got to have it”
I went into Break Me Down blindly. I’ve heard of Roni Loren’s work but I have never read her until now. I love a good smutty read but I don’t often read a BDSM books, not because there is anything wrong with them, but they aren’t always my thing. This novella surprised me though. The story was well written, sexy, taboo, and I was enthralled by the story.
I’ve never read a book about a female domme, so I was completely intrigued by the aspect of the story. What I immediately liked with this book was that even though it was sexy and sensual, it was not just about the sex. There was a back story between the two main characters. Samantha and Gibson were friends and both were part of the BDSM lifestyle. The two had an obvious attraction and chemistry between them but they had yet to explore their feelings.
Samantha was beautiful, head strong, and she wasn’t afraid to let anyone know about her desires as a domme. Gibson was a such a complex character. He was a perfect balance of sweet, cocky, and caring. He was a very headstrong businessman and he was used to being in charge. Yet, he had submissive desires that left conflicted and anxious. Gibson wanted to be with Sam but what she wanted from him was his complete submission. He desperately wanted her but he didn’t believe that he would be able to give her what she desired.
Both character’s had issues from the pasts that they were still battling with. I loved how the story delved into both their past and present issues. Gibson had true inner turmoil and it was written in such a way that I could not help but care for him. I enjoyed the fact they we had the chance to hear both characters inner thoughts and concerns. I liked both characters but it did take me a few chapters before I warmed up to Samantha. It bothered me that she wasn’t as empathetic to Gibson’s issues as he was to hers. I did eventually warm up to her though.
This was story was such a unique department from most of the erotic books I’ve read. I enjoyed Ms. Loren’s writing and I’m definitely curious about the rest of this series.