Title: Belonging to Him
He won't take no for an answer.
Simon Allen is a billionaire and a dominant. He takes what he wants and to hell with the consequences. From the moment Hope Pattern enters his office for her interview as his personal assistant, Simon knows he is going to have her.
Taking Hope as his sub is the easy part. She gives him everything: her body, her trust and her heart. But she refuses to be his wife. Simon will not give up until Hope is his wife. He hasn’t become a billionaire by giving up. Hope will be his.
She is crumbling under his domination. What will happen when she gives Simon that last part of herself? Will he be done with her or will he finally prove to her what it means to be his woman?
Reader Advisory: This story has been previously released as part of the Tied to the Billionaire anthology by Total-E-Bound.
Author: Sam Crescent
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Adam, Tied to the Billionaire
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: 20 September, 2013
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Contemporary Romance
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An interesting read with some flashback scenes set to develop the character relationship, Sam Crescent manages to create a reasonably enjoyable story that is full of some sexy imagery as the two main characters battle over a question.
Hope is a submissive who also happens to be Simon’s personal assistant. Not long after her being hired, the two encounter one another at a well-known BDSM club: Simon claimed her as his instantly, and the two have carried a weekend-only relationship with no sexual touch or talk at work for about the last year. She is insecure, worked about her figure and weight, and spent too much time listening to the other subs she encountered at the club and their thoughts on Simon. Simon is completely enamored of her, yet rather than tell her in words, he seeks to show her in his protective, caring and pleasure he brings.
Character development relies on the insertion of the flashbacks to establish the connection and present a believable story, but Hope’s dogged insistence that he will tire of her gets old, quickly. From her first visit to the club, to the last scene: there is little to no interaction that would enforce her beliefs, and while she often is telling us she loves him, the real sense and emotion isn’t there. On either side. In fact, the question on the table seems to be the one reason for the story, trying to turn what could be a super-hot and sexy alternative relationship into something more palatable for those who want a HEA. Which even from the opening sentence it was a reach for me to believe it.
Sexually, the scenes are often steamy with plenty of visual description and interior voicing to set the scenes and provide excitement, and while there is nothing wrong with them in construct, the lack of connection to the characters kept this as an ok read for me: neither wonderful nor bad.