Title: His Contract
Lawyers know when to play by the rules…and when to break them.
Legally Bound, Book 1
Harvard law professor Jack Archer once balanced his professional life with the private world of dominance, surrender and trust he shared with his wife. Since cancer stole her a year ago, finding love again—her final wish for him—is the furthest thing from his mind.
From his empty house to the classroom, grief follows his every move. Until he meets a young woman with shadows in her eyes even darker than his own.
Once a shining star at law school, Lilly Sterling’s dreams died when the Dom she trusted left her heartbroken and lost. She’s starting fresh in a new city as a paralegal, but meeting Jack reawakens all her old demons—and her lingering desires.
Jack offers to become Lilly’s mentor for both the courtroom and the playroom, but tells himself it’s not a relationship. Their carefully worded agreement guarantees that. But when their trial agreement starts heating up, both Jack and Lilly must decide what will tip the scales: the letter of the law...or love?
Warning: All rise for a book that contains a wounded submissive and a Dominant who wants to retrain her while retaining control of his heart. Discovery phase may involve spankings, bondage, edging, and blindfolds. Is it hot? You be the judge.
Author: Rebecca Grace Allen
Series: Legally Bound
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: November 10th 2015
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Wow! I wasn’t really sure if I was going to like this after reading the Epilogue, but man, I’ve got to say that I really liked this one. It wasn’t your typical Dom/Sub relationship, nor was the storyline. No. This felt, real. Like this is someone’s real life story being told.
Lilly is a true submissive, through and through. Even after she escapes an extremely unhealthy BDSM relationship, she struggles to find herself and where she belongs. Jack, a widower who is still grieving after a year, has no choice but to embrace his dominance in order to “help” Lilly come to terms with who she really is and what she really wants. Blah Blah Blah…you get the idea. You’ve read the blurb, but here’s what you didn’t read yet…
The struggle to love again after losing a spouse is hands down one of the hardest things, ever. Adding the element of a Dom/Sub relationship is just hammering in a few extra nails in the coffin. So when Jack offers to help Lilly with her demons, it wasn’t a stretch that Lilly looks just like his wife but younger. That may have been the ONLY way he would have even considered an agreement to dominate again.
Being young and naïve go hand in hand. So when Lilly is taken advantage of by an older dominate, it’s not surprising, right? The other non-surprising piece? He wasn’t even a good dominant. He made multiple mistakes with “teaching” her BDSM and left her completely scared. Yet, she remained curious enough to not give up on the lifestyle she was so drawn to.
It’s for these reasons that I feel in love with this book. It’s more than a story; it’s a journey. We get to read how Jack and Lilly help teach other how to love again, how to except who they are and most importantly how to become whole again.
Now…a plea to the author. PLEASE, I beg you!!!!! I NEED Patrick and Cassie to have their own story. I’m on my knees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!