Title: Forbidden Desires
Author: Jodie Griffin
Publication Date: November 19, 2012
Source: Net Galley
Summary (from Goodreads)
When it comes to sex, Bella Massey wants a man who'll get down on his knees and beg. And although she's got the hots for firefighter Marcus Aiello, she can't believe an alpha male like him could have a submissive bone in his body.
Marcus isn't looking for a relationship, but Bella is not like any woman he's ever met. When he discovers what the sexy librarian is really looking for in a man, he's even more intrigued. But giving up control is difficult for Marcus—no matter how much he desires it.
Despite their intense attraction, Marcus and Bella's budding relationship is at an impasse. Until a weekend at a unique B&B offering all manner of naughty nightly activities teaches them both just how good it can feel to lose control
I think I found a new favourite series in Bondage and Breakfast. This is the kind of BDSM I like. Hey, if you’re a true D/s and that gets you off all the more power to you! But for me, characters like Bella and Marcus, who know they like a little kink but aren’t professional by any means and just like to experiment and have a good time, I can definitely relate to.
Both out of recent relationships, Bella and Marcus are cautious about their feelings towards one another, but more than that, they’re scared of how each other (and the rest of the world) will react to their “forbidden desires” in the bedroom.
I loved that the author made Bella “full figured”. I am so tired of reading the same type of woman in books. C’mon, not everyone is built the same freaking way with a size two waist and legs that can wrap around a guy two or three times. Sure, whatever, that’s what most of society deems acceptable and sexy, and honestly it pisses me off. So an author who makes her women with a little more curve and a lot of confidence to go with those extra inches is my type of author!
Marcus, the insanely hot paramedic/firefighter, was sweet as much as he was confused. I loved watching him sort out his feelings for his bedroom preferences and learn to trust Bella. I would have liked a little more backstory on his breakup with his ex though. We know it has something to do with him wanting to experiment in a D/s relationship but it was never fully explained.
Alice, Edna and Myrtle were the perfect senior citizen threesome. I really adored the relationship Bella had with them and how Marcus grew to be part of their little group and looked out for them.
If you’re looking for a hot read and are curious about the fun side of the D/s world, grab yourself a copy of Forbidden Desires. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.