A woman scorned and a politician with a wild side connect online—and explore their hottest fantasies in the flesh.
Olivia Watts knows that her problems are painfully average. She got engaged, and her fiancé cheated. She gave up on her dream job—street photographer—and settled on a more practical one: graphic designer. She scrimped and saved to buy a home, only to realize how empty it was. So when Olivia hears about an exclusive dating app that matches subs with highly trained doms, she does something she never thought she’d do in a million years: She signs up. The last thing she expects to find is a man whose sizzling touch reawakens the woman she used to be. . . .
Noah Grant has no time for relationships. His sole purpose is to win reelection. That’s why he pays a premium to the discreet app that satisfies all his dark desires. But after sweet, innocent Olivia is vetted and arrives for their week together in his penthouse, it’s blatantly clear that she’s running from her demons. Noah’s more than willing to be her escape—until their emotions get tangled up in their games. Now, to become worthy of Olivia’s heart, Noah will have to prove that he’s more than a fantasy.
Olivia and Noah meet; and how else? Through an app that allows dominant men to have private, consensual encounters with submissive women. Maybe the app works the other way too, and it probably does, but that is not the point here.
Olivia is dealing with some things in her past that make her just a little reluctant to trust men. Noah lives a life where no one can be trusted and everyone is always out to find your secrets, and to create the scandal that topples their political rivals.
Imagine their surprise when the initial attraction gets stronger the more time they spend together, and that they each want to me with one another on a more permanent and public basis. Rules are broken, boundaries are tested, and a relationship is forged between 2 people who were not thinking there was any chance this would ever be a long term thing.
The writing in this was strong, and I believed the evolution of their story. I liked the characters, and I liked how they were both reluctant to trust in the relationship, but also willing to take the chance when they find someone they think they want to be with.
I thought some of the issues were resolved a little quickly and that took me out of the story at the end. But, overall I enjoyed and recommend this title.