Frederic d’Estang: performer, professional villain and my youthful crush.
Graduate student Evie Bell spends her days ghostwriting memoirs and her nights playing out her most intimate sexual fantasies by penning fan fiction. When a famous stage actor bursts into her life, she’s drawn to his dark, sensual presence, despite herself.
He calls me chérie, ma princesse, minette.
In Paris, Frederic takes Evie firmly in hand, leading her down a sensual path neither of them could have imagined, and pushing them both dangerously near their limits.
I call him Daddy.
Evie is wary—fearing Frederic is a villain both onstage and off—but again and again, Frederic draws her in. Yet the closer they become, the more Frederic holds back, wanting to protect Evie from his despicable truth. He isn’t the man she believes him to be, and his secret may very well destroy them.
4.5 Darkly Delicious Stars!!!
Adult, sexy and daring. Brianna Hale gets better and better.
“His singing voice can rattle windows with fury or caress with love.”
Ahhhhh….Frederic. Each hero of Brianna Hale strikes all the right notes with me. Having devoured her first two books, I could not wait to read ‘Soft Limits.’ A little darker than her previous books, this story has a little more depth and seriousness and I absolutely could not put it down! There are certain authors I just “click” with and Ms. Hale is one of them. You can count on tons of kink, flawless writing and a superb storyline. And a happy ending! Always.
If you have been wanting to try a little daddy/little girl kink, then by all means get your feet wet with Brianna Hale. I adored Evie and loved her exploration of her darker side. A brilliant writer in her won right, she has always searched for something more….and she finds it with Frederic D’Estang.
“It’s not just that I like make-believe. I crave it. And lately, I crave make-believe about villains most of all.”
Evie is tasked with writing Frederic’s biography. He is a famous performer and is hiding a dark secret of his own, Slowly they begin to get to know each other and realize that they have an almost unbreakable bond. They share the same unusual desires and fit each other perfectly. One thing i love about Brianna Hale’s books is that there is no shame involved with her characters – everything is explored in a heathy and safe way. And I loved the age difference between Evie and Frederic!
“There are a few reasons someone might be a hero, but there are infinite reasons to be a villain.”
There is a slightly gothic feel to this book which sets it apart from the earlier books. All set in London, the city plays a vital role in Ms. Hale’s books. I loved the lush descriptions of the city and of the countryside. I promise that once you pick this book up, you won’t be bale to put it down! And there’s plenty of lightness to balance out the darker elements. All in all, a wonderfully sexy, very adult love story. Highly recommend!
“Frederic isn’t afraid of my vulnerability, he craves it.”
(ARC provided in return for an honest review.)
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