Book 1 Synopsis:
“Romantic, erotic, deeply emotional and humorous.
Isabel is a shy artist with an abusive past who has a very vivid
fantasy life and unexplored unusual sexual tastes. When her very
private and naughty-natured artwork is sold without her permission,
she sets out to try and retrieve her precious paintings, unaware that
the buyer has dark sexual tendencies.
Dylan is an eccentric businessman and art collector with very specific
tastes in women and sex, and serious trust issues. When he comes upon
a very erotic set of paintings, he purchases them and they ignite a
want and need for the alternative lifestyle he was forced to give up.
When the two meet, Dylan immediately picks up on Isabel’s submissive
nature and hatches a wicked plan to teach Isabel about his alternative
lifestyle. He wants nothing more than to get his hands on more of her
paintings and to dominate the submissive beauty.
Their affair is intensely physical and despite Dylan’s wanting only a
sexual relationship with distinct boundaries, he can’t resist her
spirited nature, her eagerness and lack of fear to learn BDSM, and
most of all – her immense talent. But Isabel has a hidden dominant
streak of her own that only Dylan brings out and as they’re drawn
closer together, their unconventional relationship is threatened as
they each struggle with their pasts and for control.”
I am sorry I did not read this book when it was first released. I kept gazing at the gorgeous book cover on my Kindle…and I’m so glad I took the plunge into this series. Once I began reading, I could not stop! I devoured the books back-to-back. Each book in this series also contains the most beautiful artwork, credited to Rebekkah Ivacson, which is an added bonus to each story.
Book 1 introduces us to Isabel and Dylan, the tortured artist and the wealthy businessman. But their story is most definitely NOT cliché, and the characters will grab you from the beginning.
Dylan immediately feels a connection with Isabel because of her kindheartedness and her artistic talent:
“No one has ever kissed me like this, with so much passion and
kindness.” – Dylan
Isabel is of course both doubtful and surprised that Dylan is attracted to her but he immediately recognizes her beauty and her amazing talent.
“Oh, and for whatever you have planned for me for tonight, thank you
for that, too. Just in case I forget to tell you later.” – Isabel
I absolutely love the alternating POV’s and felt a connection from the very beginning with both characters, which is essential to me in a good story. The author has created a page-turning storyline to go along with the BDSM theme in Book 1, along with some blazing hot sex
There is also a certain light-heartedness woven throughout this book. Along with the very sexy and protective Dylan, what’s not to love?