BEAUTY SUBMITS TO HER BEAST
by Sydney St. Claire
Rancher Caitlin Olsen is in complete control of her life. After years of taking care of others, she’s on her own and loving every minute. She has her horses and her ranch. What more does she need? Yet deep inside, she yearns to give up all her responsibilities and simply experience life. When a friend suggests she try a bit of BDSM role-play, she does her research and accepts an invitation to Pleasure Manor for a fairy tale event.
War hero and Dominant, Damon Steele is a loner. His failure to keep his men alive destroyed too many hopes and dreams. He won’t be responsible for anyone else’s life or happiness ever again. There’s no room in his life—or his heart—for romance. Instead, he satisfies his needs at BDSM clubs and never with the same sub. Taking part in the fairy tale event at Pleasure Manor is difficult enough, but when Beauty challenges him both in the bedroom and out, he’s not sure he can control his inner beast.
I’m totally at a loss for words on this one. Besides the usual, OMG! Good Lawd! and BUY/READ this book!!! She has done it again with this reader. As most know I don’t read this genre that much anymore. A certain book did that to me and I won’t go into the “why” I don’t read BDSM anymore but Ms. St. Claire is definitely one of my “go-to” authors when it comes to BDSM. Especially this series. Its pure genius in world building, characters, plot and yes…sex!
I think this book is hotter than Red’s and I thought Red’s book was the best in the series. I was wrong. Oh so wrong in my thoughts. This one was more emotional, lots of character growth and dealt with some serious issues in regards to Damon. And yes, I just wanted him to put his head on my lap so I could make it all better for him. *sigh* Talk about someone that was almost beyond redemption…he’s not a “bad” hero, just one that has completely shut himself off from the world that its rather sad.
Caitlin had her own issues but with her I could identify with them. Giving up control is a hard thing for anyone…vanilla or in the lifestyle. She’s finally in a place that makes her happy but then there’s a bit of wanting to lose herself to someone so when the opportunity came up to attend a bit of a role playing weekend, she jumped.
Again, I’m at a loss for words. Damon and Caitlin challenged each other at every turn and I think that’s made this book so special. They both had some “growing up” to do individually before they could ever truly be together and it showed in Ms. St. Claire’s writing. She simply amazes me with how she draw Damon and Caitlin from beginning to end in the book. I loved both characters from the beginning and by the end…I didn’t want to leave them. I wanted more. Hell, I want to be their friends. Hang out with them, talk with them, and just be with them.
Seeing the other stories coinside with their story was a trip down memory lane. And no, you can read this one as a standalone but why? Ms. St. Claire has taken our most beloved fairytales and brought them to the front row with real people, dealing with real issues. The sex is secondary to their stories. Emotions run deep and that is why I keep coming back to this series time and time again. I hope that she never stops writing these fairytales. There is something special about a writer that can take a story like this and have me totally forget the Disney version. And yes, I watched the movie again and all I could think about was Damon and Caitlin. 🙂
Please, please read this book and series. Ms. St. Claire’s does not disappoint but I will warn you about one thing…there is sex and lots of it. But there is a point to it and very important for not only the plot but for the characters in their continued growth in the story. Like I said about the stories…bring a hose, take a shower, have your partner close by. Trust me on this one. 😉
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.
Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success. Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre. Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.
Sydney’s office is quite crowded with three dogs at her feet and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…
When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…
While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music. Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.
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