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Review of Red & Her Big Bad Dom (Once Upon a Dom series #2) by Sydney St. Claire w/a huge swag giveaway!





by Sydney St. Claire






Wealthy computer genius Graham Winters is in love with a woman who won’t join him for a stingy cup of coffee. How can he prove he’s nothing like her jerk of an ex if she won’t give him a chance? Then he spots her at a BDSM club and devises a plan. During the day, he’s “that damn geek.” At night, he’s the masked Dom known as The Wolf.


When it comes to her love life, Lucy Sanchez has one rule—no geeks. Not even rich, good looking geeks. She’s attracted to Graham but rules are rules. Besides, she has her wolf, the mysterious Dom who makes her blood sing. Then she’s invited to a fairytale event at Pleasure Manor and this Little Red Riding Hood plans to enjoy every delicious moment with her big, bad Dom.





Excerpt 1


Lucy admitted there was something totally naughty and sensual in not knowing what her big, bad, wolf looked like. He was her mystery man, and he understood her. He got her, and not just with the sex, although the sex was out of this world fantastic.


They had so many things in common, like dancing. Bryce’s mansion had a real ballroom, and she had a fabulous gown for the ball. She and her wolf would heat up the dance floor.


“What are you thinking?”


Smiling, Lucy stared into his piercing blue eyes. “Saturday night.”


“Ah. We’ll dance the night away, you and I.”


His slight accented voice hummed through her. “I love dancing with you.”


He pulled her on top of him. “I bet we can sneak into the ballroom tomorrow. Want to dance tonight, out here, under the moonlight?”


Lucy cupped his face in her hands and kissed him. “Very much so.”


“Then we’ll dance here after our scene.”


She wrinkled her nose. “I’m not so sure I’m going to like being watched”


“You trust me.” It wasn’t a question but a quiet statement.


Lucy nodded. He knew her better than she knew herself. “It seems—wrong—yet the idea of being spied on turns me on.”


He grinned. “No, it’s naughty, and you, my sweet sub, love being naughty.”


Rolling her eyes, she admitted he was right. “Yeah, I do. Okay, I’m game.”


“Good girl.” He rolled her over, held her hands above her head, and swooped in for a deep, drugging kiss.


*thud*  *head desk* *faints*

Yep, that’s Harlie after reading this one.  Damn, I thought my Kindle would combust.  Literally…if you have never read Ms. St. Claire, shame on you.  This is her second book in a series but don’t worry; you don’t need to read the first one to understand this one but come on?  Seriously?  Cinderella’s story was just as awesome.

A couple of words of caution for the faint of heart:

1.  This book is a bit more “harder” in the BDSM scenes.  Red and Wolf are established in the lifestyle so there is no “learning” curve.  They are established as D/s.

2.  There is menage (FFM), exhibitionism, toys, anal, oral and damn…a spanking bench.  Oh yes…be prepared.  😉

3.  While Lucy (Red) and Graham (Wolf) do scenes at other clubs during the week, this is basically the make it or break it sessions.  You will need a cold drink, your partner or a cold shower once you read their story.

But I really enjoyed about Lucy and Graham was their non-sexual chemistry.  Yes, its weird since this is a BDSM book but their connection to each other out of the bedroom was just as intense.  The genuinely liked each other and much to Lucy’s chargin…they were friends.  *giggles*  Lucy didn’t want to get involved with Graham but after the weekend, they are forced to work on a project that takes them out of the office and into Graham’s home.

I’ve got to hand it to Ms. St. Claire in her re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood.  She is subtle.  Pay attention or the next page won’t make sense.  From the costumes, the small details in the scene that she is writing, to the overall setting, she brings the story of Little Red Riding Hood to life.  Just in a super, uber sexy way.

Overall, I loved Lucy and Graham.  From their scenes, to the tenderness afterwards, watching their friendship grow and even the dancing.  Ms. St. Claire delivers a solid offering in her Dom series and I can’t wait for Snow’s story next.

5harliesrecommend-harlies- new




AUTHOR Bio and Links:susan pic


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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