by Susan Arden
"When it comes right down to jumping into the lifestyle, what you need is to be spanked."--Brandon
A story about sex and the lies people tell themselves...like they're not falling too fast and they can get out before they get hurt. Love...not gonna happen.
This was just supposed to be a grad school project on BDSM. A begin point, collecting some data, a thesis, and that was it. Nothing complicated. A means to an end. Out of a small town. Away small from minds. This wasn't supposed to be doorway into decadence. Not really. Certainly not into the bedroom of powerful Dom who had the keys to uncovering her erotic desire to submit to his will.
This was supposed to be temporary. A way to get his partner off his back and a woman gone from plaguing his mind, memory, and dreams. A hurdle. Then on to the next. Away from her fiery eyes and sassy mouth.
But when they cross boundaries and end up in bed, their connection is raw, chemical, and real. Each time they make love, it feels so achingly right and the problem becomes how to convince her to stay when she plans to leave.
On her way home after a tough afternoon therapy session where two young women disclose they are victims of severe and traumatic abuse, Mia ends up missing. Brandon risks everything...his secret life, his business, his reputation to find her, before it's too late.
WARNING: HOT ENOUGH TO PEEL PAINT!
Meet Susan Arden
A former educator within the fields of special education and biology, Susan writes romance across several genres including Western, sports, paranormal, fantasy and contemporary. She dreams of returning to teaching or mentoring students interested in creative writing and relishes great lines, laughs, and people who are off the wall. She lives near Nashville with her husband and has college-aged girls (oh yeah...as in three) along with a slew of animals ranging from furry to scaled.