Title: Branded Sanctuary | Nature of Desire Book 7
Author: Joey W. Hill
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Publication Date: February 2010
Length: Plus Novel
Once a person who lived life to the fullest, a brutal attack a year before has left Chloe with issues that she has hidden from everyone, including herself. When on impulse she calls someone she met at her boss's wedding for help with an all-out panic attack, Chloe finds Brendan to be confident and sexy. Not only does he help her get her fear under control, but by the end of the call they've indulged in some
pretty hot phone sex and she realizes that above all else she is still alive.
Brendan is a true submissive and he's fallen fast and hard for the lovely woman he met at the wedding. The biggest stumbling block to their relationship is that not only does Chloe not "get" what he is, she's not even remotely inclined to the lifestyle. As much as it will tear his heart out, Brendan would never ask her to try to be something she is not cut out for.
A plot within a plot, sensitive man to die for, trauma, tragedy, and a nice look into a lifestyle that people "hear" about, but can be easily misled over. Whether all the details are true or poetic license they certainly read true, while with style and grace one is drawn into the drama that is the heroine's life and the hero's unique attempt to play knight in shining armor. There is an intensity and depth that kept me reading and made it hard to put down.
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