Overall: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
Steam: 3/4 🔥🔥🔥
~QD STORY DETAILS~
Tear jerker: No
Location: Private Island near St. Thomas VI, named Ixora Isle
Character age range: 23 and 30
Lead: Belle Bennet
Love interest(s): Dean Donahue
~QD BOOK INFO~
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Series: Yes – The Unbowed Series
1. Belle Part 1 – Released 08/23/18
2. Belle Part 2 – Released 09/06/18
3. Belle: An Unbowed Novel – Releases 09/07/18
Sex/kink type: penetrative, oral, BDSM, submission, forced proximity, mild bondage, punishment (spanking, flogging, clamps, denied orgasms), collaring
Possible triggers: If you have triggers, specifically where kink is involved, this is probably not the right book for you.
You know when you eat something spicy and it hurts a little but it’s sooo good, and it totally wouldn’t taste the same without the heat? That’s this book. The writing is descriptive enough that your butt cheeks might twitch a little during a few scenes but it’s a delicious kind of hurt.
Belle and Dean reconnect in Part 2, with Belle growing bolder and Dean coming to realize that he needs to step up in more than one aspect of his life. There is drama, conflict, personal development (and of course some very sexy scenes) which all leads to a very satisfying conclusion that is a thoughtful and realistic glimpse into what a Dom/Sub romantic relationship might look like. And, masterful as Liz is, she sets us up and leaves us drooling for the next book in the Unbowed series about Penny and fashion-designer Felix. I. Can’t. WAIT!
Rule #1: Never fall in love with the client.
I’ve never done this before—two months on a private island, isolated from the rest of the world, just me and my new client.
A client who wants my unwavering submission.
What if I’m a horrible submissive? What if I fail?
Worst of all—what if I fall for the man I know I can’t have?
Protect your heart, Belle, I tell myself. Protect it when he smiles at you, kisses you, binds you. Don’t let Dean Donahue have it, as tempted as you are to surrender it.
Because escorts don’t get fairy tale endings. We get paid.
I’ve wanted her from the first moment I saw her.
Belle Bennet, escort. Darling Belle, sweet girl, on her knees, bound and gagged, writhing in pleasure—or pain. The choice is mine.
She is mine. Perfect in her naivety, she’s the submissive I’ve been waiting my whole life to claim.
And for the next two months, I intend to have her—mind, body, and soul—any damn way I see fit.
The Unbowed series includes duet standalones featuring escorts and the rich, alpha men who love them. It contains steamy content, including consensual kink, and may not be suitable for all readers.
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Liz is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University, and when she isn’t writing about her own snarky characters, she is ghostwriting romance novellas, loitering on social media, or taking care of her many animals.
As a freelance ghostwriter, she has written over a dozen books ranging from romance to horror, full-length to novella-sized. A handful are currently on the market, and she stalks their “authors” with fiendish delight. She loves writing realistic characters in fantastical settings.