Welcome to Paradise series: Ava’s Awakening, and Maggie’s Longing
by Heidi Lynn Anderson
BLURB: Ava’s Awakening When Ava stumbles into Paradise and comes face-to-face with her dream man, she has a feeling she’s standing on the precipice of something life-changing. Not to mention, she couldn’t be more surprised to learn her supposedly prim and proper aunt Julie was actually part owner of the premier sex club in Miami and a top-notch Dominatrix. Navy SEAL Logan Turner always knew he needed more out of life than the next mission. That’s why he opened Paradise with his best friend Julie. It didn’t hurt that he could reap the benefits of owning a BDSM sex club. But when a sexy, doe-eyed woman walks in, his control slips for the first time ever. Maggie’s Longing Who would have thought a plan to get the attention of one man, would have Maggie Blake taking two men to her bed? Maggie Blake has one desire, to experience what the way too sexy Brian O’Malley has to offer in bed. Too bad he thinks of her as an annoyance and not as the hot, willing woman she is. Brian O’Malley has one rule in life. Never let a woman too close, but club Paradise’s sassy little bartender threatens to change that rule and wiggle her hot little ass into his damaged heart. Julie’s Surrender Mistress Julie has worked to gain control of her life and overcome a tragedy from her past, and as a co-owner of Paradise, Miami’s premier BDSM club, she thought she had everything. But the truth is she longs for something more—something like the happiness her closest friends have found with their new partners. Nick’s sexual specialty is playing “guest star” as the third in his friends’ ménage encounters. He’s especially good at reading a situation and adjusting accordingly, and giving and receiving pleasure—and then moving on. But once he meets Julie, Nick begins to rethink his ideas on relationships. Nick and Julie get along great outside the bedroom, but Nick will need all his skills at discerning a woman’s deepest desires to show Julie that what she thinks she wants isn’t exactly what she needs. Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!
EXCERPT: “You must have done something wrong. A dozen girls under your tutelage got themselves pregnant, shamed the school and ruined its impeccable reputation.” When the tight-knit group of students wound up expecting within three months of one another, someone’s head had to roll. It made sense it was hers. Ava wasn’t a nun, wasn’t married and was low man on the totem pole. Being the sole guidance counselor at an all-girls high school, she was well versed in the workings of overactive hormones and the complications of the teenage mind. Ava doubted the pregnancies happened by accident. She thought there might be some kind of pact going on but had no proof. It was pretty bad when seventeen and eighteen-year-olds were having more sex then she was. The students went home and had lives, apparently more exciting ones than she had. There was nothing she could say to change the priest’s mind. “Well, Father Donavan.” Ava stood and walked to stand in front of the old man. “If you’ll excuse me, I need to clean out my office.” He rose. “I’ll send Sister Mary Elizabeth in to oversee you.” He pushed past her and out of the room. What am I going to do, steal the picture of the Pope hanging on the wall? She slammed the door behind her, stomped back to her desk, picked up her cell phone and dialed. “Nick’s House of Pleasure.” Her roommate and best friend answered.
Review of Ava’s Awakening:
There comes a time that a girl cant keep hiding within herself. Hurt and fear are both strong emotions and most of us have a need to keep them buried to deal with the pain. Ava’s Awakening is a first read for me from Ms Anderson, loving the excitement of reading a author for the first time. Now that I’ve read Ms Anderson I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of her talent.
I like the title and it fits the story line as well as Ava’s character. Ava studied psychology because she wanted to help inner city children, being a counselor in a all girls school wasn’t what she had in mind but it paid the bills. When a group of girls wind up in trouble and tarnishes the schools so perfect name, Ava winds up taking the heat for it.
Logan is home again just for a minute before he’s off on some military assignment. He is partners in owning a BDSM club. But there is just something missing in his life, its not if he has a lot of time to devel into the reasons behind him being unsettled. He’ll find a sub to play with and be out of town again in less than a week.
I enjoyed Ava and her wide eyed innocence, as her feeling comes to surface. It has to be amazing for a Dom to have the trust as well as the pleasure of guiding a woman new in the lifestyle. The story didn’t get heavy into a scene, mild but still entertaining. Logan though I loved his personality, I wasn’t happy with him starting something with Ava when he knew he’d be in and out of her life.
Ava’s Awakening is just about the right length, the characters were fleshed out, maybe a bit longer story just to show a bit of how Ava took to the lifestyle. An easy read with some hot sexy scenes, I recommend it. Enjoy.
4 of 5 LOVE TAPS
AUTHOR Bio and Links: By day, Heidi Lynn Anderson is a wife, mother, and owner of a small Green-Cleaning company. By night, she spins erotic tales featuring hunky heroes and the women they love. When not working or writing, Heidi likes spending time with her husband and son, doing what Florida has to offer. Visit Heidi at: www.heidilynnanderson.com https://www.facebook.com/heidi.l.anderson.9 https://twitter.com/SteamywriterHLA
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