His Contract

His Contract

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by Rebecca Grace Allen
     
 

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Lawyers know when to play by the rules...and when to break them.

Legally Bound, Book 1

Harvard law professor Jack Archer once balanced his professional life with the private world of dominance, surrender, and trust he shared with his wife. Since cancer stole her a year ago, finding love again-her final wish for him-is the furthest thing from his mind.

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Lawyers know when to play by the rules...and when to break them.

Legally Bound, Book 1

Harvard law professor Jack Archer once balanced his professional life with the private world of dominance, surrender, and trust he shared with his wife. Since cancer stole her a year ago, finding love again-her final wish for him-is the furthest thing from his mind.

From his empty house to the classroom, grief follows his every move. Until he meets a young woman with shadows in her eyes even darker than his own.

Once a shining star at law school, Lilly Sterling's dreams died when the Dom she trusted left her heartbroken and lost. She's starting fresh in a new city as a paralegal, but meeting Jack reawakens all her old demons-and her lingering desires.

Jack offers to become Lilly's mentor for both the courtroom and the playroom, but tells himself it's not a relationship. Their carefully worded contract guarantees that. But when their trial agreement starts heating up, both Jack and Lilly must decide what will tip the scales: the letter of the law...or love?

Warning: All rise for a book that contains a wounded submissive and a Dominant who wants to retrain her while retaining control of his heart. Discovery phase may involve spankings, bondage, edging, and blindfolds. Is it hot? You be the judge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619232297
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
11/10/2015
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

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His Contract 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 2 days ago
I enjoyed the story.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Loved this book. Really hoping the rest of the series is coming.
BookLover108 More than 1 year ago
The story starts with a dying promise. A promise to love again. Jack is such a likable character. You mourn with him. You wish, hope and dream that he will wake up and start living again. Lilly is adorable. You will root for her all the way through the book. Both characters are well developed. The book has depth and emotion as well as a plot that will keep you engaged. I truly enjoy hurt/comfort books and the D/s is not on the extreme side. I also, love that the book is set in Boston. I went to BU and the talk about the bars and Fenway just makes me happy. If you want an interesting hurt/comfort book with some D/s thrown in for a side this book is for you. **ARC provided by the Author through the BDSM group on goodreads in exchange for an honest review**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about it. I laughed cried or should I say cried first. I loved all characters and the storyline .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this
CoffeeBreakandaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Wow! I have read a lot of cliché BDSM books, but His Contract is not one of them! It is so powerful and sad and made my heart hurt for both of the main characters. They were not immediately thrown together, but instead the author took the time to develop each one so carefully that I could not help but feel as though they were my friends. That rarely happens, but when it does I get goosebumps. Jack’s wife passed away from cancer, and he hasn’t been a Dom to anyone else since her passing. He promised her that he would find love again, but with his grief and his demanding job as a lawyer, he hasn’t had the time. Lily is a paralegal and was crushed when her last relationship ended. Her previous lover/Dom treated her horribly and destroyed her self-confidence. Mutual friends introduce Lily and Jack and they both discover that the other might be what each one needs. I found the details of the relationship to be very realistic. Even the age difference and experience of Jack was written so well that I did not have an issue with it at all. They each explored something that was sitting dormant in themselves and allowed that part to heal. The dual POVs was so well done and they flowed easily from one POV to the next without confusing the reader. Also, the playroom scenes were hot, Hot, HOT!!! Honestly, I can’t find one thing to dislike about this book! I’m so glad that I read it! *Copy provided for review.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
*sigh* This was the most beautiful, heartfelt and real BDSM story I've ever read. There were no BDSM clubs or public displays of anything. It is a dominant man and a submissive woman and their real life issues that definitely got in their way. One of the main issues was that he was 45 and she was 28. The story was so well written that it seemed like I was watching their lives unfold in real time. I couldn't put it down. Bravo Rebecca Grace Allen! I can't wait to read more from this extremely talented author. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
JenniVange More than 1 year ago
His Contract is the first book in the Legally Bound series starring Jack, a Harvard law professor, and Lilly a paralegal/aspiring lawyer. Lilly was broken by a Dom who she loved. Trying to move on with her life she moves to Boston where she meets Jack. Jack is recently widowed and had a BDSM relationship with his wife. When he meets Lilly there is an instant recognition between dom and sub. Both are hesitant to get in to new relationships but maybe having a contract is the answer to keeping feelings at bay. Will it work? Find out in His Contract!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! You have to be okay with BDSM or you won’t like it … as long as you are, it’s sexy hot! Jack Archer is a Harvard Law Professor. He lost his wife to cancer a year ago and is still mourning her heavily. He works alot and then goes home to an empty house. He misses their times in the basement playroom more than he can say. Lilly Sterling is a paralegal in a law firm. She should have been a full fledged lawyer herself by now, but life got in the way of her taking the bar exam and now she’s not sure if she wants to do it anymore. She’s feeling pretty traumatized from a past relationship and trying to heal from that. Both Jack and Lilly are drug out to a bar with family and friends one night, and meet through them. Lilly’s brother Nick played football in college with Jack’s brother Brady and remain good friends. The moment Jack lays eyes on Lilly he’s intrigued and feels the first tug of attraction that he’s felt since his wife died. Lilly feels a draw to him too. As they spend time together a few times in the group, Jack realizes Lilly is a submissive, and it brings the Dom in him to life. They agree to make up a contract to play together short term. He wants to show her how a true Dom treats his lady, and she wants to help ease him back into the world of the living. Will they walk away when their contract is over or will they decide they want more?
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
His Contract,  Rebecca Grace Allen Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, This was a perfect read for me yesterday. I wanted some romance but with a solid story line, something to really pull at my emotions. This delivered all of that. I loved Lilly, understood just how badly Damien had hurt her, not physically but emotionally. That can be just as bad and have ramifications that stay for life. Poor Lilly, she was devastated when he left her, just before her Bar exam. Since then she’s moved, lives nearer her brother and has a great group of friends that she works with. She’s still employed within the legal field, but hasn’t been able to make herself take the Bar exam. All her ambitions, her dreams, centred on that and when her confidence was so shaken its had a huge impact on her. No-one except her best friend knows what happened, and Lilly feels ashamed of her kink, of her submissive needs and has stayed away from that. Her friend doesn’t understand that world either and encourages Lilly to stay out of it. Then she meets Jack, older man, widowed and who’s younger brother is best friends with her brother. They all go out as a group, and Jack can see from the way she reacts to something that Lilly is a Submissive, can see it in her demeanour. Somehow they begin to play, but with contracts that stipulate its play only, and to be kept private, and that suits them both. Lilly can see how attractive Jack is, and after her last disaster she wants to protect her heart. Jack doesn’t want a relationship, feels that would be disloyal to his wife and yet he needs to let his dominant side out. It suits them both for a while but emotions aren’t so easy to control as words on a piece of paper. The sex scenes between them were hot, sensual and it showed a different side to both of them, especially Jack, and it was clear to see that they both so enjoyed what they did. Its not heavy on whippings kind of BDSM but one where everything is explained as it happens so we can see just why Jack does things, just why Lilly reacts as she does and how different it was from what her previous Dom did. Its a lovely read, watching how slowly things change, how they grow to be more to each other and of course the barriers that prevent them. Its not only that Jack is a widower, that he’s so much older, that Lilly has had a bad past relationship, but also that thing of Kink being regarded by so many as distasteful, weird, unnatural – sad isn’t it when no-one else is hurt, when both parties want and need what they’re doing. Still, that’s the world we live in, and for both of them their professions could be at risk if word gets out about their sexual tastes. Personally I want a lawyer who’s good at the job, what they do in time off I don’t care, so long as its consensual, but I understand how precarious a line it is that some people have to tread. When it goes wrong – well, its really sad, but very understandable the way they both react. I do like this down part in a book, don’t want it all to be happy, and could see this coming, but when it happens it’s still gutting, harrowing and I felt for both of them. They’ve both some looking inwards to do, some decisions to make and I enjoyed being there with them and seeing what tipped the balance. I liked the addition of the legal case they were dealing with, brought some reality into the story, joined the private and the workplace and made everything knit together as well as just being plain interes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just a great read period!