Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Liberated Heart

Liberated Heart

4.8 6
by Measha Stone
Erin Stamper--solid, dependable, vanilla--is living the dream: devoted fiancé, house in the 'burbs, friends she trusts with her life. That is until the day her fiancé comes home with the shocking news that he's in love with another woman. Erin's whole life collapses, but just when she is about to be crushed under the weight of all that pain, she discovers even more


Erin Stamper--solid, dependable, vanilla--is living the dream: devoted fiancé, house in the 'burbs, friends she trusts with her life. That is until the day her fiancé comes home with the shocking news that he's in love with another woman. Erin's whole life collapses, but just when she is about to be crushed under the weight of all that pain, she discovers even more shocking news. This time, she learns that someone she has known, one of those trusted friends, owns a BDSM club. Suddenly, dependable, solid, practical Erin makes the decision to stop hiding in her safe suburban home and explore this new world. Consequences be damned.
Dominant Bradley Sorenson opens the door to this new world and escorts her inside, promising to show her everything she wants to see, and more. But just as she begins to find contentment in her true self, she receives a letter that starts a chain of blackmail that could ultimately end her new relationship. Between the blackmail and her new self-awareness, Erin must fight the urge to creep back into the cage she's so used to hiding in, and work to liberate her heart.

Publisher's note: This story contains explicit sexual themes, including strict corporal punishment and breath play. If such material is likely to offend, please do not purchase.

Product Details

Blushing Books Publications
Publication date:
Windy City , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Sales rank:
File size:
256 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Liberated Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Greyling54 10 months ago
I really enjoyed Liberated Heart, the 4th in the Windy City series. I started with Book 3, so although I have a bit of a background, I think the book stands well on its own. Erin and Bradley make a wonderful couple. Their kinks match up beautifully and their difficulties make complete sense coming clearly out of their characters as established. One is a little tempted to grab Erin and shake her toward the end of the book, but I will refrain from saying why. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Dyane 10 months ago
I love reading about BDSM clubs, and especially about newbies entering that world and the special doms who train them. This book was awesome. Erin is stronger than her friends give her credit for, stronger than she gave herself credit for. After a crushing breakup, she discovers one of her best friends partially owns a BDSM club. After some research, she is fascinated by what she has learned, and drops in at the club to have her friend Alex start the application process. Alex is unavailable, but Bradley, another one of the owners, is drawn to her immediately. Thus begins her training as a submissive. Insecurity, embezzlement, and kidnapping all play major roles in the plot, which is complex and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will immediately seek out others by this author. I voluntarily reviewed and advance reader copy of this book.
Laurel1 10 months ago
Another wonderful book in the Windy City, this one was a knockout winner. I learned more about BDSM combined with a loving relationship between a D/s after a betrayal from her former boyfriend who made her feel inadequate and insecure while her new relationship restored her self confidence while learning that submission makes her stronger and is a gift given with love and trust. The dynamics were intense and the storyline was fantastically developed with exposed emotions and feelings that were realistic and believable. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of the book.
MayCat 10 months ago
Hot D/s relationship! Erin has been strictly vanilla and straightlaced with her long-term fiancee. When he breaks the engagement after finding a new woman, she finds some paperwork that shows her friends all belong to a sex club. She is determined to explore wants to explore her submissive nature after findingwants to explore her submissive nature after findingthe lifestyle that they have kept from her, and finds herself drawn to. The sheltered woman her friends have tried to protect meets Dom and sadist, Bradley, who treats her as the strong woman he sees. Her own self-doubts, her ex, and a mysterious blackmailer all combine to for an engrossing story with very intense and sexy scenes! Based on this book, I went back to read the rest of the series! (I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book).
Pico1 11 months ago
The fourth book in the Windy City Series is another great story. Erin has a lot of problems; Bradley has a lot of experience as a Dominant. When they get together she learns how much she enjoys the lifestyle, but has tremendous problems with confidence. He finds that although he has never wanted a woman to stay with him, Erin is different and he realizes he wants her around always. There are, as always, a lot of complications and some villains who create problems – but in the end they both end up with each other and in love. Along the way, the scenes of spanking and sex are handled in a very nice way and the presence of characters from previous stories in the series is helpful. Nevertheless, it can be read as a stand-alone as the story is independent of the ones that preceded it.
Redrabbitt 11 months ago
YOUR PAIN IS MY PLEASURE Book four of the Windy City series can read as a standalone, and works even better with the first three. The saga revolves around a group of friends from college that have remained friends and get together for Friday night dinners. Something is seriously off with Erin, their meek, quiet friend who keeps canceling their weekly dinner with one excuse after another. Erin is engaged to Jonathan, and he really isn’t the group's favorite person, but they accept him for Erin. The fourth book will focus on Erin and the unexpected changes in her life. What a shock for Erin to learn that Jonathan is moving on, not just leaving her, but has been with someone else for six months behind her back. They bought a house in the suburbs because that was what he wanted, and now he has left her. But finding the emails on his computer and how he mocks her and calls her a freak is just cruel. This opens the door for Erin to Google and research more and boy does she find out that spanking, bondage, BDSM, etc. is not uncommon. She even discovers that Alex has a BDSM club called Top Floor, and does more research on it. Dominant Bradley Sorenson is shocked when he meets Erin, who comes to Top Floor seeking Alex. It is assumed that she is an ex-girlfriend and he plans on helping get rid of her. But this girl who is dressed like a Kindergarten teacher shocked him with her questions and wanted to learn more. Inviting her to place herself on the auction block for charity and her showing, he is willing to see where this will go. Erin may be a total newbie, but she has a spark to her, and this will be a journey for both of them. “No one could submit themselves onto another person’s will and be weak. It took strength. And a hell of a lot of trust.” The story is a journey into submission, but it starts with something deep down inside, a calling, a need, a desire. With a seven year relationship that ends, Erin will enter a growing, learning, exploring and fulfilling phase in her life. Bradley doesn’t think he will ever settle down with a woman, for most of them, it’s all play and fizzles out shortly. With Erin, he decides to ‘let the dice roll and see how things play out.’ The club is undergoing some issues with two silent partners who seem to think it is just a place to play, spend money and Alex and Bradley discover the abuse and make a deal to get John and Travis out, or turn them over to the authorities. Who is sending threatening letters to Erin with pictures trying to blackmail her? When she is kidnapped, roughed up, and nearly killed, that would cause anyone to have trauma, but why does she pull away and distance herself from Bradley? Did he push her too far with his very strict punishments? All her friends think she is a delicate flower that will break, but he sees the strong woman she really is, can he break through the fog she is in and bring her back?