Beth Davenport has no interest in getting involved with another man for the foreseeable future. To say her last relationship ended in disaster would be a colossal understatement. The only reason she agrees to put in an appearance at Serpent’s Kiss, a private kink club in downtown St. Louis, is because her best friend, Nicole, won’t quit nagging her. When she walks in the door that night, the last thing she expects to do is meet a man who will have her reconsidering her ban on men.
As a captain with the St. Louis Fire Department, Drew Parker is used to being in charge. His crew relies on him to make sure they know what they’re doing and return home to their families after every shift. It isn’t, however, what he wants in a relationship. Drew decides to join Serpent’s Kiss to see if what appeals to him in fantasy is something he wants to explore in the real world. He’s also hoping that he’ll be lucky enough to meet a woman with whom he can explore his desires. The night Beth walks into the club, he is intrigued. Drew has to get to know her better.
After what happened to her, Beth is reluctant to get involved with Drew. It doesn’t matter that he is sweet and charming. She’s been burned before and Beth doesn’t think she can survive having her heart crushed again. Drew, however, won’t take no for an answer. He wants a relationship and is determined to chip away at her defenses until she relents. Will she give him a chance, or did her ex leave her with scars too deep to heal?
About the Author
At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Nearly eight years later, Sherri is the author of nine full-length novels, and two short stories. Writing has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. You can find a current list of all of Sherri’s books and sign up for her monthly newsletter at www.sherrihayesauthor.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books. *I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.* This is a BDSM book and I wasn’t quite sure which way the author was going to take with this story. Some are mainly about sex. Some have a story line and sex. This book has an incredible story line with some sex. I was incredibly pleasantly surprised. The author did a great job writing the story and I was enlightened a bit. Who can’t love a sexy, sweet, caring fire fighter?! Let’s add a small restaurant owner who knows her way around a kitchen to make some yummy sounding food. Then let’s add a little kink into the story. Oh, I forgot to add that the baker, Beth, is the dom and the firefighter, Drew, is the sub. That’s got to lead to one hot story. If that’s what you’re thinking then you are absolutely positively correct!!! This story is enjoyable from the beginning to the end. It’s sad in parts when you are learning about Beth’s past and might make you want to yell at the book a bit for the man who broke her heart. Drew is a sweet, hot, sexy, loving young man. His character was written so perfect. I think the part that he wants to relinquish the control he has all day at work in the bedroom and have a female control him is quite interesting and is intriguing to say the least. Honestly, that part makes him even sexier. Descriptions! Oh the author is really great about using amazing description throughout the entire story. I think the way she has written the story and the way she describes each scene make it so easy to dive in and really enjoy the story. I really don’t think you could ask for any better detailing to the story on an understanding and visualization level.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Like: I liked the fact that their relationship was a slow buildup. This gave the H/H the time to heal enough to be ready for a new relationship. Though there were setbacks in their relationship, it was just what you would expect due to the heroine's issues. Dislike: Though, there wasn't any cheating between the H/H, the heroine's ex was a married man. While this isn't a trigger for me. I'm not a fan of this situation. Recommendation: I found this to be an emotional, yet fulfilling read. I'm looking forward to more books as some of the secondary characters are interesting.