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Caressa's Knees
     

Caressa's Knees

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by Annabel Joseph
 
Working for megastar Jeremy Gray has taken an emotional toll on personal assistant Kyle Winchell. In the name of self-preservation, he re-locates to New York City to work at Ironclad Solutions, a service agency catering to the needs of the rich and famous.

He accepts a job as personal assistant to well-respected concert cellist Caressa Gallo, only to find she's not

Overview

Working for megastar Jeremy Gray has taken an emotional toll on personal assistant Kyle Winchell. In the name of self-preservation, he re-locates to New York City to work at Ironclad Solutions, a service agency catering to the needs of the rich and famous.

He accepts a job as personal assistant to well-respected concert cellist Caressa Gallo, only to find she's not as respectable as she seems. Soon he's involved in a world of lust and dark inspiration, and emotional stakes beyond anything he's encountered before.

This erotic romance novel contains BDSM elements and has a length of approximately 70K words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615444383
Publisher:
Scarlet Rose Press
Publication date:
01/25/2011
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
457,773
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Annabel Joseph is a novelist who specializes in the romance of dominance and submission. Her stories celebrate the complexity of sensual power exchange in loving and sometimes complicated relationships.

She has published with Loose Id, Ellora's Cave, and her own independent imprint, Scarlet Rose Press.

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Caressa's Knees 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
bookofsecrets More than 1 year ago
Caressa's Knees is a poignant, beautifully written love story. Kyle is hired as the assistant to Caressa Gallo, a 20-year old cellist and musical genius. Kyle is a down-to-earth boy from Texas, organized, level-headed, and the exact opposite of Miss Gallo. Caressa is a former child prodigy who's life has always been the music. She suffers from incredible guilt over a past experience she had no control over. She has a crippling fear of failure. For Caressa this results in instability, loneliness and refusing to act like the adult she had become. Despite not wanting to admit it, Caressa needs Kyle to ground her in reality. I enjoyed Caressa's character even with her flaws. Sure, at times she was an emotional wreck, but deep down she was strong to have survived such an exceptional childhood. I could feel her pain and anguish, her overwhelming passion for her music, and the relief she felt when she let Kyle into her guarded world. Now, Kyle wasn't perfect. He was burdened with problems from his past too. He did a few things that had me shaking my head. However, a few imperfections make a hero more compelling, which was certainly the case with Kyle. The BDSM in this story is rather sensual, and it came very naturally between Kyle and Caressa. I thought that their D/s relationship was amazing. Passionate, personal, and very erotic. It was an intimate experience between them without the larger BDSM scene. Caressa needed Kyle's control, and he willingly gave it to her. I love Annabel Joseph's writing style. She really knows how to pull a reader into a story with her descriptive language. The scenes of Caressa playing the cello, or her and Kyle's magical experience beside a Texas pond gave me chills. The epilogue had me choked up too, sad the book was ending, yet thrilled at the outcome of their story.
_Michelle_ More than 1 year ago
One of the best erotic romances I have read. I just loved it!!! It is an extra full-length novel at almost 70K words about Kyle from Comfort Object. Remember Kyle, Jeremy's assistant who found Nell, and had the privelege of sharing Nell when Jeremy commanded? Kyle the poor Texas boy who was infatuated with the girl he found for Jeremy? Who took a bullet for her? That poor boy finally got his own tale. And it is yummy!! This is defintely on my "good first BDSM" recommended book shelf. There aren't any sex clubs in this story, or public displays or even sharing. It isn't about humiliation or anything extreme. This is a very private experience and frankly, Kyle never comes right out and uses the terms 'lifestyle' or 'BDSM' with Caressa. The Dominance and submission aspect are just part of the way they express their love/lust/needs. Caressa is a 20 year old mess who really needs some control in her life. Kyle gives her that. Kyle has this huge heart and protective instinct, God bless him. Caressa was a child prodigy on the cello. She's always lived in an adult world, but it is now as she approaches her 21st birthday and the completion of a tour that will define her career, that she is finally growing up and into her own. To do that she has to face her own demons. Kyle somehow always gets himself tangled in disfunctional relationships. But Caressa is not Jeremy or Nell. He's got clarity and inner strength he didn't have before, and he sees something amazing in Caressa, something that makes her endearing even as she pouts like a brat and struggles to define herself. Not that I didn't want to smack him upsidethehead a couple of times. If you read CO, you remember Jeremy throwing the books in the fire? Well, Kyle can be just as much of an ass in my opinion. (And I still love him to death.) He has demons of his own and it takes concious effort each day to not slide down that slippery slope. Jeremy does make appearances in the book, as does Nell. It is great to see how they are doing and how much the two of them have changed. They are more like cameo appearances. Goodness, that was rambly. OK, pick this one up. You will love it, I promise. Only the most conservative of us will flinch. (Those who like the door to shut and the sex to be implied). But, I am thinking most of my friends list is going to just adore this one. It is a great story, with complex, rich, interesting characters, perfect pacing and serious chemistry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked Comfort Object more, but still a great read.
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I loved it just as much as Comfort Object.
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I really didn't like Caressa at first but couldn't help being in love with Kyle and really enjoyed their volatile love affair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Annabel doesn't disappoint!
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