Praise for the novels of Eden Bradley
“Kink, sensuality, emotional depth and passion that flies off the page.”—J. Kenner, New York Times bestselling author
“Intelligent, haunting, and sexy as hell…for you people who like story and heart with your erotica, I’d definitely recommend any of Eden’s books.”—Maya Banks, New York Times bestselling author of Taking It All
“Honest, tender, and totally sexy—a feast for the senses and the heart.”—Shayla Black, New York
Times bestselling author of Falling in Deeper
"Dark and sexy, romantic and edgy—this book will keep you up all night."—Lexi Blake, New York Times bestselling author
“A hot and steamy ride to the climactic end…This story will steam up your glasses.”—Library Journal
In this latest installment in Bradley's "Dangerous" series (after Dangerously Broken), raunchy Scotsman Duff Stewart finds himself intrigued by the equally dominant Layla Chouset. Layla, who has sworn off men and submission for more than a year, sticks to playing as a Domme with women at New Orleans's hottest BDSM club The Bastille, yet Duff has other plans. The two enter an agreement to play, with Layla tapping into depths of safety and submission that she'd long hidden. As it becomes clear that their pact is more than simply kink, can each overcome their broken pasts to build a healthy future together? Mentions of key concepts such as Safe Sane Consensual and Risk Aware Consensual Kink alongside a wide range of steamy activities (flogging, spanking, electrostimulation) provide a refreshing depiction of safety protocol within the kink community. VERDICT Bradley's sensuous prose skillfully captures the couple's crackling energy while lending just as much erotic weight to Layla's sculpting and the lush Big Easy landscape.
A bold Scotsman woos a Creole artist with a bit of BDSM and a whole lot of trust.Duff Stewart is new to New Orleans by way of Edinburgh, heading up the motorcycle division of his cousin Jamie's auto shop. While Duff loves vintage bikes, he loves BDSM in the bedroom even more, frequenting the local BDSM club called The Bastille. It's there that he first sees Layla Chouset, a domme who only plays with women at the club and never takes the role as a submissive. There's a hidden story there, and Duff is determined to get to the bottom of it, pursuing Layla through dinner dates and a shared interest in art and design; Duff's focus is on motorcycles, while Layla's is on sculpture. This is an erotic romance with little external conflict; readers won't find any jealous ex-lovers or meddling third parties hellbent on tearing the couple apart. Instead, the focal point is on coping with insecurities and learning to accept yourself. Layla has been burned by men before, which is why she insists on taking a dominant role in the bedroom, and her estrangement from her conservative family makes her wary of being judged by those close to her. At times, Layla's monologues about her self-doubt can become tiresome, but her family's dysfunction and the hurt she feels about not living up to their standards are easy to relate to. Duff is a pillar of support for Layla as she works through her baggage, and it's good to see a romance hero take on a more nurturing position. Fans of Bradley's Dangerous series (Dangerously Broken, 2015, etc.) will enjoy the frequent boundary-pushing love scenes, but the heart of the romance isn't terribly complex. A steamy courtship in which love can hurt so good. Just don't expect the substance to rival the sex.