Not all fantasies are safe, sane, and consensual. Welcome to the world of The Gallery...
Devin's a pilot and playboy, as well as a Gallery Dominant known for his sadistic desires. Ella is a famed astrophysicist whose quiet intelligence masks a depraved longing for pain. When the two connect in a foreign dungeon, neither knows that one of them will soon save the other's life.
From such dramatic beginnings, a mutual friendship grows, along with a daring D/s relationship. Is their play merely sensual, or do their feelings run deeper? Within the opulent walls of The Gallery, Devin and Ella explore ever-expanding limits and test the boundaries of trust...
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What would you do if you were out one night playing at a BDSM club with a woman who was blindfolded so she didn't know whom was playing with her and then you met her the next day and realize that she is the one you are to escort on a flight from Italy to New York? Well, that is the dilemma that Devin is faced with. Ella is a bright, intelligent woman, she knows that her fear of flying is irrational but that doesn't make her less afraid in fact all of her fears come true...well some of them anyway. Devin and Ella have great chemistry and you can tell right from the start that they will be testing each others limits. Devin is a confirmed bachelor and has no plans to fall in love and change his ways but then again he never met a woman like Ella before. I found this to be an extremely hot read with tons of sex scenes that could very well get a monk in the mood. While Deep Control is the second book in the Dark Dominance series it can be read as a standalone, which is what I did. But, if you're like me you will enjoy this book so much that you will want to go back and read all about Jules and Fort in Dark Control, up next we have Milo's story in Dangerous Control due out later this year. **I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book**
When a book begins with a pilot in Italy trying to decide whether to go for a drink or BDSM , I know I've got the right book! Devon and Ella fell with for each other at first words, yet neither figured that out until much, much, much, later Devon is a sadistic playboy pilot, with a new submissive to play with each time he goes to the Gallery. The Gallery is an exclusive BDSM club in Manhattan where only men Dominants are allowed, and the submissive women are available to all. Anything goes there, and it usually does, and only those hardcore into the lifestyle go there, and only if a sponsor brings you. Devin has a list of beautiful blondes for the Gallery, in fact to most clubs around the world, to satisfy his needs. He hasn't been to Pisa in a while, and he decides to go solo to the club here The story really begins when Devin sees a beautiful blonde at the club. What is happening to her is consensual and monitored, and he can't stay away. She is also as deeply affected, we find out, and this is the start of self-denial for them both. As much as these two will gladly give into their sadistic and masochist needs, and recognize how perfectly their needs align, emotional connections terrify them Ella is world renown scientist, smart, and sexy, and one of the few women in her field. She keeps herself completely cerebral to avoid emotional entanglements. She has seen what love has done when lost, and her scientific mind gives her reason to avoid feelings The story is hot, it is sexy, and it seems to be exactly as Devin and Ella's relationship, some emotions that are quickly tapped down. We alternate between their points of view in the story, which adds to the wonder of what the person off-screen is thinking. This isn't a sunshine and flowers courtship, it is butt plugs and whips. Both Devin and Ella want to stick to the rules they agreed to at the beginning, but like everything else with these two, things are out of their control and moving fast without regard for what they want If you crave that darkness, that deep sado-maso connection between two characters, and them dealing with their emotions the only way they know how, ignore and deflect, then you'll love this book as much as I did!