You can lead a Domme to love…but you can’t make her fall.
Kate Dubois is a Domme-for-hire for the highly exclusive Hooded Pleasures, a service offering private BDSM sessions to those who can’t—or won’t—risk appearing in an actual club.
Lately, though, she wonders if professional burnout is causing her to have painful flashbacks to a past heartbreak. When her boss insists her next client will be a breath of fresh air, Kate reluctantly agrees to an interview.
Alex Hanson dominates the world of computer game programming, but secretly he suspects he might be a sub in the bedroom. There’s only one good way to find out—hire a professional to show him the ropes.
Their first meeting puts both of them to the test—Alex’s self-control, and Kate’s realization she might just like him a little too much. But there’s no denying their emotions are inextricably entangled…a dangerous step Kate’s not sure her heart is prepared to take.
Warning: Contains a hard-core computer geek with a tender side, and a Domme who can’t afford to expose her greatest weakness—him. Geekery combined with flogging. Enjoy!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This a sexy Domme/sub romance about a woman who works for a Domme-for-Hire company and a man seeking out their services, to determine if it's the right fit for him. Kate had a painful breakup when she was betrayed publicly at a sex club by her boyfriend and submissive who'd found a new Domme without telling her. Avoiding the club, she now has strict one on one sessions with clients only - no emotional entanglements. Enter Alex, a computer software expert. He's had little success in exploring his desires with other women, and is ready to try something new. Kate and Alex have an immediate connection and their intense sessions benefit them both. But there is a no sex/no relationship policy between Dommes and their clients, to protect everyone involved. When Kate finds herself drawn to Alex beyond her professional capacity, will she be willing to take a risk with her heart again? If you enjoy BDSM romances, this one should definitely go on your reading list. Proper attention is paid to safe words, after care and everything in between for the people involved. Because of the no sex policy, the sessions between Kate and Alex do not culminate in sex between the couple, and as a result it's a slow burn romance with a twist, since they have very intimate sessions without sex, and learn about each other in the process. It's not until much later in the story, once they've admitted their real feelings for each other, that they take things to the next level. Alex has to prove to Kate that even though he's new to the world of submission, it's Kate herself that he's attracted to and falling in love with, not the experience that he could get with just any Domme. And Kate has to learn to trust herself again, and that her feelings for Alex are genuine. There are scenes in Alex's home, and also at a BDSM club (the one Kate used to frequent). There are also several scenes involving Alex and Kate's mutual love of computer gaming. The story is well written, entertaining, and gives a good insight into the BDSM lifestyle. I'm looking forward to continuing the series!