by Roni Loren (Goodreads Author)
The New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me invites you to discover the thrill of control as one couple wrestles for power in and out of the bedroom…
Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.
But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving.
But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Intermix | Penguin Group
Genre: Adult BDSM Romance
Part 8.5 of an ongoing series but could be read as a standalone
My Break Me Down Review . . .
Once again Roni Loren did NOT disappoint with her latest novella. We meet Gibson throughout the series and know he's got some inner demons. We also know that he adores his friend, Sam. So much that he helps her train to be the dominate she needs to be, by being her bottom.
"I'm not trying to be her sub. I'm just trying to be there for her."Grant eyed him. "Sometimes the line between those two can get pretty blurred."
Sam has her own demons, which could be part of the driving need for her to be dominant. But its also part of who she is. What she does know is that Gibson, fills something in her that she needs, but won't compromise to get it, even if it means walking away.
Gibson's torn between what he needs, and what he should be. Though, what he truly knows is that Sam needs him and he has to find a way to compromise.
"A scared Sam is not a good Sam. She'll lash out at anyone who tries to help. . ."
Sam, has a recent run in that throws her off, causing her to run. Gibson tries to be what she needs to help her through this time, but sacrifices himself in the process.
"And because there's nothing that turns me on more than a guy who's tough enough and confident enough to give up control for me. I am a dirty and twisted and filthy-minded mofo. I want to hurt you. I want to make you beg. I want to take over your body and make every part of it my own. . ."
With everything that Gibson is, he wants to be different, but his past is owning him. Causing him to hurt himself and Sam in the process.
"Of course I would, baby. If I could change it, I could have you. Be the kind of man you deserve."
Gah! My heart hurt for these two.
I love you, Gibson Andrews. And now I have to let you go.
For Gibson, to find himself, he has to face his past demons head on, if he wants a future with Sam.
Now, will you kidnap me and make me pay for being such a dumbass? I would be much obliged.
For Sam, she wants Gibson. She needs Gibson, but she won't sacrifice. Not anymore. Even though it may gut her. She NEEDS him to choose her, or it just won't work.
" . . . I've been forced on people my whole life, Gib. I need to be chosen this time. I need to be worth the cost to someone."
Being true to oneself is the key to most happiness, just as long as we are brave enough to face our flaws, and our personal demons.
She didn't want the guy he always thought he should be. She wanted the man he was. Flawed. Real. Hers.
For Gibson to be truly happy, he needed to be truly broken. And Sam's the key to this success.
She'd broken him without even lifting a finger.
Since it was a novella it was quick and not as deep as it could have been, but the connection between these two was powerful. Their pasts were holding on to them with a firm grip, but they had to fight to break free.
4 Need to be broken thumbs up!