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Five Weeks In December
Twisted & Tied #1
by Blue Kincaid
Two years ago tragedy took Harry Everett's confidence as a man and as a Dom. And while he's managed to continue to live his life, what he hasn't been able to do is venture back into the lifestyle that used to be as much a part of him as breathing. The trust he once had in his instincts is broken and for the first time in his life, this alpha man is lost and without answers. So when a friend suggests perhaps a professional submissive could help him, Harry's reluctantly willing to try. He doesn't hold out much hope, though. Until she shows up on his doorstep and turns everything upside down.
A professional submissive for the past seven years, December doesn't belong to any one master. And she likes it that way. But when her best friend’s Dom asks December to help his friend, she can't resist the chance to really do some good. Here's a man who doesn't just want someone to flog - he needs what she can provide and December is determined to help. She's prepared for this to be tough, but what she's not prepared for is how Harry makes her feel. It’s obvious from the beginning that he’s not like any other client and this is not just a job – for either of them.
She’s got five weeks to help him heal.
He’s got five weeks to learn how to keep her… or how to let her go.
Wow!!! This is the first book in the Twisted and Tied series by Blue Kincaid. I've looked, but can't find, any other books by this author. This reads like she's been writing for years. It's that good. Yes, it's erotica...but it's also romance. It's sweet. It's hot. It made me smile. It made me want to smack some people (their exes). And then...back to sweet.
Can an erotic book be charming? This one certainly is. Harry was hurt. His Dom side took a hard hit two years previously. He needs to find his confidence. He hires a professional sub at the behest of one of (hot) friends). December takes on the job because she likes to help people. And she knows he does need some TLC, in a perfectly sub sort of way, of course.
Both of these characters need some healing. Lucky for us they find it with each other...oh, and with Raphe at one point.
Yes, this is not for the under 18 crowd. There's some kink here. But this isn't smut, at least not to my mind. I'm not fond of "smut for smut's sake." Thankfully, Ms. Kincaid doesn't go that route.
I liked December's "bratty" mouth as she pushed Harry's buttons. And Harry liked it, too. There's a line that sums this relationship:
“Because any Dom knows that the submissive is the one in control. He might wield the crop or the candle wax or the rope, but she holds the reins. Nothing happens without her consent.”
So while she's the sub...she's still in charge, and they both know it.
Yes, I'm impressed, and now anxiously awaiting the next book, Taming Drew. The writing was that good. I need more.
*Thank you, NetGalley and Blue Kincaid, for the opportunity to read FWiD
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