Driven by Fate by Tessa Bailey

February 17, 2015 Erotica, Reviews 0 ★★★★

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Driven by Fate by Tessa BaileyDriven by Fate by Tessa Bailey
Series: Serve #5
Published by Entangled Publishing on February 16, 2015
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 181
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
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four-stars
The first rule is obey... and she already broke it.

Francesca "Frankie" De Luca always pays her debts. Even when it means stepping inside Serve, the sensuous Manhattan club that caters to particular adult desires. For Frankie, it's a taste of something she's always wanted—and never received. Until a sharply dressed Brit orders her into his room, and instructs her to undress before delivering the carnal punishment she so desperately needs...

She wasn't the woman Porter Evans was expecting. Not this wild thing with the pale, silvery eyes. And such cheek. But she violates Porter's strict rules of control. Temptation is a dangerous thing indeed. Yet everything about Frankie cries out for schooling about the tantalizing interplay of pleasure and pain. So Porter offers Frankie a deal she can't refuse—and the only thing she owes him is submission...

Frankie is the epitome of an independent, self-sufficient woman – to the point of paying back a scholarship she received for business school.  SHE is the one to brazenly instigate her initial D/s encounter with Porter at Serve and I loved this unexpected switch since it is usually the Dominate who pursues and persuades the submissive.  Frankie is an intelligent, creative woman (I love the idea of Frankie’s Fleet!) with a strong sense of family.  Her desire for family puts her at heartbreaking odds with Porter.

Porter is the silent partner of a high profile security firm.  His need for control and order bleeds through into all aspects of his life, which in turn inform his choices and actions with Frankie.  Watching Porter’s personal character growth from uncaring Dominant to caring family man is perhaps one of the most satisfying parts of this book.  And don’t worry – Porter is still very much a Dominant; now he is just a Dominant in love.  Even better!

Frankie and Porter make excellent partners.  They compliment and challenge each other just like any real couple.  The sex is hot, but a lot of the satisfaction comes from the build-up and anticipation as well as Porter’s sinfully wicked dirty talk!  This is one erotica where I actually wish there were more sex scenes!  And I would love to see a sequel (of sorts) that goes more in-depth into Frankie and Porter’s relationship between the ending and the epilogue because I absolutely LOVED the epilogue!

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