Red and Her Big Bad Dom: An excerpt & review

Wealthy computer genius Graham Winters is in love with a woman who won’t join him for a stingy cup of coffee. How can he prove he’s nothing like her jerk of an ex if she won’t give him a chance? Then he spots her at a BDSM club and devises a plan. During the day, he’s “that damn geek.” At night, he’s the masked Dom known as The Wolf.

When it comes to her love life, Lucy Sanchez has one rule—no geeks. Not even rich, good looking geeks. She’s attracted to Graham but rules are rules. Besides, she has her wolf, the mysterious Dom who makes her blood sing. Then she’s invited to a fairytale event at Pleasure Manor and this Little Red Riding Hood plans to enjoy every delicious moment with her big, bad Dom.

An excerpt from Red & Her Big Bad Dom

perf5.000x8.000.indd“Red Riding Hood. Your wolf awaits.”

Lucy stepped forward as did her wolf. He pointed to the ground. Lucy knelt, assuming a submissive posture. Her Dom circled her several times, then stopped in front of her.

He snapped his fingers. “Follow me. The woods await.”

His deep, husky voice with just a hint of an accent vibrated through her, warming her belly and heating her core. It amazed her that his voice alone made her throb. She stood, keeping her head bent, her gaze to the ground. When he whipped around to lead the way, she almost stumbled. Not only was his crotch cut out but so was the seat of his pants.

She stared at the G-string. The black set off his nicely tanned buttocks and was more temptation than she could resist. As soon as they exited through a side door into the garden, she cupped his cheeks, finding the flesh warm and firm. The man most definitely worked out.

He stopped suddenly, eyes narrowed to slits behind his mask. “Did I give you permission to touch?”

Head bowed meekly, Lucy licked her lips. “No, Sir. I’m sorry, Sir. I couldn’t resist. Guess you’ll have to punish me. Sir.”

“Ah, my lovely little sub wants to be punished?”

Lucy shivered. “Oh, yes, Sir. I need to be punished.”

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My Review

The second book in the Once Upon a Dom series (check out my review of Cinderella and Prince Dom for more about part one), Red and Her Big Bad Dom gets spicier than the previous installment, and I was hooked from the start. Learning more about Jamie’s best friend Lucy – who’s got a wild streak a mile wide and a rule against dating “geeks” – is guaranteed to get you hot and bothered.

Especially since the very geek she’s trying to avoid is the Wolf that she wants to devour her!

I’m not sure how anyone can resist a man who wears pants with both the crotch and the ass cut out (wait, aren’t those normally referred to as “chaps”?), but the transformation from meek geek to sexy, bossy Dom definitely suits Graham. I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of his day job and presumed role in the bedroom with the domineering dude he became in the bedroom.

And did I mention he’s all about pleasing his lady love? He notes that like most submissives, he knows Lucy truly controls all of their scenes, which is another big part of why I love this series. Instead of treating BDSM like just another man-controls-woman-for-his-pleasure encounter, author Sydney St. Claire really gets it that it’s always a matter of give and take, of dominance and submission wrestling for control, even as the Dom is ostensibly the one wielding the power.

Lucy, despite her submissive role in the bedroom, is a no-nonsense woman in her daily life, and that’s exactly why she loves giving up control to her Wolf. But she would never give him that power over her if she didn’t trust him to treat her right.

Will Lucy and Graham ever tango together without their masks? You’ll have to grab a copy of Red and Her Big Bad Dom to find out for yourself!

About the Author

susan picSydney St. Claire is the pseudonym of Susan Edwards, author of 14 Historical Native American/Western/Paranormal romances and the author of the popular “White” Series.

Sydney loves writing and sharing stories of love, happiness and dreams come true with her readers. She credits her mother for her writing success. Encouraged to read as a child, she always preferred happy endings which meant romances were her favorite genre. Sydney takes her readers into the world of erotica romance where her characters come together in explosive passion as they solve life’s problems and find true love along with the best sex our hero and heroine have ever experienced.

Sydney’s office is quite crowded with three dogs at her feet and five cats to keep her company while she writes. Three cats always insist on beds on her desk, barely leaving enough room for her monitor and keyboard. Life gets fun when all five insist on supervising…

When not writing, she enjoys crafts of all sorts including quilting, sewing, cross-stitch and knitting. She and her husband of 30 + years are avid gardeners. He takes care of the veggies, and Susan is in charge of the ‘pretties’. Her medicine wheel garden is in a contact state of war: flowers vs. weeds. Sadly, right now the weeds are wining…

While writing, she listens to a wide variety of music. Her current favorites are Blackmore’s Night and David Lanz.

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