This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.
Mia Lauren is a single, twenty-one-year old working in a West Hollywood art store who dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. When an unexpected offer arises to work at Enthrall, L.A.'s premier fetish club for the wealthy, Mia accepts. It's a salary beyond her wildest imagination.
Mia becomes the secretary to the club's assistant director, blond and broody Richard Booth. Richard is not only one of L.A.'s most beautiful and wealthiest men, he is also the club's senior dominant. Mia is both drawn and terrified when he reveals flashes of his white-hot passion, threatening an unbound pleasure like no other. She knows her attraction may be her undoing, but the spellbinding feelings render her powerless to resist his advances.
What Mia cannot know is that Enthrall's dashing director thirty-year-old Cameron Cole, who is also the club's psychiatrist, has lured Mia to save his best friend and patient Richard from his obsession with thrill seeking. Cameron masterfully sets up sexy scenarios to ensure the collision of Richard and Mia, hoping that love will save him.
However, despite Cameron's noble intentions, he also finds himself enticed by Mia's haunting innocence. Passion and pleasure stir, forming a dangerous love triangle. This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.
3.5- 4 Stars
Mia Lauren a single, twenty-one-year old who is in desperate need of money so when an unexpected offer arises to work at Enthrall, L.A.'s premier fetish club for the wealthy Mia leaps at the chance.
She ends up working for a Broody, Hot Richard Booth who has many issues of his own. He wants Mia gone she is too innocent and wont be able to handle the job.
"Mia, they're sex balls," said Penny.
My jaw dropped. "You mean you put them in your....?"
"Yes," said Scarlet.
I placed the box on the table. "It's bad enough having to put a tampon up there let alone something like this."
Silence reined and I read nothing but surprise on their faces.
"Ok then," said Richard and he headed out with his coffee.
I waited for him to leave. "Monsieur Trourville asked me to put this in each time he visited. I thought they were earrings."
But Mia needs this job and she will do anything to keep it..
Richard Booth doesn't do relationships, he is a broken man who lost everything. His feeling for Mia, his secretary at Enthrall scare him and because of this he pushes her away. He cant have a normal relationship and Mia would want something normal right? something he can't give her?
"There's something beautiful about a broken man, don't you think?
Maybe it's some unspoken promise he'll be more than he is because of it"
Another main character in this book is Cameron Cole who is Richard's best friend and also the club's psychiatrist.His role and how he helps people is rather vague and I wanted to know more and to understand him better. He sets up Mia and Richard so that they fall in love with each other but has it gone wrong?
Has he fallen for the innocent enticing Mia?
Cameron scared me in a good way! he had that dangerous vibe going and I felt captivated by him. His intelligence and manipulative behaviour had me intrigued..
I really enjoyed parts of this book,it is funny, hot, surprising and I am looking forward to the next book as the ending was abrupt and had me confused.I hope it continues and we find out more about what is going on..oh and I hope there is more of Cameron!
"I prefer to think of myself as a connoisseur of dark arts."
I found Cameron and Richards "friendship" a little strange..Richard are you gay? (just a little bit?)
Is it weird that I was more attracted to Cameron than to Richard?
I really wanted to know more about him, why he decided to become a psychiatrist why he is how he is..the details are rather vague, maybe in the next book more will be revealed..
"I may well be the flame but Cameron's the one who loves to watch you burn"
This book is not an erotica and has very mild BSDM.
**ARC provided by author for an honest review**
Vanessa Fewings (aka V.M.K. Fewings) is the award-winning author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. Her first erotic novel, Enthrall, will be released later this summer. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has travelled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Germany, Hong Kong, and Cyprus. Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.