Review: My Best Friend’s Stepfather by Opal Carew

No-Brainer

Title: My Best Friend’s Stepfather
Author: Opal Carew
Publisher/Year:  St Martin’s Press 1/2/16
Length:   136 Pages
Series:  My Best Friend’s Stepfather

Overview

She’s always craved his touch…even though it’s forbidden.

When Ash is assigned her first feature as a reporter, it should have been simple: interview a real life Dominant for an article about BDSM. But her subject is none other than Darien Gallagher, her best friend’s stepfather…and it’ll be an interview she never forgets.

What started for Dare as a lesson in sensual domination suddenly has become so much more. He can’t deny the spark between them, even though he knows she’s completely off limits. With every seductive word, every lesson, Dare tests Ash’s resolve and pushes her boundaries. But at the same time, her boss Adam has her craving things she shouldn’t.

While Ash finds herself dreaming of both men, a dark secret threatens to destroy everything. But how can she hold onto a relationship that isn’t even real?

My Thoughts

I’m glad that i got the main version of the story so that i got both part 2 and part 3 to read through.  As you can see, i read through it fairly quickly since i just finished book 1, but it was such an interesting turn of events that took us through the story.

As you’ll remember, Helen had come in at the worst possible moment and threatened to make Ashley miserable.  I have to say that she seems unstable enough that i’d believe it.  So there’s the worry about what she’ll do following us through the book, especially since she seems to be getting closer to Jessica now that she’s back which puts Ash off balance.

Then there’s the issue with what’s developing between Ash and Adam, while at the same time there are feelings building between her and Dare.  So it’s a matter of when things will come to a head, and who’s going to win out.

Let’s just say that Ms Carew does the story justice.  With all of the character dynamics going on, there are still surprises.  The whole time we read through the story, we get the sense that there’s a bigger background between Dare and Adam that we don’t know.  When the story is revealed, it’s not at all what i was expecting.  then there’s the issue of who Ash will pick since she has to choose one, and will someone else make the choice for her?  you have to read to find out.

I’m happy to say that not only do we get this complex story, we get something that’s really hot and steamy.  She clearly knows how to write a scene that’s a perfect mix of D/s, and passion, and taking things just a little too far so that it’s dirty while being intensely hot and sexy.  Exactly what i needed while i’m dealing with my own relationship ‘stuff’ right now.

Anyhow, enjoy the rest of your day! !

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