Review: Break Me Down (Loving on the Edge #8.5) by Roni Loren

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Title: Break Me Down
Author: Roni Loren
Publisher/Year:  Penguin Group Publishing 10/27/15
Length:   157 Pages
Series:  Loving on the Edge #8.5

Overview

Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.
But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving.
But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…

My Thoughts

We heard about Gibson in the last installment so it makes perfect sense that he gets his own novella.  We also heard about a tease of an unrequited love with him and Sam, so this is what we’re getting involved in.

Gibson, brother (or step brother) to Kade is a successful alpha male and a Dom.  Sam in her own right is also quite successful in what she does, and is also a Domme.  So two tops don’t often mix right?  well a night a few weeks/months ago showed them that there’s a really intense connection and chemistry between them and that makes things all that more complicated.  Especially since they are all in the same friend group.

Where we go in this novella is on the journey of seeing that tough Sam has her own issues given her past and where she’s at in life.  pining away for Gibson, a man who’s not willing to be what she needs.  Then there’s Gibson who knows that he wants her, but is too prideful to admit that maybe he’ll need to be her sub and try that on for size.  It’s a tough position to be in i’d imagine.

True to Ms Loren’s style, we get one of the most sexually charged installments to date – where we see all of the control that Gibson lets up during a week of trying to get through to Sam, and the building of trust that has to go on with it.  Of course it’s not easy, and it doesn’t end well for either of them, but i think that’s part of what makes this story so great.  You see that they are destined to be together, but they have to figure out how to make that happen since they feel deep in their core that they are a certain way.

What i also like about this series and this story in particular, is that we constantly get to see the characters that we’ve grown to love pop up.  Kade’s been in the last few, and Pike is back in this one as well.  It makes us as readers continue to feel really invested since we get to see how everyone’s relationships are continuing and developing.  On that note, i think there’s another book out already for me to pick up, so that’s next on my list.  have a great day all!

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