Series: Purgatory Masters
Author: Eliza Gayle
Genre: Erotica, Romance
Book Blurb: Scandalized professor Maggie Cisco returns to her hometown to lick her wounds and reconsider her future. Her years of personal and professional research into the BDSM lifestyle has landed her in jail, in divorce court and now in the headlines of more newspapers than she cares to count. The worst of all? The entire debacle is being blamed on a bestselling book she hasn’t even read!
Just when she thinks her only solution is a tell all memoir, a snowstorm puts her in the path of stunningly handsome, insanely rich and equally intense, Tucker Lewis.
Tucker remembers Maggie well. They once shared a mind-numbing kiss at the annual St. Mary’s carnival when her boyfriend wasn’t looking. No stranger to scandal, he looks past public opinion to the submissive craving a master’s touch and decides then and there what he wants. He’s going after Maggie and her heart’s kinkiest desires.
Unfortunately, no amount of money can change the sins of the past and when they’re certain they know everything there is to know about each other, one discovers a secret they aren’t prepared for.
This book is straight up erotica and not for the easily offended 🙂 I felt the S&M portions let you get your feet wet if you are just starting to read erotica, because the book explains quite a bit about the lifestyle, and the people who enjoy it. Thank God for tablets because my husband can no longer see book covers when I’m reading on the couch!
I really liked Maggie. She is that suppressed person in most of us, who has done what she’s told for so long, and has never acted on her secret desires. Tucker appears to be upfront and all on the table, but Maggie isn’t the only one with a painful past. Both characters are trying to make up for their child and early adulthood. Both want to just get beyond their mistakes.
Maggie is understandably hesitant to completely trust someone with her innermost desires. Luckily, Tucker has just the stubborn streak to force her into admitting exactly what she wants. The sex scenes are steamy but what I really liked, believe it or not, was the back story that Tucker is trying to overcome. This is a perfect first book for the series. It introduces you to some yummy new man meat, while setting the plot to roll into several installments without getting played out.