My name is Brandon Edwards. Men like me don’t come along often. I’m a gentleman, a lover, a protector, and a Dominant. I’ve never been the type who can – or even wants to – commit to a woman…until I met Penny a couple of years ago. Since then, we’ve been in a committed relationship. I adore and cherish her.
Penny has a darkness inside her, a yearning for extreme pain. But I don’t want that for her, nor can I give her what she’s so desperate for. Her craving has led her down risky paths, and it’s my job to keep her off those now.
There’s a dangerous desire lurking within all of us. But when does wanting more become too much?
Brandon is such a great character, very funny at times, lots of banter between him and the other two male leads Matthew and Nathan (triple cocktail of hotness!). But the thing I loved about him most is that whether you agree or disagree with the lifestyle that they live in he is always a gentleman first no matter what. He will, along with Matthew and Nathan, always put his lady first and all the men would do anything and everything to protect them (and have done in the past).
Ok so the start of the story had me panicking for a moment as it starts with Brandon and Penny splitting up, but they need to do this to be able to get their relationship to what they really want, or more precisely to be able to give Penny what she really needs. Penny has always felt like there was something missing in her past relationships, she thought she had it all with Brandon (she does love him) but she knows she needs more. She is more than a submissive she is naturally a masochist. She needs more pain than what a ‘normal’ Dom/Sub relationship would usually contain and Brandon doesn’t think he can give it to her – he doesn’t want a Master/Slave relationship. After seeing her at a BDSM club where she is being used very much as a slave all he wants to do is beat the guy to a pulp and save her. He knows from that moment that he will do whatever it takes to get her back, as he can’t live without her.
The connection between the characters is so true that you are drawn into the story and held captive right up until the end (I for one couldn’t put it down). I liked that all three couples are being more interlinked within the story this time round. Filthy Desire was a great start but they have all developed as characters so much more since then. I love how far Matthew and Ella’s relationship has come – Ella has certainly come out of herself now with having lots more confidence. I can’t wait for Nathan and Bianca’s story theirs will be a completely different dynamic from the others as theirs has always been a Master/Slave relationship. One part in this story she is said to have been acing like a real brat, even being made to have a time out, and I really want to know what she did!
Great author that I would recommend but only for people who understand the dynamics of a BDSM relationship. If you don’t then this story is not for you.
“More,” she begs as I bring the cane down on her already red ass.
I drop the long thin piece of bamboo, it makes a sound as it hits the concrete of my playroom. “I didn’t give you permission to speak, Petal,” I say to Penny. My voice is low, angry though controlled.
“Please, Sir. Harder,” she begs.
Her body is filled with marks. Her alabaster skin is no longer white. It’s a perfect hue of flaming crimson. Welts have developed from every one of the toys I’ve used on her. I’ve spanked her, flogged her, paddled her and caned her. And with everything I’ve done she wants more.
I’ve noticed since Matthew and Ella’s wedding, Penny’s upped the ante with her pain tolerance. She’s begging for more, desperate to have pain in her life at every opportunity.
She’s tried to top me many times, just like she is now.
“Did I give you permission to talk?” I ask again.
I stand behind her, her legs open, her pussy on show to me along with her glorious ass. Her blonde hair is falling out of the ponytail she had it in, and the strands are a stark contrast against the rich brown of the leather from the spanking bench. She’s up on her knees, her wrists are secured to the front legs of the bench.
“So-sorry, Master,” she stutters.
I fucking hate it. She’s called me Master a few times and I know she wants that from me, but I don’t want a slave. I want a submissive.
Standing back, my eyes travel the length of her body. From her upper back all the way to her ankles- she’s marked. The heavier lashings are around her upper thighs and butt. Her mid-section only has slight color, because hitting with a heavy hand around the kidneys is not pleasurable. It’s flat out pain.
Penny’s been wanting more pain and I’m not ready to take her there. Nor should she want to travel into such dangerous territory.
Sebastian Ex is a native of Sydney, Australia, having grown up in a tight-knit family mostly surrounded by women. From a young age he had a passion for all things green and outdoors, when he hit mid-teenage years he did an apprenticeship as a landscape gardener.
A serial lover of women, Sebastian was encouraged to pen his words when a lady friend of his compared some paragraphs from contemporary erotic novelists to his scorching, hot sexts. Now, Sebastian is about to release his debut novel in a bid to transition from landscaping to writing full-time.