Tasha Skinner finally shed the baggage of a failed marriage. Now, she’s looking forward to a night of margaritas and man-bashing. Tasha’s friends have other plans, including Leather, Lace and liberation.
Dylan Caprese didn’t want to go to Marquee, but he and his friends were on a mission. They took it upon themselves to make sure things didn’t get out of hand when wannabe Doms mixed alcohol with playtime at the monthly Leather and Lace night.
From the moment he set eyes on Tasha, he knew there was something different about her. She wasn’t some bondage babe who thought she knew what it meant to be into BDSM. She was much, much worse; she was innocent and trusting. He can tell she is something precious.
When Tasha’s past threatens to destroy her, Dylan begins to realize that while their paths have never crossed, their lives most definitely have. Will he be able to save her before it’s too late?
Rating 4.5 out of 5
In exchange for a copy of Unexpected Angel, I agreed to write an honest review. Is there any other kind at Raw Books? (The answer to that would be- HELL NO!) So, I received this book and I had it on my list to read. Then, I saw a couple of teasers floating around Facebook and I kept stopping to read them and kept realizing that they were for that book on my list. Well, I don’t like to be teased, especially when I have the real thing in my clutches, so I sat down to read about this delicious piece of man known as Dylan Caprese.
I am in love! Seriously, Dylan is everything a woman could want in a Dom. He’s firm but so gentle and caring. Tasha was truly precious to him. Tasha was also a strong woman who had been abused by her husband for years and had some triggers and hang ups. But that couldn’t stop Dylan from stepping in and protecting “his Precious” (said in my best Gollum voice). Dylan was very patient in introducing Tasha to his lifestyle and along the way he helped her overcome some of said triggers and hang ups. The whole book was well done. It had a good pace and the characters were all believable and likable. I would have liked to see more “sexy times” scenes between Tasha and Dylan, but what I did see was smoking hot.
I really enjoyed that both characters were so right for each other and yet Tasha was so resistant to being claimed. And Dylan was a little baffled by his own behavior in regards to Tasha. The author, Sloan Johnson, gives us both points of view and she does it flawlessly. Dylan is all man and thinks like a Dom. He’s used to being in control and obeyed, but he never crosses the line when it comes to Tasha. Now, Tasha had some growing to do. She needed to find who she was and learn to stand up for herself. She also had to face some harsh truths, but she has the boys men of the Isthmus Alliance at her back.
Dylan’s best friend, Zeke, was a great character and a big support to Tasha. He treated her like a little sister and talked openly with her without breaking any of Dylan’s confidences or overstepping. That’s a hard line to straddle, but he did it and I really hoped the next book would be about him. Sadly, it’s not but it is about sexy cop, Tommy. I got a sneak peek at the next book, Unexpected Protector, and I need more of Tommy. I think I will love him, too. And you can never have too many book boyfriends, can you?
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