|Book: Holding the Cards (Nature of Desire #1) by Joey W. Hill|
Published year: 2004
Rating: 4 out of 5 (****)
Lauren's friend Lisette invites her to spend a long weekend on a private island. It turns out Lisette can't come with her, but Lauren opts to go anyway, with no one for company but Joshua, the island caretaker and his visiting friend, Marcus. Though both men are beautiful, it is Joshua that catches Lauren's attention, and not just because Marcus prefers men. Something in Josh's stormy eyes calls to her. When Marcus facilitates a game of submission and control between the three of them that will last throughout the weekend, Lauren embraces the opportunity. Josh overwhelms her with his willingness to submit to her body's desires, but her heart wants to get to the secrets behind those eyes. She is going to have to tear down his defenses and make him give her everything. And this is one Mistress who doesn't take no for an answer.
To be honest I have to admit that having the heroine being the domme in the story is not the scenario I prefer. That said, I really liked this book.
This is the beautifully written story of two damaged souls who find and try to heal each other.
This book is also a beautiful prequel to “Rough canvas”.