Thursday, May 4, 2017

Catering to His Desires by Rose C. Carole

Mya believed she didn’t deserve love. Jake thought he could never love again. Then a threat to Mya’s life galvanizes Jake’s protective instincts—and opens his heart.

Mya has finally escaped the slums she grew up in and made a life for herself as a chef in the Catered Affairs kitchen, but she has never been able to shed the feelings of inadequacy that were beaten into her by her alcoholic father. So she stays in the shadows, the quintessential voyeur at the Playground, the BDSM club she belongs to.

Jake is attracted to Mya’s beauty when he spies her across the dungeon at the Playground. But he’s only looking for a play partner for the evening. Ever since he lost his wife in a car crash, he hasn’t been able to commit to anyone again.

After a disastrous evening at the club, where Jake pushes Mya out of her comfort zone, it looks like Mya and Jake will not even be friends. But dangerous circumstances push them back together, and Mya must rely on Jake to keep her safe. When a stupid mistake puts her in terrible jeopardy, will Jake be able to come to her rescue in time?

Reader Advisory: This book contains descriptions of domestic abuse, violence and death. Kidnapping and captivity, and resultant trauma post kidnapping and captivity. References to alcoholism and abusive parenting. One scene of anal play/double penetration.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mya is a chef at her friends’ catering company. She and her friends also frequent the local BDSM club where Jake is a member. Mya is mostly just an observer while her other chef friends are more active members. Mya is happy to just watch... well, happy enough, she guesses. Jake sees Mya lingering in the background and decides he'd like to see if he can draw her out a little more. She looks like a good distraction. Jake doesn't do long term subs… he's a one-and-done since the loss of his wife in a tragic accident many years ago. Mya finds the dom in Jake really soothes her submissive side and lulls her into a scene that leaves her breathless but also unsure.

The two characters are written well and there's a good amount of drama infused into the story, but I felt it dragged on a bit. The end went into a pretty good amount of "play," but then ended with Jake getting very bossy that sort of went over being a dom and it turned me off a tad. Still a good read all in all, solid four stars. Not sure that any of the side characters were interesting enough in this book to pique my interest in reading the next installment. Maybe needed a bit more background and side story.

Avid Reader☆☆☆
Triggers: Abuse

I did not read the previous book in this series, but never felt that it was necessary.

Hmmm, where to start with this? I didn't think this was very well thought out. Jake and Mya seemed to be a good match, but they just never really clicked for me.

Their "big misunderstanding" at the beginning seemed minimal to me, compared to what could have been. I just never really got around to seeing them as a solid Dom/sub pairing.

While there was some play for them, this story was more about trust and learning that you can trust yourself and someone else again. However, the story was underdeveloped and the characters seemed one dimensional.

Overall, this wasn't my favorite BDSM story.

Also Available in the Kitchen Confessions Series

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Rose has been an avid reader all her life and pursued that obsession into the publishing business, where she worked in both production and editorial for books and magazines. When her son went off to college, she decided to fulfill another passion and went to culinary school, thinking she would write a cookbook but loving the cooking so much she became a caterer. But her love for books is ever-present and she finally decided it was time to follow her own creative muse and write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. She hopes her readers enjoy them as well.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Catering to His Desires (Kitchen Confessions #2) by Rose C. Carole to read and review.

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