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REFUGEE
LUCYNDA STOREY
ISBN# 978-1-59632-322-3
August 2006
Loose Id, LLC
www.loose-id.net
E-book
$6.99
172 Pages
BDSM Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 Cups

Amanda Byrne has immersed herself in the BDSM lifestyle, thinking it is what she wants, and managed to be taken in by an abusive and crooked Dom. She is rescued by one cop, only to be put into the care of another man who looks at her with true caring and compassion. It does not take long for her to begin falling for Jack’s kind words and touches. But can she trust him?

Jack Smith has been asked to keep Amanda safe, and that is exactly what he intends to do. Just looking at her blonde beauty and haunted eyes are enough to make his heart squeeze, and it is not long before he is falling hard for Amanda. There is only one problem; he is a Dom and is afraid to tell her because of what she has experienced. Also, he has his own relationship hang-ups. He is divorced and scared to love again, and has a volatile temper.

Even though they grow closer, each understands the importance of Amanda regaining her independence. As Amanda suffers from flashbacks, and Jack tries to rein in his volatile temper, they begin to form a foundation of mutual respect and love. It is these qualities that give them a chance to survive and have a future when a crony of Amanda’s former Dom kidnaps her.

This is a fantastic and well-written story that I savored! The author did a great job of realistically portraying those who choose the BDSM lifestyle. The descriptions of what Amanda suffered at the hands of an abusive Dom, and her reactions, appear to be well researched. The relationship between Jack and Amanda was beautifully portrayed and the sex was extremely hot. A very enjoyable read and one I highly recommend.

Regina
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