Two lost souls, one powerful connection. As a Dom for Club Moon, Nick Santos uses bondage to alleviate his anger at being forcefully changed. And when he meets Gwen Waters, his carefully controlled world is turned upside-down. Through her, he'll learn what true self-control is and that being a vampire has its benefits.
Freshly divorced from an abusive ex-husband, Gwen doesn't want another domineering man. But when she meets Nick, a world she only fantasized about is laid before her. Can she trust a Dom who's also a vampire? And can Nick be the man she deserves?
Gwen's ex-husband, Marcus, controlled every aspect of her life. From where they ate to the clothing she wore, he made all the decisions. With her meek attitude, it wasn't difficult for him to override her desires. He also thought she couldn't get by on her own, and thanks to her mom, Gwen believed the same thing. When Gwen finally walked out after 8 years in a horrible marriage, she didn't look back and proved she didn't need a man to survive. Marcus harassed her until she cut off all forms of communication. However, Marcus won't give up so easily, even after 2 years of being divorced. And when Nick's adversary Hugo reveals Gwen's new beau, Marcus doesn't take it very well...
Slipping her arm out from under the covers, Gwen glanced at the clock on her phone. It was almost ten. Been awhile since she’d slept so late. Then again, it had been close to four when she went to bed.
Rolling onto her back, she absently gazed on the bumpy ceiling in the murky room. This promised to be a long, never-ending day. Anticipation for tonight rumbled inside her. Simply kissing Nick made her toes curl. What would fangs do?
Evidently, the right man wasn’t human. And while Nick maybe the dominant type, he had no wish to control her. So he said. Although Beth said eventually she’d have to trust a man again. Why not a handsome vampire?
Is this what Alice felt like falling down the rabbit hole? Everything felt surreal and fantastical. In one night, Gwen learned vampires weren’t fictional. And that she was sexually attracted to one. One ticket to Crazyville please.
Like a nagging ghost, Marcus sprang forth in her head. After a few years of his oppressive control, she began to grow dissatisfied with him but felt trapped. She went through phases when she was okay with him and wanted to believe that he did care for her. He’d buy gifts and shower her with attention when he felt her trying to break free of him. In her naïveté, he’d easily manipulated her. And she felt the shame of it still.
Her heart suddenly pounded when she realized what day it was--their wedding anniversary, had they stayed together.
Beth had been the one to reveal Marcus’s cheating to her. She’d seen him with another woman eating lunch together, and they were a little too affectionate for it to be purely platonic. Not until she began snooping on his phone and found sexting messages had Beth been vindicated.
Gwen let out another breath and put away the bad memory book. The time for Marcus was over. She wouldn’t ever see him again. Why let him control her emotions? Now she had someone better to contemplate. Someone who cared about her thoughts and feelings. Who knew a man could do that?