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?
Nick tells Gwen she's special, but what woman hasn't heard that from a man? More specifics please. But once Gwen learns of his past, she gains a new understanding of what he's been saying. Considering he feeds exclusively from women, how many opportunities has he had at finding a new lover? But he never did. And now that she can appreciate what he says about her being special, she just has to believe it.
“There is something I want to ask.” Gwen glanced up at Nick, who waited with attentive eyes. “You keep saying that you haven’t been attracted to a woman since becoming a vampire, not until you met me. What does that mean?” There was a deeper significance to his words. Otherwise, why repeat it? Or maybe she needed reassurance.
Nick was quiet for a moment. “I was once married before being Turned. I’ve only desired Clara, and no one ever altered that.”
Regret went through Gwen at the sorrow that passed through Nick’s eyes. “Sorry. I shouldn’t have asked.”
“It was two centuries ago.” Nick wore a gentle smile. “I don’t mind questions. While I may not go into full detail, I’ll recount the basics.”
Gwen reached out and touched Nick’s hand. “I don’t want resurrect painful memories.” She knew all about those. Evidently, they were both taking a trip down memory lane.
“I’ve come to terms with being a vampire.” Nick’s fingers closed over hers. “After Clara’s death, I lived in a bubble of hatred and anguish. I was trapped with my Sire, Amara, for sixty years and despised every moment of it.”
“And yet she never let you go?”
Nick snorted. “She loved me, supposedly. I never once returned that sentiment. Even amongst vampires, what Amara did was unacceptable. Most are Turned willingly. I happen to be the one who wasn’t.”