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About THE DEEP END (Erotic Romance Releasing March 7, 2017):
Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire…
Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one’s deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.
When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated—but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…
Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
The Deep End is the first book in Kristen Ashley’s New Erotica / BDSM series Honey. A little different from KA’s usual books, but it still contains the KA magic that I love. I will say I was slightly worried at the start as the first few chapters included a lot of characters and it was a little hard to follow. But like I said, that was just the first few chapters, and suddenly I was completely immersed into the world of dominatrix Amélie and her alpha submissive Olivier.
The Deep End was a sexy hot kinky and of course extremely erotic story. Yes, there is a lot of sex, but wow it’s good sex. Every time Amélie and Olivier got together to play I think I got a little excited as in true KA style those scenes were very descriptive and therefore I felt as if was one of the spectators watching from the viewing room.
“His need that would become her need. His need that was not needey, it was just pure, flawless need.”
What I adored was even with all amazing sex it didn’t overpower the beautiful love story between Amélie and Olivier. Theirs was a love that grew from a connection, trust, vulnerability, a need, a craving for something that was missing from their lives. A love that from the very first time they met became deeper and more emotional and intense as they got to know each other inside and outside the playroom.
“He wanted more. Of all of it. He couldn’t fight it and was beginning to wonder why he did.”
“He was affecting her. Yes, he was affecting her intensely.”
I love Amélie and Olivier. Well, okay let’s be honest, I loved Olivier a lot more from the very first time he enters leaning his shoulder against the wall beyond the edge of the bar in all his glory I was taken. Oh, my! The man, the alpha, the sub, and of course the beast.
She saw his thighs. She saw his ass. He was a beast. A brute. An incomparable steed.
The Deep End was a great start to KA’s Honey series. I loved the plot, the character development, the sexual chemistry between the Amélie and Olivier and of course KA’s writing. If you enjoy BDSM story, then I would recommend this one. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series The Farthest Edge releasing fingers cross soon time in June.
Oh, and one last thing now I have to say I don’t know too much about the BDMS world, but Google and most importantly Google images were very helpful as always and very informative when needed while reading this book.
As he slowly closed the door behind him and moved his eyes to look through the room, taking it in, she watched them get wide.
They dropped to her and his amusement was clear. Not only radiating from his gaze but twitching his lips.
Another unusual—and unacceptable—reaction.
He thought this was funny.
She hoped like fuck she had the opportunity to prove him wrong.
She crossed her arms on her chest and slightly put out a foot, like she was about to start tapping her toe. In the wrap dress she wore, she knew this opened the overlap, not exposing anything, but the promise for him was impossible to resist.
His attention dropped to her legs.
“In the playrooms,” she began with a snap, and his gaze cut to hers, “I want eye contact. Unless otherwise instructed, you should not only feel free to look me directly in the eyes, if I’m in your line of sight or I’m not giving you something that your body’s natural reaction would make it difficult to meet my gaze, I require it.”
She stood there staring as he did nothing but dip his chin in acknowledgment.
“Unless I’ve asked for their silence or for them to ask for leave to speak, I also require my toys to respond when they’re spoken to. Even if it’s only a ‘yes, Mistress,’ or ‘no, Mistress.’”
His stance relaxed, like he was settling in at the beginning of a show he found vaguely intriguing, and his deep rumble of a voice bounced like boulders through the room. “Yes, Mistress.”
Christ, even his voice declared his challenge.
“Excellent,” she allowed. “Your name?”
“Olivier,” he answered.
Also unusual, at least in this country. And interesting.
She liked it a great deal.
She studied him.
He let her, holding her eyes.
“I’m Mistress Amélie,” she eventually informed him.
“I know. You got a lotta fans out there…Mistress.”
The hesitation over him saying “Mistress” gave less of the impression he was testing her and more of the strange impression the word was unpracticed when, with any experienced sub, it would slip right off their tongue.
She made no comment to that.
“There are things we should go over,” she remarked.
“Right,” he stated, his big body adjusting again, now like he was settling in further, intent on giving her the same attention he would a flight attendant who gave the safety address.
That being no more than a courtesy.
She fought the shiver his actions created but allowed the irritation.
“Your safe word is kitten,” she stated.
“You’re open to any kind of play,” she went on.
“It’s important and now’s the time to share should there be anything you wish me to shy away from, Olivier. Especially as this is the first time I’ve played with you.”
Something in his eyes flashed. Blue eyes that were the color of nothing and everything. Not sky. Not sea. Not midnight. A pure blue that only existed in the unchartable depths of a rainbow.
She felt that flash snake up between her thighs, taking residence in her womb.
He wanted this conversation done so she would play with him. He wanted the preliminaries over so they’d get to the good stuff.
He wanted her.
She stared into those blue eyes and for a moment felt mesmerized.
For God’s sake, Leigh, she berated herself in an effort to pull it together. Rainbow?
“Olivier,” she prompted.
“I’m open to anything,” he confirmed.
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessoriseand she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.