Friday, March 2, 2012

Author Week: For One Night Only by Anne Brooke

For One Night Only by Anne Brooke
Amber Allure
Short Story: 10k words
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Jake Morrison's position as Dom has been deeply shaken by his unwitting role in the recent death of his sub. When he's allowed back into Langley's Pleasure House after a six-month ban, he longs to make amends in any way possible.

Club-owner Langley's surprising request for an unexpected encounter, however, tests Jake's sense of purpose to the core. He's willing to learn, but the lesson might not be one he expects...

Jake Morrison is back on the BDSM scene, after being away from it for quite awhile. He lost a sub to suicide, and as a Dom, he should have been aware of what was going on with him outside of the scenes they shared (or so everyone else thinks). Suspended from the club Langley’s Pleasure House during the time, Jake is finally allowed back though the welcome might not be warm.

When the club owner Langley approaches him, Jake is afraid because he knows he will have to talk about the past and the night leading up to his sub’s death. What he never expected is the offer Langley makes, an offer to redeem himself as a Dom and to begin the steps to heal.

I just keep getting surprised by everything I read by Anne Brooke. They are like snowflakes; no two is ever the same. I enjoyed this story, but its one of those where it’s just too intense to be solved in a few pages (so thank the lord there is a sequel). I am trying to understand why Jake is being blamed for the death of his submissive. I guess he had some responsibility, but the sub did not die during a scene. Therefore, I am having a hard time accepting it.

Overall, I liked it because Anne Brooke is one awesome writer and you can just feel each characters emotions coming off the pages. There is nothing romantic about this one, its all about the control, and the intensity. So if that’s your cuppa? For One Night Only is story for you.

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