Author: Dakota Trace
Publisher: Trace Imaginations
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary
Heat level: (M/F, BDSM, D/s, anal play/sex, oral sex, exhibitionism)
Page Count: 119
A Dom who thinks he has it all…
Deacon Willis has lusted after his friend, Bethany for years – but has kept his distance, not wanting to alienate one of the most important women in his life. Not only is she the manager of his bar, she’s also the best friend he’s ever had. But all that changes one fateful night when he realizes Bethany’s desires run just as dark as his own. Once witnessing her need to submit, he’s determined to show her, that only he can give her what she needs. He’ll be her Dom and she’ll be his cherished submissive. Hopefully it will be enough to make her happy, because he’ll never be a family man.
A sub who’s about to lose it all…
Bethany Adams has been in love with Deacon for years, but knows his reputation. He’s a love ‘em and leave them type, never settling on one woman long. It isn’t until she walks in on him dominating another woman that she realizes he could give her everything she needs – a firm hand and a strong man that can fulfill every one of her submissive fantasies. But what happens when her deepest fantasy becomes a reality?
Will Deacon stick around to be a father to his child…or will he walk away, taking her heart with him?
Review of book:
I have to admit, I enjoyed Safeword Interrupted. I found my introduction to Dakota Trace’s work to be solidly entertaining and powerfully emotional in its exploration of a D/s relationship between the two main characters, drawing me in before I was fully aware of being on the journey. This isn't a sanitized BDSM-like book - there's a lot of edge to the storyline - but I promise you, it's worth it. Even when I winced at Deacon’s choice of endearment towards Bethany at times, I felt it was the author being true to the character she’d created.
Apart from the scorching sex – and there was certainly that – Bethany and Deacon were a real couple. They had distinct personalities that oftentimes rubbed the other one a little raw, I felt that added realism to the storyline. The vulnerability each kept under wraps also endeared them to me, and I found that I'd held my breath during pivotal points in the plot. Bethany was frightened of exposing the depth of her feelings to Deacon, and he was, in turn, frightened of failing (and I'm not going to tell you at what), yet they still risked it all over the opportunity to be with one another.
I even enjoyed the secondary characters in Safeword– Tim and Uncle LeRoy especially. I'd love to read their stories sometime, because you know the two of them have a lot to say. Dakota Trace has a bonafide winner with Safeword Interrupted, and has earned herself a spot on my “go to” author’s list.
Five Shooting Stars