Publisher: Siren Publishing
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Clarisse seeks refuge from her abusive ex-boyfriend on the Dilly Dally, her uncle's old fishing trawler in Tarpon Springs, Florida. She doesn't expect to find Mac and Sully, the Dilly's sexy new owners, on board making love. They're at first startled by her appearance, then outraged by the injuries her ex inflicted. They insist she stay with them, and with nowhere else to go, Clarisse agrees.
Both men find themselves falling for Clarisse, but she can't bring herself to completely trust Sully, a former cop, like her ex. She's shocked to discover the men aren't just lovers either, but full-time Master and slave in a BDSM relationship.
As she learns more about their history and lifestyle, she uncovers her own hidden desires. When danger from her past returns, can Sully and Mac provide Clarisse a Safe Harbor?
What I thought:
Usually I'm not a fan of the whole 'Left an abusive partner, on the run' stories. This didn't feel too rushed. Most of the time I tend to cringe when the woman recovers so quickly I start to think that maybe it wasn't exactly as bad as they say it is. Which is bad of me, but I don't like that sudden switch in character.
This was written well. Clarisse didn't make a sudden recovery. The only thing that did get to me was how fast the guys were suddenly overprotective. Even before they found out who she was. It seemed too quick on their part, but in the end, it did all work out.
The another reason I tend to avoid these stories, is they all seem to be the same with the partner who is tracking the abused woman. This, unfortunately, was very predictable. I even skimmed over parts of it. I didn't care for the ending, but it wasn't horribly bad. I was just hoping for a little something more.
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