Unforgettable You (Bliss Series, #2) by Deanndra Hall
ABOUT THE BOOK
For Sheila, a lie is a deal-breaker. But what if it’s not a lie? What if it’s just not the whole truth?
Being a popular Dom at the nicest BDSM club in town would be the top of the mountain for lots of guys, but for Steffen Cothran, it’s meant heartache. He lost someone he thought he might be able to have a future with to his best friend when Trish Stinson and Clint Winstead patched things up. He knows he wants a relationship, but so far he’s had trouble finding that one person, the one he knows he’s meant to be with, to make that happen.
That all changes when Trish and Clint walk into the club with Trish’s best friend, Sheila Brewster. Even though he’s met her, he never really had much contact with her. But Clint has a plan: He’s looking for a Dom to protect Sheila in case her abusive ex-boyfriend manages to get paroled. And Clint happens to think that Steffen is a great candidate for that position.
Steffen and Sheila’s relationship starts casually and quickly grows into a promising romance. But one question makes all the difference, and when Steffen doesn’t lie but doesn’t tell the whole truth with his answer, Sheila’s left wondering if she can ever trust anyone again. And when Steffen’s little omission shows up on his doorstep in full-blown chaos, the relationship he’d had such high hopes for is shattered, possibly forever.
In the aftermath, Sheila sets a course for self-destruction that turns out to be more dangerous than anyone could’ve imagined. With no one to blame but himself, Steffen finds it hard to help a woman who won’t have anything to do with him.
Two broken hearts. One huge mistake. A few really bad choices. And a lifetime of pain if things can’t be righted. It may be impossible to mend the broken trust, and their love could be lost forever.
WARNING: This book contains explicit sexual situations in graphic detail. Not intended for readers under the age of 18. Reader discretion advised.
Book 2 in the Bliss series is told from Steffen’s point of view. He was the Dom who fell for Trish in the first book Adventurous Me, but Trish ended up with his friend Clint.
Steffen the blonde Viking is a lonely and compassionate Dom who is introduced to Trish’s gorgeous best friend Sheila. As they become Dom and sub in the sex club called Bliss, the trust builds as they start dating and spending more time together. Then Steffen’s past comes back to haunt him and Sheila goes dark.
Sheila was abused in her previous relationship so she doesn’t trust easily, but Steffen is like no other. He is patient, understanding, and well-versed in BDSM. She is falling in love with him and things are getting serious until Steffen shatters her world.
Sheila and Steffen fall hard and fast for each other and their love is wonderful to see, but Steffen loses her trust, and Sheila almost destroys herself while grieving for the man she loves so much. She goes down the dark hole which is incredibly disturbing and personally, I think she needs counseling after what she endured. Needle play. Ouch!!
It all ends in a HEA with some very heartwarming scenes such as Steffen’s loving grand gesture for both his wife and his mother and the awesome steps Steffen and Sheila take to complete their happiness.
It was also good to see Trish and Clint from book 1 who have a surprise in store for them. Their amazing support is truly a lifesaver for Steffen and Sheila. And of, course Dave from the club is a great friend and mentor who can be counted on to help in any way possible. 😉 Let’s just say, I can’t wait to read his story.
Unforgettable You is not just erotica and BDSM (which is very hot!), but a romance with real characters (who are refreshingly over 40 years old) and honest emotions. This story includes serious subjects like abuse, cancer, depression, and adoption. There were times when I laughed, cried, flinched, and just languished in their afterglow. In addition, the audiobook narrator, Tor Thom, has the perfect deep sexy voice that makes the story flow very nicely. If you would like to read about the BDSM scene with couples who truly care about each other, sit back with a glass of wine and give this audiobook, and the series, a try. If you are squeamish about in-your-face sex acts, this may not be the book for you.
Thank you to Ms. Hall for giving me the opportunity to listen to this audiobook with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deanndra Hall is a working author living in the far western end of the beautiful Bluegrass State with her husband of over 35 years and small menagerie of weird little dogs. When she’s not writing, she’s editing. When she’s doing neither of those two things, she’s having dinner with friends, spending time with family, kayaking, eating chocolate, drinking beer or moonshine, or looking for something that she put in the wrong place and can’t seem to find (which is pretty much everything she owns).