"Desire's Edge" by Eve Berlin (aka Eden Bradley) follows lawyer Kara Crawford as she finally finds someone to explore her submissive nature with. Wounded by the rejection of her previous lover when she dared to express an interest in the D/s world with as mild a request as spanking, Kara has withdrawn and tightly guarded her heart. Renewing a connection with a high school acquaintance elicits the surprising discovery that his sexually dominant nature is just what she longs for. Dante De Matteo is pleasantly surprised by the rapport that he quickly establishes with the sexy lawyer that he rescued so many years ago but he has made it a practice to maintain all of his relationships on a superficial level. His sensitive and erotic guidance of the receptive Kara into his darkly sensual world sparks an incandescent relationship but each of the previously scarred participants is unwilling to show vulnerability by indicating that a deeper connection is forming. The complications of juggling a professional relationship with the conflict between the desires of the body and the fears of the heart cause the couple to face a challenge that may require them both to surrender control.
A sizzling hot read (with two characters who are not concerned about the drought!) that provides a beautiful description of a journey of discovery. Kara explores her submissive side while learning to overcome the restrictions placed on her by others even as Dante struggles to overcome his self-inflicted strictures which he has used to deal with past pain. A brief cameo by the central characters from the previous book, "Pleasure's Edge" but this can definitely be read as a stand-alone.
Re-Released Review. Originally Reviewed: 10/18/2011 - New Cover / Re-Released Book.
One woman discovers the freedom of giving in to desire in the latest from the author of Pleasure's Edge.
Sexual dominant Dante De Matteo knew Kara Crawford back in high school, but he never imagined her darkest fantasies would align so perfectly with his. When Dante lands a job at Kara's law firm, intense desire draws them closer while deep-rooted fears threaten to pull them apart- unless they can embrace both the pain and pleasure of love.
* Re-Released Title / New Cover