Kyla is a strong woman who is recovering from the loss of her Dom and what she thought was the love of her life. She has remained firmly out of the scene and is now only just ready to reenter. You have to admire how brave she is to acknowledge what she needs and finds a way to fulfill those needs without doing the same types of scenes she did in the past.
Sawyer is a very skilled Dom. He does not do relationships but Kyla fascinates him like no other. I loved that after meeting her he is so very willing to help her work on her issues. Sawyer is one hot and sexy man.
The chemistry between Sawyer and Kyla is scorching. The sex scenes are hot and steamy. I would like to see Sawyer’s playroom in person. I have a feeling it would be a treat.
Up in Knots is the second book in the Pleasure Code series by Gillian Archer. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. I found this book well written. The main and secondary characters are realistic and engaging. Overall, this was a great book. I loved how supportive Sawyer was with Kyla.
After the loss of her Dom and first love two years ago, the time has come for Kyla to again allow herself the pleasure of giving up control. She isn't looking for anything serious yet, just the comforting embrace of rope and a firm hand on her body for the night.
Rope-top Sawyer is extremely skilled and he doesn't do relationships—but he's fascinated by the gymnastics instructor who approaches him at a kink con. By the end of the day he's vowed to help her feel submissive pleasure again, and to introduce her to a few Doms she can choose from.
But as Sawyer breaks down Kyla's emotional defenses, his barriers also come down. Soon he can't imagine giving Kyla over to any other Dom—and Kyla can't imagine being with anyone else. When their feelings are put to the ultimate test, they'll learn that while taking risks in the bedroom is easy, taking risks in love is terrifying.