Sunday, 15 November 2015

Blog tour, giveaway & 5* review - His Contract by Rebecca Grace Allen

Rebecca Grace Allen 
His Contract 
November 10, 2015 

Lawyers know when to play by the rules…and when to break them.
Harvard law professor Jack Archer once balanced his professional life with the private world of dominance, surrender, and trust he shared with his wife. Since cancer stole her a year ago, finding love again—her final wish for him—is the furthest thing from his mind. From his empty house to the classroom, grief follows his every move. Until he meets a young woman with shadows in her eyes even darker than his own.
Once a shining star at law school, Lilly Sterling's dreams died when the Dom she trusted left her heartbroken and lost. She's starting fresh in a new city as a paralegal, but meeting Jack reawakens all her old demons—and her lingering desires.
Jack offers to become Lilly's mentor for both the courtroom and the playroom, but tells himself it's not a relationship. Their carefully worded contract guarantees that. But when their trial agreement starts heating up, both Jack and Lilly must decide what will tip the scales: the letter of the law…or love?
Warning: All rise for a book that contains a wounded submissive and a Dominant who wants to retrain her while retaining control of his heart. Discovery phase may involve spankings, bondage, edging, and blindfolds. Is it hot? You be the judge.
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Jack closed his front door and leaned against it, as if doing so could shut out what he’d felt tonight. As if it could shut Lilly out. He’d wanted to murder Patrick for leaving him alone with her, and yet, during that short time, he’d forgotten how for the last year it had hurt to do anything more than breathe.
Hearing she was at least older than Josh was a small comfort. His age, however, seemed of no consequence. He’d thought she hadn’t read anything into the question, that the attraction that was driving him out of his mind was all one-sided, but Lilly’s blush said otherwise. As did the quick pass of her soft, pink tongue over gorgeously full lips.
Jack groaned and scrubbed his hands over his face, then looked at his scar. He could only imagine what Lilly would think if she knew where it came from, what kind of life he’d lived. The Dominant he once was.
He closed his eyes and saw Eve in their playroom, the two of them beginning their scene with practiced words.
“You are mine, love.”
“I am yours, always, Master.”
Grief shouted from the past. But the image was quickly replaced with one of Lilly looking up at him in the bar. How would she react if he ordered her to strip for him? Would all of her skin bloom with the rosy hues he’d seen on her cheeks? Jack’s mind traveled to a place where he had her bound and naked, telling her to bare everything to him—body, mind and soul.
Realizing where his thoughts had strayed, he tried to shut the fantasy down but it was too late. Lilly had flipped a switch in him, waking the part that had been buried under the ashes of Eve’s death. And now that he’d opened that door, he didn’t know how to close it again.


Rebecca Grace Allen is a new author to me, and I must say that I was very impressed by this book. It's a perfectly paced tale of learning to trust and love again. Starring a grieving widowed Dom and a hurt submissive it is both heart wrenching and heartwarming  - it is also very, very steamy. The character development was great, as was the pacing of the story - it is a very well written book.

Jack lost his wife and submissive to cancer one year ago, and he's struggling to carry on with life. Lilly was left hurt and heartbroken after being dumped by her 'Dom'. Both of them have been encouraged to date again by their friends, but neither of them have any desire to get involved with anyone again - until they are introduced by mutual friends. The attraction and chemistry between them is strong, and as they grow closer they draw up a BDSM contract for one night of sexual exploration. One night leads to more, and things grow complicated when emotions become involved.

Jack and Lilly both have the likability factor and are very easy to care about. They've both been through so much, so it was very touching to witness them begin to heal each other. Jack was an amazing Dom who worked hard to teach Lilly that trust was necessary in a BDSM relationship, and that her previous boyfriend had abused her trust and innocence. The BDSM scenes were great, brilliantly written and very hot - I loved them. This was a very addictive book that I didn't want to put down, it's a definite five star book for me.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.


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About the Author 

Rebecca Grace Allen writes kinky new adult and hot contemporary BDSM romance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish. - See more at: 

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