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Amelia Jones knows the truth; she lives and breathes it every day. The endless monotony of her life is only relieved by the grace of her nephews, which after her sister’s death, she agrees to look after.
That is, until Alexander Reeves walks through the door.
Her new boss is intriguing, charismatic and clearly driven by unspoken demons, and while Amelia knows she’s playing with fire, she’s relentlessly drawn to the man. Alexander is just as taken by her, but knows that giving into temptation can only end in disaster. When the couple succumb to a passionate, furious battle of the wills, Amelia is thrilled and afraid; Alexander’s erotic preferences are shocking to the uninitiated. The trouble is, wild as his life may seem, Amelia knows that he at least is living.
Alexander may bring about her ruin, but he also holds the secret to her salvation, and Amelia prays she might be able to save him too.
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Sheer, unadulterated perfection! ~ 5 stars PLUS PLUS!
And breathe… I was completely and utterly blown away by this book and Alexander, oh, how I fell in love with him! I have been reading erotica/bdsm themed novels for the past decade or more and Alexandra Iff excels in this genre. The Collar of Freedom (the first book in the Collar Duet), is both emotional and intense, containing smoking hot scenes and an unforgettable story and couple. It also brings to life every fantasy you could ever have about a sexy boss or co-worker, with lashings of metaphorical cream on top!
The heroine, Amelia is trapped, trapped by a promise she made to her dying sister, to look after her nephews and her life is dedicated to their well-being. It it is not until Alexandra Reeves, her new boss, bursts into her workplace, invading her space and her mind, that she is compelled to reflect on the humdrum nature of her life. I hugely enjoyed the games the sexy and dominant Alexander and Amelia engage in as the former opens her eyes to the many possibilities offered by her submission. Their attraction is instantaneous and I can honestly say, the sexual tension between these two characters just leaps off the page – it is superb and most definitely got my knickers in a twist and rocked my world!
Yet just what does Alexander want? Does Amelia want to surrender control to this man, control that under his hands she is beginning to crave? And what of Alexander? Despite his wealth and influence it is not a given that Amelia will fall into his lap – she, despite her insecurities, challenges him like no other woman has before. Both must battle with their responsibilities and issues from their past and the emotional conflict inherent in their relationship is well executed and I was rooting for them throughout.
There are some exceedingly naughty and imaginative scenes of passion frustration and desire as the couple strive to secure a future together despite all their baggage. The author has a lyrical way of writing, capturing the beauty and intensity of each moment. I enjoyed how this contrasted with the occasional humour which the characters and situations are apt to express. There are some expertly placed plot twists that add a frisson of suspense to the plot and I’m looking forward to reading the conclusion to their story in The Collar of Sacrifice.
If you love erotica and erotic romance as much as I do you will not want to miss this book. It is sheer, unadulterated perfection.
Reviewed by Tina Williams
Please note, a copy of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.