Love hurts...if you're lucky. Kaden knows he's dying, but before he goes, he has one problem he needs to solve - he must ask his oldest friend Seth to take over as his beloved wife's Dom and Master after his death. Seth has always seen himself as the perpetual screw-up and Kaden as the strong and steady one, so his friend's request rocks his world. Now Seth finds himself immersed in a role he's far from comfortable with: inflicting pain to provide emotional comfort for the woman he's secretly loved for years. Can he deal with his crushing grief and learn the skills he must master in time to become THE RELUCTANT DOM?
My thoughts; After reading Fifty Shades and Bared to You, I thought, "Hey, another BDSM novel. Sure, I will give it a shot." Several of my girls had read it so I was confident it was going to be a good read. However, the warning included with the Goodreads description (see below) kinda had me a little worried. I started reading and it suddenly became clear just how "vanilla" the other two books were. Wow, is all I can say, just Wow. Anyway, when I began this book and I was confronted with the news of Kaden's diagnosis, I was prepared. I knew what the book was about so no surprises. But then, I got to know him. You quickly fall in love with him and at the same time Seth. I was halfway through the book when Seth's "mental heartbeat" -kadensdying- finally became mine as well. I had to put the book down. Walk away. I even contemplated not finishing the book at one point because if I didn't finish, IT, wouldn't happen. I gave it the afternoon and then decided to finish. I have never read such a heart wrenching story. There has only been one other series (possibly two) that has provoked so many tears from me. I held my hubs a little tighter as we slept that night. The thought of ever losing him is just to much to bare. While there were definitely some blush-worthy/jaw dropping moments while reading this book, I promise you it is well worth the read.
Happy Reading!! :-)
**Warning: m/f/m menage, anal sex/play/toys, BDSM, bondage, D/s relationship, and the lesser-known "normality" of the world of BDSM