Waiting on Summer (Collar & Cuffs #1) by Bella Settarra
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Erotica, Contemporary, Romance, BDSM
He can dominate her body, but he can't control her past... After fleeing to Miami to escape her junkie ex-boyfriend, Summer Marsden finds work as a waitress upstairs in the swanky restaurant and gentlemen’s club, Collar and Cuffs. Although she loves the job, her big mouth gets her into trouble. Intending to resign before she causes more problems, she finds herself face-to-face with the enigmatic and dangerously handsome Nathan Faulkener. Nathan irons out her problem and takes her downstairs to the Bottom Bar, which she discovers is actually an exclusive BDSM club within Collar and Cuffs. Nathan re-ignites her passion for BDSM, and their desire for each other explodes. He wants nothing more than to solve all Summer’s problems and give her the world, but she has secrets she's never told, and a sordid, dangerous history that won't stay in the past. When her ex shows up gunning for revenge, even Nathan might not be strong enough to save her... Reader discretion: contains light BDSM, whipping, and spanking elements
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
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Getting this book to review was great all the characters are strong and independent. I have enjoyed reading waiting for summer it had me gripped from the word go
You have summer who is running from the past and finds herself in a run down apartment and is trying to make money to pay for rent debts food and her bus fare after getting a waitress job at cuffs and collars and finds out very quickly who is going to keep her safe and who isn't. Summer meets nathan who is a right alpha male and who teaches summer that whatever danger you are in he will always be around even when she tries to push him away.
Nathan confides in Dominic who is a manager at cuffs and collars and asks him to help him find summer and Dominic doesn't ever take time off work but in the end he is supporting his mate.
There is a lot a sex scenes and a lot of BDSM and a lot of twists and turns in this great book by Bella and I am very honoured to have read it.
Can't wait for Bella to bring out another great book to collars and cuffs. I am giving this book 5/5.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
In Bella’s world all the heroes are gorgeous hunks and the heroines are always beautiful. Having said that, she firmly believes that ‘handsome is as handsome does’ and that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. (She is also a big fan of clichés as well as alliteration!)
She has been hanging out with her ‘imaginary friends’ for a couple of years now and finds the profession exhilarating and intriguing. Her stories are all Erotic Romances, although they vary considerably in subject-matter.
One of the things she absolutely loves to write is light BDSM and her Collar and Cuffs series (Etopia Press) received an ARe Bestseller Award for Waiting on Summer, which has also been nominated for a BDSM Con Golden Flogger Award. This series was set in a BDSM club in Miami, and was a joy to write. She also loves writing Cowboy Romances and was thrilled when the first book in her The Men of Moone Mountain series, (Etopia Press), entitled Ménage on Moone Mountain, received a nomination for the Ménage Romances Fan’s Award 2015 and became an ARe Bestseller, and the third book in this series, Ménage on Ryder Ranch was also nominated for the Erotic Ménages Romances Award 2016. The fourth book in this series, Ménage at the Mode Boutique is now also available in digital format. She is currently writing another Cowboy series, Midnight in Montana (Siren Publishing), the first of which, Dallas at Midnight, is already available in digital and print formats, while the second book, Meet Me at Midnight, has only just been released and is available only in digital format at present.
Her writing career began, however, in the fantasy/myth genre, with her first series Sirens and Sailors (Siren Publishing). Although this was a series of six novels, it actually started out as a short story! This was a delight to write and was proof positive that her High School Classical Studies lessons weren’t entirely wasted.
She has also had a couple of short stories published in Men for Hire and Men for Hire 2 (Luminosity Publishing) and even had some rather raunchy poems included in Coming Together in Verse.Not everyone is perfect – but it’s the character flaws which make them interesting, she believes. As in life, things don’t always run smoothly, but it’s the twists and turns which provide the drive to keep going, even when it just feels like an uphill struggle. Bella is currently fighting her own battle against breast cancer – a battle which she is determined to win – and believes that all women have the right to feel sexy even when they are battle-scarred.
She hopes you enjoy your foray into her world
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