On the Edge of Fear just came out this week. I love the relationship and growth between Ryan the 20-year-old Dom in training and Alexis the 19-year-old girl who had little knowledge of Kink before she came to the Faire.
In this snippet, Alexis broke one of their rules for the first time.
“I think this shows you do have some submissive tendencies, Lex. That rule is a boundary. You stepped outside of it and it has screwed up your entire afternoon.” He pressed a kiss to just above her nose. “So let’s take care of the rule breaking and the guilt. Then we’ll go to dinner.”
Her brain took each piece and tried to make sense of it. Then it all slid home. “You’re going to spank me?” she asked, shocked. Though she wasn’t sure why she was shocked. It wasn’t like he’d hid it or anything.
“Yes. I promised you I would. And I won’t break my promises to you, Alexis.”
Damn it. Why couldn’t he have promised something else?
Having survived the streets for five years, Alexis Amari knows that staying safe means keeping to herself and not getting attached to anyone. All her training and logic come to nothing the day she visits Ye Olde Kinke Faire, intent on picking as many pockets as she can, and meets Ryan Walston.
At twenty, Ryan has a good life and is training to be a Dom. He’s at home at Elan Isle and Ye Olde Kinke Faire and when he meets Alexis, falls head over heels. When he finds out about her past, he gets her a job on the island. He hopes to be a good Dom someday. With them starting out on a D/s relationship, someday is now today and he struggles with the gaping holes in his experience.
Real work is harder than Alexis anticipated and she finds it more difficult to follow the rules than she expects. They both worry they will mess things up. The best night of their lives is blown apart and their entire future hovers on the edge of a knife. To move forward, Ryan and Alexis must face their deepest fears without falling apart. The sacrifices they make will either save their relationship or send them careening over the edge.
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