Aussie Dom and ultimate ‘player’ Finn Carter is in New Orleans to spend New Year’s Eve with his friend Mick at The Bastille, the city’s infamous BDSM club. A night of play with a beautiful sub leaves him wanting more…more than he’s ever imagined with any other woman. When the tattoo artist he has an appointment with turns out to be her more than his flesh may be marked forever.
Roisin ‘Rosie’ Gallagher’s past and working as a tattoo artist has taught her to be tough. Even in her scenes as a submissive she’s strong, always fighting to give herself over. Tattooing Finn may give her a thrill at being the one in command now, but as they explore the kink dynamic in private the control ceases to matter, and all that’s left is pure pleasure…and the possibility of something that could last as long as the ink on his skin.
FTC: I have worked with this author many times before. I was not paid for this review.
This little novella is part of the Midnight Inked Anthology. I really enjoyed it but if you are looking for a novella with a strong BDSM theme, this isn’t it. Though this starts with an introduction of the main couple in a BDSM club, the bulk of the novella is quite vanilla, the author choosing instead to focus on the building of trust between the two individuals as Finn gets his tattoo. I thought it was very well done, the sexual tension building quite nicely for a novella of such a small amount of pages. It gives you enough to get your appetite whetted whilst staying faithful to the story length.
Both characters were surprisingly well fleshed out for a novella. Both characters have baggage and the time spent in the tattoo parlour allows us as readers to know more about it. I liked them both, liked their story and I liked the chemistry between them both inside and out of the bedroom.
On the basis of this, I’ll end up buying the anthology. It is enjoyable, sexy and contains a hot Dom with a very big tattoo… what’s not to love?