Thursday, March 30, 2017

Liberated Heart by Measha Stone (Windy City Series #4)

Author: Measha Stone
Publisher: Blushing Books
Pages: 261
***Genre: Erotic Romance***
***Mature Audiences Only 18+***
Erin’s life has crumbled. Not only has her fiancé run off with another woman, she realizes their entire relationship was a joke. After some soul-searching, and Googling, she jumps head first into a world that only existed in her darkest fantasies.

Bradley Sorenson has come to terms that he will never have a lasting relationship with a submissive.  After all, no woman could see to his darker needs in the playroom and continue his brand of power exchange outside of it.  But when Erin shows up at his BDSM club, looking for answers to questions he’s sure she doesn’t even understand, his resolve begins to weaken.

Bradley opens the door to this new world and escorts Erin inside, promising to show her everything she wants to see and more. But just as she begins to find contentment in her true self, she receives a letter that starts a chain of blackmail that could ultimately end her new relationship. Between the blackmail and her new self-awareness, Erin must fight the urge to creep back into the cage she’s so used to hiding in, and work to liberate her heart.

Measha Stone takes us on yet another ride in the fourth part of her Windy City series. This too can be read as a stand a lone but I always recommend reading the series, from beginning. This installment focuses instead around a group of friends who have been friends for years, since college. They even get together for their weekly Friday night dinners. However, something isn't right as of late. Their friend is canceling all the time and is engaged to someone they do not like. Why? This is where the story gets really interesting and the author once again proves you can have an erotica book series with an actual plot aside from sexual content where you don't feel like the author is just fluffing up scenes in the book to get back to the sex scenes. There are only two other erotica series I have read where there is substance to the book aside from the mature and explicit sexual content. This is now the third. I'm really glad I decided to give this series a chance :)



Book Excerpt:
“Yes. Sir. You would have insisted on coming with me, and I didn’t want that.  I wanted to handle him on my own.”
            Bradley could understand that. With all of the arguing with her friends over her state of fragility, he should have known she might want to take her ex on by herself.
            “And instead of telling me that, in a respectful way, and not all this fucking defiance you’re showing me right now, you decided to take it all upon yourself to fucking decide what to do. Do I still have it right?”
            She didn’t answer right away, she mulled it over. A soft blush crept over her face. “I didn’t think- “
            “That pretty much says it right there, girl. You didn’t think.” He tapped two fingers to her temple. “Because if you had come to me and told me you wanted to handle him on your own, that you wanted to be able to do that for yourself. I would have fucking said okay. I may have waited outside the restaurant to hold you when you were done, or in case you decided you needed me, but I would have let you do that. You are not some helpless bird. You have two strong feet to stand on, I wouldn’t get in the way of that. But you didn’t give me the fucking choice. You made that decision for yourself and for me.  You didn’t submit to my authority, or my rules. You did what you wanted to do and said Fuck you to me.”
            His voice hadn’t raised at all, but her tears built up as though he had. “No, that’s not true, I didn’t think that.”
            “As my submissive who makes the rules, me or you?” He held her chin between two fingers.
            “You do.”
            “As my submissive who follows the fucking rules?”
            “I do.”
            “And what happens to my little sub when she disobeys and lies?”
            “I get punished.” She whispered.
            “That’s right.” He let her go and stood to his full height and looked around the room.  

About the Author

Measha Stone lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their children. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her vanilla writing has been published in the online magazine efiction
and the DuPage Writers Group annual journal Possibilities. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and spending time with her kids- who are just as creative and crazy as her.



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