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About the book
Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.
But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving.
But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…
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About the Author
Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.
If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.
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How about a tease? EXCERPT!
The floors creaked as he made his way back to the front of the house. He examined the dining room with critical eyes. It looked like one small patch of floor was left. Sam had been close to done when he’d interrupted last night. Yet another valid reason for her to be mad at him.
He squatted down and picked up the sanding machine. It’d been a while since he’d tackled any home improvement projects. His position as head of PR at Vandergriff kept him too busy. But when he’d first bought his house, it had been in pretty rough shape. He’d taken on weekend projects to get it how he wanted it. He’d learned a lot and messed up more. A handyman, he was not. But he understood the satisfaction Sam probably got from doing this herself. It could be cathartic.
“I don’t suggest you turn that on unless you know what to do with it,” Sam said from behind him.
He turned around, finding her at the bottom of the stairs, raven hair damp and twisted into a messy bun atop her head. Face scrubbed clean. She looked so young standing there. He was used to seeing her with her dark eyeliner and hair done in some quirky way. But this version of her was just as breath-stealing. He held up the sander. “Don’t turn it on unless I know what to do with it. There’s a dirty joke in there.”
She smirked, some of that trademark attitude back, despite the lingering ghosts in her eyes. “So do you? Know what to do?”
“With a woman or home improvement equipment?”
“I already know you know what to do with a woman.”
He tilted his head. Flirty Sam. Yes. Yes, he liked this. “I’m not quite as skilled with machinery, but I can hold my own. Why? Gonna put me to work to earn my keep?”
She walked forward, her beat-up Vans silent on the floors. “Hmm, now there’s an idea.”
The tone of her voice had slipped into a dangerous place, one he recognized. One his body recognized. “I don’t mind helping.”
She tucked her hands in the back pockets of her jeans, her vintage No Doubt T-shirt stretching thin across her breasts as she considered him. “Is that right?”
He lost his focus for a moment just looking at her. Her shirt read Just A Girl, but that was far from the truth. She was so much more. A fucking mystery wrapped up in smarts and sex appeal and kink. He’d only gotten to touch her once, but he hadn’t forgotten how those pert breasts had felt in his palms, how her body had responded to his touch, how it had seemed like the goddamned sun had come out when he’d made her come. His blood rushed south at the memory, and he had to shift his stance to tamp down the reaction. How big of an asshole would he be, getting hard and horny the morning after Sam had been attacked? He cleared his throat. “Yeah, I can help with whatever you need.”
Her smile was quick, not too big, but enough to punch him in the gut. “Those are mighty vague terms, Gib. You should know how dangerous that is in negotiations. I could make you strip naked and clean the bathroom grout with a toothbrush while I sip iced tea and watch.”
He set down the sander and ran a hand over the back of his hair. She’d meant it as a joke. He tried to smile but managed only a tight grimace. Any image where he got on his knees for her pushed that forbidden button inside him. “Right.”
The silver ring in her eyebrow twitched up as if she knew exactly what he’d been thinking. “Nah, never mind. I know how you can help. Leave.”
Well. Well. Well. I have been WAITING for this book! Ever since we met Samantha and Gibson in Need You Tonight ( Book 6), I’ve been curious about this couple. Not only do we get a Domme, but her love interest is a Dom as well… both are accustomed to and have a need for control and power. Which of them will top when it comes to love?
I don’t know Sam very well, in the literary sense, but we’ve seen Gib here and there in other books, like in Call on Me (Book 8). Gib is sarcastically funny, a total smart ass and the very definition of masculine. Even when he bottomed to help Sam train, he was in control. And that was the problem… Gib had a hard time relinquishing control, following orders, letting someone else be in charge. I was intrigued by what drove his urge for control and his aversion to appearing weak.
I was also intrigued by Sam, a woman with one of those dark pasts we hear so much about, who became a Domme not only to protect herself but to fight off those demons from her days in foster care. The attraction between Gib and Sam is so palpable. At times, I want to reach through the book and smack them both… they’re BOTH used to having all of the power, so they’re stubborn, wrestling for control. At least the wrestling is fun?
I feel like the last few books haven’t had as much kink as the first few books did. Roni MORE than made up for that in Break Me Down. In the past, we’ve seen characters defiantly refuse to use a Safe Word, refuse to back down out of fear of an unknown. For the first time, we see a character struggle with the use of the Safe Word for hiding from an experience that could cause a major shift. I really thought this was a brilliant approach to a character owning up to something that scares the living stuffing out of them.
There’s use of Toys and a public scene at the Ranch, which we’ve also not seen much of in recent books.
Where Call on Me was more romance and love story, Break Me Down brings Loren back to BDSM at its core with a love story to soften the blow. Which I feel is only fitting since Domination has become a part of who Gib and Sam are.
I had to go back to skimming and reading through my fingers….. LOL….. but for the majority part, I LUH-HUVED this novel. Gib and Sam are clearly meant for each other and no matter how much each of them try to fight it, it can’t be denied. I couldn’t imagine either of them with anyone else… and I feel like they both needed someone who was strong and powerful but who could be brought to their knees.
A great read but uh…… come prepared. Roni doesn’t pull ANY punches in this one!
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