Grace Miller has worked hard at her career as a Human Rights lawyer, but with her fortieth birthday looming, she is desperate to settle down and start a family, and she knows she is running out of time. She thought she had found the perfect man when she met sadist, Dr. Xavier Diaz, the ideal foil for her own masochistic tendencies.

Everything between them seems to gel effortlessly, making it look like a match made in heaven…until she finds out that Xavier’s own dream is to have a ‘remote’ 24/7 M/s relationship.

Publisher’s Note: This steamy BDSM romance contains graphic scenes and a theme of power exchange.

Excerpt

Grace couldn’t help wondering if she was doing the right thing by consenting to this Master/slave relationship that Xavier was so set on. Her initial gut reaction had been ‘hell, no!‘ and yet here she sat on the verge of agreeing. 

Was it altogether fair to Xavier that, in her own mind, she was looking at his proposal as a possible ‘stepping-stone’, a way of promoting and cementing their relationship? An attempt to give him what he wanted, despite the fact that, in reality, it was a million miles away from her own wants and desires, in the hope that she would be able to renegotiate things into something somewhat more appealing later on. 

Does that mean I am manipulating the situation? a guilty little voice asked in a whisper inside her head. 

No, Grace decided. She was just choosing Xavier’s scenario as a starting point, and at some point in time, they would compromise, just like any couple in any kind of relationship would do. That’s surely what a strong relationship was about after all, co-operation and concession until both parties reached a mutually satisfactory agreement. 

Okay, so she wasn’t being entirely up front about her own desires to be a mother, preferably with the role of wife coming before it. But in truth, Xavier’s rather unconventional idea of having a slave relationship in which the couple didn’t ever live together, was so far removed from her own ideas that they weren’t even in the same ballpark. So much so that now didn’t seem like the right time to bring it up. 

And if her conscience was trying to prod her with the whispered truth that hers wasn’t even a lifestyle choice, well, right now, she chose to ignore it. 

Author Bio

Poppy Flynn was born in Buckinghamshire, UK and moved to Wales at eight years old with parents who wanted to live the ‘self-sufficiency’ lifestyle.
Today she still lives in rural Wales and is married with six children.
Poppy’s love of reading and writing stemmed from her parents’ encouragement and the fact that they didn’t have a television in the house. 

“When you’re surrounded by fields, cows and sheep, no neighbours, no TV and the closest tiny village is four miles away, there’s a certain limit to your options, but with books your adventures and your horizons are endless.” 
Poppy x