Sterling Holt, owner of kink club The Shepherd, has given all he has to keep his family together. But after years of hard work raising his much-younger sister, his nest is empty—and so is his heart.
Beneath the weight of his own guilt aches an omega who can’t see salvation.
Adrian and Sterling were for me in the beginning a very unstable and complicated couple. I understand that Adrian had issues but the way he treated Sterling (even though Sterling being the Dom) I didn't care for.
Sterling saw something in Adrian that he didn't see in himself and understood what he needed, and that is what a good Dom does for his submissive. The sex that they had fit into the dynamic of their relationship. Rough, hard, sweet, slow and mind blowing.
I'm really loving these - there is some classic ABO here but it comes with characters who are pretty vivid to me. Yes stereotypes but they are also broken. The sex is hot and the way the two MC's here come together and what it takes had me wanting to stay on the plane to finish!
This was...profound, in a sense? It’s always interesting to see how a villainy character is redeemed. And it reminds us that in real life, people we think are bad/rude/evil/nasty/etcetc are really just very hurt/misunderstood/damaged people and need more understanding and patience than most.
What I like about Adrian and Sterling’s story here was, the issues were worked through. They weren’t glossed over and magically fixed by love. It took a lot of patience and insight on Sterling’s part t ...more
Firstly, this book is book 3 of a series, and although it is best to read the first two, it isn't a necessity. We are back in the club, but now Adrian gets his story with the owner of the Shepherd. I adored Sterling, but I never really warmed to Adrian. I mean you can sort of understand why he acts the way he does because we get his back story, but the way he treats Sterling all throughout the book was abhorrent.
Sterling had the patience of a saint, Adrian had so much going on in h ...more
Adrian show up in the previous story, Obey. And frankly, he was an ass. He treated Lucian so abominably. He was bitter and cruel and I hated him. So, I was intrigued to see how the author was going to remake him into a lovable character. Who would be strong ...more
This story is set in the Omegaverse, and is the third book in this universe. It should be read in order. We have characters from the other stories and this story is built on previous storylines.
I particularly like that about this book. Allows me to have a more ...more
In the last book, I for sure wanted to clobber Adrian. I was worried about liking him and reading his story. However, in my opinion he was quickly redeemed. I am not saying he did not make me crazy with his stubbornness during the book but I immediately liked Sterling and Adrian a ...more
This story was terrific. I was initially unsure how Adrian's character could be redeemed and if I would be able to like him after his behavior in the prior book. The way that his history was explored really opened my eyes to him as a character. He acted standoffish, judgmental, and rude because of his past. Sterling is able to break down the walls Adrian has built around himself in the most beautiful way possible. By using positivity and pleasure Sterling helps Adrian which in ...more
But, but.... it wasn’t that at all. Ohhhh shit, Piper Scott does exactly what I hoped for when I read the ...more
I recommend that you have at least read Beg as the events in that book impact the beginning of this book.
I'm a little on the fence about this book. I really didn't like Adrian in Beg, and while understanding his background helps to make him a bit more likable, I still wasn't a big fan of his by the end of this book. I feel like the change was just too fast for me to real believe it.
I'm also not sure that I really got the romance between ...more
It took me a little bit to get into this story. Adrian was a real jerk in the last book, and he started out completely unlovable in this book. While the beginning chapter got me to have some small feelings for him, I really did not like his character. Sterling, on the other hand, was so calm, cool, and collected, and he was a breath of fresh air after dealing with Adrian. Sterling was exactly what Adrian needed to he ...more
Oh, goodness. This book was so wonderful and well written that I read it in one sitting. I don't think words can describe how much I loved it. Sterling and Adrian are such amazing characters that made me fall in love with them instantly.
Adrian is the type of character I want to learn more about. He has been through a lot and still keeps his head up ( even though he had some moments when his confidence was down and didn't tru ...more
It took me a while to like Adrian - maybe because his actions were so despicable against Lucian in the previous book. I also didn’t really understand the dynamic between Adrian & Sterling through most of the book. I’d have liked to see more of Adrian submitting to Sterling and finding freedom in doing so.
My heart felt like it was breaking seeing how Gabriel was so brainwashed and how Adrian had accepted the blame for everything bad that had ever happene ...more
I loved this book. I thought the characters were well developed and the action wasn't rushed. I only wish that I could say the same for Sterling and Clarissa. I hope the authors delve further into the Lowe family background and dynamics when they write Gabriel's story and they have to write his story. One of the signs of a good storyteller is buying into the characters and their psyches, even if they are or especially if they are damaged. Adrian and Gabriel are damaged in ...more
This book did not go at all like I thought it would, and I don’t know if I loved it for that or not. I disliked Adrian in the previous book, and it was heartbreaking reading about what he went through and why he did what he did. Sterling turned out not to be anything like he appeared either. Great story like we’ve come to expect in this series, and well written. Unique take on power exchanges and forms of dominance, that really intrigued me. While overall this book wasn’t re ...more
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Left to her own devices, ...more