Parties à deux (Tome 2) - Duo de feu
But poor overwork and in control Owen hasn’t had the best of luck in love or sex. Wanting to give up control in the bedroom hasn’t resulted in the best results when it comes to relationships. Until he meets Iris, who quickly picks up on ...more
Like the first book in this series, this is a positive light romance book with some heavy sexual content and ...more
I loved the first in the series so I was thrilled to be able to review this new release. Talk about a steamy hot book! This story is loaded with adult romance and erotic scenes that will cause your heart to pound. With plenty of action that may surprise you from sweet little Iris, this page turner is going to be one that you won't soon forget.
Owen is Hot and sooo yummy! What a wonderful connection these two ...more
I heard of this book after looking for romantic femdom romances. So many of those books tend to fall on the PWP side of things. Which, yeah, it’s fun to read. Only that, sometimes, I’m in the mood for looking for stories with more feeling.
The beginning of the novel went a tad overboard with the (admittedly yummy) descriptions of Owen’s creations for his bakery. I would suggest nibbling on something sweet or savory while reading this, LOL. A secondary track has to do with Iris ...more
Tied Score is an outrageously sexy, incredibly addictive romance. Author Elia Winters doesn’t hold back in this red-hot story of two people who are clearly made for each other falling in love as they explore their kinky sides.
One of my favorite things about Tied Score was watching Iris come into her own. Iris is smart, organized, and focused, but while she’s found professional success, her life doesn’t feel ...more
This book was a little different from the typical dom/sub romances that I've read before. In this one the man wanted to submit to a dominant woman in the bedroom. I had never read a story where the roles were reversed so I was intrigued. I have to say, I really liked this one.
Iris is a bit of a commitment-phobe and strictly sticks to one night stands and no emotional connection. She has a very private personal life and doesn't like to share any information about herself ...more
I liked Owen, “you wore me out pretty good, I think.” Owen stifled a yawn. “I’m not sure I’m going to be able to walk straight for a couple of days. Or sit. Now come here.” This book was okay, I'm not used to the woman being an alpha, it was a change but one I liked.
Iris is a very believable new top, and I really appreciated how normal she was overall. She had a couple of insecurities (as one does), but otherwise had it together, and she didn’t sploosh out her brains any time Owen was around. The conflict, such as it is, is one-sided (hers) and ridiculously thin, but honestly? That's more common than not and ...more
And I really liked this book only I wish there had been MORE.
I really like how both characters actually discuss, and have their insecurities and such - but I think it was a smidge too HFN in the end for me, than HEA.
Also because I thought we were heading into a nice lovely HEA, as I was "only" 93% into the book... BUT ...more
This story was the perfect amount of kink and regular human insecurities, humor, and romance. I often find domme books that don't have enough kink for me. This one was great. Nothing gratuitous, everything necessary and sexy. I will say I was a bit frustrated at Iris's death-grip dedication to her belief that she wasn't good at relationships when she was clearly already doing one with Owen. But I do get that people can hold on to the weirdest beliefs despite all assurances to the ...more
Steamy and sweet, with Iris and Owen a good match for each other. The steamy scenes were excellent, but with odd personality quirks in regards to Iris. Her "conflict" wasn't well fleshed out, and really there is nothing wrong with liking a well organized spreadsheet ;) . I also really disliked her "best friend" Jen, who was shallow and didn't really seem like a great friend.
Intersting premise but can't see how the couple will ever make it long term. Their relationship is way too much physical than emotional. Choosing a partner based on their sex kinks over caring, respect, hobbies, and etc is just not very substantive...
Overall, the prose is good and the characters are somewhat likeable but it's not a good romance since the book failed to make me believe in their relationship beyond their compatible sex kinks.
After reading the first in the series I was looking forward to reading ‘Tied Score’ by Elia Winters and was pleased with what I read. You might be mistaken by the book cover and blurb with just how hot and sexy this series of books are and this one has even more heat than the first. This is worthy of 4 hot stars.
Like the first book this one focuses on employees in the gaming company and in particular this one centers around Iris, who we met ...more
Even though I was excited to see ...more
How wrong could I be.
The sex scenes started and I got much hotter under the collar than I was anticipating. They hit the Goldilocks zone of BDSM for me, exciting, handing over control, but not too extreme and, well, ...more
Iris is a very beautiful and successful woman. She also has some fears. Owen is a control freak with everything related to his business: a bakery.
Very enjoyable read!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Tied Score by Elia Winters was a deliciously and wonderful surprise read! This book had an amazing story and awesome characters. The storyline was different and unexpected. I totally dug it! I devoured this book in less than a day. I regret nothing! There was also sexy time! Some really hot sexy time *fans self*
Iris was my favorite character. She is a successful, strong, and beautiful woman. She also struggles with her own doubts ...more
I wonder if Iris would have ever figured out that she likes to take the lead during sexual experiences, if she had never met Owen. She takes to it from the beginning, it allows her to feel like she has some control in her life. Also gives her the courage to make some changes at work. She was comfortable, but not truly ...more
I loved how both Iris and Owen were growing into their Domme/sub roles and how they learned together what they both enjoyed and where their hard limits were.
The only downside for me was how Iris was so afraid of relationships and her self-sabotaging tendencies. Due to this I felt like she overstepped the line with Owen quite a few times and if it were me I would have ...more
I finished it. It was a quick read. Other than that it was pretty much average. I just didn't get a feel that the characters really had a connection other than sex. I'm pretty sure that even those reading 6 books on kinky sex would not dive head first into it on the first night or two. I also don't know what purpose Jen was in the book. I kept waiting for her to do or say something that would impact the situation. Was she there to be the "you don't want to ...more