witnessed his heroism in Afghanistan and nursed him back to health. The young
soldier grew into a man I could spend the rest of my life with. But I can never
let him know just how much I love him, because not even a hero who lived
through a war can survive my past.
this world I love and care for more. After years of meeting up on my mercenary
missions to spend time together, she’s finally coming to see my home, my club,
and meeting my friends, who don’t even know she exists. Will I finally be able
to convince my secret lover to tear down her fortress so we can become so much
more than best friends?
KD Robichaux wanted to be a romance author since the first time she picked up her mom’s Sandra Brown books at the ripe old age of twelve. She went to college to become a writer, but then married and had babies. Putting her dream job on hold to raise her family as a stay at home mom, who read entirely too much, she created a blog where she could keep her family and friends up-to-date on all the hottest reads. From there, by word of mouth, her blog took off and she began using her hard-earned degree as a Senior Editor for Hot Tree Editing. When her kids started school, and with the encouragement from her many author friends, she finally sat down and started working on her first series, The Blogger Diaries, her very own real life romance.
3 1/2 stars
Clearly, I need to do more research when requesting ARC’s, because had I realize the “club” in the blurb was a BDSM club and not an MC, which I thought, I honestly would not have requested the book. BDSM aside, I finished this book because I really liked both main characters.
Brian Glover is a former soldier who now works for a group of mercenaries, and also owns a BDSM club with his friends. While he was in Afghanistan, he met Clarice, a photographer who was working a story about soldiers. Brian is injured while saving Clarice, and she becomes his nurse, and decides that from then on, Brian will be her best friend.
Thus begins their friendship. A LOT of this book is both Brian and Clarice being in “therapy” to be able to attend the sex club. I didn’t understand that part of the book at all. I don’t generally read BDSM books, and I don’t know or understand the lifestyle. So that part of the story kind of turned me off.
The part of the story with Brian and Clarice falling in love over the course of 11 years, I liked. I LOVED Brian. He’s a giant at 6 foot 8 (a number we hear OFTEN), but man is he a gentle giant. He was so sweet and loving to Clarice.
Clarice is a really cool chick, but has a secret as to why she can’t admit to Brian that she’s madly in love with him – and man was that reason LAME! I was expecting something completely different.
I enjoyed reading their backstory, about how they met and fell in love. Overall, the book was way too long and detail heavy – that took away from the story for me.
But if you are into BDSM, this is the book for you.