A BDSM Romance


Submissive Mia Manetti is devastated when her first Master uncollars her just as she was hoping for a permanent relationship with him. Trying to move on, she agrees to sub for a powerful and sexy new Dom.

Chess Ryan has wanted Mia from the first moment he saw her at Club Restraint, but it was always "hands off" because she belonged to his friend Philip. Now, thanks to that friend's maneuvers, Mia is finally his. But only for a little while.

Mia finds it increasingly difficult to keep her feelings in check as she experiences erotic delights with Master Chess, sensual and sexual fantasies that she's never known before. Is she setting herself up for another heart ache?

Guilt, secrets and misplaced pride all keep Chess and Mia from being completely honest with each other. As they connect sexually and emotionally, they realize their relationship has grown too serious to be called "play". How far are they willing to go?


A Recommended Read!  "This book grabbed me from the first page." - 
Kinky Book Reviews, Four and a half kinks
"...hooked me right from the first word." - Long and Short Reviews, Four and a half stars
"What a fantastic story." - Siren Book Reviews, Five siren stones
"...an emotional and enthralling story..." - Romance in Review, Five stars
"...a well written BDSM story that talks about feelings and emotions..." - SensualReads.com, Four and a half stars

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“It’s nothing you’ve done wrong, Bella Mia.” Philip spoke softly. “But it’s time to move on. For both of us.”

Too stunned to speak, Mia gaped at him in disbelief. Her hand lay limply in his. She hadn’t seen it coming.

For weeks Mia Manetti had looked forward to this dinner at LoFiglio’s, the most exclusive restaurant in Rosemont, NY. But now she wished she was anywhere else.

Oh, it was a beautiful place. Candles glimmered; crisp ivory linens and sparkling crystal graced the tables. Tinkling piano music played softly in the background. Even more glittering than the atmosphere were the other diners, dressed to impress.

But Mia had lost interest in her surroundings. She and Philip had been together for a year. A year of bliss, as far as she was concerned.

​ And she’d been sure that he felt the same way. Convinced that tonight, on this anniversary of sorts, he’d tell her what she’d been longing to hear from almost the first moment she met him. That he wanted her to be his. Forever.

How could she have been so wrong?

The numbness spread, filling Mia’s chest. She felt distant from herself, as if she were two separate people. One of them sat at the table, speechless, staring stupidly at the man across from her. The other floated on the ceiling and looked down, watching helplessly.

She should do something. But what? Scream, cry, storm out in a rage? A public scene would only embarrass herself and Master Philip.

No. Not her Master. Not anymore. He didn’t want her.

“We had a beautiful year together,” he told her, his voice compassionate but firm. “But now it’s over.”

It had been beautiful. At last Mia marshaled her scrambled thoughts enough to ask the only question that came to mind. “Why?”



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