5* Book Review of My Best Friend's Stepfather Part 1 by Opal Carew
Summary: I knew this story could launch my career, but I never thought it would lead me down a path of sin and decadence...bondage and submission. He was my subject; I became his slave.
Ashley's first lead feature as a reporter should have been simple: interview Darien Gallagher, a real life Dom, for a magazine article and launch her career as a leading journalist, but with Dare, nothing is ever simple... Mysterious, wealthy, sexy as sin, and completely off limits, Ashley knows she shouldn't crave his touch, his kiss, but she does. Even though he's her best friend's stepfather...
What started for Dare as a lesson in domination suddenly has become so much more. He knows Ash is younger, more sheltered, friends with his former stepdaughter, but he can't deny the spark between them, even though he knows it's wrong.
With every word, every lesson, Dare tests Ash's resolve and pushes her boundaries. While Adam, Ashley's boss, has her craving things she shouldn't. The assignment that was supposed to land her on the top is about to topple her to her knees.
Title: My Best Friend's Stepfather
Series: My Best Friend's Stepfather #1
Author: Opal Carew
Publisher: St Martins Press
Released: 3rd November 2015
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
Source: via Publisher on NetGalley - thank you!
I am a big fan of Opal Carew and the step-romance genre has been quite popular of late, so I couldn’t resist reading this 3 book serial type series. A little different and definitely exciting, My Best Friend’s Stepfather Part 1 is fun, intriguing and sizzling hot. As is the norm with Ms Carew, this was another well written book with fun characters and a cliffhanger that will make part two to be picked up ASAP.
Ashley works for a magazine and has found the perfect article to research and share with their readers. Given that everyone seems interested in the life of dominant-submissive relationships since Fifty Shades of Grey, her idea is to share tips and the story behind a dom-sub connection.
When she broached the idea with her boss and best friend, Adam, he was a little sceptical and a lot jealous. It appears he has been attracted to Ashely for a long time, but has never acted on his feelings for various reasons. The idea of another man dominating Ashely doesn’t sit well with him, but Ashley is determined and knows this article will be a winner.
Since Ashely was a teen, she’s known of Darien Gallagher (Dare). Being the stepfather of one of her best friends, they used to hang around his mansion and talk from time to time. When the friends graduated though they’d distanced themselves, but Ashely was given his name as a known Dom and somebody that was willing to give her lessons on what a relationship would be like.
Since their first meeting regarding the article, Dare has pushed Ashley’s limits and it only excites her more. She was adamant though that is wasn’t a sexual experience she was after, but would she be able to continue in that direction when her emotions are controlling her body?
Will Ashely give in to her body’s desires? Will Dare fall for her? What about the stepdaughter? Will Adam finally show his true feelings towards Ashley?
Read how this intriguing story unfolds and what decisions they all make. Ashely is a strong character that has the potential to make all the men fall at her feet. With the intriguing mystery behind the stepdaughter and why Adam refuses to talk about his past, this is a definite read for those interested in a quick BDSM read. Here I come part two……
About the Author
Opal Carew is the author of Total Abandon, Pleasure Bound, Twin Fantasies and other erotic romance novels. She also writes as Elizabeth Batten-Carew. “So why do I like writing erotic romance?” she asks. “I like being able to push beyond traditional boundaries.” Opal loves crystals, dragons, feathers, cats, pink hair, the occult and all that glitters. While she writes, she listens to inspirational music, lights candles and keeps crystals near. Before devoting herself to her passion as a writer, Opal spent 15 years as a software analyst, and she has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She lives with her husband and two sons in Ontario, Canada.