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The New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me invites you to discover the thrill of control as one couple wrestles for power in and out of the bedroom…
Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.
But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving. 
But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…

Includes a preview of Off the Clock, the first novel in Roni Loren’s Pleasure Principle series…

Praise for Roni Loren and her novels
“Loren writes delicious, dark, sensual prose.”—USA Today
“Hot and romantic, with an edge of suspense.”—Shayla Black, New York Times bestselling author of His to Take
“Revved up and red-hot sexy!”—Lorelei James, New York Times bestselling author of Hillbilly Rockstar

Book Reviews

Break Me Down
Average rating
4.3 / 5
My review
December 2nd, 2015
Great book. Love the whole series. Can't wait to read more from Roni Loren. Loved the chemistry of the characters as well.
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Not far to go from reality and yet so far away...
November 14th, 2015
I knew this one story was going to hit home before I picked it up just from watching Sam and Gibson interact in the previous Loving on the Edge novels. Even so, I came with an open mind and ready to see where Roni would take us with these two. I knew I was going to connect with Sam. What I didn’t realize is just how much I would connect with Gibson. In fact, that connection pretty much blew me away. I’ve loved all of this series, but I have to say this one has become my absolute favorite. Sam is like so very many dommes I’ve known. We tend to be very loving and caring but with a core of steel and goo at the center. We can be quite the bitchy sadists. At the same time, we are very much women with all the emotions that go with it. Some of us learn to repress some of those emotions and perhaps in that repression our very need to control is born. Sometimes that need to dominate and control is born from being left no control and the victim of life and circumstance when we were young. In Sam’s case, she was orphaned at eight when her grandmother passed. She spent the rest of her childhood being shuffled from one foster home to another always feeling unwanted and passed up. She’s experienced her share of emotional trauma, but life fashioned her a survivor. At the core that’s just what she is, a survivor taking the reigns of her future in hand. Sam is no longer willing to play second fiddle, someone’s secret, or be untrue to who she is, even if it means walking away from the only man she’s ever loved. Gibson… lord how to explain Gibson? That’s like trying to describe everything that makes myself tick. Do you have a lifetime to listen? I think I mentioned that I really connected with this character, I don’t know if that is the half of it. You see I’m what I like to call a dominant switch. In most circumstances, I’m all over being dominant but put me with that ONE right man where the chemistry is just right and I can topple like a house of cards. I so totally got his need to be in control and to hide any sign of weakness. I got exactly what it meant to power through the pain. But put him with Sam and all he WANTS is to submit and worship at her feet. Unfortunately, getting past learned reactions isn’t always an easy fix. Just because you want something doesn’t always mean you can make it happen. So things are looking pretty unworkable to Gib. Sometimes, though, it takes figuring out just how important someone else is in your life to decide to make the change no matter what it takes. I really felt for Gib and I have to admit I think fell just a bit in love with him. Damned glad I can have as many fictional boyfriends as I want. And I have to tell you I think Gibson just went to the top of the list. By the time I got to the end of the book, I was doing fist pumps for Sam and Gibson for working through their issues and realizing the love and life they can have together. They have a really powerful dynamic between the two of them I found majorly compelling. Unless you all haven’t figured out by now, I totally recommend this book. Anyone that loves a good BDSM romance and especially those looking for a female in the dominant role are really going to love it. If you’re looking for true to life realism in the lifestyle then the Loving on the Edge series promises to deliver. *****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions.com*****
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Intense and super steamy BDSM romance!
October 30th, 2015
In the BDSM world, it's all about who's got the control, and when you have two people trying to be on top it's going to make for an intense and dramatic story. This is especially true if one of those people is realizing that their role as a Dominant might be masking their true desire. Such is the case with Samantha and Gibson. Though Gibson trained Sam as a Domme, he's never felt more alive than when he played with her as a submissive during her training. He's always shied away from this side of himself and tried to cover it up but she's seen through his mask and is determined to push him out of his comfort zone - and into her arms for good. Gibson's conflict within himself is the key to the story, his desires warring with the expectations on him. From an early age he was defined as weak by his father, and the thought of being submissive at the club he belongs to chills him to the bone, even as it lights him up sexually. I really liked his character, and his struggle, while intense, felt very real. Sam was an equally engaging woman, having experienced a past traumatic attack that has defined her need now to always be in control of a situation. She's never going to lie down for anyone again, and this sets her and Gibson up to fail, as Gibson is determined to never show his submissive side to anyone. When they are thrown together in a situation where Gibson's protective side comes out, Sam will only allow him to take on that role with her if he'll submit in the bedroom. What happens is a sexually explosive affair that could wreck them or heal them. It was a real nail biter for me, the super steamy scenes both in and out of the club, warring with the conflict. Some of the scenes between them were beyond my comfort zone, but necessary and integral to the story as a whole. 4 stars for this intriguing and dramatic story about trust and desire.
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My heart wanted to break for Gib and Sam
October 27th, 2015
I have to admit – some parts of this story made me a little uncomfortable, but reading the story was totally worth it. I’ve never read a book about a male sub before and it took me a bit to let go of my notion that the male is always the dominant. Roni Loren treated this subject with great respect just as she has all of her other stories. Gibson (Gib) and Samantha (Sam) met at the Ranch where Gib helped train her as a Domme. During their training Sam saw the submissive tendencies come out in Gib and wanted to explore that side of him and dominate him but Gib couldn’t handle it and walked away from her. He is ashamed of his submissive feelings and thinks there is something wrong with him wanting to be beaten and dominated; he thinks others will feel he is less of a man if they find out. Both Sam and Gib believe the things they endured during their childhood have influenced their sexual proclivities. Gib’s father beat and humiliated him and once he discovered he enjoyed that during sex play he felt ashamed because he hated what his father did to him. Sam was nearly raped by another girl when she was young and now she needs to be dominant. When Gib tells her how ashamed and embarrassed he is by his desire to be dominated she helps him to see that it doesn’t have anything to do with his father. This was a very emotional story for me. I felt so bad for both Sam and Gib but particularly for Gib. He wants so badly to love and be with Sam the way she wants him to be but he just can’t get past the feeling that it makes him less of a man. The writing, as always, is richly descriptive and makes me totally lose myself in the story. It was nice to catch glimpses of characters from previous books in the Loving on the Edge series. While this book can easily be read as a standalone you might enjoy it more if you’ve already read the other books in the series. Roni Loren’s stories always have an HEA but getting to this one for Sam and Gib really tugged on my emotions. I was happy that Pike put in an appearance and provided a bit of comic relief during a part that was particularly difficult for Gib. Roni Loren sure packed a lot of stuff into this novella and I loved it! I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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