Nailah Shalaby loves her interior design work almost as much as she loves her family. What she hates is the way her brothers and her father can’t seem to stay out of her business. When her current personal trainer and casual sex buddy is exposed in a very public, very scandalous affair — with a client who isn’t Nailah — Nailah agrees to switch trainers at her father’s insistence. Too bad her father found her another fitness professional whose bright personality and rugged good looks make it impossible for Nailah to see him as anything other than her next conquest.
Armando Vasquez expects a little bit of drama when he agrees to take on the daughter of an acquaintance as a new client. What he doesn’t count on is Nailah Shalaby being such a complete ice princess. Always the professional, Armando is determined to ignore Nailah’s frosty demeanor while he gets her into the best shape of her life.
Their workouts are going as smoothly as planned until Nailah discovers Armando’s sexually dominant side and insists he use his knowledge of all things B, D and SM to escort her through his world of kink. They can hardly stand each other, but with every erotic encounter neither of them can deny… that thin line between love and hate never felt so good.
**This story contains acts of sadomasochism and a submissive who takes her Dominant on one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride. **
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, clearly defined.
Just under two hours, this was a quick, sexy, & kinky read. Rebekah Weatherspoon’s writing style works for me and I find it easy to dive in and finish in one sitting. I enjoy her strong female characters and Nailah is a perfect example of that. She expects and asks for what she wants, is honest even if she knows it might not be what others want to hear, and works hard to achieve her goals.
I think I enjoyed this more than Fit because Armando was very clear that his physical relationship with Nailah would be outside the parameters of his trainer relationship with her. I enjoyed how much we learn about each character individually as well as their road to becoming a couple. This is solidly in the erotica category and delivers on all that’s promised in the blurb.
It was nice to get little updates on Grant and Vi. There’s also enough of an intro to Keira & Daniel that I’m looking forward to jumping right in to Sated.
About the author:
After years of meddling in her friends’ love lives, Rebekah Weatherspoon turned to writing romance to get her fix. Raised in Southern New Hampshire, Rebekah Weatherspoon now lives in Southern California where she will remain forever because she hates moving.
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My Favorite Quotes
It was something about his voice, something about the anticipation. – Tamed by @RdotSpoon #FitTrilogy #Novella #BDSMTweet
Part of the allure of all of this, of her coming clean to Armando about wanting to know more about the lifestyle, was feeling owned and possessed. – Tamed by @RdotSpoon #FitTrilogy #Novella #BDSMTweet