I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rule Changer by Sienna Snow
Series: Rules of Engagement #3
Published by Forever on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, D/s
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Rules are meant to be broken.
Carmen Dane was a self-assured Domme who always maintained control…until she submitted to sinfully sexy Master Thomas Regala. She gave him her trust and her vulnerability, and he betrayed her. She’s avoided him for months, but now he knows the truth and refuses to let her hide. Her all-consuming hunger for Thomas has only grown stronger during their time apart. But Carmen will never submit to him—or anyone—ever again.
Thomas isn’t about to give up that easily. Carmen is his Mistress and his submissive. He’ll do almost anything for a second chance—even if it means giving up some of his power for her pleasure. Now they’ve embarked on a game of desire and dark, greedy need that breaks both their rules. But can Thomas ever wholly submit to Carmen when he wants to claim her as his own?
Carmen and Thomas’s story started in the previous book, Rule Master. We got a sneak peek into their relationship where Carmen was hiding something big from Thomas. Two somethings actually, as in his twin sons. Rule Changer takes us a little over a year from the end of Rule Master. The cat is out of the bag and Thomas has come to collect is family.
Carmen and Thomas are both Dominates so their romantic relationship is not the norm in their world. With that issue to work out they are also dealing with the reasons Thomas broke things off with Carmen. They shared family business past that lead to his aunt killing her father. Carmen gave her trust to Thomas one night months ago and he took that trust and twisted it. She won’t allow herself to trust him or any man again.
Rule Changer is an erotic romance with a touch of suspense that has carried over the whole series. Carmen and Thomas work on their trust issues and how to be a family with their boys. As Thomas works on tearing down Carmen’s walls, he shows her that she can trust him and how much he wants her and their boys. They journey they take to their HEA is a sexy and touching one.
There was a side character near the end who I’m hoping Sienna Snow writes a book about. He didn’t much page time but I found him interesting and can see a story there for him as a stand alone or as a first book in a spin-off series. Fingers crossed!
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I shut the door of my office and folded my arms across my chest. “Now that we’re alone, what do you want?”
He quirked a brow that made me think of things best left forgotten.
“What do you think I want to discuss besides the fact you scened with another man? The fact that you caressed him, kissed him, and made him come at your feet.”
I leaned against the desk, which housed housing a wall of security monitors. “Who I scene with and what I do is not your concern.”
“The hell it isn’t.”
I jumped at his outburst but remained quiet.
“Tell me that you were aroused performing with that boy. Did you enjoy caressing him, kissing him, making him come? You may have everyone else watching fooled, but I know you. I know when you’re turned on, and you weren’t even remotely stirred. You enjoyed the high of control, nothing more.”
I clenched my jaw, trying to rein in the turmoil rolling around inside me. “What does it matter how my body reacted? You aren’t part of my life. You made sure of that. Besides…” I paused and closed my eyes for a second.
“Besides?” he probed, and stepped in front of me.
I stared him directly in the eyes. “Besides, I stated where I stood with you during your visit to my estate.”
He remained quiet, holding my gaze.
I stood up, forcing him to step back, cocked a hand on my hip, and tilted my chin slightly, giving him my stern Domme stance. “Let me ask you this one more time, and I expect an answer. Why are you in my club?”
His pupils dilated, and his golden- halo- rimmed hazel eyes clouded to a dark green.
I inhaled deep.
Please don’t look at me like that. My heart can’t take it.
“I came for the mother of my children and…”
“My Mistress. My submissive.”