RULES OF SEDUCTION (Serve #7) by Joya Ryan-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 9, 2015
He’ll be the dream and the dirty fantasy…
Through with both her controlling ex and relationships, Ava Webber is determined to explore the spicy and sometimes forbidden appetites of the exclusive BDSM nightclub, Serve. Here, she’ll get exactly what she needs…as long as it’s from a man she doesn’t know.
Nolan Hart ensures that Serve’s clients get what they want, how they want it. But with one look at the curvy brunette, Nolan knows he’s the man to fulfill her desires. As the anonymous lover, he’s Ava’s dirtiest fantasy. Outside of Serve, he’s her charming, smartass friend.
But Nolan wants more. More than Ava is willing to give. And as long as the blindfold stays on, she’ll never discover that the two men she’s falling for are one and the same..
REVIEW: RULES OF SEDUCTION by Joya Ryan is the seventh installment in the adult, contemporary SERVE erotic romance novella series focusing on the BDSM club Serve. This is SERVE nightclub employee Nolan Hart and marketing agent Ava Webber’s storyline. Each storyline in the Serve series is written by a different author focusing on a new couple. Although the storylines are connected to the BDSM club Serve, the individual stories are not interconnected. Each story is a stand alone.
Told from dual third person perspectives, RULES OF SEDUCTION follows Ava Webber as she endeavors to explore the forbidden. Ava’s marriage collapsed; she was trapped in a loveless relationship by a controlling man and in this Ava wants to experience it all, and Serve is willing to offer up anything and everything Ava wants. But Ava has one rule-anonymous sex only-she does not want to know anything about the man who will make all of her wishes come true. What Ava never expected was that the man to whom she bared her soul, is the same man with whom she will fall in love. Anonymous sex is only anonymous if you do not recognize the man of your dreams.
Nolan Hart arranges the scenes at the BDSM club Serve. His attraction to newcomer Ava Webber finds our hero wanting to protect Ava from what it is she thinks she wants. When Ava says she wants anonymous sex, Nolan knows he is the man to give Ava what it is she wants but Nolan never expected to lose his heart.
The character development is limited. There is no explanation about Ava’s past; what left her broken and why she is determined to experience it all. We learn very little about Nolan-the man, the Myth, the vibrating tongue ring !!! He is a bit of an enigma whose specialty is security but the how and why of his past is missing.
RULES OF SEDUCTION is a sweet and spicy read with engaging characters; a fun premise; and a happily ever after. Like all of the previous installments, the BDSM content is light; there are no hard core scenarios or demands. In fact, our heroine states she is open to anything and everything yet she is unaware of just what it is she is giving permission to do-in this, I felt there was some naivety as it pertained to the overall premise. In my opinion, expectations were not met; the sexual content as it pertained to the BDSM scenes was too tame for the demands of the heroine’s needs.
If you like a little kink with your romance storylines I recommend the SERVE series. The BDSM content is limited; some spanking, blindfolds and a little light bondage but the authors never cross into the dark and dangerous zones.
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Reviewed by Sandy