This is the first novel KD Grace wrote wow what a way to start!
After reading Body temperature and Rising and Surrogate I have found I love and enjoy the style KD Grace has with her books. This was no exception, I was entrapped right from the first few pages.
Journalist, Rita Holly, never dreamed sex with the mysterious Edward in the dark of a malfunctioning train would lead to a blindfolded, champagne-drenched tango, a spanking by a butch waitress, and an offer of initiation into the exclusive mysteries of The Mount. Desperate to save her threatened job, she agrees, scheming secretly to write an inside exposé on the club that will make her career. But as she delves deeper into the intrigue of The Mount and the lives of its members, she soon discovers that her heart may have other plans.
From the very first page I wanted to know more about the main character Rita Holly, KD has a knack of making us love all the characters making them feel so real, making us feel emotionally connected to them, its written in such a way it feels it could become a reality for any one of us. That is very erotic in itself.
This is a wild fast paced compulsive read; I loved Rita Holly's first steamy encounter with the sexy Edward who remains masked throughout the whole duration of the novel in some form, either darkness or by a masquerade mask; a brilliant twist from KD.
Rita is then whisked off into an incredible balance of romance, fantasy and deceit just to get the chance to be with Edward who she strangely trusts and he convinces her to go through an initiation to be able to see his face and become a member of a unique club. Each initiation gets sexier and more erotic than the first and still totally believable from chastity, BDSM to superhot roleplay. We see and feel Rita's continual determination to succeed as she gradually falls for her masked man.
Being a submissive myself I found this book a turn on, KD enables us to easily use our imagination to feel what Rita is feeling, from her apprehension, frustration, trepidation and fear to her elation, orgasms and growing love for Edward. The initiation council takes over her life at home and at work, her life is now not her own till its completion. All of which are governed and overseen by the sexy but bitchy Vivienne; who adds continual conflict throughout this story.
You cant help but get swept along by this incredible storyline and page after page of excellently written sex scenes, where we feel real emotion between the individual characters involved. I have to say the girl on girl scenes were written with an incredible sensuality, delicacy and beauty as well as being super hot.
I want to say so much more but I dont want to give it all away, but the climatic ending brings the whole book together in more ways than you would believe to a brilliant nail biting twist and finale.
I loved it...can you tell...!!!