Released: February 9, 2012
Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance
Series: The Dartmouth Cobras #1
Published by Bianca Sommerland
Wow! Where do I begin… I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. 😉 This was my first book by Bianca Sommerland and I enjoyed it, even though I had a few minor issues with a couple of things (mainly… the heroine). A small warning is I’d say this is not a book for everyone so let me try to do my best to explain.The Cobras are a hockey team owned by Oriana Delgado’s father. She is also dating, and living with, the team’s coach Paul. Their dating relationship is more of a matter of business and convenience than love. Oriana is the mousy female type, not really an extrovert, she really doesn’t know what she likes or how to ask for it. Always doing what others tell her and not making many waves. Or so has been the case until now.
She’s always had a crush on one of the players, Max. And they were very good friends, even kissed, until one day she saw Max in an alley behind a bar having a threesome with his friend Sloan (another player of the team) that involved something more than just your regular sex toys.
Now she’s trying to get her relationship with Paul to improve and she visits the arena dressed in what she thought was a provocative outfit only to find him cheating on her. Her father wants her to stay with Paul even after she finds that out because he needs Paul’s support of the team. In rebellion, she decides to make it seem as if she had sex with half the team and use that as blackmail.
Except there’s no pretend in the matter. Max wants her, loves her even. And somehow 4 of his friends and teamplayers are all on board for getting a piece of Oriana. Yes, that’s… count them… 5 guys! Three of whom are Doms, one of them is a sadist as well. I could barely keep up with all that was going on at times and who was doing what! LOL But I can’t say I didn’t enjoy most of it. *wink, wink*
Some scenes might’ve pushed the envelope of what I find arousing (a little bit of breath play, edge play even though there was no bloodletting, and some pretty heavy spanking) even though there was a quite interesting use of ice mentioned. *makes a note*
In the end my problem was mainly with Oriana. Her complete change of personality the moment she decided to go forward with her sexual adventure was not believable to me. She did a 180 in a matter of a day.
One thing I can’t deny is that this book was not only HOT but HAWTTTTT so if that’s what you’re in the mood for, you’ll get plenty of that with this one! If I could give this more than 5 toe curls I would, but alas, that’s all we have on our rating scale. Make sure you have what you need for that type of book handy and I’ll just leave it at that. However, just note that this book does deal with some mid-extreme BDSM aspects so if that’s not your cup of tea, then be warned.
I hope there’s more to come about the Dartmouth Cobras!!!*Review copy provided by author