Published February 12th, 2015
Amazon Kindle: 315 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance, BDSM
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS
Beth Davenport has no interest in getting involved with another man for the foreseeable future. To say her last relationship ended in disaster would be a colossal understatement. The only reason she agrees to put in an appearance at Serpent’s Kiss, a private kink club in downtown St. Louis, is because her best friend, Nicole, won’t quit nagging her. When she walks in the door that night, the last thing she expects to do is meet a man who will have her reconsidering her ban on men.
As a captain with the St. Louis Fire Department, Drew Parker is used to being in charge. His crew relies on him to make sure they know what they’re doing and return home to their families after every shift. It isn’t, however, what he wants in a relationship. Drew decides to join Serpent’s Kiss to see if what appeals to him in fantasy is something he wants to explore in the real world. He’s also hoping that he’ll be lucky enough to meet a woman with whom he can explore his desires. The night Beth walks into the club, he is intrigued. Drew has to get to know her better.
After what happened to her, Beth is reluctant to get involved with Drew. It doesn’t matter that he is sweet and charming. She’s been burned before and Beth doesn’t think she can survive having her heart crushed again. Drew, however, won’t take no for an answer. He wants a relationship and is determined to chip away at her defenses until she relents. Will she give him a chance, or did her ex leave her with scars too deep to heal?
BDSM stories are one of my favorite pics when it comes to reading, specially when I know the author can manage to bring relatable / realistic characters to life in a way that I enjoy.
Beth was a strong female that had one of the most important element in a D/s relationship, her trust, broken by her own submissive. During the story you see her struggling with the strong way Drew feels about her and how she is trying to go slow. Not always that goes like it should be because Drew can be very convincing *wink*
Drew is a relentless character that once he set his mind that Beth and him are not only having good chemistry but they also are really good together over all, he wants her… for the rest of his life. He struggles with his submissive tendencies in the bedroom but he’s sure she can show him what it means to submit and enjoy it.
The sexy scenes in this book are not few, on the contrary, there is a lot of sexy involve but the story revolves around the characters and not so much about the sex, even when the sex is part of it, is not all. What I mean is that the meat and bones of this beautiful novel is the relationship and the development of Beth and Drew. It doesn’t hut that the sexy scenes between them are over the top explosive and mind-boggling *grin*
In the writing department I think Sherri Hayes has done a great job portraying realistic and relatable characters, with a vocabulary that doesn’t leave the reader trying to look the meaning of anything outside of the simple context of the sentences when it’s used. I didn’t notice any problems at all and the flow of the story was fluent for me, so much so that I finished the book before I was ready for the end.
I read Welcome to Serpent’s Kiss in 2016 and really enjoyed it, now I can say I also really enjoyed Burning for Her Kiss. I can also say I’m dying to read Longing for His Kiss that comes out November 2nd.
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn’t good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Writing has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create.