Gentle Control by Brynn Paulin

Torrid Tarot, Strength card

Ellora’s Cave


ISBN: 9781419916298

Reviewed by Amelia



Eight years ago, Tempest Montgomery allowed her father to control her life, and she walked out on Josh Cress, the tattooed, pierced bad boy of the Cress family. Now, however, her father has again made her do something she doesn’t want, and that’s agree to marry Phillip, a man she doesn’t love. Now’s she’s back looking for closure with Josh, hoping to be able to forget him.

Dom Josh Cress has never forgotten Tempest, and when she shows up at his birthday breakfast, right after his sister-in-law does a Tarot Reading that shows the Strength card, he’s not sure what to do. When she says she wants closure he agrees to help her to that end, but only if she spends two weeks as his submissive.

Tempest agrees, but once she’s had a taste of Josh again, can she go back to Phillip?

Gentle Control is a great addition to the Torrid Tarot line, and to Ms. Paulin’s books on the Cress brothers. I enjoyed the chance to get to know Josh better, especially his pieced, um, you know. His style of domming was wonderfully portrayed, and he and Tempest are perfect together. I especially enjoyed the ending, where Tempest really comes into her own.

Fans of BDSM will enjoy Gentle Control. Although this novella can be read as a stand alone, reading the other books, either before or after this one, will heighten your enjoyment of this book.


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