As a reviewer for an online website,
Carmen has had plenty of stimulation for her fascination
with the BDSM lifestyle. Her enthrallment extends to her
absentee neighbor, who is dangerously sexy and one she
wouldn’t mind cutting her submissive teeth on. When Jack
overhears Carmen discuss the things she would like to have
him do to her body, he immediately takes control. It doesn’t
matter that he lives a lifestyle that could be dangerous to
Carmen, all he knows is he wants to fulfill all the
fantasies her voluptuous figure rouses. Duty calls, which
means Jack and Carmen’s time together is short and not at
all what they need to quench their desires. Carmen isn’t
sure what Jack does for a living but she’s willing to take a
chance that no matter where his job takes him he’ll be back.
Intense is the first word that comes to
mind when I think of Jack and Carmen. A man who’s out of
touch when it comes to wooing women and a submissive who’s
vulnerable yet strong. Stealing Carmen is
another arsenal in Gail Faulkner’s shelf of stories where a
dominate male is key. As a shorter novella some of the
background that normally comes with a Faulkner story isn’t
present but the lack of a substantial build-up doesn’t take
away from the eroticism of Stealing Carmen.
Actually, it makes it more concentrated because I’m able to
focus on the pleasure the heroine and hero bring to each
other. Not on any underlying suspense which I would want to
work out in my mind as I read. I’m sure fans of Ms.
Faulkner’s work will enjoy this story and wind up looking
forward to the next gem this talented author has to offer.