Jonathan Goldman is in Munich to oversee
negotiations for his company. Having been fascinated by the
BDSM lifestyle, although secretly, he loves to go to
underground clubs just to watch the participants of this type
of lifestyle. Yearning to experience and expound on his
craving to dominant a lover, Jonathan canít get past the way
his mother raised him. Wanting nothing more than to tie down
a lover and take complete control, Jonathan thinks these
dreams are just that - dreams. Figuring he might as well get
over himself, he leaves the club, not realizing that he is
being followed by the one woman that just might make him see
his fantasies become a reality.
Laurel Jordan knows a Dom when she sees
one. Sitting with friends, she notices the gorgeous blond man
sitting by himself. Deciding that she canít just let him
leave without meeting him, she follows him out of the club and
proceeds to stop him under the guise of retrieving his lost
scarf. The man sees the ploy for what it is and when he
invites her for a drink at his hotel room, Laurel does not
hesitate to join him.
Laurel and Jonathan spend a sizzling
night together. Laurelís yearning to be dominated is only
surpassed by Jonathanís desire to dominate her. Their time
soon comes to an end when reality sets in and they have to
return home. Exchanging numbers, Laurel doesnít let herself
hope that Jonathan will call. They never do, and if she
doesnít expect it then she wonít be hurt.
Dare to Dominate was truly
an emotional read that packed a powerful punch. Often pushing
my buttons, I at times wanted to stop reading but could not. I
had to know what was going to happen. I had to know if
Jonathan became the man that I hoped he would become. I got
my wishes tenfold. He was dominating, virile, and more often
than not, very hardcore. He made me shiver more than once.
Laurelís characterization enlightened me. Fully expecting the
typical Ďsubí mentality so often in BDSM books, I was
pleasantly surprised to find her very strong, very
opinionated, but very much of a mind to give her Dom control.
Lovers of the BDSM wonít want to miss
such a mesmerizing and seductive look at the lifestyle of
D/s. I frankly engulfed the entire novel in one sitting and
then had to go back and read it again. Go ahead and read it -
I dare you.