Author: Joey W. Hill
Rating: Siren's Best Book Stone
Keywords: F/F, Group Sex, D/s
Length: Super Plus Novel
ISBN E-Book: 9781419930959
Publisher: Ellora’s CaveBuy-Link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8851-afterlife.aspx
Part of the Knights of the Board Room series.
Rachel gave up seeking a Master years ago. After a failed marriage and terrible tragedy, she’s walled her soul against going down that dangerous path again. Then Jon joins her yoga class. He’s thirteen years younger than she, but his Dominant nature threatens her shields from the moment she recognizes it. Not only does he understand what her body wants—he knows what her soul craves.
Part of the five-man executive team of Kensington & Associates, Jon uses his calm, philosophical nature to defuse volatile acquisition negotiations. He can compel opponents to willingly surrender when he draws the sword that closes the deal. As a sexual Dominant, he employs that same expertise. A spiritually driven Master who enjoys connecting with a woman’s soul, he wins her utter submission with his skills. But with Rachel, it goes beyond that. She’s the submissive his own soul has always hungered to have, and he won’t hesitate to use his talents, as well as that of the other four K&A men, to claim her.
Publisher’s Note: Rachel’s sensual journey to healing contains light female/female exploration and group sex.
Afterlife by Joey W. Hill is a heart-wrenching story of learning to return to the land of the living, not simply existing. And that is just what Yoga instructor Rachel’s pattern consists of after losing a son, and a marriage that she shouldn’t have shouldered the guilt for the break up. Instead of picking up and moving on, she locks herself away in solitude only letting people see what she wants them to see while hiding away privately, wearing a false token to keep her distance. Petrified of hurting again she finds it’s the only way she can survive. Instead of embracing her needs she ignores what her soul cries for, the divinity of being owned.
Jon joins a yoga class and finds himself drawn to the older woman teaching. Her only saving grace in him not approaching her is the token she wears, until he finds it’s a ruse and sets about changing the direction of their lives the way he knows best. A Master in the fine art of strategy his craft works for him in the beginning. Until an act of ill fate shreds the progress he’s made in getting Rachel to tear down her walls. He must find a different avenue to win her heart and surrender to his will. The passion that exploded between these two vibrant and sexy characters added a new level of intimacy that reminded me of Kismet.
I found myself experiencing the highs and lows of their lives both singularly and together as a couple. The pain Rachel experienced from past tragedies, the insecurities she exhibited were easy to relate to. The horror of having history repeat itself made me cringe inwardly only this time she wasn’t alone she had a wall of strength not by just one person, her Master but by a wall of Masters and others in the lifestyle to draw strength from. My heart went out to Jon for his journey with her wasn’t going to be an easy one, though his character and his unwavering love made me hope they’d have a fabulous journey.
I can’t wait to read this again.