Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cris Anson, What She Needs

Title: What She Needs

Author: Cris Anson

Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sub-Genre: BDSM

Page Count: 98 pages

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419928949

Price: $4.45

Publisher: Ellora's Cave


Reviewer: Nikki


Older widow Delia Barnes is sporting a black eye when she greets fellow authors before an erotic romance convention, which she explains away by joking “I didn’t say ‘Yes Master’ quick enough.” Sitting at the bar, burned-out ad executive and former Dom Kurt Reinhardt overhears the remark—and interrupts to suggest maybe she needs “a new Master”.

Urged by her friends to accept the younger man’s invitation to learn some D/s basics—hey, an author needs to do her research, right?—Delia joins him to get first-hand experience at being submissive, starting with removing her panties in a corner booth. Later, she learns more than she bargained for when she spends a weekend at Kurt’s home…with his eager business partner added to the mix.

But an innocent misstep brings Delia’s world crashing down around her. Can she trust Kurt with her heart…and her life?


A first for me for a book of this nature, I had no idea what to expect, or think. But the further I read into What She Needs, I very much got into the book and found it likeable.

It starts out when an erotic romance writer goes to a conference with a black eye, and she jokes to the others around her how she got it. That sparked the interest of Kurt, and he teaches her some things for 'research' purposes.

There was a lot of emotion in the book. Kurt is a very caring and kind person, and even as the Master, he looked out for Delia.

Thank you, Cris Anson, for introducing me into a different genre of romance that I'd never ventured into before. A very great read!

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