Friday, January 28, 2011

Francesca Hawley, Controlling Interest

Title: Controlling Interest

Author: Francesca Hawley

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Erotic Romance

Sub-Genre: BDSM

Keywords: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Ellora's Cave, Francesca Hawley, Controlling Interest, 1-800-DOM-help series,

Length: Novella

ISBN E-Book:


Publisher: Ellora's Cave


Reviewer: Kayden McLeod


Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent inherits money, a club and her boss’ son as a business partner when society leader Regine Stuart dies. Torin Stuart knows what his late mother’s wishes were for his exclusive BDSM club, Erotically Bound, but he’s pissed that he’s forced to trust Mouse—especially when her inherently submissive nature arouses the sexual Dominant in him. After baring all in a heated, intense scene, Mouse realizes they still have to work together, but now Tor challenges any business suggestion she makes. When she wants to offer education classes, Tor dares her to organize the class and participate—as a submissive. To his chagrin, Mouse agrees, but he can’t stand the thought of any other Dom touching her. Suddenly there’s far more at stake than the controlling interest in their club…because love is the ultimate prize in their power exchange.


Quite simply put—I loved it.

Ms. Hawley creates a multifaceted world that keeps you guessing and turning the pages.

Regine Stuart has a legacy to pass to her successors after a long, hard battle against cancer. She passes this on to her loves ones in the form of her last will and testament, delivered to her son, Tor and assistant, Mouse by a lawyer. It is complete with instructions for manning a business venture together. And if they couldn’t play nice together, the ramifications would be that they both lost everything.

This story shows a loving relationship between mother and son. What happens when Regine takes Mouse into her employment and comes to care for her like a daughter. In return, this woman treats the parental figure with adoration and respect.

Even though the polished mastermind was never “on stage,” the lead’s deceased mother, Regine Stuart was filled with spunk and fire. I greatly enjoyed how she played the main characters like pawns she wanted nothing but the best for. And she did know these two—almost, if not better than they knew themselves.

At its heart, Controlling Interest was a love story at its finest. The fast developing passion Tor and Mouse feel for one another is awe inspiring, and their journey to get to the pivotal point in their relationship will take you for a ride with them. You will go through the realistic realm of a Master and his Sub that Ms. Hawley has inked. You will see aspects to the world of BDSM displayed with perfection and sensitivity, with just the right touch of back-story to give you an insider’s look into the characters and who they are today. This addition to the series has thoroughly earned the Five Siren Stones I’ve given it.

Controlling Interest is a fetish fairy tale come true. In the future, I will without a doubt, be pursuing more in Ms. Hawley’s 1-800-DOM-help Series!

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