Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Samantha Cole.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Shelby Whitman beat cancer several years ago, but the resulting physical and emotional damage left her feeling like less than a real woman. The comfort she found in the BDSM community brightened her world again, however, she kept the Doms at a distance. Play was fine. Relationships were not. And that was fine until Master Parker caught her eye. Now, her cancer has returned and she refuses to be a burden to anyone...especially the one man who has crawled his way into her heart.
Parker Christiansen has craved the perky sub for as long as he can remember, but Shelby has refused to negotiate a scene with him and he has no idea why. When he finds out she is secretly going through chemotherapy, he insists that she move in with him. She needs a Dom to take care of her and he is more than up for the task.
Can Parker convince Shelby that he loves her no matter what and if they only have this time together, they should make the best of it?
18+ Adult Content.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Parker was the type of guy who should grow old with the woman he loved, spoiling lots of children and grandchildren. Something Shelby could never give him.”
This was an enjoyable adult erotic story, with some BDSM elements.
I liked how assertive Parker was in this story, and I liked the way he looked after Shelby, especially once he found out what was going on with her. It was really sad for Shelby that she was suffering the way she was, and I was glad when Parker offered to care for her.
The storyline in this followed Shelby and Parker as he supported her through her illness, and showed how they grew to love each other after some initial sparks. There were some sex scenes which were pretty hot, with some light BDSM elements (nothing too kinky though!).
The ending to this was very much a ‘happily ever after’ sort of ending, although with this only being a novella, it came pretty quick!
6.5 out of 10