Review: "Stone Wear" by Marilyn Lakewood
When a woman who loves too deeply meets a man who doesn’t love at all, something's got to give.
32 year old photographer, Jillian Ingram, fills the emptiness in her life with single-minded commitment to work. After the death of her dominant husband, she avoids all reminders of her past and denies her yearning to submit to another man…but when masterful Nick Colton promises to fulfill three of her deepest fantasies, it’s a temptation she can’t refuse. He’s the perfect Dom – hardcore, generous, and temporary. His offer of a weekend affair suits her perfectly, because for a long-term relationship, Jillian needs the one thing that Nick can’t give…love.
37 year old Nick Colton doesn’t want romance. Burned by a recent divorce, all he requires now is a night or a weekend with a woman who likes cuffs, clamps, and hard sex. No talk of long-term relationships and especially love. He’s given up finding that one special submissive who’s strong enough to surrender to his control—until he meets Jillian, the woman of his hottest fantasies. But Jillian’s commitment to her career is as strong as Nick’s aversion to relationships, and when their weekend ends, they must each decide if a commitment to temporary should be a commitment to forever.
Wow. Stone Wear is the second book in the Hot Alpha Billionaire series. It is more hard core than Hard Wear by maybe one index on the hot meter, but still sweet in it's delivery.
Jillian is a darker type of submissive, meaning--she needs more hard core and yet she can only give up those tendencies to someone she loves.
Nick, half owner of the HARD WEAR clothing line, is our hot alpha dom this go 'round and he's hot and hard. In so many ways :)
I enjoyed Stone Wear, but it might not be for the vanilla's. If you like your sex sweet, soft and tender with no hard bangings, the sex scenes might be a tad rough. But the love story is beautiful. The attraction was subtle and always present. The story had me hooked. It was one of those that I started and then realized a hundred pages went by without so much as a blink! It really moved along. I love that about the writing. It just gets better and better!
By the end it looks like there will be another sequel, but this book is no cliff-hanger. It's complete in Jillian/Nick story but it is a world where doms and submissives can know each other by the clothing label they wear.
I would suggest starting at "Hard Wear", not because you have to, but because you'll want more. I hope more books come soon! This is a wonderful series with hot sex and a sweet story. Wimps may wnat to lightly read over the hard core scenes. Of course, I have my favorite lines:
The King's Theif