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Beyond The Black Curtain

Beyond The Black Curtain - Hayley White Ever is a writer in her spare time dreaming of a world filled with whips and chains and all different aspects of BDSM. It seems that Ever thought that kind of life was beyond her reach. Ever works as a telemarketer trying to survive. It seems that one chance encounter with Stroud and her world changes at a speed beyond her control. Ever does try to untangle herself when she thinks she is in too deep.

Stroud is a rich man who lost his wife several years ago. He is well versed in BDSM and is willing to train and show Ever all the different aspects of that kind of life. Stroud is a complicated and mysterious man. While he introduces a young Dom into Ever and his play time, its hard to understand his motives.

Brooke is a young Dom learning how to be a Dom. The more time he spends with Ever the more he is enchanted with her. The attraction is so bad on his side that he seeks her out outside the weekends. In many aspects without Brooke’s interference I am not sure a relationship between Stroud and Ever would not have happened.

Even after I finished the book, I was still at a loss as to Stroud’s feelings about Ever. I think he really only wanted her because Brooke was interested in her. I wonder if she did not call Stroud back home if he would have come home at all. It was apparent that Ever had feelings for Stroud and playing with Brooke whether Stroud is present or not complicates her feelings. Brooke made his feelings on the matter present almost from the beginning.

I found this book well written with a very believable plot. The main and secondary characters were interesting. The ending of the book kept me on my toes. I kept wondering how it was going to end. Overall, this was a great book.

Reviewed by Victoria for Cocktails and Books