ARC Review: Coveted By Alannah Lynne
Pandora’s Playground, Book 1
She’s his heaven and his hell…
Muriel Stewart has spent the past year grieving the loss of her husband. Now that time has passed, her inner submissive demands Muriel find a new relationship to fulfill her need to love and serve. But there’s only one man who makes Muriel yearn for the intimate Dom/submissive connection the way her husband did, and that’s his best friend, Mathew Galinda … a man who can barely tolerate being in her presence.
Matthew Galinda buried his own heart and needs the day Muriel Stewart married his best friend and business partner. He’s spent the last eleven years keeping Muriel at a distance, tortured by his love for a woman he could never have, and filled with shame for coveting what wasn’t and would never be his. Not even his best friend’s unexpected death could change that fact. Until Muriel decides she’s ready for a new Dom and she wants Matthew to fill that role.
Having Muriel in his life is all Mathew has ever wanted. She’s his heaven and his hell, and could be his salvation if he can get beyond his past, his shame, and the guilt he feels for not having saved Ian’s life.
Sexy and Sensual. Pandora’s Playground awakens passion.
Loss and longing have been plaguing Muriel since the passing of her husband nearly a year ago. Not only losing her husband but her bonded Dom. Giving in to loneliness and need Muriel puts her anxiety and fear to the side and accepts an invitation to reopen a part of who she was.
Matthew has been in love with his best friends woman the moment he laid eyes on her. Never acting, always longing. When Ian passed away about a year ago, he’s guard dropped for a moment and the want increased. When a mutual friend includes Mathew in a plan to bring Muriel back to her world, it flight or fight for everything he’s ever wanted and needed.
Alannah Lynne has spared no emotions from the sensual and erotic story of Coveted. Overcoming loss and learning to move on is one of the greatest challenges in life. Muriel and Matthew have a unique situation that unfold before them. Learning to let go, overcome the grief, putting the fear aside and giving into yourself makes for some steamy romance. A tastefully kinky story with a lot of heart.
A review copy of this title was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.