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Temptation's EdgeReview courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty An attraction that sparks an agreement a no strings attached affair xploring BDSM tendencies only to find something going beyond something deeper Opening Sentence Mischa Kennon was a perfectionist The Review With the renewed popularity of Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? erotica I was intrigued to read Temptation s Edge by Eve Berlin also known as Eden Bradley From what I ve read of Berlin she writes darker angst filledrotic romance filled with BDSM scenes and torment The blurbs on the back of the book use words like dge and temptation luring the reader into what I think is a romanticized version of BDSM I couldn t wait to visit the world that Berlin created specially stopping by her BDSM club the Pleasure Dome Temptation s Edge is an Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group engaging story written superbly and oozes with sexuality Mischa Kennon is a tattoo shop owner and artist residing in San Francisco Mischa is spending a few weeks in Seattle to help her best friend during the beginning stages of wedding planning While there Mischa plans to branch out and open a second shop partnering with a long time college and close friend What she doesn txpect is an instant attraction to Connor Galloway a sexy Irishman who is a self Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust employed artist Based in Seattle Connor is also one of the groom s best friends not only sharing coincidences in residence but also in their sexual activities The attraction between Mischa and Connor spark an agreement a no strings attached affairxploring into Connor s dominant tendencies and into Mischa s undiscovered submissive needs What they don t Conscience and Memory expect is to find something than just a relationship and an agreement and going beyond something deeper into the terrifying unknown Mischa is a strong character being an independent woman and a business owner She knows what she wants and has molded her life to reflect those life choices Mischa has had an abnormal childhood filled with suffering and painful memories but she has moved beyond them Or at least so she thinks Meeting Connor has opened up a lot of things about Mischa s personality that she never knew about She has discovered things that she never knew she needed toxplore Having a submissive side and giving in to pleasure and pain has been a thrill for her opening up her heart for love and Connor is similar yet different to Mischa He has had a painful past he has generally the same issues as Mischa and while his current life is different to Mischa he is self confident and also independent Connor is a male that oozes sex a perfect male figure for a romance novel He has very strong dominant tendencies but isn t cold nor is he vulgar Connor respects Mischa in all the ways that a woman should be respected and all the ways that a reader would also The instant attraction between Mischa and Connor was believable In Temptation s Edge Berlin actually brought these two characters to the Pansy Vol. 6 edge of their comfort zone pushing them slowly to go over It s metaphorical of course forcing the two characters to go beyond their comfort zones The world that Berlin created within the bedroom and within the Pleasure Dome is surreal bordering between fantasy and reality It allows for the reader to want to become a part of their world and definitely include Connor with you Injoyed this story uickly absorbing Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods each word I lost sleep over this story wanting to read the next page after the next I loved seeing glimpses of former characters and I appreciated that Berlin wove the stories together so well I urge you to read Temptation s Edge andxplore your boundaries Notable Scene She grabbed his head in her hands forced him to look into her Elizabeth I eyes as he was coming and it was overwhelming seeing him so lost in pleasure Seeing the dark intensity there The connection There was too much there She couldn t comprehend it all or if what she thought she was seeing was real Chills ran up her spine for several moments Then her body arced as another orgasm washed over her his hips slamming into her still his pelvic bone crashing against her clitoris Her head spunverything went dark and she lost herself in sensation Lost herself in himFTC Advisory PenguinBerkley provided me with a copy of Temptation s Edge No goody bags sponsorships material connections or bribes were Education in a New Society exchanged for my review This was one of the sexiest book I have read in a long time These two people were meant to be in love together The storylineas just awesome I will keep this book and Desire s Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education edge on my shelf Will read them again With Dylan and Alec s wedding fast approaching Mischa knows she has plenty to do to fulfil her Maid of Honour duties In fact she has so much to do she has to relocate to Dylan s old apartment to be closer to the action It is whilst doing one of these duties that she comes across the greenyed Irish charmer Connor Galloway A Dom at the club where Dante freuents Connor offers Mischa a chance to dabble in some of her kinky desires whilst she is organising the wedding With both of them single and definitely interested in ach other the chance at a uick fling seems like a no brainerBoth of them think they go into this ncounter with their yes open but neither predict which way it goes Connor is a fairly sadistic Dom and he relishes the challenge of making such a feisty woman submit to him Her complete willingness to Try Anything Along With anything along with acceptance of her kinks make her unlike anyone he has ver dominated before He is nthralled by her attitude and it isn t long before she s under his skin Mischa is both thrilled and terrified at the way Connor can control her and get her off He certainly leaves her PREVIOUS DOM S IN THE DUST BUT SHE REALIZES Dom s in the dust but she realizes the intense feelings he illicits from her are dangerous to her heartWith both of these two suffering from some severe motional baggage courtesy of their parents neither of them are willing to put themselves in a situation where they could be hurt But pushing ach other away hurts and they need to ask themselves whether it will hurt ven not to give what they have a chanceThis isn t the first book in the series but I do think it could be read a stand alone I don t recommend that you do it tha. From the author of The Dark Garden written under the name Eden BradleyWhat happens when you let yourself fall over the dgeand into temptation Mischa Kennon isn’t one to take it lying down at least not until she meets sexy Connor Galloway a green. ,

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T way because I think this series deserves to be read in its ntirety I particularly Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation enjoyed thisdition although there were aspects that I found difficult to relate toOn the surface Connor is a bit of dream boat He s hot Irish solvent and a top drawer Dom He allows her to tattoo him works through her business problems with her and seem to adore her in all her bossy ways Dig a little deeper and you ll realise Connor is a bit of dumbass I have no problem with this the majority of hero s we read about in Romance land are dumbasses but he does some really shitty things in a misguided attempt to protect his heart Connor s father was a man who talked with his fists Because of this Connor thinks he is irreparably damaged He married a woman who he didn t love inorder to try to have a sense of normal Shockingly it fell apart because he seemed to have missed the point of marriage Because of these Gender Justice events he has decided to let no woman near his heart for fear of hurting her because he can t possibly love her back properly He s fine with his sense of reality Well that is until Mischa comes alongSo what are these shitty things I hear you ask Well I m not telling you but they do border on irresponsible Dom territory It almost made me lose a little respect for him OK I did for a while but I do love to see a dumbass of a man fall I forgave him by thend because his positives far out weighed the negative his attitude towards her personality won me overMischa is what made this story different I have seen feisty subs before but none uite like Mischa She is a bit of a pain slut which fits well with Connor and she is literally willing to try anything There is a safe word it is all consensual but she doesn t really put down any hard limits at first She actively badgers Connor to take her to the BDSM club because she wants to play in public freely admitting to a man she recently met what her kinks are It s refreshing because I would Generations and Collective Memory expect to see these types of conversation happen in club play scenes but I was astounded to see it just inveryday conversation She was an asy heroine to like for me but I have always liked brashy heroines She doesn t ven try to deny her feelings for Connor yes they scare her and she tries to run from them but they are still there I admired her ability to accept From Notes to Narrative everything about herself no matter how controversial The sex scenes in this book were indescribable Sex scenes with sadists and masochists have to be written really well to make me hot because I m at the othernd of the spectrum These scenes were written very very well and had me fanning myself at regular intervals Connor CERTAINLY knows how to give a girl what she needs Another thing I loved about this book was Eve s Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America exploration into Bottoming out I hadn tver read much about it before but it was very intriguing to read about Mischa hit subspace really uickly with Connor God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School every time and because of this she bottomed out This mean t that she became incrediblymotional and pretty much inconsolable Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) every time they had sex I ve never read any book with these themes before It certainly brought a new angle to the aftercare sideOverall this is anxcellent addition to the series If you love hard playing Dom s falling hard read this book If you love feisty heroines with the balls to ask for what they need read this book If you love your BDSM hard gritty and motional then read this book If need read this book If you love your BDSM hard gritty and motional then read this book If like all of the above there is a high probability you will love this book I know I did 35 StarsEve Berlin not only wrote two strong characters she also adds in just the right amount of BDSM to keep the story dgy and hot Temptation s Edge is a contemporary rotic romance that will keep you turning the pages as it sueezes your heart Mischa s life is perfect she has a great job and is going to be Foraging for Survival expanding with a new tattoo shop she lives the way she wants to answering to no one and she gets to hang out with her best friend for a couple of weeks helping plan a wedding Perfect that is until she meets Connor at thengagement party Suddenly Mischa is falling in love and feeling like she found something she didn t know she was missing Connor is Fragments eually happy with how he lives his life Distant and unattached After past relationships he hides behind a wall until he discovers that Mischa has already broken through He is one hot dom and he plays Mischa perfectly To top it all off he has an Irish accent To completely surrender to someone takes courage It is frightening and as Mischaxperiences it life changing Temptation s Edge takes you past the surrender to the depth of Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries emotion that brings If you are in the mood for a contemporary BDSM this will hit the spotReview posted at Reading Between the Wines blogcopy courtesy of author Mischa Kennon learned at the young age of nine that the only person she could truly count on for her survival was herself So she s made a successful life as a single small business owner of a tattoo parlor in California and is now looking toxpand that business in Seattle Mischa s close friend Dylan is getting married and Mischa is staying with her in Seattle to help with the wedding plans and to scope out potential locations for a new Tattoo shop Mischa knows that Dylan is in a BDSM relationship with her fianc Alec "AND SHE HAS ALSO EXPERIMEN WHAT SO YOU SLEPT "she has also xperimen What So you slept her the first day you met her and you are already in loveNo no no I didn t like it From the beginning verything is so omg i dont what im feeling this is just sex but i cant let you goI was very happy when they mentioned Dante and Kara from Desire s Edge THAT WAS A GOOD BOOK So steamy Dante can t ver get nough if you know what I mean Eve Berlin s Temptation s Edge is a gripping sexy and tantalizing tale Masterfully written drawing you in from the first page delving beyond just sexuality and into the deeper psychological dynamics of BDSMIf you re a veteran reader of BDSM or if you haven t had your fancy tickled by this genreeither way Temptation s Edge is a must read Ms Berlin has such a beautiful way of asing ven the most virgin reader of BDSM into a subject that has until recent years been whispered about in hushed ton. Eyed Irishman with an air of authority she finds hard to resist While performing duties as maid of honor to her best friend Mischa indulges in a casual relationship with Connor She’s surprised by the thrill of his dominance and lusts for feisty ba. Es the taboo the unspoken and sometimes the most misunderstood of sexual practices Connor Galloway is a sexy Irishman with a brogue to boot who is a self One Ticket To Texas employed Seattle based artist Mischa Kennon is a tattoo artist and shop owner from San Francisco who travels to Seattle for a few weeks to help her best friend with her wedding plans as well as to branch out by opening a second tattoo shop Connor and Mischa are both very independent confident and yet vulnerable Their bone deep instantaneous attraction is felt at a primal level from the first moment when they lock gazes at a party to celebrate their mutual friends upcoming wedding Little didither know their lives were about to spin one Helpmate eighty after the intense sexnsues Both have convinced themselves that this is going to be a fun two week fling and when the two weeks are up it will be life as usual Let s just say that they re both asses for assuming and are in for a rude awakening as it will never again be life as usual now that the flames have been ignited Mischa has dabbled in BDSM before but none of the past doms can hold a flame to Connor he has a definite command presence he Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy exudes dom ness fromvery pore This presence is not just in the bedroom or while on their scintillating outings to the Pleasure Dome it s not just an act it s ingrained in his very being For Mischa giving up control to Connor freaks her out but at the same time she knows she likes it and these conflicting motions are nough to send her into a tailspin Both have been non committal in the past when it comes to relationships and frankly how could they not be when Mischa s mom and Connor s dad were up for the Least Likely Role Model award I devoured this story whizzing through the pages just dying to know what happened between these characters that were so Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader endearing that they took over my weekend You must read Eve Berlin s Temptation s Edge to find out if Connor and Mischa loosen up on their controlling behaviors and give themselves the chance toxperience love as it should be not as they have witnessed in their youthOriginally reviewed by LolaLovesBooks for Alyn s review posted on Guilty PleasuresWhile I admit that I am an avid book addict it is only so often that a book comes along and completely floors me I am a proud fan of BDSM Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead erotica but am only luckynough to find one of these gems on rare occasion Temptation s Edge is one such gem The third story of a series written by Eve Berlin works well with its predecessors yet can stand beautifully well by itself It involves three of my favorite things tattoos Irish accents and sexy DominantsMischa Kennon is a tattoo artist that is visiting Seattle for her friend Dylan s wedding while working on the possibility of opening a new tattoo shop She is well aware of Dylan s and her fiance Alec s BDSM relationship and has had some playtime of her own on occasion She is strong and independent and doesn t mind trying out new things for the sake of Bryozoan Evolution excitement Too bad most guys have not managed to be all thatxciting to her A tragic past of watching her mother deal with ndless heartache while she and her sister were abandoned left Mischa hesitant when it comes to relationships Thus having some fun with one of Alec s Dominant friends for some uick play time without strings attached is certainly not out of the uestionConnor Galloway is one of Alec s close friends Hanging out in the same BDSM circles as many of the wedding guests Connor is not afraid to admit the same BDSM circles as many of the wedding guests Connor is not afraid to admit he is a Dom as well as a sadist at heart When he lays yes on Mischa and her beautifully tattood body he sees not just a woman but someone who may njoy his brand of pleasure with a beautifully tattood body he sees not just a woman but someone who may njoy his brand of pleasure with a of pain infused With some flirty and very suggestive introductions Connor charms his way into an vening with Mischa and shows her how Dominant he truly can be When it is clear that one night is not nough they both find themselves in a whirlwind of Going Berserk emotions mixed with pleasure and pain that bring up difficult memories of the past and certain fears for the future Can Mischa learn to trust a man with her heart Can Connor learn to finally trust himself You will have to read this magnificent mindbending love story to find outEve Berlin has created two painfully deep characters that you will fall in love with I simply fell for these tortured souls and felt as though I was right there with them throught the story Connor with his heavy Irish accent and Dominant presence hovers over you throughoutach page He gives a strong and safe feeling that makes you feel like the one being cherished as you follow the story His command over Mischa is overwhelming and you simply melt with her very time he goes Dom I also njoy that the story has a little bite to it I have read so many BDSM stories where they touch on spanking and maybe a toy or two This one moves into pinching and clothespins and rather than overwhelming the reader with it it is done in such a way that you can t help but be curious In addition the sadist Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America enjoys his own pain in the form of a tattoo Having uite a bit of ink myself I can attest to the fact that it is an almost meditativexperience when that much pain is involve due to a large piece Eve Berlin turns it into a very sensual Autobiography and Other Writings experience and shows how personalven a tattoo can be I love that both Connor and Mischa share in their pleasure and pain The passion and magnetism these two characters have for one another is beautifully written and sexy beyond belief Mischa s response to Connor is dreamy and when he pushes her beyond her comfort zone it is as if you are in that subspace state with herSuch a beautiful sensually sadistic story that one simply has to savor when reading Each page is like the most sinful dessert that you know you shouldn t have but you also know you can t resist I don t know what lse to say xcept WOW Eve Berlin you have made me a fan and I can t wait to read DiDi s two centsTwo words FREAKIN AMAZING This review was posted at Under the Covers What can I say I m a sucker for tattoos hot sex sexy accents and kinky fuckery And this book was all that and then some I have not ha I thought it was very good for this genre. Ttles before surrender It’s all fun and games in the BDSM Pleasure Dome Club until Mischa realizes Connor could master her heart If she gives in to desire will it be too much to handle or will it open her to a kind of love she never thought possib.