Honey And Decadence by Wendi Zwaduk

Honey And Decadence by Wendi Zwaduk
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (50 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Fetish (food play), Spanking
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

All work and no play makes life boring…unless there’s a dollop of whipped cream and a studded paddle involved. Then it’s all fun.

Roxy loves her job at the Delight Tonight restaurant, but she longs for more. She’d rather find employment using her accounting skills. Her boss, Sean, has mentioned he’s interested in bringing her on as an accountant. Can she keep her wits about her or will she cave in to the blossoming feelings she has for him?

Sean doesn’t date his staff…ever. Except, Roxy makes him rethink his rules. She’s curvy, sexy and one of the few people he trusts. When he’s given the birthday surprise of his life, he knows he wants Roxy in every way.

Will getting her into his bed translate into a love to last forever, or a lust and chocolate-filled disaster?

Roxy works at the Delight Tonight and has a serious crush on one of her bosses, Sean Malkin. Despite the fact she’s a server, she has hopes to one day use her degree in accounting and start working the books. When her other boss, Elias, calls her over, Roxy is hoping this is her big break. What she actually gets asked is to be involved in some nyotaimori for Sean’s birthday party – to be a naked, human serving platter and have food eaten from her bare skin. Although she’s done this before, Roxy has her doubts. But when Elias tempts her with the knowledge Sean has a thing for her, she can’t resist.

This smoking story takes BDSM and food play into a new direction. While I was reading it I wondered why on earth more people hadn’t done this style of sensual play in writing more often. I have actually read of naked human food platters before – but only the once – and coming across it again I found it just as sensual and intriguing as the first time. If a smoking hot man licking frosting, whipped cream or honey off your skin doesn’t do much for you, then this might be a book to miss, but I loved the different slant on a BDSM power play. The build up between Sean and Roxy was deliciously paced and had me turning the pages quickly.

I also really enjoyed how for a change Roxy didn’t fall all over herself to keep Sean in her bed. After their initial party, both Roxy and Sean take some time to reflect and make certain of themselves. This added an element of realism that as a reader I really appreciated. This wasn’t some fantasy “after sex they’re dedicated for life” style of plot, but each had to work to make the relationship viable. I also really liked how Sean isn’t perfect – he has issues and baggage and both he and Roxy need to work through their problems to make their relationship work. It was refreshing to not just have a few hot sex scenes strung together with a thin plot, but for the characters to actually have problems that needed discussion and resolving.

Smoking hot with some BDSM and food play, this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I found it addictive. The characters are well drawn and realistic, and the chemistry between them is enough to singe you. I really enjoyed this story and would happily read more by this author.

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