Dark Desire by Emily Jane Trent

Dark Desire by Emily Jane Trent
Touched by You 1
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (108 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

Natalie Baker, a girl from rural America, has an unforgettable sexual encounter with billionaire, Tanner Clarke. The passion between them ignites a flame that can’t be put out. She discovers her dark desire – her life will never be the same.

“There was something in his face. She couldn’t think the thought she grasped for. His skin was pale, and she got the impression he wasn’t out in the sun much. His baby blue eyes were so bright, they appeared luminous. And his dark brown hair shimmered with auburn highlights, here under the blaring brightness of the lobby. He was just beautiful. She’d never known a man could be beautiful, but he definitely was.”

Dark Desire, 1st novella in the Touched By You series, is a romantic tale that takes place in New York. The sex scenes are graphic – includes light bdsm. The author was inspired by the endearing romance in the Twilight series. And the sexual enlightenment, and sweet romance, in the Fifty Shades Of Grey series. Touched By You is a unique love story, with full character development, and added intrigue from the billionaire’s life, that will make each book in the series hard to put down.

What can I say…I’m a sucker for Billionaire themed reads and I love new authors. I’ll have to say if you don’t like cliff hangers make sure to grab Naked Submission (Touched by You 2) before reading this one. This book has a good story line and a decent length, not too much that bogged me down. There wasn’t a lot of back story on either character, but I was still be able to get the feel for Tanner and Natalie.

As naive in the ways of men as Natalie is, she is rather accepting of new experiences. I’ll be interested to see if she loses any of herself. For Tanner, the need to control is what drives him and its how he was conditioned. His controlling way is how he was raised. Add a very independent young woman with not a lot of world experience with a slightly older man of the world and you have sparks. Even with the dire warning that Tanner kept sharing with Natalie, will they still take a stab at a relationship?

I just loved their first date because it was so unbelievably sweet. For all the hopeless romantics out there, that scene will be a definite “aww” factor. There wasn’t too much BDSM in it. The bondage was hinted to in the introduction where needs, pleasure, and limits were discussed, but nothing to definite. There wasn’t a lot of sex, but the scenes where well written. I very much enjoyed this book and will look to reading the next in the series. I’d recommend it and hope you enjoy.

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