Pretty in Kink by Titania Ladley

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Pretty in Kink by Titania Ladley
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (190 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, mild F/F, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Tampa biker Diego Mansini is tortured by his past—until the photo shop gives him the wrong pictures. His heart and soul awaken at first sight of the stunning woman in bondage, blindfolded, handcuffed, spread-eagled, getting off on sex toys. He has to have her just like in the snapshots.

Straitlaced model Britt Malone agrees to her friend’s kinky photo shoot for one reason—the BDSM magazine’s fifty-thousand-dollar contest prize. But the hot shots go missing and emerge in the magazine after she backs out on entering the contest. Her life spins out of control as she searches for the culprit who stole the pictures.

At the same time, Diego captures her eye and teaches Britt to walk on the naughty side of life. Soon she’s entangled in his dark desires while her list of suspects grows. Diego is on her hit list, but she’s so hooked on his delicious kink, she can’t untangle herself from the irresistible bad-boy.

Baby, it’s cold outside but if you’re ready to suspend disbelief have I got one hot story to drive the cold away.

Britt isn’t exactly innocent but she’s certainly never been attracted to the blue collar, biker type, until she literally runs into Tampa biker bad boy Diego Mansini. There’s just something about the way he carries himself, the way he talks to her and that ‘he’s no good girl’ look he lays on her that has her agreeing to a first date with only mild hesitation. Who can truly resist a scoundrel? This is where the suspending disbelief comes into play. He screams bad news and she (seems reasonably intelligent) goes places and does things that don’t quite go along with her character. But maybe this is the real Britt, the girl who wants to experience a trip on the wild side. I can imagine it would be difficult to turn down a hot inked alpha male, so maybe it isn’t a completely unbelievable scenario.

Diego Mansisi is in lust with Britt at first sight. He sees what she hasn’t had the courage to act on until he opens a whole new world to her. Britt is beautifully submissive and he’s just the Dom to allow her to find the strength to give over control. In return, she makes him want to be a better person. He knows he’s not what she needs but he wants to be what she can’t live without. There’s a problem though, he’s keeping a secret that has all the potential to destroy their new found attraction.

Also, there was obviously something about Britt’s friend Lexi that kept me reading to see what her deal was. Is she a true friend, concerned that Britt is making a mistake, or is there something else going on? Little hints along the way kept me intrigued.

Readers who want their books filled with tension and seriously hot sex are going to eat this one up. The author has some very descriptive language that didn’t always work for me but it didn’t keep me from enjoying the overall story. There’s a back story for Diego that only comes out towards the end and it’s pretty heart wrenching. The title leaves little doubt that this novella has lots and lots of kink. There isn’t much these two don’t try. If it’s a sexy no holds barred kink fest with a tumultuous love story that you’re looking for, check out Pretty in Kink.

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