**ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
If I had to use one word to describe this first installment in the Doctor Dom Series, it would be HOT. These books are unbelievable. Hot, sexy, and intense, all very good adjectives. Not only was there hot sex, it was meaningful, not just a random hookup turned fling. The characters truly care for each other, they just have a different way of showing it from what people deem "normal". I loved that Lisa (AKA Miss Preston) was so in charge and unashamed of her sexuality. Asking to be spanked and tied up by a man she just met...maybe a little on the dangerous side, but she was honest.
Lisa Preston was a character full of life and energy, who wants nothing more than to be tied up in an examination room so that her "doctor" can do with her what he wishes. Her past is something that she regrets (I'm sure we've all had those moments) and her love life has suffered because of it. After years and years of never letting anyone close enough to be considered a boyfriend, much less love anyone, she lets in Patrick. Which, fortunately, turns out to be the right decision.
Patrick is a doctor (technically a surgeon) who used to have a 24/7 slave....which he did not want. He meets Lisa and falls in love, wanting to fulfill her every fantasy (and he does....oh good god he does). Patrick is a neat character. He also has regrets from his past, but tries not to let them affect his future. Going into the relationship with Lisa, things could have been a little clearer, a little communication never hurt anyone. His ex-wife ends up scaring off Lisa, because she is a bitch, straight up. At least, that is what I made of her. She tries sabotaging Lisa and Patrick's relationship, even though she has other things she could be doing. At least, that is what I made of her.
Overall, the story was intriguing. It stayed on point, did not jump around, and the characters weren't crazy. Everything in the book was safe and consensual. I loved that the book took place from both perspectives. Each of the characters cared for the other, and they weren't afraid to show it. I will probably read this sequence again because I liked it so much.
The sex in here was hot, hot HOT! I loved reading it, the author did a great job making it authentic....and making me want to try it (except the enema bits....those seem unfun). Not all of the sex was medical play, but a majority of it was. I liked reading the scenes, they didn't make me uncomfortable or uneasy about what was going to happen, just excited.
Can't wait to read more from this author!