Blade's Desire [Desire, Oklahoma 2]
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by Leah Brooke
Category: Erotica/BDSM Erotica
Description: Newcomer to Desire, Oklahoma, Kelly Jones wants to get over her past. Physically and mentally abused, she wants a new start. Falling in love with a self-proclaimed Dom, Kelly wonders if she isn't in over her head. But she underestimates Blade Royal's patience. Little by little she falls under his spell and soon her body burns with a need she knows only he can fulfill. Her body demands relief so she makes a bargain that has her putting her trust and her body in Blade's hands for the next six weeks. Kelly fights to hide her love from him, not knowing he's already determined to make her his own. Blade knows she has hidden passions that are a perfect match for his own. He only has to show them to her. [Erotic Contemporary Romance with BDSM: Contains graphic sexual content and adult language.]
eBook Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc./Siren Classic, 2008 2008
eBookwise Release Date: September 2009
173 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [258 KB]
Reading time: 167-235 min.
"5 Blue Ribbons: Leah Brooke successfully became a must read author for me when I picked up a copy of the first book in this series--Desire for Three. Since then I've eagerly anticipated the next story and I have to say Blade's Desire is well worth the wait. Kelly's emotional attachment to Blade is obvious right from the beginning and her fears and insecurities are something that many readers can easily understand. Blade has his Dom persona firmly in place but underneath he's a softie--especially when it comes to Kelly. The respect he has for women in general really shines through in this story and completely won me over. Desire, Oklahoma is more than just the name of Ms. Brooke's series, it's a town I wish truly existed exactly as she describes it because I'd move there in a heartbeat. The next book in the Desire, Oklahoma series, Creation of Desire will contain the stories for Rachel, Boone and Chase. As a reader I could feel the heat between the trio throughout Blade's Desire so I'll really be looking forward to reading their story."--Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies
"5 Bookmark: Having read the first installment of this new series by Leah Brooke, Desire for Three, I had no doubts that I would enjoy BLADE'S DESIRE just as much, if not more. I had no idea the impact this powerful and sensuous novel would have on me. From the raging emotions exhibited by Blade to the innocent yet sultry feelings emitted by Kelly, I could not stop reading nor thinking about this book. Blade was the epitome of what a dominant male should be. He was demanding, dark, and desirable and his entire focus was on Kelly and how much he wanted her. Nothing in his entire treatment of her could have been anything but love because his entire being hummed with his feelings towards this beautiful but scared woman. Just thinking about him makes me shiver. Another great book, BLADE'S DESIRE is fabulous and not to be missed. Leah Brooke is a new talented author that has found her way onto my automatic buy list as well as my keeper shelf!"--Natalie S., Wild on Books
"5 STARS: I've enjoyed the Desire series and look forward to the next installment. Leah Brooke has created a town where many of us would like to life. She develops her plots to the point where they tantalize the reader's emotions. Her characters are interesting and work well together. She always leaves me wondering what delight will I find in the next book."--ReviewYourBook
"4.5 CHERRIES: In a story oozing with sensuality and blazing passion, a young woman seeks to overcome her past and finds passionate relationship with a strong and handsome man. The sex play in this story is definitely not for the prudish or faint of heart. Highly erotic and sensual, Blade and Kelly share a passionate intimate relationship. With treatment and sexual interactions that might come across as a bit harsh, the author demonstrates a true D/s relationship and what it involves. As the story progresses, we learn more about D/s through the actions and words of the characters, which I found enlightening and interesting. I loved the relationship between Kelly and Blade. Blade is a great hero full of patience and understanding. He has both a gentleness and forcefulness about him that is hard to resist. Blade and Kelly's touching relationship and sexual journey make for one great and scorching read."--Lilac, Whipped Cream Reviews
"4 STARS: Blade's Desire is a very good book of a woman's journey through an abusive relationship and the BDSM lifestyle that brings her the greatest joy. I really enjoyed Kelly's story and the care that Blade provided to heal her. While there were some mistakes made on both Kelly and Blade's part regarding the lack of communication, this made the characters that must more human to me. The sexual chemistry was so intense that I needed sex for relief. When Blade and Kelly do have sex, it is hot enough to burn for days. I enjoyed the secondary characters because they provided additional layers to the story making it unique. Blade's Desire is a stand-alone to the Desire, Oklahoma series. This series is a must read for those who enjoy the alternative lifestyle of BDSM and/or ménage a trios. Another excellent addition from Ms. Brooke."--LT Blue, Just Erotic Romance Reviews "Leah Brooke takes us back to Desire, Oklahoma in Blade's Desire by exploring Kelly and Blade's newly evolving relationship. This author does an excellent job of chronicling every inch of what it means to be in a healthy, safe and loving BDSM relationship between two consenting adults. When I started reading this series, I didn't know what to expect. I'm pleased to say that I've stumbled on an author that's talented at telling her stories with love, skill and originality. Ms. Brooke's Desire series earns platinum stars, especially for this excellently written sequel that demonstrates the truth behind BDSM lifestyles with characters that will make you smile, cry, laugh and blush. No matter what you prefer behind closed doors, the sex is hotter than the noon day sun in July and with some well placed nudges in the plot, the author has already set everything up for the next installment. Dare I say that I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing the sequel to Blade's Desire? Since I'm Joyfully Recommending it, you better believe it."--Patrice F., Joyfully Reviewed
Kelly Jones finally finished unpacking the supplies that had arrived earlier that day. She and Jesse Erickson, her best friend and business partner, had been so busy with customers that neither had had a chance to unpack until now.
Their business, Indulgences, kept them very busy on Fridays and Saturdays. Today, a hot and humid Friday, had been no exception. Since opening almost two months ago, their customer base had grown so fast that both Kelly and Jesse had almost worn themselves out trying to keep up with it.
It had taken Kelly and Jesse's two husbands, Clay and Rio, to convince Jesse that the store needed to hire more help. With the store closed Sundays and Mondays and the high school girls they'd hired working nights and Saturdays, it had become a lot less stressful.
"Whew! Well, I closed up out front. Business is really picking up." Jesse smiled at Kelly as she eyed the packages on the table. "Did we get everything we ordered?"
"Yes, all of it." Kelly nodded and gestured to the assortment of herbs and scented oils she hadn't yet put away. "I want to start experimenting with scents next week." She started putting the items in one of the overflowing cabinets. "I can't wait until we get the new cabinets installed. It's so hard to find anything."
They wanted to branch out into a men's line and Kelly couldn't wait to get started. She closed her eyes. If she could find a way to duplicate Blade's clean, earthy scent, they could make a fortune.
"Yeah, I know what you mean. And with adding all these new ingredients, it's going to be even harder to find anything," Jesse agreed and turned to Frank Elliott. Frank had just recently been hired after Clay and Rio found him in a ditch, badly beaten.
"Thanks for getting rid of the boxes, Frank. As soon as you take them out, you go ahead to Miss Gracie's."
Frank frowned and looked at Jesse. "But Mr. Clay and Mr. Rio said not to leave you alone."
He did whatever Jesse and Kelly asked of him, without hesitation, except when it conflicted with Clay and Rio's wishes.
"It's okay." Jesse guided Frank toward the back door. "I promise we'll be leaving in a few minutes. You tell Miss Gracie that I need a dozen orders of chicken and dumplings and two apple pies to go. I'll be there in a few minutes to pick them up. I just want to talk to Miss Kelly a minute."
Frank still looked worried, but reluctantly left.
"You know he's going to call them," Kelly smiled as she resumed her task. "A dozen orders and two pies?"
"You've seen them all eat. I threw myself on Gracie's mercy long ago. I want to talk to you."
Kelly continued to put things away, aware of Jesse's scrutiny.
Jesse leaned against the counter and crossed her arms over her chest. "How are things with you and Blade?"
Kelly shrugged. "What do you mean?"
"I think you know." Jesse's eyes were sharp. "Ever since we moved here, he's been sniffing around you. He's been watching you since that first day, when you and Cullen got here in the moving van."
Cullen, Kelly's older brother, had been visiting her while Jesse visited her sister, Nat, here in Desire. When Jesse called Kelly, asking her to move here, Kelly, wanting to escape Simon, an abusive ex boyfriend who kept coming around, had jumped at the chance.
Blade's dark good looks and fierce scrutiny had made Kelly edgy from the beginning. A man of few words, Blade hid his thoughts behind a cool mask and amused gaze.
The intensity with which he regarded her had terrified her at first. The only times she'd ever been on the receiving end of such attention in the past was when she was about to be beaten and raped by Simon.
Kelly had learned to avoid Blade like the plague.
Little by little, the fear she'd felt around him had changed to something else, an awareness she fought to overlook.
Kelly lifted her eyes and saw that Jesse watched her knowingly.
"Kelly, I know what you've been through," Jesse murmured softly. She reached out to touch Kelly's shoulder.
"I think you're ready, Kelly. Don't keep putting distance between yourself and Blade. Give yourself and him a chance. Don't let what Simon did to you keep you alone for the rest of your life."
"I'm scared," Kelly admitted softly. She looked down at the fragrant herbs in her hands. "You know the kind of man Blade is, Jesse. He's a Dom! He and his partners train other Doms. What if it doesn't work? I don't want to feel helpless ever again. What if I can't let go of my fear during sex? You know that Blade would want me to submit. Being with a Dom would make me feel helpless again."
Jesse hugged her friend. "Does Nat seem helpless to you?"
Kelly smiled reluctantly. Jesse's sister had been married to a Dom for years. Kelly had no idea what went on in their bedroom, of course, but out of it, Jake and Nat's love and devotion to each other showed clearly. Jake utterly adored his mischievous wife and Nat glowed with happiness.
"They're in love, Jesse." Kelly sighed. "It makes all the difference in the world."
"If Blade isn't in love with you, Kelly, I'll eat Clay and Rio's hats, dust and all." Jesse smiled. "He's a good man, Kelly. I asked Clay and Rio about him. They say they've never met a man with more patience than Blade."
Jesse waited until Kelly's eyes met hers. "He's been patient with you, hasn't he?"
Kelly thought about Blade's non-threatening touches and how carefully he treated her. They'd known each other for two months, had been together almost every day and he hadn't even kissed her yet.
"Yes," Kelly nodded reluctantly. "Blade has been very patient with me."
"You're crazy about him, aren't you?"
"I'm not sure what I feel." Kelly shook her head. "Thinking about Blade touching me scares me to death. Thinking about him touching another woman makes me feel like hitting something."
Kelly nervously began to pace the workroom. "Blade will always touch other women, Jesse. His job demands it. How would you feel if Clay or Rio were constantly around naked women eager to please them, touching them to train other men in how to get them to respond?"
Kelly watched her friend grimace. "You have a point. But, you know he doesn't have sex with them, right? Rio told me that Blade, Royce, and King never had sex on the job. And we both know what kinds of things go on at the club. Don't you think Clay, Rio, and Jake are there watching when some of the other men fuck a woman in the main room? Do you think they join in?"
Jesse gathered her purse. "Don't make the mistake I almost made. If it wasn't for Nat, I never would have gotten involved with Clay and Rio."
Kelly watched Jesse walk to the door and turn back, startled at the tears glistening in Jesse's eyes.
"Look what I would have missed. Please give it a chance, Kelly. Believe me, it's worth it."
Kelly stood staring at the door as it closed behind Jesse. Did she have the courage to follow her friend's advice?"
Absently, she locked up downstairs and went up to her apartment. As soon as she reached her bedroom, she began stripping off clothes, anxious for a hot shower.
Standing under the spray, she thought about what Jesse had said. Closing her eyes, she pictured Blade. She longed to be able to free the shoulder length black hair Blade kept tied back. Thinking about the way those piercing dark blue eyes looked at her hardened her nipples and made her stomach clench.
Little tingles of awareness shot through her and she covered her breasts with her hands, imagining that Blade touched her. Moving her hand down her body, over her stomach, then lower, Kelly pressed her fingers against her aching clit. Rubbing gently, then more furiously, Kelly sobbed. She couldn't find the release she craved. Frustrated, she pinched her nipple as she fought to orgasm.
Her sobs became worse and she doubled her efforts, but release escaped her. Finally admitting defeat, Kelly slumped to the shower floor, crying softly. She couldn't even pleasure herself.
Without ever experiencing his touch, her body nevertheless knew its master. Kelly knew Blade would be the only one who could give her the pleasure and release her body demanded. He started this fire and it appeared that only he could put it out.
Never having had an orgasm, Kelly could only imagine how it would feel. She'd been a virgin when she met Simon and when he took her, he had only his own pleasure in mind. When sex turned to beatings and rape, what little enjoyment Kelly had felt turned to fear and pain.
She wanted to feel it. She needed to know the pleasure to be found between a man and a woman. Her body would no longer be denied.
The more time she spent with Blade, the more aware she became of her body's response to him. That tingle of awareness whenever she saw him became stronger and stronger. Now she felt a sharp jolt every time he got close to her, one that shot straight through her, making her nipples hard and sensitive and her pussy weep.
Her body reacted to Blade as it reacted to no one else.
Standing, she turned off the shower and got out, briskly drying her over sensitive body, and donning her robe. Sitting on the edge of her bed, she absently began to run a comb through her hair. What could she do?
It was apparent that Blade waited for something. Maybe for her to make the first move?
Could she do it? Could she go to Blade and tell him that she might be ready for a physical relationship?
What if he didn't want her that way?
No. Remembering the times he'd let her see the desire in his eyes, Kelly knew that he wanted her.
But, did he really care for her?
Standing, she began to pace her bedroom. He had to care at least a little for her to be as patient as he'd been. Two months and he hadn't so much as kissed her!
What could she say to him?
'Hey Blade. I'm ready for our relationship to become physical.'
No. That would never do. What if he said, 'What relationship? We're just friends.'
No. She couldn't say that.
She couldn't even be sure she would be able to submit to him the way she knew he'd demand.
Wait. There always seemed to be women there. They had to be training the women how to learn to surrender control to their Doms. As much as they trained the Doms, wouldn't the women have to be trained, too?
What if she asked Blade to help her the way he'd probably already helped countless other women? She could tell him her fears of being helpless, unable to fight a man's strength when she felt the most vulnerable.
She would be able to find out not only if she could have sex again, but if she could enjoy a physical relationship with Blade, a man who would dominate in the bedroom even more than other men.
And, she could do it without Blade ever knowing she'd fallen in love with him.
If she found out she couldn't handle being submissive to Blade's dominance, she wouldn't have the added embarrassment of having him shun her feelings if he didn't feel the same.
Yes, it might be the perfect solution.
If Blade cared for her and she could handle sex with him, it would all work out. If not, well, at least she'd tried and would learn something about herself, even if she discovered that she could only enjoy straight sex, or if she could even enjoy sex at all.
Moving to her closet, she jerked a sundress from its hangar. She would go to Blade now, before she lost her nerve. * * * *