Kink Level-Moderate Kink
Series-Bondage & Breakfast #4
Reviewed by Kate
Gabe owns Bondage & Breakfast, a B&B that caters to those in the BDSM lifestyle. The B&B is temporarily closed while he finishes clean up and repair after a fire. But he does open the house to a friend of a friend. Olivia is a firefighter who is recovering from a spinal cord injury. She’s looking for a place to regroup away from her family. The attraction between Gabe and Olivia is surprising since Olivia’s never been involved in the lifestyle. But while Olivia is able to trust Gabe in this new relationship, Gabe struggles to trust that Olivia will not push herself beyond her own limitations.
This is the fourth book in the Bondage & Breakfast series, but the first book that I’ve read. I was able to easily follow the story without having read the first three. However, this book did make me want to go back and read the first books.
The relationship between Gabe and Olivia was constantly changing, and I loved the ebb and flow of it. It wasn’t one of those books where the hero knows what he wants on page 3 and we wait for the heroine to adjust and change and become what he wants,or vice versa. Gabe and Olivia both changed a bit themselves in order to meet in the middle.
This was my first read by Jodie Griffin, but it will not be my last. I look forward to reading the first three books in this series and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a low conflict (no villains) milder (restraints, flogging, anal play) BDSM story.