Driftwood Deeds

Detail of female hands tied up with rope


Title: Driftwood Deeds (Breaking in Waves Book 1)
Author:  Laila Blake
Publisher: A Hotter State
Pages:  82 Pages
Genre: Erotica, BDSM
Source: Amazon
Rating: 5 Stars


When journalist Iris Ellis visits a sleepy seaside town to interview recluse screenwriter Paul Archer, he offers her insights into never acted upon fantasies of dominance and submission. Too curious to deny herself a taste of them, Iris gives herself up to Paul’s gentle guidance, but when she realizes that a taste can never be enough, she must find the courage to ask for what she needs or risk losing it all.
For just 82 pages this book was AH-MAZING. The first few pages sucked me in immediately and dragged me through this wonderful story. I LOVED this story it was steamy..I MEAN HOT! I loved Paul. Specifically Paul and this is mostly because he is simple. Not overly handsome or “porn star” endowed. He’s not young or super flash or even ridiculously rich. He isn’t driving around in a Maserati and hanging out in swanky rich bars. He is his own wonderfully normal person and a dominant at that. I think that just listening [ok so I hear characters reading to me in my head] to Iris describe him you are at first sort of like ugh that’s it?! That’s the kind of guy that is going to turn you out?! But i find this normality endearing. It makes me love the characters. They are relatable and they are regular everyday humans you could walk by in the street. I love that Iris is just so female…she complains about herself and doubts herself the way a normal person would and I find this ok. I love that the characters job off the page and into life as real people.
The book tugs you back and forth between the here and now to what happened a the night before and then it goes back to the present. It was intense for me. Visceral and Scintillating. I was sitting at work pretending to work but really reading and there was just a point where i was so submerged in the story that I ignored whomever was attempting to talk to me. I was so into the story that I couldn’t hear anything other than the story rambling about in a steady pattern in my brain. It’s important for me to be constantly engaged in a story because once i get bored i sort of lazy read the book to get it over with. I finished this book in a couple of hours which makes it a light read for me but it was so packed with detail that it certainly made up for my craving a longer book. As soon as I finished book one i started book two and didn’t regret it for a second.
Having these two characters meet and come together…well I felt as mind blown as Iris was when she woke up the next morning. I mean honestly I just sighed and was like please don’t go!
I enjoyed how complicated this couple was. I mean the girl goes in to interview this guy and them WHAM they end up doing some wonderfully sexy dirty deeds together and hey I’m not mad i wish i was that adventurous. They both act like it’s not a big deal and its gonna be a one night stand then SURPRISE I’m begging Iris not to leave and mentally screaming at Paul to go after her ASAP!. ….yes so i get invested in my stories ok! gosh!
🙂 Like how I told you nothing about the story?!?! I know I’m getting better! But really on another note check out some of the reasons I love Paul and this story:
” He led me through the hallway, made narrow by dusty bookcases on both sides, clearly self-made and built to fit from smooth driftwood.”
“Books had found their way between stacked cup and plates, piled on the windowsill and at the back of the table.”
”  “Iris,” he repeated and the old-fashioned name I hardly ever had any true emotional bond with, suddenly sounded warm and colorful. “I did not ask you here because I wanted to sleep with you, but I do now.” I had time to appreciate the cliché of my reaction when my jaw dropped. His words traveled through my entire body at the speed of lightning, leaving it sore and tingling, fearing and longing for the fire to come back. “

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Ohhhhhh yesss please read this. Read this read this read this.

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