Series: Quantum, #4
Author: M.S. Force (Marie Force)
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
Genre: Erotica, Contemporary Romance, BDSM
The story begun in the initial Quantum Trilogy picks up on Oscar night after Academy Award-winning director Hayden Roth kisses the woman he desires above all others, even though he knows she can never be his. Addison York craves her boss’s best friend, Hayden, but he has never given her an ounce of encouragement—until tonight when he kissed her after winning the Oscar. Was that kiss the start of something or another in a long line of frustrations where Hayden is concerned? Something is keeping him from acting on the attraction that simmers between them, and Addie is determined to find out what it is. But when she stumbles upon the secret that Hayden, Flynn and her other close friends have kept from her, will she allow hurt feelings to get in the way of true love? When Hayden won’t share his BDSM lifestyle with her, Addie decides to conduct her own research. Will she be intrigued or repulsed? And what will Hayden do when he finds out how she’s been spending her evenings?
4.5 / 5 Stars
First thing I’m going to say is that this cover makes Rapturous look like a vampire love story. It’s not. Lol.
I hadn’t planned on reading Rapturous. The main characters from the first three books, Natalie and Flynn, annoyed me most of the time. I was kind of over them and their BDSM lifestyle. Then, I was looking for a quick and easy romance to read. Rapturous popped up in my Amazon recommendations and I thought why not give this series another chance with different main characters? The characters made all the difference.
Rapturous may have been an erotic BDSM novel, but it was more than just that. There was a really sweet romance between two people, Addie and Hayden, who have always been in love with each other but would never admit it. Addie wouldn’t admit it because he was her boss’ best friend and co-worker. Hayden didn’t want Addie to know about his extracurricular activities.
When a kiss at the Oscars gives Addie the push she needs to seduce Hayden, she has no idea what’s in store for her. She’s willing to give anything a try to have a shot with Hayden. Hayden wants Addie, but he’s not willing to sacrifice their friendship or his lifestyle to start a relationship with her. He thinks it’s best they walk away from each other. Their differences in opinion creates a sexy push pull.
I’m not really into reading BDSM novels. I admit I read Fifty Shades of Grey out of curiosity and then read the first three books in this series because I was a Marie Force fan, but it’s not something I go searching for. I felt like it was very well done in Rapturous. It wasn’t sensationalized or done in an uncomfortable way. Addie took an investigative approach toward learning about Hayden’s lifestyle and I felt like I was learning right along with her.
The BDSM lifestyle was not the main focus of the story, either. The main focus was the love and support Addie and Hayden had for each other. It was a very sweet love story. Oh, and I can’t forget steamy. 😉
Rapturous was definitely my favorite book in the Quantum series. Now, I’m looking forward to reading the fifth book in the series.