Thursday, April 26, 2018

 Mastering Her Heart by Lesley Clark

She captured his heart…can he become the Master of hers?

When Lainie Bryant heads to Texas to rebuild her existence, love is not on her agenda, but the hot cardiologist with the ripped abs pushes all her buttons.
Doctor Matthew Taylor, rugged and handsome, has waited years for the woman meant to be his. Lainie’s as vanilla as they come, but there’s something about her that keeps him intrigued, and when he finds out she’s more than willing to give him the control he needs, things seem perfect.

When a secret obsession comes to light, they only have each other to count on. Matthew is left wondering if he can keep her safe from his past, so they can have a future together.

Excerpt 1:

She’d been in Nurse Lainie mode all day, and it was exhausting. She was so zoned out she hadn’t realized she was no longer alone.

“Well, isn’t this a sight?” Matthew’s seductive voice brought her back to the present. “Son of a bitch,” she yelled, her words dripping with fear.

“Do you always sneak up on defenseless women like that? I bet it makes you feel like a big man, huh?” She knew she was acting like a bitch, but she couldn’t seem to help herself. This night had gone on forever, and she had reached her point of emotional exhaustion.

“That’s your one and only freebie, little one. I’ll let it slide because I know this has been a tough day for you. But don’t mistake my kindness for weakness,” his words came out more of a growl than anything else. Lainie felt heat down to her core.

This man was pure sex on a stick. Just being in his presence kept her in a constant state of arousal even considering their surroundings. Shit, what did he just say? I could drown in those blue eyes of his. I don’t think I’ve ever seen eyes quite so blue before. Why is he staring at me? Oh yeah, he was talking.

“I don’t remember you being my father or husband, so why is it you think it’s okay to turn your attitude on me?” Ha, take that you hot piece of man meat.

“Well, my pet, I can see you’re a kitten with claws. It’s a good thing for you I happen to like that in a subbie.” His cocky grin spoke volumes, and Lainie knew she was in big trouble. “I heard you were supposed to join Jack and Bridget at the club this week. Seeing as it won’t happen now, I’ll be escorting you there myself when the time comes.”

“Whoa there, buddy. I never agreed to go to the club with you of all people and now, here you are making plans for my life. We met a matter of hours ago, and you think you’re all of a sudden in charge?” Get yourself together girl, cause if you don’t, this man will run right over you. Yeah, you might like it. Wait, no I won’t like it, geesh. He leaned in close, and his warm breath in her ear went straight to her core.

“You and I both know how this is going to play out, and I, for one, can’t wait to see how beautiful you look on your knees for me. You will be a sight to behold. In fact, I’m hard just thinking about it. Does that turn you on, pet, to know how I react to you and the thought of your submission?” The silkiness of his voice did things to her.

She knew without a doubt he held the power to take her somewhere she had never been. This was what Bridget had been telling her about, but she would never have imagined how powerful and deep the feelings would start.

“What makes you think I would get on my knees for you? Are you some alpha Dom or something? Do all the little subbies fall at your feet and beg to worship your one-eyed snake?”

Excerpt 2

“I’m proud of you for not arguing with me, little one. Maybe you’re starting to learn,” he chuckled his response before bending to kiss her, but this was no mere kiss. The earth stopped on its axis. Her heart began to race, and she could feel it in her ears, but that didn’t matter while he was kissing her. Eventually, he pulled away and looked her in the eye, both of them breathing heavier than they had been.

“You are a gift to me Lainie, and I can’t wait to explore this lifestyle with you. I want you to get cleaned up and get the paperwork filled out. Then after you send it to me, go to bed early. You’ve had a big day, and tomorrow night will be even more.” He walked away before she could answer his demands. After a few steps, he stopped and turned. “The questions will turn you on. You are not to touch yourself tonight. Do I make myself clear?” he asked with his right eyebrow raised.

“You can’t be serious,” were the only words she managed before he was chest to chest with her, leaning over to speak directly in her ear.

“I am totally serious, Elaine. After today, you are mine. That pussy of yours is mine, and all of your orgasms belong to me.” With that, he turned and walked away, taking her breath with him and leaving her unable to argue. So, she did the only thing she could. She did as she was told.

Excerpt 3

Lainie slid off the end of the bed and kneeled quietly, looking down toward the ground. She took her right hand and pulled her ponytail up, so her hair was no longer laying against her neck.

“That’s my girl.”

Matthew came around and placed his hand around her neck. She could feel her pulse quicken under his fingers. He rubbed his thumb up and down for a few seconds before letting go and bringing the leather strip around and attaching it. She loved the feel of it, and it brought her deeper into herself. She was ready to scene with him and show her submission to him in front of the entire club if it’s what he wanted.

 Excerpt 4

“I think he’s embarrassed to be with me. I’m so new, and maybe he’s afraid I wouldn’t react well and decided to hide me away in his private area.” She didn’t realize how worried she’d been. The tears were threatening to fall.

“After everything, we shared last night and this morning, how could you doubt how I feel about you?” She looked up and saw Matthew standing in the door. It was obvious by the look on his face he’d heard her confession. “Bridget, do you mind if I steal your friend? I think we need to have a serious conversation.”

He didn’t give either woman a chance to respond. He walked to the bed, picked her up, and carried her out of the room, heading toward her bedroom. She couldn’t help but snuggle into his neck while he carried her. She breathed in his scent. It was masculine with a hint of spice, totally clean and totally Matthew. She was worried maybe this was it, he would tell her she was too much for him to have to worry about. Feeling needy was a new emotional state for her, and she realized that’s what she was most scared of. She’d really started to open up herself emotionally in a way she never had before. He was helping her fly, but who was going to take care of her when she fell? When they reached her bedroom, Matthew walked over to the chair in the corner of the room and sat with her in his lap. He hadn’t said a word since picking her up, and she was becoming more nervous by the second. Finally, he cleared his throat.

“I don’t know whether to spank you or kiss you. If I hadn’t walked in there and overheard what you were thinking, would you have ever told me how you felt?” His voice was quiet. He seemed sad, and it felt like a knife through her heart.

“Honestly, I don’t know how to answer that. I didn’t realize how insecure I was feeling until I was talking with Bridget. I feel so needy all the time, and this is completely new to me.” Her voice was quivering. She felt so small sitting there in his lap.

“Is that what you think, you’re needy? Oh, my kitten, I should have seen this coming, I am so sorry.” He was apologizing, and she didn’t even know why. Before she could control it, the tears were flowing like a dam breaking.

“I’m sorry. I don’t understand why I’m crying, and I have no clue what you would have to apologize for. You have been wonderful to me, and I’m just a big pile of tears and weirdness. I mean, hell, there have to be submissives out there who are a lot easier to deal with, instead of the crazy one you seem to be stuck with.” She was sobbing by the time the words were out.

He pulled her close to his body, and she laid her head on his shoulder while she cried until there were no tears left. He didn’t say a word, just stroked her back with his right hand and stroked her cheek with his left. Somewhere inside, she knew it was ridiculous she was losing it while sitting on his lap, but she couldn’t make herself stop. When her tears slowed, Matthew lifted her face and kissed her lightly under each eye, literally kissing her tears away.

“Oh, my sweet. I am so sorry. What you’re feeling is something called sub drop. When you’ve been in your submissive headspace, then come back to the ‘real world’, sometimes, submissives feel an emotional freefall. This is normal and happens to many. Your emotions are lying to you.

“I’m not stuck with you. I chose you from the first moment I laid eyes on you. I firmly believe you were made for me. You are mine. It’s my job to take care of you. I know it’s early, but I really care for you.”

His words were like balm to her soul. Never an overly emotional person, she was having difficulty reigning it in. But hearing his words was cutting through the fog of emotion that had settled over her. After her emotions calmed, he grabbed her face and kissed her in earnest.

Author Bio:

Lesley is first and foremost a wife and mother. She has been married for 26 years to a wonderful guy. Not bad for the marriage that nobody thought would last longer than 6 months. She has 2 beautiful daughters in grad school who have both kept her on her toes since entering this world. She has been an RN for the last 12 years and truly enjoys taking care of her patients.

Since learning how to read, Lesley has always had a love affair with words. Through childhood, she wrote short stories and always had a book in her hands. So, now that her nest is empty, she is following my dream, of becoming an author, and dreams do come true! My first novel releases April 19th. 

Lesley writes stories with hot alpha men and sexy sassy ladies that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. 

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I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel by Ms. Lesley Clark and can’t wait to see what the second book in the series takes us.  A Cut Above is the name of an exclusive BDSM club owned by four doctors who are all Doms.  The story will be about Dr. Matthew Taylor, a cardiac surgeon and Elaine “Lainie” Bryant, an RN, this will be their journey.

Lainie knows she can’t continue her relationship with Trevor and will leave her job, her home, and him.  She knows that this isn’t where she wants to be in her life and that she needs more, but what this is, she is uncertain. She will contact her best friend, Bridget, pack up her clothes and drive to Clarksburg, Texas.  Maybe later, she will decide to be a traveling nurse, but for right now, she needs to find herself.

The plot will have Lainie traveling to Texas to spend time with Bridget and her Dom husband, Jack.  While there, she will be introduced to a Dom/sub lifestyle of her friends, and a trip to a BDSM club, A Cut Above.  Meeting Dr. Matthew Taylor will leave her with mixed emotions, deep down, his dominance is exhilarating, but Lainie is a very strong-willed, independent woman.  Will she be able to submit? 

“For the first time in her life, a man really saw her, and that man wanted to take care of her.”

The story covers the ups and downs that Lainie will experience as she enters a D/s relationship with Matt.  She has a sassy mouth, and a tendency to say out loud what she is thinking.  Matt will be her guide, her teacher, her lover, and her Dom along the journey.  In the story, it even shows his vulnerabilities in the relationship, and how they work through things.

The story also has elements of danger, mystery, and suspense.  Someone isn’t happy that Sir Matt is in an exclusive relationship and will go out of their way to make trouble.  The destroyed property, nuisance phone calls, and more will plague the club, Matt, and Lainie.  Will they be able to solve the problem before someone is seriously hurt, or worse?

“She had finally found what she never realized her life had been missing, and there was no way she was willing to give that up.”

Matt wants to protect Lainie and keeps the truth of what all has happened and things that he has learned from security and the police, and when the truth comes out, Lainie is upset, and rightfully so.  When they don’t go to the club, Lainie has it in her head that he is ashamed of her, and to be seen with her.  Is this the end of them and their relationship?

“Are you telling me there’s a crazy lady out there who has tried to hurt us, nobody can seem to find her, and you didn’t think it was important to share that information with me?  I may be submissive to you, but I am far from weak.  Very badly done, Sir.”

“I am your Dom.  I have never and will never be ashamed of you. I will protect you with everything I am against anything that might hurt you, including yourself.  If that isn’t what you signed up for, then too bad.  You are mine, and I will always take care of what is mine.”

The story has several close calls, from threats, a vehicle accident, to a kidnapping.  Is their relationship strong enough to weather the storms that come their way?  It takes a strong woman to submit and surrender her will to her dominant.  Once the mystery is solved, where will their relationship take them?

The story has explicit sex scenes, spankings, and BDSM scenes. 


Tina Donahue said...

Wow, this sounds yummy - can't wait to read! :)

Cara Bristol said...

Hot story concept!