Image of The Dark Garden: A Novel


Image of The Dark Garden: A Novel

This riveting tale of
complex relationships takes readers from California's BDSM clubs to private
playrooms where they discover an alternate lifestyle of pleasure and
pain. Bradley's well-crafted descriptions help you to visualize the edgy
and erotic scenes. The protagonists
go through intense psychological
struggles, running the gamut of
emotions from anger to fear to
arousal to love. Strong characters
surround the main couple, and a
deftly handled subplot rounds out this amazing novel.

Rowan is a mistress at a bondage club. She's been damaged by a previous lover and hides some dark secrets. Vowing never to be hurt again, she keeps her emotions under tight control. But when Christian meets her at the club, he senses another side of her -- one that will surrender to his domination -- and he challenges her to give him 30 days to bring out her submissive side. Soon Rowan is fighting an inner battle over conflicting desires. The relationship challenges her idea of who she is and what she's capable of. (BANTAM, Jun., 320 pp., $13.00)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski