In her sixth book in the Sweet Series, Banks has hit the mark for those who crave all-out sub-dom erotica. This book is categorized as romance, but the plot provides little opportunity for the characters’ relationship to develop. Also, the d/s teeters very close to being abusive for the female submissive.
A chance encounter has Cole focused on getting back Ren, the woman of his long-ago dreams. He pushed her away after hurting her when they were both exploring their newfound “addiction” to the sub-dom lifestyle. The problem is that now she belongs to another man. Ren loves her current dom, Lucas, and is surprised by her intense reaction to Cole. Their shared pleasure helped her become sexually aware and unapologetic about her need for a dominant man. Her current master tells Cole that he may have Ren for two short weeks, but then she must return. To win her back, Cole fulfills every one of Ren’s erotic fantasies. When their time is up, Ren must decide who will make her happiest. (HEAT, Apr., 336 pp., $15.00)