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A Little Band of Red (The Red Series #1) by Lily Freeman

A Little Band of Red Book Cover A Little Band of Red
The Red Series #1
Lily Freeman
Fiction, Erotic Romance
June 27, 2016

Polly Jayne Lester’s life was falling apart. Between her cheating fiancé and her narcissistic boss, she could see no way out. That was until an unexpected lottery win changed everything. With millions in her bank account, PJ abandons her old life to start a new one in London. It’s there she finds her dream home on the banks of the Thames, and also her dream man—in a bondage club. But it’s the other man, watching from the shadows, who will ultimately claim her heart.

Luke Monroe is tired of playing a role that has left him emotionally void and completely alone. For the past fourteen years, all he has known is sadism and control. But on the night he decides to walk away from everything, he sees her, in the club—the one woman that could change everything. The only problem is, she’s on her knees submitting to another man.
Refusing to give up his last chance at finding happiness, Luke bides his time: waiting, plotting.

Filled with trepidation and excitement, PJ returns to Bond Street, only to find herself at the mercy of a stranger. Master Luke is a fantasy, dominant and sexy, charismatic and passionate. Yet the illusion he so effortlessly created for her is shattered when she discovers he’s a sadist, known for his cold-hearted brutality. PJ flees.

But when a phone call has her returning to the club, he’s waiting—her beautiful, blue-eyed nightmare. Luke is relentless as he charms his way back into her life. But why? PJ is not a masochist. She can see no future for them. Yet despite their irreconcilable differences, neither of them can deny the attraction that first brought them together.

The question is, how much should love hurt?

A Little Band of Red—A contemporary erotic, BDSM novel.

Maria’s Review

“It pleased him immensely that she’d submitted to him when he knew she was scared.”

➦This is Lily Freeman’s debut novel and a first part of The Red Series trilogy. I think she has done a phenomenal job with this book. The subject of BDSM is certainly a tricky one to write about… I believe Lily did the sex scenes justice and described them in a way that didn’t come off as over-done or cheesy.

PJ, our heroine, wins a lot of money and abandons her life in New Zealand, drops everything and moves to England. She tries to move on from betrayals of her past and start fresh. One night her life changes when she visits a BDSM club and catches attention of one of the most hardcore sadists it has to offer!

➦PJ is clueless and Luke is charming… Could she possibly give him what he needs? Could he change his ways for her and be everything she wants?

❤On top of having scorching hot scenes, this book also goes into the dynamics of the dom/sub relationship. There’s definitely a deep connection between these two as well as insane physical attraction. PJ, however, has very valid fears about being in a relationship with someone like Luke.

❤There are two sides to Luke – a possessive/attentive lover and a man that takes pleasure from pain. So how much should love hurt?

❤I absolutely loved the writing style – the story has a good flow to it and I was sucked in from the very first page. The supporting characters are fantastic and I’m looking forward to reading their stories. I’ve already read the blurb for the second book and I am super excited knowing that there will be some M/M and M/F/M action.

➦This isn’t your typical love story – this trilogy will take you places you never thought it would. Lily Freeman explores the concept of fate – the choices people make and how those choices effect their lives.

“People are merely pawns in a game. Thrown together by passion and lust, emotion and desire.”

➦Recommended to anyone who enjoys BDSM with dom/sub relationship and for those who want to branch out into BDSM novels that are done right 🙂