Having survived the streets for five years, Alexis Amari knows that staying safe means keeping to herself and not getting attached to anyone. All her training and logic come to nothing the day she visits Ye Olde Kinke Faire, intent on picking as many pockets as she can, and meets Ryan Walston.
At twenty, Ryan has a good life and is training to be a Dom. He’s at home at Elan Isle and Ye Olde Kinke Faire and when he meets Alexis, falls head over heels. When he finds out about her past, he gets her a job on the island. He hopes to be a good Dom someday. With them starting out on a D/s relationship, someday is now today and he struggles with the gaping holes in his experience.
Real work is harder than Alexis anticipated and she finds it more difficult to follow the rules than she expects. They both worry they will mess things up. The best night of their lives is blown apart and their entire future hovers on the edge of a knife. To move forward, Ryan and Alexis must face their deepest fears without falling apart. The sacrifices they make will either save their relationship or send them careening over the edge.
Kyle prefers scening to dating. On a blind date, he isn’t sure whether to feel sorrier for his date or himself.
Tricked into a date by an annoying acquaintance, Mya just wants the night to be over. She’s overwrought and at the end of her rope.
When he suggests she go out onto the fire escape for a little fresh air, she agrees, wanting to get away. The night takes an intriguing turn when the Dom in him pulls out the sub in her.
Chosen to be one of the first to try an interactive experience for avid book readers, Mari jumps at the opportunity. She thinks she’ll view the characters. She thinks she’ll watch the story. She’s wrong.
Mari is thrust into the new story as the lead. She has a new life, a new world, and new situations and yet somehow, she knows exactly what to do. When a barbarian insults her, instead of acting like her character, she strikes out as herself, changing the story irrevocably.
Forced to marry him, she soon realizes he might not be the ogre she’d envisioned him to be. Passion ignites between them and lust turns to something she hadn’t counted on.
Time rushes by both in and out of the experience and soon her tale ends and her time is up. How can she walk away from the man who captured her heart?