Gabriella Woods is adapting to Darion Milano’s daring world…
As Gabi tries to break down Darion’s defenses and help him move on from his damaged past, she hopes he can offer her the love and security she desperately requires.
Darion likes that Gabi is pushing her boundaries, but he has his own dilemmas…
With his outrageous ex-wife in the picture, a constant threat, Gabi finds herself agreeing to Darion’s open-minded adventurous fantasies. The bond they share appears stronger than ever.
Until her confession changes everything.
Is Darion pushing Gabi to her limits—and further away from him?
Or is Gabi in too deep to give Darion up, regardless of her identity that he’s slowly stripping away?
The story is fast paced and engaging. After the shock of Darion’s ex wife reappearing in his life, Gabi feels threatened. Will Darion betray her with Eva, can she satisfy him like Eva. Her decision to experience what the playrooms behind the Black Door have to offer is a direct consequence of her insecurity and desperation to be what Darion needs.
Gabi and Darion’s relationship remains risqué and physically motivated. These explicit scenes are vivid and illustrate the couple’s growing emotional dependence.
The aftermath of Eva’s arrival is relived in the first half of the book, before the story returns to the present and Gabi’s experience behind the Black Door. Gabi’s reaction is easy to empathise with. This is out of her comfort zone, and she doesn’t want to share Darion but doesn’t want him to give up his way of life for her. The fallout and her subsequent mistake, threatens their relationship and leads to her confession. Her minor mistake magnifies because of Darion’s trust issues and becomes a relationship breaker, if she tells him.
I loved the way Darion and Gabi realise they have changed through being together but still need to be true to themselves. The ending is dramatic and threatens what looked liked being a happy ever after. I definitely need to read book 3 now.
I received an arc of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.