|Diablo Blanco Club Series
|Book 1 - Santa's Elf
|Book 2 - Unfair Advantage
|Book 3 - Under Control
|Book 4 - Rite of First Claim
RITE OF FIRST CLAIM
Diablo Blanco Club Series, Book 4
November 16, 2010
Rating: 3 Cups
Four years ago Lyssa Lawrence allowed herself to get caught up in the heat of the moment and subsequently relearned a very painful lesson. She should have remembered the lessons beat into her by her father and never let her heart open to such pain again.
Telling her he loves her was not enough all those years ago, but this time Mike Halsey has a plan. She will accept him as master, and then maybe she can finally accept him as her mate.
With her baby making days nearing a screeching halt, Lyssa is forced into action. She wants a child, but her plans for achieving that goal take a terrifying turn when Mike stakes his claim. Her heart is much too vulnerable when it comes to Mike, and if he learns of her secret, he will hate her forever. Mike wants Lyssa more than his next breath, and takes drastic steps to prove his love, but if she still refuses to open her heart for him at the end of his claim, he fears that he may finally have to walk away for good.
The sensuality and emotional bond between Lyssa and Mike nearly vibrates with its power. And as much as I love the power play in a BDSM relationship, there are times in this story when I feel that Lyssa’s responses and reactions just do not ring true. Her age, experience, and family connections to the lifestyle seem off kilter with her personality, but no matter how hard she makes it, I love how Mike’s feelings for her never waiver. His master persona is easily shed whenever emotions run too high, and yet he effortlessly dominates Lyssa heart, body, and soul.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More