Delayed Penalty by Bianca Sommerland
All choices have consequences, only sometimes they’re . . . delayed.
Cortland Nash fled Dartmouth to avoid being arrested for murder, but his best friend, Ford Delgado, is in danger. Cort returns, prepared to keep his head down, and do whatever it takes to keep Ford breathing, but when he finds a beautiful young woman out in the snow, frozen in fear, his plans change. He needs to make sure she’s safe—even if the greatest danger is him.
Akira Hayashi never thought she’d overcome her fear of men, but the care of an experienced Dom helped her achieve so much more. She’s embraced her submissive side, and found her strength as the captain of the Dartmouth Cobras’ Ice Girls. There’s nothing she can’t do—except function when she’s mugged in a parking lot. The intimidating stranger who rescues her makes her feel things she never thought possible. The only problem is his connection with Ford, a man she’ll hate forever because she refuses to feel anything else.
With the constant threats from the crime lord he once called “Dad,” Ford Delgado has no room in his life for love. Unfortunately, Akira already has his heart—which is split in two when he discovers Cort is dating her. The betrayal has him lashing out, trying to move on, to grow as a Dom, and free himself from Kingsley’s criminal empire. He tries to forget what Akira means to him, but one look into her eyes shows him the last thing she needs is for him to let her go.
This e-book contains material not suitable for readers under 18. There are situations involving sex and violence and extreme emotions as a result. It also contains scenes that some may find objectionable, including BDSM and other rather enjoyable practices. As the characters are prone to exploring their sexuality, it is advised that readers be prepared to see some lines blurred. Or erased….
Author takes no responsibility for nonexistent lines. ;)
Author’s Note: The Cobras series has a continuing arc about the franchise, players, and previous relationships. Some plots continue through the series and may involve more than the main ménage. The series is best read in order.
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About the Author
Tell you about me? Hmm, well, there’s not much to say. I love hockey and cars and my kids…not in that order of course! Lol! When I’m not writing—which isn’t often—I’m usually watching a game or a car show while networking. Going out with my kids is my only downtime. I get to clear my head and forget everything.
As for when and why I first started writing, I guess I thought I’d get extra cookies if I was quiet for a while—that’s how young I was. I used to bring my grandmother barely legible pages filled with tales of evil unicorns. She told me then that I would be a famous author.
I hope one day to prove her right.
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Star Rating: Five Stars
Review: Sorry it took me so long to get this review done, but between family things popping up and the evil crud making its way through my house...(sigh) Anyway with out fail here it is my loverlies. I hope you enjoy ;)
After a traumatic experience with men you would think that Akira wouldn't want to be touched by ANY man, let alone turn to the safety and surety of a BDSM relationship. Well thanks to one man she has been able to work past that night and is ready to finally have someone to call Master.
Getting out of the business was what Cort Nash wanted and then circumstances brought him back into the fold. So here he is again, trying to balance himself between the danger and the new love that he's found in the arms of Akira. But it will take something a little more to make their little family complete.
That something comes in the form of Cort's long time friend and once charge Ford Delgado. After receiving a beating from his "fathers" thugs he calls in the only person he's ever really trusted.
Now things are starting to get volatile and lives are at stake. Where will Cort come out, where will Ford? And what is Akira going to do once she finds out the truth?
;) Buy the book and find out.
Ms. Sommerland has certainly delivered a cocktail of surprises in this book. Whew! I could hardly stop reading it once I got started, her characters reacting in ways that a normal breathing person would react making the story all the more real. I loved it, too many stories out there put unrealistic expectations on the characters, not so with this one. I could see the scenario playing out, the intrigue and secrecy, the push to keep your loved one out of the shit storm...All of it.
Now I have to confess, I was a bit loss because I haven't read the books in between this one and the first one with Max, Oriana and Sloan. So it did take me a bit longer to work my way through the dynamics that had changed the new characters that had joined the group and so on so forth. But it was an awesome book over all and now I need to go back and read the rest of the books, so I don't feel so left out. ;)
Looking forward to the next book in the Dartmouth Cobra's.