Friday 8 November 2013

Blog Tour * Giveaway * Unexpected Protector (Isthmus Alliance #2) by Sloan Johnson

Title: Unexpected Protector (Isthmus Alliance #2)

Author: Sloan Johnson
Release Day:  November 2013



Everyone makes mistakes in life. Unfortunately, Holly Richards has become an expert at taking the wrong path in life. This time, she may have gone so far that she has alienated the one person who has always been there for her. Will she be able to make the right decision for once in her life?

Tommy Reed
s world shifted the night he found Holly Richards lying in a pool of blood on the ground. For reasons he cant explain, he feels the need to protect Holly from her own past. In the process, hes hoping to also teach her that there is more to D/s than releasing pent up emotions. 

Life isn
t easy for the former-junkie and the cop. Some of those closest to Tommy are less than thrilled with his devotion to Holly. Those who pressured Holly into her former life are worried shell share what she knows. Is there any way for both of them to come away from the situation unscathed?
Review by Janeane - ARC received for honest review

You will need to read Unexpected Angel before Unexpected Protector to get the full impact of this series.

Unexpected Protector starts off directly after Unexpected Angel finishes, but is not a continuation of Dylan and Tasha's story.  They are in this book, but as secondary characters.

Unexpected Protector is about Dylan's best friend and Tasha's best friend, Dylan and Holly.

Holly has made mistakes in her life - but haven't we all, Drug addict, in with a bad crowd.  This last mistake nearly costs her her life, and puts Tasha in danger.  And now there is a price to pay for her mistakes.

Tommy is a cop.  It's all he's wanted to be since he was a kid.  

He has met Holly before through Tasha and through the "club", He has never really had much to do with her. Until now.

He is unexpectedly drawn to her.  He knows there is more to her than what she is now.  He just needs those around her to see it.  And more importantly, he need her to see it in herself.  

As they grow closer, they draw more into the BDSM world and see how good they can be for each other

Spanking, I say, my voice barely audible. 

What was that? You need to speak up. 

I want you to spank me, I whisper a little bit louder. I dont recognize my strained voice. 
Spanking how? You said you werent into pain, but now youre saying you want me to spank you. Do you mean lightly, teasing you as I run my fingers through your pussy. Or are you willing to let me push you to your limit, spanking you hard with my bare hand or possibly a belt, thrusting my fingers into your throbbing core until you come so hard your juices are dripping down your thighs?

Hearing him list the different ways he could turn my ass red brings my body to life. I feel myself growing wetter with every suggestion, not wanting but needing to feel the sensations he describes. 
I want that, I admit meekly. As I sit next to him, our bodies barely touching, I resist the urge to climb into his lap, pushing fabric to the side and taking what I need at this moment. I need you to show me that pain can be pleasure.

Are you sure? He asks sincerely. I can respect the fact that you said you dont want pain. I wont lie and say I dont enjoy inflicting it to an extent, but if thats not something you crave, it wont be fun for either of us.

I look him in the eye, wanting him to see and feel the sincerity of my words.
You might be the only man I have ever trusted enough to explore that with.

He wraps his arms around me, nearly pulling me off my stool.
Im honored that you feel that way, babygirl. What else? He urges me to continue. I shift in my seat, feeling a damp spot forming in my panties. If the thought of him doing these things to me affects me so deeply, Im going to be slipping over myself when hes actually touching my body.

As with Unexpected Angel, this is not just a BDSM book.  It is not constant sex and BDSM for the sake of it.  It goes deeper into the D/s relationship. It is about how the lifestyle and the relationship can be used to heal someone so emotionally broken she doesn't understand why anyone cares what happens to her.

I was a litte confused with the relationships between a few of the secondary characters.  I had to go back a couple of times and reread a bit to get my head around who was who and what was what.  t maybe that was just me and my head wasn't in it at the time?
I really do enjoy this series, and I like Sloan Johnson's writing.  Then it happened
and this was a doozie.  Cliffhangers may not bother you, but if I know there is a cliffhanger I try to hold off and read the series straight through.

Now I have to wait for more :'(

I am looking forward to reading more on Zeke though, so I will just have to be patient!

Author Bio:

Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true.

Unexpected Angel, her debut novel, released in August 2013.  Unexpected Protector is set to release November 2013.

Sloan loves to hear from her readers!


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