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Series: New York #4
Published by Self published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance
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Cami and Ziporah are two girls that couldn’t be more different if they tried. They met as college roommates, forging a friendship that became a lifeline when tragedy struck.
Now as Cami opens herself to reclaim her sexuality, including the possibility that she is a sexual submissive, her fear of the unknown threatens to keep her chained by the past forever.
Ziporah has always been Cami's champion, reassurer, her safe place, and she is determined to take this erotic journey side by side with her. What starts out as supporting a friend just may end up showing Z that she and Cami may not be so different after all.
When Evan moved to New York City on business, the last thing he expected was to have two untrained subs on his hands. Each woman appeals to him in different ways. They pull at his emotions with their vulnerability and challenge his Dominance with their spunk and wit. Evan never dreamt that as he taught their bodies to submit, his heart would be brought to submission by theirs.
When I first read the synopsis for Embracing the Fall by Lainey Reese, I must confess that I hesitated. I typically love ménage stories but that is when there are two men and one woman. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about two women and one man. But I loved, I mean totally loved, the other books in the New York series so I just had to give it a chance. Turns out I should never have doubted Ms. Reese because Embracing the Fall was just as emotional and moving as the rest of the books in this amazing series.
One of the reasons that I love this series is because Ms. Reese is brilliant at showcasing the healing power of love. She has never done this more brilliantly than in Embracing the Fall. I found myself shedding more than a few tears as we learned about the pain that Cami and Ziporah had faced. While Cami’s was evident, Ziporah’s was no less affected. The shared tragedy had brought these two women together and created a bond that would be very difficult for a man to understand.
But Master Evan isn’t just any man. I first fell in love with Evan when he appeared in Innocence Defied. If ever a man deserved a woman to love, it was Evan. But instead of the perfect woman he is introduced to two women who both appeal to him for different reasons. Separately, he would have been intrigued, but together they blew his mind. I adored the relationship he had with each woman because Evan never treated them as one unit, but as individuals.
Ms. Reese tackled a difficult subject with heartbreaking realism which captivated me from the very first pages. I found myself devouring the book, completely fascinated with the burgeoning love amongst the trio. The reader was treated to so many amazing relationships from Evan with each woman to the women’s closeness. Each one was given the right amount of attention to showcase how this trio could actually work.
In addition to an emotional read, we were gifted with some of the hottest sex scenes I have had the pleasure of reading. The passion set my e-reader on fire and I swear I could see smoke. The writing was so descriptive that I felt like a voyeur. And if you are turned away by the idea of two females together, don’t be. These two women are just friends who happen to love the same man.
Because I am a long time fan of this series, it was wonderful to have some of the other characters from the series make an appearance. I love keeping in touch with them and seeing what they have been up to. You don’t not need to have read the other books in the series to enjoy Embracing the Fall. But having read the other books, I have a deeper understanding of Master Evan that adds another layer to my enjoyment of the book.
This story was so amazing that I wish I had more than five stars to give to it. My hat is off to Ms. Reese for surprising and impressing me with this book. I promise that I will never doubt her again.