Good Girls Don't
Published November 1st 2006 by Ellora's Cave
ISBN 141990826X (ISBN13: 141990826X)
Lori has a nice, safe job and a nice, safe fiancé. She has played it safe most of her life. Until she finds that nice, safe fiancé in bed with another woman. But the ultimate betrayal is that he is willing to play sexy bedroom games with the neighbor that he wouldn't play with Lori, no matter how often she asked. She kicks him out of her bed, out of her house, and out of her life. Now she's ready to make her fantasies come true. She starts at Exposé, a sex club where anything goes.
Mike has been attracted to Lori since moving in next door. She is taken though, and even if she were free, she's not his type. Too sweet, too innocent, too nice. So what in hell is she doing at Exposé? He doesn't know, but he's determined to protect her from the other guys in the club…and from himself. Determined to protect her even if it means bringing her pain.
By the time Mike realizes Lori doesn't want or need to be protected, it's almost too late.
This book is loosely connected to Her Wildest Dreams, but may be read alone.
Lori's fiance has never given her what she's wanted, in or out of the bedroom. Adding insult to his negligence, she finds him with their neighbor sharing a level of kink that he's always insisted she wouldn't like. On top of that, her best friend, Mike, actually agrees with the jerk. When Mike finds her brooding at his sex club, he has only one objective- to get her the hell out of there.
I loved this story from Shiloh Walker. Big surprise there, right? But I gotta say that I was in Mike's corner the entire time. Okay maybe not the entire time. There was a moment there near the end that I wanted to go Jigsaw on his ass but aside from that, I was right there with him in his corner against Lori. For two reasons. 1) He really wanted to protect the girl. And 2) he's an old player in the BDSM game, and gamers- they don't like noobs. They can't stand when new people who have no business running with the big dogs try to do just that. Lori had no idea what she was getting into and was just looking to prove herself and spread her sheltered wings.
So Lori had some frustration. Well, chica, too damn bad for you.
However, with so much attention focused on 'You can't handle this world' I was very disappointed to how light the bondage was. And I don't even think D/s even warrants a mention. 4 out of 5 stars.