Hardware (DNF)

Sara Brookes
Published November 1st 2010 by Liquid Silver Books
ISBN13 9781595787576

Women aren’t supposed to be geeks. They aren’t supposed to fix computer networks with expert ease either, but tell that to Allison—the resident computer guru in the small town of Gatlin Falls, Virginia.

Enthralled by watching her work so effortlessly, Patrick agrees to accompany Allison for a night at the movies so he can learn more about her. Even though he’s a perfect gentleman who prides himself on knowing exactly what a woman wants—and when she wants it—he can’t keep away from her. One scorching kiss in a dark theater changes everything.

Allison quickly learns Patrick’s definition of hardware is vastly different than her own and she allows him guide her on a path where she discovers new heights of passion she’s never imagined before. Taken by the calm she feels when she is around him, she is pulled into a world where there is comfort in wearing a pair of cuffs and sanctuary in accepting a collar.

First things first- I love this cover!

What I didn't love was Patrick. I don't think I've ever been so bored with a BDSM book before. Don't get me wrong, it's a good story, but... *sigh*

Patrick and Allison hit it off immediately when the register at Patrick's coffee shop (owned by his brother) fails and she steps in to save the day. On their first date, he asks permission to kiss her. Cute right?

Kinda? No? Hmmm. Definitely not.

And I learned something else- I don't care for female geeks. And wow, did Allison take the platinum trophy on that one. Computer programmer, Halo enthusiast, and comic book collector. Plus a whole lot of other things I won't get into.

Patrick, too, is a bit of a conundrum. He doesn't share, so no exhibitionism or three-ways. He doesn't do voyeur. And he doesn't do spanking.

In the end, I had to DNF. Wasn't in the mood for the mellow drama. I *DO* read books that don't have sex in them. No menage. No exhibitionism or voyeurism. No spanking. No... etc.. And I *STILL* love them. But, when I pick up a book expecting it... and am let down.. then it goes back on the shelf. 'k?


Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

No spanking? *quivers bottom lip* Hmmm. Doesn't sound like my kind of BDSM book either.

Ragan (Location 2571) said...


Exactly! I'm all for a guy not wanting to hit a girl, but c'mon man!

Redd said...

You like the cover? You kidding me? You can see her sorta gapped teeth? Or her freakin teeth like that? Now I question your sanity...*grins*

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

OMG! Are you serious? The theme, woman. The theme!

And I don't even like collars.