Published December 1st 2009 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Free Read from Amazon.com
The Oedipal Complex has never been so sexy.
Alex Carradine can't believe his father wants to come and visit his ski resort. Could it be that after so many stormy years, -slick Mitch- Carradine wants to offer an olive branch? Maybe the old man is mellowing, settling down with the new lover he's bringing along. Then Alex realizes the acid truth. This is no warm family visit. His father's new conquest is none other than the woman of Alex's sexual fantasies, meant only to dangle tauntingly in front of his face. At least an unexpected blizzard has frozen his father out of the picture entirely.
Angeline Kastakis was looking forward to taking the next step in her relationship with Mitch. Too late, she realizes she's been led into a familial battle zone. Now it's Christmas and she's marooned in a blizzard with an insolent, gorgeous hunk of man whose blazing blue eyes tell her loud and clear he wants her in his bed. Preferably tied to it with a bow. There's no escape in sight. But as Alex stirs her secret longing to be mastered by a man, escape is the last thing on her mind.
Warning: This book contains scenes of sensual submission hot enough to make you sweat in a blizzard.
Four years ago, Alex caught sight of the woman of his dreams. A woman his father, Mitchell, mocked him for wanting, even demeaning Angeline's femininity and appearance in the process. To discover, now, that that very woman has been dating his vile sire for the past two months, Alex is both pained and enraged.
Angeline, smitten by the combination Sean Connery/Richard Gere that is Mitch, is ready to finally let her relationship move on to the next level but when Mitch once again falters in going through with his word, she finds herself alone in a snowstorm with his very sexy and dominant son. A man who is nothing like Mitch described and much older than she'd imagined. She's younger than both of them.
While the Oedipal Complex remark in the blurb had me taking a seriously long pause before downloading this free read, it only took a small number of pages to realize that this story wasn't going to be half as creepy as I'd imagined. In fact, it rocked. Every little thing that came out of Alex's mouth had me rooting for him. Even when he was quite an ass to Angeline when he first rescued her from the storm, I couldn't fault him. Hell, she annoyed me too. As he comes to discover who she really is and makes no excuse for his desire of her, well, that just sealed the deal.
I found Alex justified in everything he did, felt, and said. His rough exterior gives way to a very vulnerable, romantic guy whose passion in bed makes him great fantasy material. He cuts a tree down for her for goodness sake! Wasn't even asked.
There is lots of bondage but the BDSM is rather light, and the steamy love scenes are guaranteed to warm your blood faster than your favorite cup of cocoa so I'm definitely considering reading this baby again next Christmas. 5 out of 5 stars.