Shattered by the loss of his wife, Callum Reed is a man surrounded by rules designed to protect him. He has found the perfect submissive in Gaby Sullivan, until she breaks his cardinal rule.
After three years of perfect obedience, Gaby declares she wants love. Love isn’t in their contract, so Cal lets her go. But Gaby has a secret reason for leaving. When Cal discovers the truth, nothing will stop him from following her. On a secluded island paradise, Callum will do anything to prove he’s the perfect Master for his defiant, loving sub.
A couple things from the get go…This is the first story I’ve read from Sophie Oak and I don’t care to read novellas, I never seem to get a connection with the characters because the stories are so short…THAT being said…AWAY FROM ME…totally satisfied me, I felt like I knew Gaby and Master Callum.
I seriously wasn’t expecting this book to be erotic, BDSM AND emotional. Gaby has been Cal’s sub for three years, she wants his love and marriage. Because of the death of his first wife Cal has refused both to love and marry ever again. Something happens to Gaby, that makes her think Cal will never want her again and she decides to leave him, especially since he does not love her. This story is about the road to Cal winning Gaby back. This story may not touch everyone like it did me, maybe it touched me because of the struggles Gaby goes through as a result of her incident….THERE IS A HEA in this story and the part when Gaby “bares all” to Cal and his reaction was tender and sweet. I can’t even say much more about this, just thinking about the story gets the tears flowing. This story hits close to home, not the BDSM part, but because the incident that happens to Gaby has happened to one of my family members, therefore I have witnessed first hand the emotions and feelings that Gaby goes through about self image.