Monday, February 16, 2015

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Burning For Her Kiss by Sherri Hayes

Burning For Her Kiss (Serpent's Kiss, Book 1) by Sherri Hayes
Genre: BDSM Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 12, 2015

Book Summary

Beth Davenport has no interest in getting involved with another man for the foreseeable future. To say her last relationship ended in disaster would be a colossal understatement. The only reason she agrees to put in an appearance at Serpent’s Kiss, a private kink club in downtown St. Louis, is because her best friend, Nicole, won’t quit nagging her. When she walks in the door that night, the last thing she expects to do is meet a man who will have her reconsidering her ban on men.

As a captain with the St. Louis Fire Department, Drew Parker is used to being in charge. His crew relies on him to make sure they know what they’re doing and return home to their families after every shift. It isn’t, however, what he wants in a relationship. Drew decides to join Serpent’s Kiss to see if what appeals to him in fantasy is something he wants to explore in the real world. He’s also hoping that he’ll be lucky enough to meet a woman with whom he can explore his desires. The night Beth walks into the club, he is intrigued. Drew has to get to know her better.

After what happened to her, Beth is reluctant to get involved with Drew. It doesn’t matter that he is sweet and charming. She’s been burned before and Beth doesn’t think she can survive having her heart crushed again. Drew, however, won’t take no for an answer. He wants a relationship and is determined to chip away at her defenses until she relents. Will she give him a chance, or did her ex leave her with scars too deep to heal?

My Review:

I want to stand up and applaud Ms. Hayes for tackling a femdom series. Not for the kink factor, but to demonstrate another facet of the BDSM Lifestyle. One that demonstrates that healthy, “normal” people can also find an inner-submissive whether they are male or female. When dominating or submitting, gender doesn’t matter, it’s the feeling and desire to do so that counts. Whether sex is involved or not.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. About a third of the way in, the story did lag a bit as Beth waged a continual inner war with herself. For a Domme, a ‘woman in charge’, this wishy-washiness just didn’t jive with me. I understand that she had trust issues from her previous relationship, but at no point is she given any reason to continually doubt Drew the way she does. His background is thoroughly researched as part of the membership to the club (Serpent’s Kiss), and corroborated by another Domme, Beth’s best friend, who works in the same circles as Drew outside of the club. He doesn’t disappear on business trips. He doesn’t make excuses or present himself as anything but sincere. Drew doesn’t hide anything, not even his clear intentions to be around as long as it takes Beth to be comfortable with their budding relationship. I’d go so far as to call the man a saint with his level of patience. And who doesn’t love a man that cooks and gives foot rubs?

Burning For Her Kiss is well-written, and properly researched to give an accurate account of the BDSM lifestyle. If you like steamy scenes, you won’t be left disappointed either. Hayes gives you the goods with this novel. Hot kisses, UST-building teasing, and explosive bondage scenes await. More than that, however, it is the story of two people coming to terms with who they are and what they want out of life.

**I was provided an ARC copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Author Bio

Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn't good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.

At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.

Nearly eight years later, Sherri is the author of eight full-length novels, and two short stories. Writing has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. You can find a current list of all of Sherri’s books and sign up for her monthly newsletter at  

Sherri’s Other Books

Welcome to Serpent's Kiss (Serpent's Kiss 0.5)

After losing her husband unexpectedly, Katrina Mayer decided to open Serpent’s Kiss. She wanted it to be a place where she and her fellow kinksters could play and socialize.

Five years after the doors opened, the club is everything she’d hoped it would be. On Friday and Saturday nights, Serpent’s Kiss is filled with men and women who share a similar desire to explore the pleasures BDSM has to offer. The club has continued to grow, and over the years, many of its members have become friends.

The one thing Katrina didn’t expect when she’d decided to open a club was the human drama that came with it. Learning to balance her life as the club mistress has taken some getting used to, but she wouldn’t change a thing. 

Finding Anna Series

or download all 4 books together

Daniels Brothers Series

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