I loved the characters and story. It was interesting to see how everything turned out and developed here. the story was interesting and the author really pulled it off. one of my favorites from her.
Lie back and think of England. She could do this. It was only sex, after all. Auctioning off her virginity was the easy part—going through with it not so easy. When Alice realizes who has acquired her, keeping her emotions out of the deal seems an impossible task.
Self-made billionaire Lakota, Lance Kemnay has no time for women, let alone one who would sell her virginity to the highest bidder. Ever practical, however, he sees in Alice a solution to his immediate need for a wife. The emotions she stirs in him are just lust, and lust can be dealt with. As they connect emotionally and physically, his resolve to keep his heart aloof is tested beyond limits.
Can he trust his tender feelings, or has he been taken for a fool by the one woman he thought he could trust?
Be Warned: BDSM, spanking, rimming, anal sex, wax play, erotic asphyxiation
He'd bound her to him with the ridiculous terms of their arrangement, and he had no idea how she really felt about him. That her body desired him, of that there was no doubt. Could there ever be more between them? Was the trust she exhibited in her submission to him enough to build a relationship on?
Would she want to stay with him once the arranged time was over? His little Alice was a romantic. Would she settle for a life with what little he had to offer, knowing full well that he was incapable of ever saying the words every woman wanted to hear?
"Lakota?" Her uncertain whisper shook him out his maudlin thoughts. This was here, and this was now. He would live in the moment and worry about all that later. Right now he had his woman where he wanted her.
"I'm here, my sweet. Relax."
She drew in a breath and another, in a visible effort to calm her nerves, and he bent down and kissed her again.
"Remember those candles you admired on that stall in Colombo, my sweet?"
She stilled completely and her breaths grew choppier, and he smiled.
"I see that you do… Now, feel their kiss, and fly for me."
He'd gone hard as nails in the middle of the crowded market at her innocent reaction to his whispered comment that these were far more than scented candles. He'd bought them on impulse, waiting for the right moment to introduce them. He knew her well enough by now to know how far he could push her, and he wanted to give her the pleasure this play brought.
She flinched at the first drop of wax hit her just below the collarbone, and he swiped the drop away, watching her closely for her reaction. Again and again he repeated the process, until she arched into the touch of the wax on her skin.
He drew patterns around her breasts, leaving the wax to settle, and letting the flame burn a little hotter each time. Her breathing changed to the slow, deep state of relaxed awareness he wanted her to be in as he scribed what was in his heart on her quivering tummy.
By the time he was done his dick was just about ready to explode, and Alice was so wet, the covers were stained under her ass. He smiled to himself at the face of housekeeping in the morning and poured one last heavy drop of wax over her hugely distended clit at the same time as he thrust his cock into the tight clasp of her body, with a growled, "Come for me, baby."
Alice came so hard and so fast she could barely catch her breath. The sensation of the hot wax dripping over her most sensitive flesh coupled with the feel of him sliding deep into her core, his weight pinning her in place proved too much.
She was dimly aware of Lakota reaching his own pinnacle in record time, and then she was free. Released from her bonds and held securely in his arms, she blinked to get her eyes to focus.
Her body was covered in multi-colored patters of wax, and he'd traced a word into her lower abdomen—Mine.
Alice bit back her tears, and Lakota's hands settled over her fingers tracing the word. She looked at him, and she held her breath at the emotion she glimpsed in his eyes, before he masked it.
"I will run you a bath, and you can soak it off. I'm not going near that beautiful skin of yours with a knife."
"Do we have to take it off?"
He grew very still at her husky question, and his voice was hoarse when he finally answered.
"I don't want you getting sore. This is your first time. We don't know how your skin will react."
Alice smiled at the protectiveness and concern behind those words.
"I seem to be having a lot of firsts around you, Mr. Kemnay."
Well, I can honestly say I've never read a book where the heroine considers selling her virginity to the highest bidder to pay for her niece's surgery (is that even legal?). I love the originality that must have gone into writing this book. The characters spoke in an almost stuffy voice at times, which I find odd considering the kinky sex and the all-around topic of the book. Is this an English thing? No matter, it didn't take away from the story much, it just made me tilt my head to the side, "huh?" Alice: I giggled when I realized her parents named her Alice Wanderlund. Really, what were her parents thinking? Alice was a cute character. She is so courageous, auctioning off her virginity to help her beloved niece. I doubt I'd have the balls to do something like that. Lakota: By the end of the story, I was a little bit in love with this guy. Men with long hair give me girl boners and it helps that I've always been attracted to those with Native American looks. Lakota is my definition of a manly man. And he sure knows how to give a sexy spanking! All in all, this was a lovely book that I will definitely be purchasing for myself so I won't feel guilty about re-reading over and over. I'd definitely recommend this to lose who like light BDSM novels and sexy billionaires.
Alice Wunderland (I had to double-check the cover to be sure this wasn't one of Evernight's kinky fairytales, because of that name) is in need of a lot of money in a very short period of time to cover medical needs for her niece's child who's been diagnosed with a nasty cancer. She decides to raise that money by auctioning her virginity. Lakota ends up "inheriting" Alice when his brother, who actually bid on Alice's virginity, dies in a car wreck just before the auction closes. To help his respectability, Lakota uses that bid and the two get married. After some bumps and emotional roller-coasters, the two find their way to each other. Alice is a desperate woman and who can blame her and who wouldn't do anything and everything they could to protect/help a sick loved one. The emotions raised by her caring were awesome and part of my 4-star rating. That she would be willing to do what she did (first auction her virginity and then actually marry a man...) was wonderful. Yes, she could have been a bit of a martyr, but she didn't really end up coming across that way. I have to say I was surprised to learn that there might be actual programs in Native American culture in England. Classes, maybe, but not a degree. So I learned something. This is relevant only because it's mentioned several times, and it plays a growing part in who and what the hero, Lakota, is and, conveniently enough, Alice's advanced studies were in Native American culture, so she understands about him. And, lest I forget, I have to say way to go Alice, for the verbal slap she gives the villain of the book in the hospital right before the end of the book. Lakota ... probably not my favorite Doris O'Connor male, but still decent enough, though he had a bit of a stick up his rear when it came to his father. Thankfully, they worked through that problem. So, if I liked this book and clearly I did, why didn't I give it a 5-star rating? A few reasons. First, I found it a bit difficult to believe that when the newspaper articles came out, that Lakota and Alice would turn on each other the way they did. Alice had been a fighter and I was disappointed that she didn't fight harder right out of the gate, just took his crap and moped. Second, the cartoony nature of the villain. And finally, because Lakota still had a major stick up his rump when it came to his real father even after it was revealed the truth about the lack of acknowledgment from his parent. The Billionaire's Unwanted Virgin is a recommend read!
THE BILLIONAIRE'S UNWANTED VIRGIN had the usual tearjerker plot and that was the reason I chose it. I'm a sucker for those kind of stories. The story opens with filthy rich businessman learning that his black sheep brother, who has just died, gave him one last present. He bought him an innocent young virgin. Okay, so even I thought that was a little dramatic. But the unlikely pair strike a business deal and end up getting married. The sweet ingenue turns out not to be a gold digger after all and they kinda fall in love... or maybe it was lust. The story had some steamy love scenes and the couple begin to grow closer. Then the brooding hero goes and breaks the heroine's heart. I knew it was gonna happen... I wanted it to happen. It was a deceitful character and a misunderstanding that led to some emotionally poignant moments. This book definitely lived up to my expectations and I enjoyed it very much. I liked the characters and bought into their reasons for making certain choices. I especially liked how the writer tied up the ending, it was very emotional and sweet. I'd definitely recommend this one.
This book was well written and kept me on the edge of my seat. It was such an enjoyable book!
Wow. I started reading this book and didn't stop until I finished it. (3:15am) I stayed up to. I absolutely loved it. Men who growl just do it for me. I recommend this book to anyone. You can't go wrong.