Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
Publication Date: July 2, 2014
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Synopsis: Book 3 in the No Rival series
Kerry has hated Rhys from the moment she set eyes on him. They’ve never had an encounter that didn’t end with them both enraged. Paired up at his brother’s wedding, their clashing personalities come to a head and a daring wager is made. Rhys agrees to submit to Kerry for a single evening if she will do the same. Considering the sexual flavors Rhys has enjoyed in his past, it’s one bet Rhys is sure he can’t lose. But Kerry has a few secrets of her own and her plans for him land Rhys in a place he never expected, the arms of sexy Italian solicitor, Asher D’Ettore.Asher becomes an obsession Rhys can’t shake. His alpha ways and confident mannerisms render all of Rhys’ usual charm useless. With his hard-earned reputation in the media spotlight, Rhys is forced to make a choice between his public persona and true love.Inside Scoop: This sexy tale includes graphic sexual male on male encounters and fetish club references which could have you searching for one in your area.A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
In the beginning I was lost.
I read this knowing it was the third book but I also knew that this is a stand alone. Unfortunately, I got lost and could not make heads or tails on which was who character. There was a bit of back story but I had a tough time sorting it out, especially when the scenes kept shifting.
Fortunately it all evened out in the end and became a comfortable read.
I really liked the concept behind this plot where a man, used to being a top and thought himself as irresistible gets his comeuppance from a woman who he sought to subdue. Instead, he falls under the spell of someone who knew how to make him submit and he gets addicted to that man.
Rhys and Kerry had a combustible relationship to put it mildly so when the opportunity struck where Rhys can finally get Kerry to do what he wants, he takes it. Unfortunately, (or fortunately?) he ends in the arms of Italian Asher D’Ettore who did things to him he never thought he would love happening to him. Note that he liked it happening to him, and he was not doing it to someone else! Soon, his conflicting emotions and surging male pride were his main concerns. Should he follow his pride, he loses Asher. Should he follow his feelings and submit to Asher, he may lose all he fought to gain - like his fame as a top dog who submits to no one.
This was a really interesting read even if it took me some time to figure things out. Author Charity Parkerson successfully wrote the opposing needs Rhys faced. It helped a lot that this was uber sexy HOT!
Although this is a standalone, as I said, I got lost in the beginning so would recommend reading the first two installments before reading this one, even if this is pegged as a stand alone.