I just finished reading The Dark Garden by Eden Bradley. It was recommend by Rey, our non reading bookclub member. Although it is not a bookclub selection yet, it may become one in the near future. It was a good read, I would not call this one of my all-time favorites. Once it was over, it was over. No swooning over the main characters...I almost forgot his name just now as I was typing this!
Here goes: Rowan is a dominant at a BDSM club. She is in control of her life and does not let anyone tell her what to do. She thinks that by being in constant control of every aspect of her life no one will ever be able to harm her. Having a controlling mother and being in a pretty tough relationship she must have control. In comes Christian, a tall, broad, handsome, manly Irish(?) man-totally dominate with every fiber of his being. He sees Rowan across the BDSM club and instantly there is a deep connection...(rolls eyes). Of course Rowan can sense this and knows this man is a dominant and she will not be submissive to anyone. Long story short, he makes a proposition- be my sub for 30 days. If you don't like it, we can stop the deal. He is convinced inside her strong shell lies a submissive woman who wants to be dominated by her man. They have a few bumps in the road as Rowan tries hard to fight her natural tendencies with Christian. I wont spoil the story. In the end, everyone lives happily ever after.