Dos Lunas just picked up its first review....and its a doozie! Its a Top Pick at The Romance Reviews! Thank you to Rho for this exceptional review:
This little gem was so much more than I ever expected.
Diego Lobos is the middle of three brothers and he's always felt not quite good enough when compared to his brothers. So, when he sees Victoria Talbot, although he's extremely attracted to her, he knows the sophisticated ice queen is out of his league.
Victoria Talbot is a journalist, researching a story about werewolves in the sleepy Texas town where she's living. She never expected to find Diego at the center of her story or her desires. But after a glimpse inside his hidden nature, she knows that she's got something that he needs.
The story starts off with Diego and Victoria having some sexually charged banter, and you know that they are it for each other. The chemistry and underlying naughtiness between them is absolutely delicious. Then, the story just turned me on my ear when the author drops the hint that Diego is sexually submissive. YES, this hunky, totally yummy werewolf is a sub. And lo and behold, Victoria is a Domme.
From there, that was all she wrote, folks. I was totally hooked. The story revolved around their relationship, the Domme/sub interaction was there, but there were also secrets that Victoria was holding onto. Not to mention the fact that she was trying to expose Diego and his pack.
I loved that the growth of both Diego and Victoria was so wonderfully written. Diego grew more comfortable in his skin with the acceptance of his submissive nature, and Victoria found that she wants to be with someone more than just playing. Put that together with the whole werewolf, mating, paranormal twist aspect of the book, and I was totally entranced.
This is a short story. It's actually part of a print anthology, but what the author did in a little over100 pages was build a world around Sleeping Dog, Texas--complete with visits to a Dallas dungeon, characters like the elderly Domme Rosa, and plot filled with romance, suspense, and shifter action.
And don't let me forget the hot sex. I'm usually not a fan of FemDom, but let me tell you...Whew! There's this one scene in the dungeon where she has all of these feathers and Diego is bound and blindfolded. YUMMY! Wow, I just don't even know what to say. Sex wasn't the focus of the story, but the author certainly made it a memorable aspect to say the least.
I could probably go on and on about this story, but I think you get the gist. It's hot, it's romantic, it's intriguing and suspenseful. It so much more than I expected, I felt like I unearthed a secret treasure.
Belinda McBride really has a unique way of blending different romantic sub-genres in a voice that I can really identify with. I can't wait to read more of her work, I've loved everything I've read from her so far.