Joey W. Hill
Berkley / December 3, 2013 / $16.00 print, $7.99 digital
Athena is an accomplished businesswoman in control of every aspect of her life. But since the death of her husband, she’s had the desire to explore submissive cravings she’s had for some time. Unfortunately, Athena is known as a Mistress, because that’s the role she’s always played.
Her type A personality was strong enough to serve her husband as a Domme because that’s what he needed. It’s not until she meets Dale, a retired Navy SEAL, that she attempts to discover what her own submissive desires are. But letting go of her control is not so easy.
Fortunately, Dale is an accomplished Master who can help Athena live out her fantasies. And as she slowly surrenders to his touch, both of them will learn more about the nature of love between Dominant and submissive, and how it defies all expectations.
Joey W. Hill has mastered the art of writing the female Domme and has certainly put her stamp on BDSM erotic romance. But in her newest novel, Unrestrained, Domme heroine Athena has a secret: she’s really a submissive and she’s kept this hidden for years. But there’s one man she can’t cover with so well, a sexy SEAL whom she spots in a scene, giving herself away and unraveling the tightly-held control she’s maintained for so long. And with this, Hill primarily offers a glimpse into the psychological aspects of a BDSM relationship, the mental give-and-take of exploring this deep connection with a new partner, and a plunge into switches and power shifts.