Published: February 12, 2013
Series: The Satin Rose Experience #3
Format: eBook (ARC)
*provided by author for the purpose of an honest review
As the only child of notorious mob boss, Tony “The Chief” Azzari, Antonietta lives her life by this mantra. Toni never questions the world where decisions are made for her, until she meets Harley-Davidson riding bad boy, Braxton Malone. Ever since their fiery first kiss all those years ago, she can’t deny the desire to submit to his control.
Brax always knew he’d be walking a dangerous tightrope if he fell for Toni, but like a moth to a flame, he couldn't stay away. Barely surviving the wrath of the mob within an inch of his life, a scorned Brax has vowed never again to allow a woman under his skin.
Three years later, Brax is a top Dom at The Satin Rose Experience, New York’s posh BDSM club. When Toni shows up to fulfill her fantasy of submission before being forced into a loveless marriage, that vow is in just as much jeopardy as his life. Can they overcome the crimes of passion from their past and change Toni’s fate forever?
The Submission of A Mafia Princess was fast past and more than exciting. Sandra Bunino writes very intense characters with real life emotions…she makes them relatable. Here we have another couple within the infamous BDSM SRE club; while Braxton is an experienced member…Antoinette is not.
Braxton and Antoinette also know each other as they were lovers three years back, but that all ended because of Toni’s mafia ties. Her dad is head of a mob family and unfortunately Braxton does not fit into the plans he has for his daughter.
What I liked about this story was the relationship and burgeoning romance between Brax and Toni. I liked the idea of a guy fighting for the girl he knows is out of his league…one he cannot have. I also like the fact that both characters were likable…they didn't work my nerves with distractions. And I just loved the fact that Antoinette was a curvy gal. You have seen before where I said I was tired of reading about skinny blonde haired chicks and I just adored the fact that Ms. Bunino created this curvy brunette. Yes, please give me some ass and hips…I’ll take it.
Sandra Bunino also has a way of writing very sensual and toe curling sex scenes. I mean why wouldn't they be if your characters are members of an exclusive BDSM club. But even though some of her characters are inexperienced, she just flows them into the world and its nothing hardcore. I like the idea that these women are learning from experienced Doms who take their time and don’t rush the learning experience for their subs who may or may not know about the life.
Now what I did not like was the conflict towards the ending of the story. I just thought it was kind of unbelievable and I also felt it was rushed…almost just thrown in there to give something extra to the ending of this tale. I really didn't enjoy it.
The story overall is likable and it’s a really quick read. I’m really looking forward to the next story in this series. I’m hoping like hell it’s Jackson Reids.