Title - Degrees of Control
Author - Eve Dangerfield
Charlie and James have nothing in common … except a particular interest in a certain type of sex. Even though their chemistry is so hot it could burn a house down, neither of them is foolish enough to mistake their physical connection for love. Right? Watch what happens when you mix a masochistic yoga teacher, a domineering male model, and one night of uninhibited fun in Eve Dangerfield’s new romance novel Degrees of Control.
Charlie Bell is your typical yoga teacher. She’s friendly, earnest and has some slight masochistic tendencies. After a painful break-up she’s determined to address her long-denied kinks and her friends have just the man for the job.
James Hunter is a model turned corporate suit. It’s a boring gig but strings-free screwing has always been his preferred form of entertainment. After a "chance" encounter at a party, James agrees to school Charlie in the harsher side of sex. He knows she’s too sincere for a guy like him but he can’t possibly resist a starry-eyed submissive like her. But what begins as a casual encounter soon becomes a connection that runs deeper than Charlie and James could have ever imagined.
Content Notes: Intense, D/s Elements, Spanking, BDSM, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary
What I thought?
This is the first book I've read by Eve Dangerfield. It won't be the last either. From the first page I was drawn in. The writing style is great. Easy to read great beginning-middle and end. The characters are detailed and well-written about.
The main characters in Degrees of Control are Charlie Bell and James Hunter. Charlie is a yoga teacher and James is the director of operations for livestock exporting company. They met at this party and at first they have a sex- only relationship. The both of them have this amazing chemistry that you are going to have to read for yourself. They are also my favourite characters in this book. James calls Charlie "Blue-eyes" Charlie is short for Charlotte. There's a lot of scenes too that deal with BDSM and being dominant/submissive.
The supporting characters are Charlie's friends- Sophia Hunter, Haley and Jordan. They help Charlie out. They also blend into the story which I like.
Parts of the story I liked:
"I know what you want, darlin'. You go on and ask me nicely and you might just get it."
"Keep your southern fried bullshit to yourself. And know this, Charlie is the sweetest girl I've ever met and if you hurt her, or infect her with some kind of disease, you will die. Slowly."
"James couldn't help it, he smiled. Charlotte was the strangest girl he'd spent time with lately, not because she was weird of even kinky, but sweetness seemed to pour from her skin like molasses. She knew he was pissed and tried make him smile and he let her."
The ending was good too!
Writing Style 5/5
Overall Rating- 4.5/5