When I saw that Eden Connor had Wildly Inappropriate the second in the Devilish De Marco Men series out to be reviewed I not only jumped at the chance but took a running flying leap!
Desperate to save her grandmother from an unscrupulous loan shark, Cynda Avery agrees to Daniel De Marco's wildly inappropriate offer--control of her body for two weeks in exchange for time to talk him into selling his untended peach orchards.
Handsome Daniel isn't the redneck farmer Cynda expected. From the feminine clothes he wants her to wear to the confident way he handles every problem to the kinky way he likes to tie her up to have sex, he makes her want to please him. When she finds the key to his mother's disappearance and spends a weekend in jail, will Daniel decide Cynda's an itch he's already scratched or could he cling to dark flesh like hers?
Wildly Inapproprate is the second in the Devilish De Marco Men series, They are stand alone books but I prefer to read them in order.
The series takes place in a small Southern town and that is some of what shapes Daniel De Marco's conflicted feelings about his need to dominate women, he knows he is a dominate but fears he will never find a woman who will want to submit to him in the way that he needs.
Cynda is a natural submissive she starts out agreeing with Daniel's offer to listen to her in exchange for her body as a way to save her grandmothers house. Something she never expected was how much it turned her on and satisfied a need to feel protected.
Wildly Inappropriate is an amazing look at not only the D/s side of a relationship it also addresses the bigotry and racism a interracial couple still face in some places, if that weren't enough there is a decades old missing person, a slimy loan shark and a few sexy brothers thrown in just to make it fun.
I loved the interaction between Daniel and his brothers, it was dead on with being the oldest sibling and feeling a need to protect them. I was fascinated by the internal conflict that Daniel felt about his dominant sexual needs and I was touched deeply by the heartbreak of him losing his mother at such a tender age.
I love Cynda she is a sweet girl who is put into bad situations by her financial situation and that is exasperated by the fact that she is a young black woman in the South and still faces discrimination. Cynda is brave, loyal and perfect for Daniel.
Because of the difference in their social experiences Daniel and Cynda see the same events in two entirely different ways. The ability of Ms. Connor to understand and write from the point of view of someone of a different race is amazing, she does a fantastic job helping you to see our worlds are still different but that love can bring it together no matter the odds.
Eden Connor does a terrific job writing a book that is sexy, funny, heart warming and still gives you a peek into the racial divide that still exists. She manages to never feel like she is giving you a lecture or smacking you upside the head, she takes several very sensitive subjects BDSM, Racism, May/December relationships and writes a book that is a fantastic read, hot as the asphalt in Texas in July and draws you into the lives of those Devilish De Marco Men.
EXCERPT:(taken from Edens Blog)
"Now I know why Eric's such a caveman. I mean, Lila goes crazy when I tie her up. Little Miss Control Freak loves that, actually. But I can't imagine what she'd do if I tried to spank her as discipline. I'm thinking target practice with me as the bull's-eye."
"Some women like it," Dan pointed out, knowing he sounded defensive. "You say Lila likes being restrained. Why's it so hard to imagine some like to be spanked, restrained, rough fucked… even forced to have sex?" Colton lowered his head and gave Dan a hard look. "Not rape, dammit, but there's a biological imperative at work here, Colton. Women—some of them—like the idea they're being… taken. Consent's implied, or stated by contract in advance." He could tell he was on thin ice from his brother's troubled expression.
"Dan, why do I get the feeling you're speaking from experience?"
Fuck it. "Because I am. I'm not going to pussyfoot around a woman. If she's into me, and I want her, I'll take her. Whenever, wherever, and however I want. Some women crave that feeling, C, of being shown their man's in charge. Some need to be made to feel small, and helpless, and wanted beyond all reason or convention. They get off on that more than tender, sweet sex. There's not a damn thing wrong with it, either, if you're both into it. When a woman gets all hormonal, chances are a good hard fuck, or even a spanking, will actually help her. She'll cry, she'll get upset, but she… settles down." He shrugged defensively under his brother's stare but met his eyes steadily, more sure today of his answer than he would've been yesterday. "Endorphins are released."
"So… how'd you meet Cynda, again?"
"We met when she came to ask if I'd talk to a man who wanted to buy some land. She and I have an… understanding."
"Well, if Dad forced pregnancies on her, then I can see why Mom ran away," Colton burst out, obviously shying away from the rest of the topic. "She was praying I'd be a girl, so she could talk him into letting her get her tubes tied or something. Having all of us wore her down, D. I believe a woman should have a say in that. A big one. I can tell you for a fact Lila's taken a huge load off me by assuming equal responsibility for Jonah. I can't imagine how much harder it was for Mom with four of us."
Dan had witnessed only the one disciplinary spanking of Cammie. Rafe spanked his children too, and they all knew from experience, Rafe had a heavy hand. He'd been imagining Cammie leaving Georgia's house after making an appointment for an abortion. The other part of the equation, the part he felt separated him and their father from the primordial ooze, was making the effort to know that woman inside out.
Rafe would've sensed something was up, Dan knew. The path Cammie had chosen was such a huge betrayal of trust, she'd have been nervous and Rafe would've watched her more closely. Arranged to spend more time with her, because that was part of it. When you found a woman that wanted to get up close and personal with your inner caveman on a long-term basis, you had to be her everything, because you were demanding that of her. You had to commit to becoming so attuned to every little shade and shift in her moods that she could hide nothing.
At least, that was the De Marco way. Even Colton had the tendency, whether he'd admit it or not. From the minute he'd laid eyes on Lila, at all of nineteen, she'd been his one. He'd simply had to wait a decade to get his hands on her, but once he had, the kid hadn't stopped until he had Lila under his roof and in his bed full-time, overcoming every objection she'd thrown at him.
Dan was well past any need to sow wild oats. Like Colton, he'd always been more selective than Eric, partly because if he had to settle for vanilla, he'd as soon do without. He knew if he could find the one woman who made him smile when there was nothing at all to smile about and who also was into his brand of sex, one who craved giving up her control to him, he'd sink so far into that woman it would be hard to tell where she ended and he began. He'd see to that. Have I found her?
About the author:Where to find Eden:
Eden Connor graduated from Converse College with a degree in Psychology so long ago, her sheepskin is chiseled in stone. She’s been a graphic artist, a bridal photographer and an antique restorer. Since the death of her true love, she raised two children to adulthood and now has the time to return to writing. She writes primarily contemporary erotic romances, the odd bit of erotica and an occasional paranormal piece. Most of her writing is set where she lives, in South Carolina, so expect the handsome stranger to come equipped with a slow drawl. Addicted to hazelnut creamer, baseball and cranberry glass, she likes the music of Motown and when not writing about adults behaving badly, she takes a stab at the occasional needlepoint canvas.