Communication Skills by Minxie Wells
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
To think it all started with a game of Scrabble!
Kira is a writer of erotic romance, she is currently gathering information to write her first BDSM romance, she also competes in Scrabble and trivia tournaments. Grahame Gaines is someone she met at a Scrabble tournament but she doesn't give him much thought until she sees him at a Kink club that she and her girlfriends went to check out.
I had a hard time believing the chemistry between the two, it just didn't seem genuine. I'm not sure why I couldn't connect with the characters but I think the fact that Grahame refused to give Kira a safe-word for slowing things down was a huge issue that I just couldn't get past it, especially since she was very new to the scene. My own hangup? maybe. Would I have liked Grahame more if not for that fact? doubtful. Grahame came off as an arrogant jerk, and not in the sexy Dom way, just a person I wouldn't want anyone I know associating with. Kira on the other hand was strong willed yet submissive, and I appreciated that about her up until she allowed things to be done to her that she wasn't into out of fear of never being with Grahame again.
While there were several things that I didn't like about this book it was still a decent read. Would I read more books by Minxie Wells? Yes. This story had a lot going for it, especially with the unique plot so I would definitely read more of her work.
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I requested from Barclay Publicity through Netgalley*** https://www.netgalley.com/