I've read and greatly enjoyed Hill's paranormal series - Vampire Queen and Daughters of Arianne. I love her characters, every single one. She's just extremely good at writing complex, messed up, dark, lovable characters. When this one popped up in NetGalley, I thought it a perfect chance to try one of her contemporaries.
This one is the fifth in the Knights of the Board Room series. And, of course, this book centers on the most extreme of the "knights". Ben is pretty messed up. All the guys in this series are heavily into BDSM. All but Ben have found their permanent submissive. Ben doesn't think that will change. He's just too dark and too severe in his mastering to keep someone around.
Marcie has known Ben since she was a teenager. He has always been there for her. He's always treated her like a little sister. But she knows she is the submissive for him. She knows she can handle his type of BDSM; she craves it. Making Ben see that she is perfect for him will not be easy. He pushes her away, tries to scare her off. But she won't give up.
Based off this book, Hill writes just as great characters in her contemporaries as her paranormals. I enjoyed Ben, but really liked Marcie and her determination. Both characters are emotionally wrung dry. It was exhausting to read, but hard to put down. I will be going back and reading the rest of this series.
Book provided through NetGalley.