Jane and the Sneaky Dom Author:Hannah Murray Synopsis — Drastic times call for drastic measures, and Jane Denning's love life certainly qualifies as drastic these days. She's had a string of lousy relationships with Beemer driving, self-important yuppies that need a map and a guide to navigate a woman's body. Oh yeah, and who automatically defer to her on every decision. As a strong woman, ... more »she ends up walking all over them. Boring! She decides what she needs is a man who won't be so accommodating. One who will take control instead of giving it, demand instead of ask, command instead of cajole. One who knows what goes where when it comes to sex, for God's sake! But for a woman who's always been in charge, that's easier said than done. Enlisting the help of her best friend, and together over ice cream, potato chips and chicken salad sandwiches, they hatch a plan to find the perfect man for this little experiment. As a career military man, Ian knows the value of being in the right place at the right time. So when he overhears Jane plotting with her friend in a crowded cafe, he's not above taking advantage of the situation, and sets about using all of his training to take the control she's so willing to give up. He has no trouble convincing Jane that he's the right man to give her a taste of what she's been missing-for the short term. Trouble is, he figures out pretty quick that he doesn't want to just be her short term solution-he wants to be there for the long haul. But Jane's leery of falling in love, and he's going to have to think fast and act faster if he's going to keep her around. Shouldn't be a problem for a sneaky Dom like him.« less
Good read. Relationship driven plot with some fun, snarky dialogue. Heroine doesn't "do" relationships but wants to experiment with sex where someone else is in control. Hero overhears and decides he's just what she needs. Plotting ensues - along with frequent doses of lightly kinky sex - as each tries to outmaneuver the other.
There's a sequel. The Devil & Ms. Johnson [which seems to be about the h/h' best friends] is available in paper and ebook [Ellora's Cave]. The author has definitely moved onto my wishlist.
This book is a fun read. I really fell for the characters and wanted my own personal Ian to come visit. I think that the author (Hannah Murray) was really into letting her reader's know that sex can be fun and creative and comfortable. The scenes are wonderful and you can't help get into the minds and hearts of her characters. I had a fabulous time reading this book and it wasn't over the top, you know? Some s/m books just are too much. This was just right (think 3 lil' Bears).
I enjoyed this book, which is the first I've read by Hannah Murray. I liked the ingenuity of the characters and the humor. The main character is self-employed and so is the male character. It's one of those stories that you know will never happen to you but it's still enjoyable to read about.