The Most Exquisite Gift (MF)

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 20,547
26 Ratings (4.1)

[Siren Allure: Erotic Contemporary BDSM Romance, with ménage elements, sex toys]

Being nice can sometimes get you tethered and begging.

Kneeling at a blond giant's feet was the last thing Dara would have guessed she'd be doing today. A favor for a friend was quickly turning into a heated lesson in BDSM. She knew she shouldn't stay under false pretenses, but her body wouldn't let her leave him.

The second his midnight gaze lands on her, Garner knows he should never have let his friend talk him into training her. The dark-haired beauty arouses feelings in him she shouldn't. Her expressive eyes draw out the protective and possessive Dom in him, and the sight of her luscious lips tell him his heart is in deep trouble. Oh yeah, she is a glitch in his well-ordered life. A beautiful, spirited glitch.

Some gifts are too priceless to ever give up.

A Siren Erotic Romance


The Most Exquisite Gift (MF)
26 Ratings (4.1)

The Most Exquisite Gift (MF)

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 20,547
26 Ratings (4.1)
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a good read, just a little disappointed that she wasn't more angry with the people that set her up at the end.
Loved this story! I wouldn't mind being trained by this Dom. Hot,hot,hot!
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5 NYMPHS: "This book is a beautiful look at a woman who is curious about BDSM, but really hasn't taken that step. Dara is a very strong woman with her own business, but has always wanted what her friends have. Garner has trained a lot of subs, but has been looking for his 'soul mate' because of how happy his friend Bryan is. The author kept you emotionally involved throughout the book. I could not put it down once I started reading it. Dara and Garner have explosive chemistry together so keep ice handy. Part of Dara's journey was to learn that once in a while, a Master may share his sub with a very close friend, in this case Pete.I actually wanted to slap both Garner and Pete because of how they started treating Dara while they were all watching TV. Dara actually reacted very mildly compared to how I would have reacted. The secondary characters added an element of uncertainty and angst for Garner, until the morning of his birthday. This is a book I will be reading again." -- Amazon Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews

4 DELIGHTFUL DIVAS: "I thought the premise behind The Most Exquisite Gift was ingenious… or maybe it was execution of the idea that was so nice. Dakota Dawn does an outstanding job of making a questionably believable plot into a fun, enjoyable, engrossing storyline. The fun starts on page one and doesn’t let up. I was constantly wondering what would happen next. The sexual and sensual scenes do a lot to drive the story forward as you might imagine from the blurb, but the emotions of the characters come shining through. I felt a part of both Garner and Dara’s thoughts throughout and it was fascinating to see the processes they went through to get to their happy ending. I look forward to more books by Dakota Dawn." -- Jae, Dark Divas Reviews

4 STARS: "A true romance, THE MOST EXQUISITE GIFT is short and sweet like a cupcake. Readers will be satisfied but still left wishing there was more to read about this budding couple. And while they enjoy the BDSM lifestyle, the author ensures readers see the relationship as foremost important. Set up by her friends, Dara drives out to Garner's home believing she is picking up a gift. But to her surprise, she's treated to a hot lesson in BDSM. She never expected to be kneeling at a man's feet and she's certain she shouldn't do so under false pretenses, but her body wouldn't let her leave him. Dara is a strong character, willing to experiment but maintaining her personality in the experience. Unlike Dara, Garner knows he's being sent a new submissive who wishes to be trained. Having shied away from new subs, he only agrees because Bryan is his friend and has made this special request. Then when Dara brings out the protective and possessive Dom in him, he begins to wonder if this may be more than training. Dara turns his structured life on its side but it's when he introduces her to another Dom as part of her training that teaches him the most important lesson some gifts aren't for sharing. I enjoyed the author's straightforward writing style. The characters' actions, more than their words, spoke to their budding relationship. Descriptive sex scenes were like the frosting on top of the cupcake adding to the story without overpowering the true message." -- Rebecca, The Romance Reviews

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Garner Adams growled as his eyes returned to the clock. Why had he let his friend, Bryan, talk him into training his new sub? Actually, she was being trained for Bryan and his wife, Nora, as their third. Bryan had asked him to train her as if he was training her for himself. He looked at the clock again. She was late. Fifteen minutes late already.    

Minutes later, her headlights flashed across his cabin as she pulled up. Seventeen minutes late. She was already off to a bad start. Punishment was due, and she hadn’t even gotten in the cabin yet. New subs could be such a trial.

At her knock, he took a breath and forced himself to control his frustration. He let a couple of minutes pass before he opened the door. Her small hand was raised and fisted—he could tell she was about to knock again. That’s another strike against her, no patience. Pale green eyes locked with his. Arousal like he’d never felt before crept through his veins, heating his body. Something about her drew him to her like a magnet to a steel statue of a sex goddess. He had an insane desire to be stuck to her forever. Mentally, he reminded himself she belonged to his friend. She was not free. Her delicate form could be tasted and taught, but not kept.

Getting back on track, he looked pointedly at his watch then back down at her and barked, “You’re late.” Startled green eyes met his midnight glare. Something strange pierced his chest at the innocent look that crossed her face right before indecision made her full lips tremble for just a second. Damn, that was hot. The beast in him roared—it wanted to claim her as his mate.

The Dom in him rose steadily to the surface at the vulnerable expression that stayed on her sweet little face. A burning need to dominate and protect her settled deeply into his chest.  

“I’m sorry. I—”

“Shush.” Garner didn’t want to hear it. And he didn’t want to have the feelings he was having for her. Frustration at Bryan simmered in his belly. She was way too fucking tempting, and that little bastard knew it. Taking her by the arm, he pulled her into the cabin and closed and locked the door behind her.

Dara fell silent for a moment. Shaking her head as if to clear it, she stammered, “I’m Dara DeLuna. Bryan sent me to get a gift. You are his friend, right?”

Garner held up his hand to stop her. “Because you are new, I’m going to answer you before we begin. Yes, I am Bryan’s friend, Garner Adams. I do have Nora’s present, and you will be allowed to see it when we are done with your training.” Folding down two of his fingers, he moved the other three to get her attention. “Three. You’ve been disobedient three times already. All three are punishable. Number one: You were late. Number two: You were impatient after being late.” At her questioning look, he added, “When I opened the door, you were about to knock a second time. Number three: You didn’t come in and kneel before me. A good sub always immediately kneels at her Master’s feet.”

“Master’s feet? I don’t understand what you’re talking about. Look, I think there has been some kind of—”

“Shush. 'Master’s feet' means my feet. The moment you pulled onto my property, I became your Master. You are to be trained by my standards. You are no longer allowed to speak unless spoken to.” He watched her closely as his words sank in. She was shocked, but she remained quiet. The question was, for how long? “We only have two days, which means we must start tonight.” Pointing down at the floor in front of him, he commanded, “Kneel.”


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He was so tender her heart melted. Nibbling gently, he ate at her full lips. Time stood still. He licked and sucked at her lips until she wanted to scream at him to take her. Fuck her. Moaning in need, she let her body lean into his. Bound as she was, she couldn’t move the way she wanted.

“Please, Sir.” Her voice was nothing more than a breathy moan.

A light smack to her clitoris had her shivering and throbbing with even more need.

“You are not in control. I will see to your needs in my own time.”

The depth of his voice told her he was just as turned on as she was. Biting back more words, she totally submitted her body to him. Allowing him control over her was a heady feeling, an addictive feeling she wasn’t sure she could easily walk away from.

Firm lips traveled down to her ear. She cried out when he released his hot breath into her ear, then nibbled on her earlobe. Closing her eyes, she felt him kiss his way to her breasts.

“I love your firm tits and hard little nipples.” As if to demonstrate how much, he sucked a tight nipple deep into his mouth and groaned in delight.

The groans coming from his throat shot hot spears of pleasure straight to her dripping cunt. Squirming against her bonds, she mewled at the delicious shards of pleasure/pain that wracked her body when he raked his teeth across her nipple, then bit down gently.

An urgency was building around them, thick and sultry. Rough hands glided over her body. Damn, that felt good. His tongue lapped at her nipples as his hands stroked up her arms then leisurely traveled down her arms, across her back, and landed on her buttocks. She groaned when he suckled harder at her breast and massaged the globes of her ass.

“You are so damned hot, little sub.”   

Sliding down her body, he quickly uncuffed her ankles and shucked his jeans and boxers. Her eyes widened at the sight of his thick, long cock. Giving her no time to think, he picked her up as if she weighed nothing.

“Lock your ankles around my hips, baby.”

The second she did she felt the tip of his large cock probe her entrance. Within a heartbeat, he was thrusting into her silky sheath. His cock stretched and filled her. It pulsed with a life of its own.

“You’re so fucking tight. So wonderful.”

The soft growl in his voice heated her core and drove her closer to the cusp of ecstasy. With every stroke of his cock, she drew closer. Pulling at her restraints, she wished she could put her arms around him. Giving up, she snuggled her face into the junction of his shoulder and neck, then breathed in his scent. His personal smell had her pussy clenching. Biting at his neck, she had to taste him. Nipping and sucking, she grew more aroused. He tasted too damned good. And his cock was long and thick, just like she liked them. Core tightening, she gasped in ecstasy. His rod felt so good tunneling in and out of her wet pussy. 

Strong hips moved at a faster, more urgent pace. He grabbed her hips tightly, and with each stroke, ground her clit into his pelvis. Out of control, she danced off the edge, screaming as her body shuddered in his arms. Her pussy milked his cock as her climax continued to tear through her. She was blinded to everything but the pure pleasure of her release and the feel of his hard body.

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