Claudia’s Review: At His Mercy by Shelly Bell

Posted June 20, 2017 by Claudia Alfaro in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Claudia’s Review: At His Mercy by Shelly BellAt His Mercy by Shelly Bell
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Published by Forever on June 20th 2017
Genres: Romance
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Source: Forever (Grand Central Publishing), NetGalley
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Angel in his arms . . . Devil at her heels

One last, no-strings night of indulgence. That's all Tristan wants before he begins a much-needed new chapter in his life. Instead he finds an innocent angel in pink who brings him to his knees.

Isabella is done hiding from the world . . . and her haunting memories. Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions.

To Isabella's shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man-he's her professor. But Tristan isn't the only person who's found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life.

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Book Review: 4.5 Stars

four-half-stars

This is the first book I read from this author. I guess when it was offered to me, I asked for it because I LOVE professor / student romances and forbidden romances,  I’m glad that it had  all that and more. It is a suspenseful dark romance that I enjoyed very much. I’ll try not to give too much information about the book because I want you to enjoy it as much as I did. This story engaged you since the start and it is almost impossible to put it down.

The story starts with Isabella Lawson’s past. She was physically abused by her mentally ill ex-boyfriend.  It has been 18 months since that incident and now she’s trying to start her life over. She has been curious about BDSM, due in part to her past. She thinks by entering into this world, she could have her life back, or at the very least, live a more normal one. Her dearest cousin, Dreama, is the one to introduce her to this world. A night before she goes away to college, she was attending a “play party”, she just wanted a night, a night to experience her theory she has about BDSM. A night to explore this world, to know if this is what she needs, so when she finds the right Dom for her, the connection is the strongest she’s ever felt, not even with his ex. Now’s she’s planning to continue testing her theory.

Tristan Kelley is a Dom. After his mom died, he abandoned everything and everyone and lost

himself in women and drugs, but it was the BDSM world that made him move on with his life. It helped him start over. Attending to his friend BDSM “play party”, he is looking for a one nighter. He’s found himself bored and restless with the same woman in the BDSM world and unfortunately, the same woman at the party, until he sees his Angel……

Both Tristan & Isabella knew this was just for one night, but the way Isabella completely gives herself over to him affected him in several ways. Isabella intrigues him. Isabella couldn’t ask for a more perfect Dom. He makes her think that this could be a new beginning to her life, to pursue her dreams. What they didn’t expect was to find each other at campus, Tristan was her professor and Isabella was not only his student, she was also his assistant.

Now, how can they differentiate between reality and fantasy? Can they have both?

LOVE the plot! It was very intriguing throughout. On top of this forbidden love, we have suspense, blackmailing, danger, murder and a twist at the end that won’t let you stop reading. I recommend this book if you are into forbidden love, sexy BDSM scenes, and a story that will keep you hooked until the last page.

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