Xander and Mercedes both know firsthand what it feels like to be in total control. The question is... who really holds all of the power?
Xander Boone has never had a problem going after what he wants. In fact, he has built his life around doing just that. And he has a rather impressive track record. But Xander finds himself up against his biggest challenge yet.
As fate would have it, Xander’s greatest desire is a woman who has always been off limits to him. One he wants more than his next breath. Nothing about her is easy, but then again, things that are worth it never are.
So, when the perfect opportunity presents itself, Xander knows it’s time to call in a favor.
Mercedes Bryant believes there is only one way to do something. She also knows what Xander wants isn’t possible. But she‘s about to learn that you shouldn’t always believe what you think you see.
And Xander is going to be the one to teach her that lesson.
Nicole has done it again, another five star book.
Perception is the story of Xander Boone and Mercedes Bryant. Xander made his Club Destiny debut in Devotion when he became a partner in the new club of the same name.
Xander is a man who is used to getting what he wants in business and in the bedroom. As a Dom he has a strong presence and people associated with him can see that he is someone that knows what he wants and exactly how to get it.
Mercedes is a Domme who is very successful in her own right, she has built a career from nothing with help from no one and is in total control. Her life as a Domme allows her to keep control of what happens in her personal life, after growing up with an abusive father Mercedes has learnt the hard way that relationship other than those of a Domme and her submissive are not for her. Until Xander's proposition has her questioning what she really wants.
Xander and Mercedes have been friends for nine years, but for five days Xander wants Mercedes to become his submissive. Submission is not something that Mercedes has ever done or wanted to do, she is a Domme always in control and that is exactly how she liked it, she couldn’t submit to Xander or anyone for that matter, but could she could play the part, couldn’t she?
Xander has wanted to make Mercedes his for as long has he’s known her and now he finally has five days to make this happen and he knows it’s not going to be easy, but he is a man who knows what he wants, and he wants Mercedes. It’s hard to be submissive when all you have ever been is the Dominate in all relationships, this something that Mercedes needs to overcome and overcome quickly in order for them both to benefit from these 5 days together.
The story is told from both point of views and in most situations throughout the book you get an insight into what both characters are thinking and feeling. Nicole has again written a book where the reader is given insight of what is still to come in the Club Destiny series with Sam and Logan and I am pretty sure there could be something really hot coming up for Trent Ramsey if the last scene at Devotion is anything to go by.
I don’t know how Nicole does it but I can’t fault any of her books and Perception is no exception, Alluring Indulgences and Club Destiny are both fantastic series and I am in compete awe of her talent as a writer and her ability to continue writing story after story with characters that you just love.
"Watch her, pet. Watch while she lowers herself onto his cock. Just like I want to see you doing to me."
“I’m going to dominate you, Mercedes. I’m going to have you begging me, pleading for me to make you come. I’m going to show you exactly what it feels like to lose absolute control. And I’m going to do it over and over again until you don’t want to think about anyone but me.”
“I love you,” he said again. “And I’m not saying that as a Dom to a submissive. I’m saying that as a man to a woman.”
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Handsome. Successful. Single.
And looking for a polyamorous relationship.
It has been four years since his wife died, but Elijah knows that there will never be another woman who will claim his heart and he isn’t willing to replace her. He isn’t interested in marriage, but he is interested in something with a future.
Logan and Samantha McCoy
Attractive. Ambitious. Married.
And looking for a polyamorous relationship.
Logan and Samantha spent the last year and a half avoiding a very specific desire that neither of them can quite let go of. They aren’t interested in a casual
fling with a stranger, so they’ve been holding back.
Is it possible that the three of them have stumbled upon something that just might be the answer to all of their desires?
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Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, three kids and four dogs. It's quite the household and most of the time you'll find her locked away in her office - dubbed the writing cave. When she's not there, you'll probably find her reading or hanging out with the dogs and kids, doing her best to keep them in line. And no, for the record, it doesn't usually work.
I've never been one to talk much about myself. It's difficult, but as the days go by, I'm learning to open up a little. So, I'm going to give it a shot here...
Ever since I was young, I've enjoyed writing. When I was a teenager, I kept a journal. I did that until several years ago, I think. And if I wasn't writing down my thoughts, I was coming up with scenes in my head for various characters who would come and go for whatever reasons. And now, here I am, all these years later, spending my days doing what I love the most. Writing is my full-time job, but it is also my hobby. My creative outlet. It is a true blessing that I have been allowed to do this. I decided to give myself over to writing full-time in December of 2012 and I haven't looked back since. After spending nearly 13 years in the corporate world, it took me a little while to get used to working for myself, but I have to say, I'm loving every second of it.
If I'm not writing, I'm reading. Every single day. My TBR (to be read) list is long and it continues to grow each day thanks to the amazing authors who continue to publish books that we can't get enough of. If you look at my TBR, you'll find books by traditional and independent authors alike. My love of reading started back around a decade ago when I started reading Lora Leigh. Yes, if you want hot, check her out. Some of my other favorites include J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Jayne Rylon, Maya Banks, Sylvia Day, Lorelei James, Lori Foster, Jill Shalvis, Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips and the list goes on and on and on.
An interesting fact about me... I don't watch television. Well, aside from the occasional news channel or some home improvement show from time to time. I love movies, but I rarely go see them. I think since I picked up a book, all else has faded away and if I have any spare time whatsoever, I'm going to use it to do what I love.
For those who are curious, Nicole Edwards is a pen name. Although, for the past couple of years, I've been called Nicole so much, I pretty much answer to it always. I didn't select a pen name in order to hide my identity, but rather to give my alternate ego one of her own. Nicole is the part of me that includes all of the secret desires and taboo fantasies. So, technically, yes, she's real. She's my alter ego. The secret part of me me made up of sinfully hot desires and erotic thoughts. If you want to know more about my naughty mind, just check out my books.