Product Review (submitted on November 29, 2016):
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
This author creates new worlds in this book. Shane is Marshal from the world of Tallav, where the women rule with an iron fist. Men have few options when it comes to careers, its the Marshals, be a stay at home father, or live off world. Marriages must be sanctioned by the matriarch and only female heirs can inherit.
Shane has chosen the Marshals, content to be the second son of a strong willed and influential mother. He's had adventures and has learned and explored the erotic pleasures of BDSM. His friend, Maon has encouraged him to seek out an assistant from the Opio Institute, where people are trained to embrace either their dominant or submissive sides.
Adrianna fled her home world after the death of parents and away from the powerful Benefactor that rules her planet. Seeking solace at the Opio Institute, she found herself, her true self and the power of being submissive gives her.
Through the book we are treated to wonderful vistas of new worlds and their cultures and how both Adrianna and Shane must make sacrifices if either want to be happy. The true depth of Shane's attachment to Adrianna becomes apparent late in the book and he's forced to make a choice.
~~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~