Jacob allows deeper intimacy, despite the emotional risk. Vivienne stirs emotions that Jacob is unable to repress, and the relationship careens into uncharted waters.
Denying the power of Vivienne’s submission and passion was impossible.
“Jacob’s heart sank when he thought of what he was leading Vivienne to believe. He wasn’t the right man for her, except in the playroom. Romance, dating, and relationships had not gone well for him in the past. He wasn’t cut out for sentimentality.
Although Jacob had taken precautions to keep the darkness he harbored away from Vivienne, his recent behavior might prove to be his undoing. Intimacy drew a woman closer, when what he needed was to maintain distance. She didn’t need to know about his past, or see inside him. Nor did he want her to. The fact was that Jacob was setting Vivienne up for disappointment, and the way they were going, it would be a big one.”
Jacob couldn’t blame her for envisioning a different sort of relationship than they had. After all, he had taken her on dates then shared the playroom with her, which sent conflicting messages.
Series: Rinaldi Romance
Deep Longing is the fourth book in the Bend To My Will series, a Rinaldi Romance that unfolds over a series of novellas. Jacob Rinaldi made his fortune in wine importing, and he travels the world. He is a billionaire with his choice of women, but is obsessed with having Vivienne Lake. This is a steamy romance with bdsm elements. Throughout this hot love story, Jacob faces the darkness that threatens to engulf him. And Vivienne learns the joy of submission, while teaching Jacob that love isn’t out of reach.