Control Freak by Brianna Hale
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2019
Cover Design: Maria @ Steamy Designs
Total control. I need it in every aspect of my life. Some would say that makes me an asshole. A freak. But as long as everything’s exactly how I want it I’m completely flexible.
Okay, I’m not kidding.
Lacey needs someone in her life who’s bigger and scarier than her anxieties, and she wants that man to be me. Her boss. The Viking in a suit.
I hope she understands what she’s getting into. This daddy isn’t going to pat her on the head and tell her she’s a good girl for nothing. Especially not when she’s spinning out of control.
A control freak meets the girl of his dreams. He knows she’s perfect for him but love never comes easy. For Stian and Lacey, love will be the greatest test of their lives.
Brianna Hale knows how to make you fall in love with not just the characters along with the story. She just hits all of the right buttons and you can’t help but adore every word she writes.
I know we all loved Stian and I adored the kind of man he was. I love how he was always there for Lacey and didn’t try to ‘solve’ everything for her.
But I am going to talk about Lacey more than Stian.
It wasn’t easy to read Lacey’s story and I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have been easy for Brianna to write it either. My heart hurt for Lacey yet I knew this was that one journey that she had to complete herself. I was so so happy that Bri gave her such a beautiful story arc. I love that Lacey found, in Stian, a support system rather than the solution to all her problems. Her development, the way her issues are highlighted and then confronted, the way she learns to love herself; all of it was a beautiful occurring.
Bri’s heroines are the most favorite part of her stories. I fall in love with all of those queens. There is just so much to learn from her stories and I am so happy I get to read and cherish them.
I show her the two silver objects on my palm. Nipple clamps. I apply each one, screwing them firmly into place and giving them a small tug so I know they’re secure. I look up and wait a moment, giving her the chance to say orange or red if she needs to.
Her expression is slightly pained, but she doesn’t speak.
I’m not finished yet. I take out two small metal weights on thin silver chain, and I hook each one to the clamps. The tips of her nipples are an angry pink.
‘Do you want to say anything, Lacey?’
She shakes her head firmly, though her lower lip is caught between her teeth and her gaze is fastened on the other side of the room, as if she’s concentrating hard.
‘That’s wonderful,’ I murmur, tracing her nipples with the tip of a finger. ‘You just stay there.’
I go back to my desk and continue with my work. I don’t look at her, but I’m totally aware of her. She’s breathing more sharply than normally so it must hurt.
Her silent fortitude is like a drug for me. It’s brutish, liking sweet girls in pain, but it fucking makes my dick hard.
About the Author
There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.