Nikki falls for smooth talking and rich Damien who controls her mind and body through S &M. J. Kenner Claim Me
Nikki loves the ground Damien walks on. They enjoy a S&M lifestyle where Damien holds control and Nikki gives in willingly. Lately, she wants some of the power. Damien has enough money to last two lifetimes, and all the material things money can buy. Nikki refuses to see that she is losing herself with each shackle, whip, and submissive act.
Nikki keeps her love games between the two of them while enjoying thoughts of her mother's surprised face if she were to learn about her daughter's sexual proclivities. A former beauty pageant child, Nikki is used to dressing in gowns and Damien makes sure her wardrobe overflows with fashions of the rich and famous. As long as he picks them out and she dresses to his specifications all is well. The more he takes control of her sexually and emotionally the more she disappears.
Nikki decides she wants to own something too. She fancies what it would be like to own Damien's thoughts and body the way he controls hers. He knows all of her secrets and she only gets Intel on what he wants her to know. The relationship is not balanced. There are people who don't appreciate his arrogance and the way that he is catered to by the masses. They don't approach him for fear of retaliation. Instead they watch Nikki and hope for the best.
When the truth gets out about Nikki's lifestyle she no longer has to imagine how her mother will take the news, her mother is crushed. She sees Damien as a user who has turned her daughter out. Nikki's girlfriend finally steps to Damien confronting him and letting him know that he cannot buy her silence on the matter. She calls him a controlling pig risking her spot in beauty pageant where she has worked hard to earn a place.
Damien's secrets start to come out. He is involved in a serious court matter that Nikki believes is only about misappropriation of funds. Not so, Damien is accused of murdering a man. Nikki's world shatters over not only her once personal business now being public knowledge, she also wonders if Damien is a killer.
He explains to her in painful words that his father has abused him since he was a boy of nine. The pain, need for control, and demands for absolute loyalty became requirements of anyone involved with Damien in his adult life.
The indictment is the first time he takes responsiblity for being a jerk. He decides to tell the truth in court and to let the judge decide, instead of his fat pockets.
Nikki still believes she can't live without him and vows to stand by his side.
Best part of story, including ending:
I hated that Nikki was never strong enough to break free of Damien.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was when Nikki's friend got in Damien's face when everyone else was scared of him.
Opinion about the main character:
I disliked that Nikki didn't find the guts to call it quits with Damien.