Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Blurb: Gia Conti, ex-ballerina, was injured in a car accident caused by the man who’d been stalking her. Forced to leave the stage due to her injuries, she moves across the country to recuperate and begin a new life.
Responding to a personal ad that seemed written with her in mind, Gia makes a leap of faith and answers the ad to meet the handsome Drake Whelan. Just when she decides to take a chance with her heart, she finds shattering evidence that her lover might be the same man who’d ended her career.
Publisher’s Note: Previously published in the Single White Submissive anthology.
Review: Wow, the writing was superb, the characters memorable and the plot perfectly balanced with sex and fun BDSM elements. This story is in the Taboo (BDSM) line at Ellora’s Cave, but the actual BDSM elements are mild and a perfect introduction for a reader who hasn’t sampled a story with controlling Alpha hero. I didn’t see Drake as the Dom of typical BDSM, rather that he knows he needs to fill the role if he wants to be the man for Gia. Gia comes with a lot of baggage and issues with trust, for good reasons. She’s had her life ripped apart from those claiming to love her, including a psycho stalker. For her it will be difficult to find a lover that will not only feed her submissive needs, but that could partner her in a relationship. Gia in Wonderland is a smooth slide into an emotional connection with romantic suspense elements to keep you on the edge of your seat.