I really wanted to get to read Ella Dominguez’s Art of D/s Trilogy before I met her over Book Bash Weekend. But with all the planning and last minute prep, there was no time. All of my friends were reading it and loving it. So Ella released Continental Breakfast, a short novella last month, so at least I’d be able to read a little of her writing before meeting her. Now I want to read The Art of D/s even more, because I loved this little novella!
“When Mr. Pettifor comes over the intercom to tell me he wants his continental breakfast, I know it’s not eggs and bagel he’s requesting”
Bella Darcy has worked as Mr. Pettifor’s personal assistant for 2 years. And I mean personal in every way. But Mr. Pettifor, besides having sexual encounters and buying great clothes for his assistant, is otherwise closed off and emotionless.
“There is simply mind-blowing and deeply satisfying sex. We share a symbiotic relationship that goes without saying. His needs are met and so are mine.”
Until she overhears some moaning and a definite orgasm coming from a beautiful blonde in his office. That’s when Bella realizes she wants more. And will not stand by while he does other women. So she enters her resignation and hires another young lady to handle Mr. Pettifor’s ‘needs’, no matter how much it hurts her.
It’s clear though, that Mr. Pettifor only wants Bella.
“I want all of you Bella, and since you didn’t let me spank this ass last night, I’m going to fuck it tonight,” he growls.
- A nice satisfying hot little novella, with a full story and even an epilogue.
- Likable characters.
- Enough angst to keep it interesting.
- The writing style makes it difficult to put down.
- Hot sex.
- Some of the terminology made me giggle (‘manjuice’)
- Pretty damn unrealistic, but really, who cares, it’s a fantasy.
- I wish I knew more of Mr. Pettifor’s feelings.
- Not sure this is a dislike or not…the writing has a somewhat formal feel. I thought it was a historical at first until I got into it.
Overall, reading this story has definitely convinced me to push Ella’s other series, The Art of D/s up on my TBR list. Continental Breakfast was a short, sexy satisfying little read that just teased me for more of Ella’s writing.
Rating: 4.5 stars (novella rating) 4.5 Heat
Continental Breakfast by Ella Dominguez was a cute, sexy little book with a lot of story and sex packed into like 50-60 pages. If she can do that much with such a short story, I look forward to seeing what Ella can do with her 3 book series!
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***Oooh, look what I found!!! The first working chapter of Continental Beginnings, a prequel from Zander’s POV! I never read teasers, but I couldn’t stop myself….