cover image Not Until You

Not Until You

Roni Loren. Berkley, $16 trade paper (432p) ISBN 978-0-425-27503-0

Originally presented an eight-part e-serial, this erotic romance is listed as book 3.5 in Loren's BDSM-themed Loving on the Edge series, now collected in print for the first time. Newly graduated, innocent veterinarian Marcela Medina has a huge crush on her sexy neighbors, Pike (a rock star) and Foster (a businessman). When she finally gives in and accepts their offer of company, she swiftly discovers a submissive streak that leaves the dominant Foster surprised and intrigued. Together, they discover new heights of passion, as Foster unleashes virginal Cela's sensual side. But the more intense their relationship gets, the more frightened Cela becomes of her newfound fulfillment in submitting to Foster, while he struggles with the idea of actually falling in love with her. Loren's depiction of a couple finding their balance through BDSM is safe, sane, consensual, and blisteringly hot, an ideal interpretation of an oft-misunderstood lifestyle. The romance is as emotionally satisfying as the erotic sessions are vivid and stimulating, and the characters are worth rooting for. Agent: Sara Megibow, Nelson Literary Agency. (Nov.)