RELEASE DATE: October 15th, 2015
BLURB: Young, handsome, sometimes cruel. Noah Kress is a hardened broker, skilled enough to bring success to his company and determined to face the ever-growing challenges of the venture capital market. In his private life he is Master Noah, a very popular dominator at the Circle, one of the most exclusive private clubs in Boston. For him, at work as well as in the dungeon, people and events are just variables to be interpreted, numbers to be broken down, combinations to consider and evaluate.
But when the latest, most difficult deal threatens to make his company sink without trace, his only chance seems to be the large investment fund managed by the mysterious Martin Scheer. And in order to provide credit, Martin demands a very special guarantee.
For both of them it’s just business. Yet, what was supposed to be a mere contract might just shatter the perfect surface of their lives.
And will talented player Noah be willing to gamble following brand new rules?
Secret Funding is a unique love story with some financial and BDSM background. In the first half of the book we get to know our main character Noah, who owns his own business and works as a Dominant in a BDSM club, Circle. The storyline keeps switching between his two worlds, the financial one, with his biggest investment negotiations coming to its closing and the Circle. While his work life is very successful, we get to see Noah’s dissatisfaction with his role as a Dominant. He lacks any kind of connection with his subs, and keeps making one mistake after another. He can’t find what he’s looking for. He might not even know what he’s looking for… We clearly understand from the failed attempts in the scene that he is certainly missing something. I really didn’t like these scenes, but understand the purpose of them.
When the biggest investment of his life is about to sink, one of the greatest names of the financial world comes to his rescue. Noah is offered a contract and we find ourselves in the middle of a deal, similar to Indecent Proposal and Pretty Woman. Noah accepts the deal, and he finds himself in a situation that might change his life forever and hopefully for the better.
I really liked the idea of how Martin teaches Noah about himself, how their connection changes. Martin makes him see everything in a different light, and by showing him what is going on in a sub’s mind he shows him how to be a better Dom. I would have liked to read more about Martin’s background and thoughts. As the book is from Noah’s 3rd person point of view we don’t have any insight of Martin’s world. I think the story idea is great, but some details should have been described in more details. I really enjoyed the ending of the book and it totally made it worth to read.
****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****