Paige Moore has a fulfilling business designing couture corsets for her high profile clientele, but her love life is sorely lacking. Being burned in the worst way possible by Sawyer Burrows has left her guarded and wary when it comes to men and their motives. When her best friend presents her with an invitation to The Players Club, she embraces the chance to enjoy a hot night with a stranger, and finally put her past heartbreak, and Sawyer, behind her.
Sawyer knows he devastated Paige with his careless actions a year and a half ago, and he’s lived every day since with those regrets. Now, seeing Paige at The Players Club, he knows this is his chance to make amends and prove that there is still something between them worth pursuing. If sensual pleasure is what Paige is looking for, then he intends to be the man to spend the night seducing every part of her.
Paige’s surrender is Sawyer’s ultimate goal, but once her desires are sated, will she give them the second chance they deserve?
My Rating: 4½/5 stars
Paige Moore has spent the last year and a half trying to mend her broken heart. If her heart were as easy to mend as one of her high end corsets, she would have gotten over Sawyer Burrows the same morning she found him in bed with her stepsister. For the past year and a half, Sawyer Burrows has nurtured a deep and profound love for Paige Moore. He has also harbored an intense guilt over the fact he was caught in bed with her stepsister and broke her trust and her heart all in one fell swoop.
The night Paige Moore walks back into Sawyer’s life it is in the one place he never thought to see her, The Players Club. Paige showed up to have a single night of delightful debauchery with a stranger but if Sawyer has anything to say about it, no man but him is going to touch Paige. What was meant to be a “get Sawyer out of her system” night turns into the most intense and pleasurable sexual experience of her life. . . . with Sawyer. With every intention of getting Paige back, Sawyer follows up on his night with Paige with a request to have dinner with her. Though Paige knows she should turn him down flat, Sawyer has always been a hard man to refuse and if nothing else, she can gain some closure.
Dinner with Sawyer was certainly not meant to turn into a make out session but once Sawyer lays all the cards out on the table and explains what he thinks happened the morning Paige caught him, many, many pieces of the puzzle fall into place. Paige has always been a very forgiving soul and Sawyer seems to be completely sincere in his beliefs and his intentions toward Paige. What’s more, Sawyer reveals to Paige his deepest sexual desires and tells her, when she is ready, he would like to further explore his desires with her.
While Paige and Sawyer are on their way toward the HEA they were initially denied, forces are working against them in a most horrible way. Paige’s stepsister is one seriously heinous bitch and though Paige has always tried to ignore her or forgive her actions, some acts are just to awful to ignore. Since she was a teenager, Paige’s stepsister has treated her like the hired help when in fact, it was Paige’s father who provided for her stepsister and stepmother. There have been acts, taunts, and truly hurtful words that have gone a very long way toward breaking down Paige and robbing her of much of her self-confidence. Just as Paige’s world is coming together both personally and professionally, her stepsister strikes again.
The Bottom Line: I know this is only the second book in this series but I am absolutely devoted to it and really loving the path this series is on. Paige is such a likeable character that you immediately want to see her happy and Sawyer makes her happy. The only thing I wished for Paige that didn’t happen was for her to really, really let loose on her evil as all hell stepsister. Instead, Paige stays true to her character and says just what needs to be said to gain closure and satisfaction for herself. Sawyer is a beautiful man whose world was turned upside down the morning Paige caught him with her stepsister. His intention to be with her is so pure and true and his honesty about that night/morning is just heartbreaking. His backstory is, if possible even more heartbreaking and had me all kinds of rooting for him. His actions toward Paige are both dirty and sweet and he supports her completely through everything she endures at the hands of her stepsister. He is a true partner and that makes him intensely sexy. Wilde has created such a great cast of characters that The Players Club is sure to keep entertaining me for some time to come.