The Pearl Necklace by Shea Balik

shea-balik-the-pearl-necklace-cover-sTitle: The Pearl Necklace

Series: Cedar Falls #14

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary

Length: Novella (139 Pages)

Publisher: Siren Publishing (August 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts

Blurb: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains. Where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Brent Samuels has always denied he was gay for fear of losing his family. He was even willing to marry a woman he despised to keep his mother happy. But when he meets a man who stirs the desire inside of him that he’d tried to keep hidden, Brent isn’t sure he can go through with the wedding.

The moment Kaden Daniel met Brent, images of Brent on his knees submitting to Kaden began to flash in his mind. There was something within Brent that called to Kaden. After he got to know Brent, he knew how lost Brent was. But Kaden wasn’t about to back down. After all, he loved a challenge.

ISBN: 978-1-68295-443-0

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in Cedar Falls collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

I came across this amazing author when she published the first book in this series and I knew right off the bat that she was going to be a favorite of mine. Her stories have a mixture of serious and funny tones to it, that keep me on my toes. I love the humor that is flowing through this. I also love the mixture of characters, especially Jesse. These stories always catch my attention from the moment I start reading and keep it all the way to the end.

Kaden is a Dominate and wants to give a special man his love. After a tragic time in San Francisco, he is a bit leery of going all out Dom on someone. That changes when Brent walks in looking at engagement rings for his girlfriend. He notices right off the bat Brent is not happy at all. One night changes all that until the woman tells Brent some strange news. It is going to take all of the guys to help get Brent out of this situation. However it is going to take Kaden to show Brent that it is ok to submit to someone who loves him.

Brent has always dated women, something his mother wanted so he thought. However his big secret was the fact that he was gay. He has always done what everyone else wanted no matter what, and he hated it. So when Kaden kissed him, his world started to change. He just did not have any clue how to tell his family. He had decided to end it with Savannah, until she drops the bomb. Now he was in need of some help from his friends and his love.

I must admit that this one came off a bit different than the others. It felt like it was rushed to get to the ending and Brent’s attitude was just not what I had expected. I felt a little let down through most of the story. However I still enjoyed it quite a lot and can’t wait to see what the next book will give me.