It took Jenny until Wednesday night to finally get up the nerve to approach the subject of BDSM with Michael. She waited until they were snuggled in bed together after another nice round of lovemaking.
“Can I ask you something?”
She could tell he was already close to dozing off from the sound of his voice. “Sure.”
“We’ve been reading some books in our book club that talk about…stuff.”
“What kind of stuff?”
She sensed his shift in awareness by his now wary and slightly more awake tone of voice. “Yeah?”
“I did some looking around and there’s a local group that meets once a month at a restaurant to talk about…stuff.”
“Yeah?” He’d gone from sounding wary to extremely on-guard.
“I’m just….I’m interested in some of it. Not the extreme stuff,” she quickly added. “But…can we go?”
“To dinner. It’s at Torino’s this coming Sunday.”
“We’ve eaten there before.”
“I know, right? Great food.”
He rolled over onto his side to look at her in the dim light. “Is this really important to you?”
She needed to suck in a couple of breaths before she could finally form the words. “I don’t know. Maybe. That’s why I want to go. I mean, one of the gals in our book group, she researched it here locally. She said she met a lot of great people, really nice folks. I’d like to meet some new people. Maybe this is a way to do it.”
She knew she wasn’t handling this well at all. “It’s in a public restaurant. I went onto the group’s website and it said it was a great way for people who are curious about things to come talk to them and ask questions.”
“I’m not going to beat you—”
“No!” she quickly said. “I’m not asking you to do that. I just…” She groped for the words, wishing they’d magically come to her the way they always seemed to in the books she read. “There were some things in the books that weren’t like that, they were kind of…interesting. I just thought maybe now that we have some freedom, maybe we could explore a little.” When he didn’t reply to that, she added, “We don’t have to go. It’s okay. I just thought I’d ask. Never mind.”
But the tears prickled at her eyes, trying to break through and she didn’t even know why.
She tried to roll over, away from him, when he reached out and gently caught her arm. “Is this really important to you?” he quietly asked again.
“Maybe. I’d like to at least see what it’s about. Talk to people. Not just for me, for us. Hey, if nothing else, we pick up a few extra ideas for in bed. Right?”
He kissed her. “If it’s important to you, we’ll go.”
“Okay. Thank you.”
Relief filled her. It wasn’t anything but a starting point.
She didn’t know where the journey would lead, but she felt excited at the prospect of going in the first place.
[Siren Sensations: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, voyeurism, public exhibition, sex toys, HEA]
After twenty-five years of marriage, Jenny wants to try something new with her husband, Mike. Her book club’s been reading BDSM fiction. It’s piqued her curiosity enough to make her want to brave a local munch and try things with her husband.
Mike loves Jenny and would do anything for her. But memories of the abuse his mom suffered haunt him, and he refuses to be “that” man. When Jenny tells Mike she wants them to try BDSM, he attempts to keep an open mind despite his personal issues about it.
While meeting people from the local community, Mike makes an effort to give Jenny what she needs despite his desires warring with his conscience. Once his shock and surprise wear off over who he discovers is involved in the alternative lifestyle, Jenny and Mike start forging a new path. But will that journey lead them apart, or bring them closer together?
A Siren Erotic Romance