Passion that takes no prisoners, and love that tests the limits of ecstasy . . .
Fenn Lockwood comes alive in the shadows. Though he might have physically survived the kidnapping that stole his childhood, the trauma and pain he lived through have marked him forever. Now the only place where Fenn can be himself is within the walls of his private BDSM world—a place of erotic obsession, where desire isn't just captured . . . it's bound.
Hayden Thorne knows that behind Fenn's hardened exterior is a man worth fighting for. Yet to save him from the past that still haunts him, Hayden will have to abandon every inhibition she's ever had and venture into Fenn's intoxicatingly sensual world. Each tantalizing second she spends in Fenn's searing embrace is more delicious than the last and soon Hayden begins to think that she may never want to leave such torturous bliss . . .
Hayden Thorne wants more from life than just being another high society wife. She’s educated and ambitious – and she plans on proving just how much to her overly demanding parents. She’s going to be the one to bring the legendary Fenn Lockwood back home.
Finding him was the easy part. Now she has to convince the intense cowboy of who he really is and that his rightful place is not in Colorado. She knew that Fenn would be physically devastating much like his twin, but she never expected that being in his orbit would cause her to question everything she ever wanted.
“Outside, Fenn was near the old pickup truck and Hayden’s breath caught in her throat. There was something incredibly seductive about a tall man in blue jeans, the wind making his shirt hug his trim waist and broad shoulders. So much about him was a mystery, and that made him all the more enticing. A secret part of her had loved it when he’d held her close, but she didn’t want a man controlling her. Anyone with that kind of power was dangerous to her, especially to her heart.”
Fenn never remembered very much about his childhood. There were only flashes and dreams. Now he has a beautiful society spitfire telling him that he has a life and a family that he has never known and all he can think about is giving her the one thing he knows that she truly needs.
But there is someone out there that wants him dead and they’ll stop at nothing to see that it’s done. How can he choose between two worlds when protecting Hayden may mean walking away from her for good?
“I like seeing you restrained. Do you know why?” He tilted her head back so she was forced to meet his gaze.
Lauren really cranks up the heat in The Gilded Cage! The chemistry between Fenn and Hayden literally sparks off the page and they share a unique connection that truly sets the story apart.
It’s action-packed, intense and emotional. I can’t wait to see where she takes the Surrender series next…
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LAUREN DIANA SMITH was born and raised in Tulsa. She attended Oklahoma State University where she earned a B.A. in both history and political science. Drawn to paintings and museums, Lauren is obsessed with antiques and satisfies her fascination with history by writing and exploring exotic, ancient lands.
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