Book Review: Rules of Seduction by Joya Ryan

Title: Rules of Seduction (Serve #7)
Author: Joya Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 142 pages
Rating: 3.5 stars


He’ll be the dream and the dirty fantasy…

Through with both her controlling ex and relationships, Ava Webber is determined to explore the spicy and sometimes forbidden appetites of the exclusive BDSM nightclub, Serve. Here, she’ll get exactly what she needs…as long as it’s from a man she doesn’t know.

Nolan Hart ensures that Serve’s clients get what they want, how they want it. But with one look at the curvy brunette, Nolan knows he’s the man to fulfill her desires. As the anonymous lover, he’s Ava’s dirtiest fantasy. Outside of Serve, he’s her charming, smartass friend.

But Nolan wants more. More than Ava is willing to give. And as long as the blindfold stays on, she’ll never discover that the two men she’s falling for are one and the same.

Michelle's Review

After having read a few of Ms. Ryan’s book, I could not wait to delve into this book.  It was different type of book from the previous ones that I have read.  Add the BDSM element in a book and I will read.

After coming out of a bad controlling marriage, Ava Webber wanted some of the control back.  She’s a successful business woman and her desires to have all her sexual fantasies fulfilled in the hands of a stranger, lands her at a new sex club called Serve.

Nolan Hart is the manager of Serve, and although he seemed annoyed with Ava during her interview process into the club, he can’t help the instant attraction he has for her.  He’s also trying to figure out her limits, which she puts down as having none.  The only thing she wants is for it to be anonymous and that’s all.  Nolan feels overly protective of Ava, and the only way he can ensure her safety if he is the anonymous man to fulfill her fantasy.

Throughout their sexual interactions, since Ava does not know who her secret lover is, she gives him the name of Myth.  Loved that name.  After each interaction with “Myth” she bumps into Nolan, and development a friendship between him, but that can be a slippery slope if you ask me.

The sex scenes were on point, but not too much kink factor if you ask me.  I think Nolan wanted to explore Ava’s sexual fantasies which he did and then some.  I just wished he were a little more honest with Ava, that he was the man behind her blindfold.

Ava did not annoy me that much.  She was hones with Nolan especially regarding “Myth”, but she started developing feelings for Nolan through their friendly interactions.  Overall, not a bad read, but not necessarily heavy on the BDSM.  The story flowed and didn’t lag, I just wanted a little more substance.  I will continue reading Ms. Ryan’s books nevertheless.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.



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