Three SCUBA instructors, who happen to be sexual dominants, are about to take the ultimate plunge. If you’re extraordinarily lucky, you’ll be invited to join them on The Divemaster, where work and pleasure go hand in hand. Welcome aboard!
Archer Banks relishes his carefree lifestyle. Together with friends and fellow divemasters Miguel Torres and Tosin Ellis, he travels the world, SCUBA diving by day, entertaining lonely female tourists by night. Until his father dies, instantly transforming Archer from a beach bum to a billionaire by shackling him with an enormous, undesired inheritance.
With the help of his family’s longtime butler, Archer is determined to turn his new golden handcuffs into a golden opportunity. He prays Miguel and Tosin will come along for the ride when he repurposes his family’s mega-yacht into a vessel well-suited for both work and hardcore play.
Never in his worst nightmares does he expect their maiden voyage to be such rough sailing. Not only is Archer’s old crush, Waverly Adams, among their passengers, but the men have also stumbled upon a vast sunken treasure—one worth killing for.
Waverly surprises Archer with an alluring naughtiness he never got the chance to experience in their younger days. Busy accepting the challenge she issues his dominant side in The Divemaster’s onboard club every night, he might be distracted and short on sleep. But could he also be blind to more dangerous facets of her personality?
When the divemasters can no longer deny there’s foul play at hand, will Archer be going down with the ship, cursed by his family’s fortune, or will Waverly turn out to be the woman of his most wicked dreams?
*This is a standalone novel set in the Divemasters world*
Isn’t it always when you are extremely happy with where you are in life that things happen to change everything? Well that’s what happens here. Archer had thought his father disinherited him when he left everything behind. SURPRISE! Now he is a multi-billionaire and doesn’t want anything to do with it. With the aid of Banks, his fathers butler and the man that really raised him, Archer concocts the perfect plan. One that allows him and his friends Miquel and Tosin to keep doing what they love but in a much more pleasant environment.
You can tell how tortured Archer is by his past and the real reason he left everything behind. Now he is faced with not only the past but the person who haunts his guilt filled dreams Waverly Adams. The thing is she doesn’t remember, not anything except someone saved her life. This is one of my favorite scenes one that had me crying.
She shrugged. “I’ve accepted it. Moved on as best as I can. The hardest part was not knowing— who or why, I mean. Never being able to bring my attacker to justice or simply stare him in the eye and ask how he could have been such a coward as to drug and rape a barely legal girl.”
* * *
Archer blinked. Suddenly it all made sense— why Waverly had come here, how she could stand to be around him.
She had no fucking clue.
Son of a bitch!
He might not have done the right thing back then, but he wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. No matter the consequences. He deserved her loathing and any other repercussions for telling the truth.
“Waverly,” he croaked as bile eroded his esophagus. “I can fix that for you at least.”
“What do you mean?” She tipped her head, nibbling on her lower lip.
“The man who did such a horrible thing to you… who hurt you so bad…” He drew a shaking breath, nearly crushing the tabletop in his hands, which gripped the edge as if he were clinging for dear life lest he be washed overboard in the storm brewing around them. “It was me. I’m so, so sorry.”
Her head whipped back as if he’d sucker punched her. Then she flew from the table, knocking the chair over in her haste to escape. He wanted nothing more than to go to her, to keep her from falling as he had once in a place far, far away, but he wouldn’t dare advance on her or make any moves that could be interpreted as threatening.
No wonder she’d accepted his apology so readily this morning. She hadn’t even known what he’d been begging forgiveness for.
Trembling all over, pale as an albino fish’s belly, she staggered away from him.
The only thing she said before she disappeared inside was, “I quit.”
“I understand.” Archer felt as though he’d gotten sucked into the ship’s propellers where blades chopped him to bits. Nothing in him remained untouched, unscathed, or unbroken. His heart and soul were minced. Yet the only thing he cared about was Waverly.
He slapped his hand on the intercom. “Banks!”
“Archie? What’s wrong?”
“It’s Waverly. Find her. Help her. Whatever she needs. Tell her to take the chopper if she wants, but make damn sure she’s sound to fly before you let her take off.” He couldn’t bear the thought of something happening to her because of him.
“Are you okay, Archie?”
“No.” He didn’t elaborate. “But Banks, anything she tells you, believe it. It’s true. All of it.” He groaned as he imagined the extent of the man’s shock and disappointment in him. “If you would like to go with her, I don’t blame you. I’m sorry.”
With a vile curse, he took his hand off the intercom button. Then he locked the doors to his cabin. He wasn’t fit company for anyone.
And might never be again.
Going Down: A Billionaire BDSM Erotic Romantic Suspense Novel (Divemasters Book 1) (Kindle Locations 1280-1303). Happy Endings Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Just for fun add in mayhem and murder and you have a wonderful page turning read. Jayne takes us on a journey beneath the ocean’s waves that has you visualizing the reefs and ocean life that surrounds and is sustained by them.
Then add in a dungeon on board for play and the heat turns up to melting.
I was holding my breath in anticipation and I cried a few times as this gripping story unfolded. Jayne has put a new spin on just about everything in this new series.
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Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance.
Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned from her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing.
She lives in Ohio with two cats and her husband, the infamous Mr. Rylon. When she can escape her purple office, she loves to travel the world, avoid speeding tickets in her beloved Sky, and–of course–read.
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