Book Two, Manhattan Bound Series By Juliet Braddock
Sweeping through the glitz and glamour of New York’s high society and the drama unfolding in the dressing rooms of Broadway, WRAPPED, by Juliet Braddock, continues the journey of a young theatrical publicist’s foray into submission under the tutelage of a dashingly dark star of the stage. WRAPPED —the much anticipated sequel to Braddock’s critically acclaimed erotic
romance WEAKENED—is the second book in The Manhattan Bound Series.
When Drew McKenzie presents Maxine Kirk with an ultimatum, challenging her to engage in his wanton brand of desire, she readily embraces her awakening hunger for a lifestyle that defies her perceptions of romance.
Entranced by Drew’s charming appeal and by his sensual assault to her senses, Maxine clamors to discover every nuance of this new relationship, ravenous to explore verboten fantasies that seem possible to fulfill only with Drew.
Along the way, he introduces her to his glamorous world of wealth and celebrity—where lavish galas and luxurious gifts are the norm—and entices her into his realm of control with his tender mode of domination.
All the while, however, they both grapple with painful emotions brought about by the extenuating circumstances of their separate pasts.
While Drew remains both confident and conscientious in his parlay of power over Maxine, his own tragic secret lurks in every shadow upon his path in life. Behind the façade of his stage persona and the origin of old Manhattan society, he struggles to hide the unforgiving reality he faced as a child.
Just as Maxine finds the strength to conquer her own torment with Drew’s patience and guidance leading her toward closure, terrifying truths begin to chip away at the surface of his composure.
As the nightmarish details of Drew’s unimaginable life emerge, he fears that this new world he’d begun to build with Maxine will crumble around him.
As Maxine finds herself embroiled in the battle to save Drew’s tortured soul from the atrocities that continue to stalk his every move, two lost souls struggling to find comfort and completion converge.
However, as Drew opens his heart to Maxine’s unwavering support, he questions his own bravery, wondering if she’ll take a bow and make her exit…or if she’ll stick around for the encore?
WRAPPED, the second novel in Juliet Braddock’s “Manhattan Bound” series of four books, is available on Amazon for $2.99 USD and is FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
“Here?” Flabbergasted though she might be, Maxine entertained the thought rather seriously. “In your dressing room?”
“Think we’d be the first?” he challenged. “You know, Maxine, I’m really worried about you. Your submission training is just getting put on the back burner. You already have a tendency to misbehave. Without constant and proper attention, I’m afraid I’m just going to have one huge mess on my hands with you.”
“So…” No hiccups. No hiccups now! “So…you…it will be…for you…to train me…in your dressing room?”
“You know, you’ve been terribly bad today, Maxine.”
“I was just…I—”
“Sit,” he cut her off and gestured toward the loveseat as he moved to take his own seat on the overstuffed arm.
Slowly, Maxine made her way over, smiling curiously as she minded those cloudy blue eyes. Yes, he did indeed have something in store for her that evening.
Again, Maxine looked around, unable to fight her own fascination with this side of his life. At one time, not so very long ago, she’d fantasized about doing just this—having quick and crazy sex with him at the theater. In fact, that was one of her go-to scenarios that she pulled from the depths of her newly-discovered dirty mind lately.
“Given that we’re so limited on time these days, I will have to punish you whenever—and wherever—we have the chance.”
“Uh-oh...” Maxine said, shifted in her seat, the leather squeaking against her skirt as she moved. “I'm in trouble...”
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MEET THE AUTHOR
Juliet Braddock’s first efforts in creative writing came long before she learned to put crayon to paper. In fact, she began spinning stories in her head nearly as soon as she could form complete sentences. As long as she can remember, she’d always created sagas about imaginary friends, family members and pop culture icons, and kept everyone around her entertained with her witty—but often very tall—tales.
For her sixth Christmas, Juliet’s mother got her a child’s typewriter to preserve all of those creative thoughts filling her head, but she quickly switched to ball point pens and notebooks when the ribbon ran dry.
Most of Juliet’s early attempts at writing romance focused on members of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet or young leading men on Broadway. However, as she matured as a writer, she decided that it was just as much fun to create her own romantic heroes and heroines.
At an early age, she also developed a love for big cities, and the tallest of skyscrapers were never high enough for her. Juliet’s wanderlust would eventually lure her to New York, a city she often visited during her formative years, and her love affair with Manhattan began. She’d promised herself that one day she would return for good.
Juliet’s passion for writing and for big cities converged, and after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she decided to set out on a journey to find her heart…just where she’d left it.
A week after her college graduation, Juliet made the big move from a small town to New York City, where she has made her home ever since.
In between building a career in communications and writing on the side, she’s indulged in international travel, theater and art. A wine and food buff, she’s by no means a connoisseur, but she can give a few good restaurant recommendations if you’re in the city.
“There’s something so inspiring about living in a city like New York that’s so rich in culture and so very vibrant. Every neighborhood has its own story to tell,” Juliet says. “I often do my best plotting on the subway, just observing the lives unfolding around me. New York truly has a billion stories nestled between the skyscrapers.”
A proud Manhattanite, Juliet couldn’t live anywhere else—except for Paris, perhaps—and is a gushing cat-mom to a Russian Blue mix who was rescued as a kitten from the streets of Brooklyn.
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