Published by Bianca Sommerland on November 7th 2016
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Freedom has always been a priority for Kelsey “Chicklet” Galloway. From choosing bartending over a ‘real’ career, to avoiding monogamy like the plague, she’s always paved her own way, living her life in a way that makes her happy. As a Domme she is content to give a lucky sub—or two—a night to remember, but she’s never met anyone who made her consider sharing her carefree world.
Until she meets a woman who desperately needs a little taste of it.
Officer Laura Tallant has her whole life in order, is looking at a promotion on the police force in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and finally has some time off for a much needed vacation. When her plan to find some release with her former Master falls through, she’s left searching for an alternative. And finds one that fulfills more than her desire to escape reality for a brief, blissful moment.
Chicklet makes her feel more alive than anyone she’s ever known, but nothing about her follows the rules of what Laura is supposed to want. The last time Laura put her heart on the line, she was left broken and alone. A chance at love might rip open old scars. Or give her a safe place to finally let them heal.
Warning: Contains sex, a boy toy or two, and scenes of consensual BDSM. Also language. Intended for adult audiences.
Author’s note: This is the story of how Chicklet and Laura’s relationship began, which takes place before Game Misconduct (The Dartmouth Cobras #1). There are scenes involving characters from the other books, but it can still be read as a standalone. The hockey is light in this book, but I still consider it a Cobra novella because Chicklet’s earns her place as an honorary member over the years. Any woman who can handle the trouble triplets deserves that at very least! lol
As I have stated previously and often Bianca Summerland’s series about the Dartmouth Cobras Hockey Team is one of my all time favorites. The reason for this is whenever I get comfortable and begin to expect I know where her mind will take me next she surprises me. I have read several M/M books never have a read F/F but when Bianca Sommerland announced Butterfly Style, I knew I was going to read it and love it. I wasn’t wrong.
This book is a part of the Cobra Shorts that will be released and it is basically a prequel set before the released prequel (Blind Pass). This is the story of how Kelsey “Chicklet” met and fell in love with police officer Laura Tallent.
Chicklet is a Domme with a reputation that precedes her and when she visits a dungeon and sees a Sub who doesn’t get what she needs from the scene, she immediately notices. Laura is the Sub who has been trying to find a new master, but never expected to find a mistress instead. The relationship progresses between them seems honest and pure, especially since Laura finally gets what she needs from a person who loves her and thereby gains the freedom to be herself.
As the story of the Cobras and their surrounding family is told in the various books, it was incredible to get some insights into Chicklet and Laura’s relationship, but mostly it sheds some new light on Laura. I have to admit, I have hated her from the beginning when we met her in Iron Cross, and she is the reason I most often skip that book. But now, I think I need to reread it, since she is a totally different person than what was shown. With the new information about who she is and why she acts as she does, her actions make so much more sense. It seems as though I would have benefitted from getting Butterfly style before now, since it has given me a whole new appreciation for our favorite lady cop.
If this wasn’t enough to make me love this book, the added layers of gaining more information about Sloan and Max, and their unusual brotherhood along with the incredible friendship between Chicklet and Sloan. I would consider myself lucky to call Chicket a friend. She is tough for sure, but you will never doubt her friendship and isn’t that what we all need from out friends.
All in all, I loved my first F/F book. Bianca Sommerland never fails to deliver a book that is well-written, packs an emotional punch and leaves you wanting more, which is why this short story gets 5 stars from me.