Book Review – First Kiss by Ann Mayburn




Ryan Darwish will never forget the night his senior year of high school when he kissed a very drunk Emma Simonov and lost his heart to her forever. Six years later Ryan finds Emma again, but she’s a different woman than the bossy and joyful girl he used to know. Emma is now a pro-Domme and she makes her living by dominating a very select clientele of submissives at the Kiss of Blue dungeon.

When Emma graduated from college with her teaching degree three years ago she had no idea how hard it would be to find work as a teacher at a decent school. To make matters worse elderly parents both lost their jobs and their pensions in one fell swoop. Out of options, Emma had no choice but to turn her passion into her profession and go pro-Domme. She loves her work, enjoys her clients, but cannot allow herself to fall in love. Monogamous by, nature she knows that if her heart belongs to a man she’ll no longer be able to pro-Domme and without a good paying job her parents will soon be homeless. When Ryan appears in her life she finds herself tempted by the one thing she cannot have- the man of her dreams.

Ryan will do anything to make Emma see that he is the man for her including being everything that she ever wanted in a submissive, but when he begins their relationship with a lie he may never win another night with his reluctant Dominatrix.


4 Star Review

Emma Simonov is a Pro-Domme for Kiss of Blue, her best friend and boss Moira owns it. Emma does this because she’s helping support her parents who have been unemployed for more than two years. She also wants to go back to school to get her masters degree in teaching, a job she wants more than anything. The job market in Michigan is terrible for herself and her parents.

Emma doesn’t normally take clients on outside of the dungeon, she never does house calls. Her best friend has made her a proposition….have a private session with a potential client in his home rather than the dungeon. He’s offering her an obscene amount of money , more than enough to help her with her financial troubles. She then agrees to one meeting…something entices her about this man she just can’t seem to shake the feeling that she knows him.

Ryan Darwish is the sweet, caring guy who has had feelings for Emma since that one mind blowing kiss in high school. Ryan was very shy as a teenager, Emma was the most popular girl in school he was always afraid to ask her out. Now as an adult he’s changed his whole appearance, adding four inches of height and thirty ponds of muscle, shaved head, he barley resembles the same person from high school.

Their first encounter together was behind sexy, you could feel the pull and chemistry they shared together. After this first initial meeting Emma agrees to a visit at his home. This is the part of the story when it all becomes very interesting.

“I want to care for you the way you deserve. I want to worship you and make you happy. I think you’re perfect and I want to treat you the way you deserve.”

What will happen when Emma finds out the truth about Ryan and who he really is, will she continue to keep him on as a client?

Will Ryan finally succeed in getting the girl he’s always cherished?

First Kiss was short, fast paced, sexy, and sweet. It may have been short but it was full of erotic moments. I’m looking forward to what’s in store for Emma and Ryan’s journey in Second Touch, Emma’s Arabian Nights.

“In a true Dominant/submissive relationship, a good Domme will demand all of you. Your heart, your mind, and your soul. I haven’t a woman that I’d trust with my car, let alone my soul.”