With Consent

Mercedes Vox
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You need this, Jacqueline. You want this, so take the leap. For once in your life, do something daring and dangerous. Playing it safe has gotten you nothing except a dead husband and an empty bed.


At twenty-five years of age, Jackie Blair appears to have it all. Born to wealthy parents, she’s married to her high school sweetheart and living in her dream home in the upscale Greater Boston town of Brookline. As a newly minted private-practice attorney specializing in family law, Jackie is no stranger to how quickly a seemingly perfect life can crumble. While her marriage is comfortable, it lacks passion, and her blossoming career is her current priority. But after her young husband dies in a tragic accident, Jackie buckles down to piece her life back together and, in the process, discovers her spouse had long been harboring a naughty secret.

As Jackie follows clues in pursuit of the truth surrounding her deceased husband’s clandestine activities, she meets rough-around-the-edges Cassidy Booker, a mechanic who owns and operates a car restoration business in the nearby neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.


Underneath Cassidy’s gruff exterior lies an intensely private person, a borderline recluse with a Southern genteelness Jackie finds charming and compelling. She invites him to her home to discuss her dead husband’s double life. During the course of their conversation, Cassidy confides in her regarding his own dark desires: engaging in role-play scenarios featuring captivity and force, a shame he has lived with for all his adult life. The revelation shocks her and they part ways, but bad luck puts Jackie in a dangerous predicament where Cassidy is best suited to render aid.

In the aftermath of that terrifying situation, Jackie decides Cassidy’s virtues outweigh his vices, and she consents to become a willing victim to his darkest fantasies.

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With Consent
is a full-length, 98,400-word, stand-alone romance novel with an unambiguous happily-ever-after ending.

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About the author

Romance provocateur. Manic stealth author. Fearless gourmet. An epicurean anarchist relentlessly in pursuit of a foolproof cure for ennui. Committed (thrice).

Mercedes Vox writes short stories, novellas, and novels with characters running the gamut of human sexual orientations and gender identities.

Mercedes resides in a quaint seaside town on Cape Cod with a loving partner and a small menagerie of bossy critters. Take note that chickens are smarter than you think.

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Publisher
Mercedes Vox
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Published on
Feb 21, 2018
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Pages
394
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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