Reasonable Doubts, Cara Bristol
Liz Davenport has finally felt the pull towards a man after losing her husband. She thrived in their domestic discipline relationship and expected to find it again. Instead she meets Grant Davis, an ex-Naval JAG officer. The newest attorney at the firm that felt she was too shameful to employ and nothing like her older firmly entrenched in the lifestyle late husband.
Grant knows Liz is holding back, he thought everything was perfect they enjoy each others company but after he talks her into giving him another chance she admits to her needs. He has to get over his feelings of hitting a girl is wrong. He likes fulfilling all her needs and he is learning he is fulfilling needs he never knew he had.
Bookswagger Marcia: Four Crowns, good read, on the way to swagger. This was a good one. Liz is that girl/woman who knew her life, it was great and then she had to start over because he is gone. I have to admit it was a little sad, because I have read the other books in the series and of course her husband had been a side character but it was not cry worthy just oh, okay worthy. But the fact that Liz is older and the know it all already as far as domestic discipline makes for a story being told from an interesting perspective. The hero Grant Davis has never been in the life so that is where the conflict comes in relationship wise after Liz gives up the goods and tells him what she is into.
I mean could you imagine, you meet this hot guy, great job, he is into you and everything is going great then you have to put the brakes on…Because you need more out of our relationship. So you either going to tell him what you need and help him learn which is what Liz did. I thought it was cool. Usually the guy is the know all wise alpha one.
Straight to the Swagger: Domestic discipline with a twist, have to give kudos to the author on this the man was still all man and he learned how to apply the discipline. I have read every book in this series and usually the domestic discipline books tend to be clean but I like how Bristol keeps to the heart of the genre while bringing some spice.
Broken Open, (The Hurley Brothers, 2) Lauren Dane
This is one of those stories that reads so realistic (If you run in the circles of rock star ranchers that is) you just fall in love with the hero, heroine, their friends and families. You want to believe people like this exists balancing out those *holes you run into, hopefully not on a daily basis. Erza is a strong alpha male who thrives on being the go to guy, captain save’em and a lil freaky dominant between the sheets he was a perfect match for the confident Tuesday.
Tuesday a widow had some realistic struggles to live with, dealing with falling in love with a man after losing who she thought was the only love of her life (the book starts several years later). Erza also has some issues he is dealing with. He is having issues accepting the love he feels for Tuesday which feels to much like an addiction to him, something he has struggled with and overcome.
Bookswagger Marcia: Five Crowns, major swagger a must read. Erza and Tuesday are a hot grown couple, they both have things that make them an ideal match and able to understand each other, but their past issues make for good reading. What is a romance without some conflict? Erza has massive commitment he just does not want to be that guy he was, that guy who was a threat to his family because of drugs. Even though he knows Tuesday is the woman he wants ( I know over the top right!) but it is well done, I promise, you can hold me to it. We get to see the two deal with each other lifestyles, families, baggage all the things you would in a normal relationship but this is a romance so it is a little more over the top and fun.
Straight to the Swagger: If you have ever wanted to try a rock star, rancher, IR romance with a little BDSM