Professional bull rider Conner Raub hides a secret from the world. He’s a Dom. When he meets a submissive on tour who pulls at his Dom tendencies, he fights to deny his true self, believing his colleagues will condemn his lifestyle.
Jessica Talbot is new to the BDSM scene and the bull riding tour, but after seeing Conner come to the aid of a submissive being mistreated in a club, she sets out to have him for her own. After their first night together she asks him to train her to submit and he refuses, afraid to mix business with pleasure. But Jessica isn’t deterred. She’ll do whatever it takes to make him realize he can have it all–a career, true love and the BDSM lifestyle he craves.
Review: Connor Raub is one of those characters I wish I could peel off the pages of a book and have him come to life. He is amazingly sexy and has a great combination of characteristics that make him seem realistic. I will definitely be rereading this a few times and committing a few of those sexy scenes to memory. He starts off great and even though I would never say he comes anywhere close to perfect he sure strives to be the best person he can be and stay true to himself.
I am pleased that Jessica Talbot isn’t a soft character who lets others control her easily. She works hard at a job surrounded by very strong men and they certainly don’t treat her gently. She holds her own pretty well and when she isn’t, she is faking it fairly well. She finds that BDSM is something that interests her and decides to actively seek out more about it. Immersion is sometimes the best way to learn something new.
I really like the flow of the story. The characters and plot move at a steady pace. It is not one of those books where it is one sex scene after another with just silly filler in between. I always appreciate when there is action occurring other than that between just the two main characters and that is something that is delivered. I would love to see more of these characters show up in the future with titles of their own. That is always the sign of a good bunch of solid secondary characters to me.
I would recommend reading this if you want to find a smoking hot cowboy and a woman who is strong enough to catch and keep his interest. It makes it even better is that he is a Dom. Life doesn’t get much better than that. From beginning to end this man does not disappoint. I went to sleep at night wishing I was Jessica Talbot. The feeling I have after reading it is that I was just sad it was over. Whenever that happens I am very pleased. Hopefully Cassandra Carr will continue to share some more of her hot lovers with the rest of us.