Review: Taking Care of Leah by Charlotte Howard

Taking Care of Leah by Charlotte Howard
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 204
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



English teacher Leah Beauchamp works with teenagers every day, but when she’s around sexy Ty Sinclair, she’s left feeling like one herself.

After escaping a bad relationship, Leah Beauchamp moves in with her pregnant sister and brother-in-law. Working as an English teacher, she spends her time lusting after the hot caretaker Ty Sinclair. But it’s not until a drunken encounter at the end of the school year that she realizes it might be so much more.

They decide to embark on a new relationship over the summer holidays. Then Ty’s preferences for BDSM come to the surface. Intrigued, Leah allows herself to be educated by her new lover. But after a house party goes horribly wrong, more secrets are revealed and Leah is left questioning how she truly feels.

Can Leah accept who Ty really is? Can she ignore his past? What about her own? Can she overcome her fears and concerns and relinquish control, or will their hot summer romance fizzle out once autumn arrives?


Review: I was blown away by this book. It is the first time I have read anything by this author and I will definitely read anything else she releases. I was really able to connect with the characters. I loved that it had a sense of the forbidden and books about BDSM is one of my new fave topics to read about.

I loved how Howard was able to make the characters come to life. They were caricature of the typical characters that you come across in BDSM books. They had real personalities with depth and issues that everyday people deal with.

Add in the sex and you have a fantastic book. Definitely a book that I will be rereading. The sex wasn’t cheesy or over-the-top. It had the right amount of romance and kink.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys books that have a lot more kink than the normal romance novel. Her writing reminded me a lot of Lorelei James for some reason. My only complain is that it was too short. I would have loved to read more about Leah and Ty.


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