Rough Cut by Mari Carr
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Short Story (75 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern
When the screen fades to black, all that remains is love.
Ty Ransome. Reigning king of Hollywood, producer, actor, Look Magazine’s Hottest Man Alive. He has it all—until he reads a book of short stories that touches him in places kept carefully hidden from the tabloid gossip mill. There’s only one way to meet the introverted writer—invite her to Tinseltown to work on a script. The moment he sees her, he realizes why her work haunts him. There’s something missing in his life, and it’s her.
Gwen steps off the plane with reservations. For one thing, her darkly sexual stories are hardly movie material. Then there’s Ty’s reputation as a ladies’ man. Yet she’s won over by his charm and agrees to stay on for a week to get to know him before making her decision. And as the days go by, she discovers there’s far more to Ty than a handsome face.
They eat, drink and breathe the characters in their screenplay, re-enacting scenes that delve into the BDSM realm, setting Ty free to unleash his powerful cravings and exposing Gwen’s deepest needs. Needs she set free on paper…but is not sure she’s ready to make a reality.
Four erotic stories, all acted out, each one hotter and more dangerous than the other. If this sounds like something you’d like to venture into, be sure to snag a copy of Rough Cut, a titillating and exhilarating erotica that redefines exploring your darkest fantasies.
Ty and Gwen are characters who share desires and needs that they’ve only dreamed of. He’s a dominant by nature, in need of a submissive, but has yet to discover what he most wants in the bedroom. She’s a closet submissive, yearning for something she can never have, and uses an alias to write about her wildest fantasies on the down low. Meeting to write a screenplay is only a catalyst to bring the two together in an explosive and sexually charged frenzy. As they cave to their yearnings, embrace what they want most, and accept the comfort and release provided in letting go, you’ll writhe, pant, squirm and, when it’s all said and done, ache to do it all over again. This isn’t a sugary-sweet story of boy meets girl, but rather, a full-blown assault on the senses that can only occur when a man claims a woman in her entirety.
The BDSM themes provide something deeper as both Ty and Gwen are forced to come to terms with their sexual identities. The result is a journey to submission, acceptance, and love. Mari Carr has tackled histories of ridicule and self doubt and turned them around, creating acceptance, understanding, and most importantly, peace with one’s self. Ty is fantastic as Dom, but Gwen is unforgettable as submissive. Their intimate scenes are both sexy and tense, and it makes for some hellacious reading.
Fans of BDSM, with a slathering of a tortured heroine, will love Rough Cut. You get the heat, you get the emotion, and you get a story you won’t put down from start to finish.