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Friday, April 23, 2010

Roughneck by Request by Isabelle Drake

Roughneck by Request by Isabelle Drake
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (44 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Fed up with her so-so sex life, Sadie Walker seeks out the services of By Request Inc., a business that specializes in custom sexual experiences. She expected a good time with a handsome man, a willing partner who’d follow her lead and do whatever she asked him to.

When the roughneck who’s been hired to take her on wrestles her down and demands that she submit to both him and his hired hand, Sadie realizes that unleashing her sexual side is a two-man job. She knows her afternoon in the barn is a one-time fling, so she’s ready to take all she can from her roll in the hay.

She wants a fantasy come to life—on her terms. He’s there to see that she gets what she wants. But the question becomes, what type of fantasy does she need?

Want to know more? Then you need to read Roughneck by Request.

Ms. Drake’s story reeled me in from page one. A business that consists of making a fantasy come true. But that’s not the whole deal. It’s an awakening, a rebirth—albeit through sex. You guessed it. This book had me at hello.

Sadie wants to be respected as the woman she is inside, not the glossy woman she’s made herself into or the poor excuse of a tramp’s daughter. I liked her need to experience sex as something tender, something rewarding, but at the hands of a man she considers her dream lover. I give her a lot of credit for going for what she wanted, but I would’ve rather seen her do it in her life. That said, I understood and respected her means for the encounter with Mason. Baby steps. She couldn’t jump into what she wanted right away.

Mason? Well, he’s every woman’s dream in work boots and chaps. Plus, he knows a thing or two about sex and pleasure. I loved how he worked to convince Sadie to relinquish control when she really wanted to have the situation in her hands. His selective forcefulness was really hot.

Although the ending isn’t what I expected, it worked for the story.

If you want a story with sizzling hot sex and a series of plot twists you won’t expect, then you need to read Roughneck by Request. I give this one 4 cherries.

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