Bucking Hard by Darah Lace
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Length: Short Story (73 pages)
Other: M/F, BDSM, fetish
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle
All her life, tomboy Bradi Kincaid has wanted two things—a career as a veterinarian in her hometown of Grayson, Texas…and Mason Montgomery. Problem is, he’s her best friend and, according to him, she’s “one of the guys”. Convinced he’ll never see her otherwise, Bradi comes up with a sure-fire plan to get over Mason—flirt a little, dance a lot and get laid.
What Mason imagines doing to Bradi is just all kinds of wrong. But the woman on the dance floor isn’t the girl he grew up with. She’s hot and sexy and turning him on. Him and every other man in the bar. She’s also had too much to drink and is unaware of the trouble she’s inviting. He does what any friend would—he steps in, then sets out to teach her a lesson.
But before the sun rises, Mason discovers Bradi has a thing or two to teach him.
Can we “forget we’re friends and have no-holds-barred sex?” With a line like that, I wondered why some men can be so dumb when it comes to a girl’s feeling for them. I wanted to take Mason Montgomery out behind the barn and knock some sense into him. Between the craziness and the two main characters, this story does make for a heartwarming and exciting read.
I so love a narrative such as this because the theme and characters are so believable and come to life within the pages of the book. The play of emotion and that crazy thing we call love making a mess out of friendship and turning everyone’s life upside down...well, mostly Mason’s life. Bradi Kincaid knows she is in love with Mason and is tired of him seeing her as his best friend. However, there is always trouble in paradise before the happy ever after as Ms. Lace demonstrates in the spinning of the plot of this sweet short story.
The slow sensual dance that Ms. Lace describes shows you the passionate beginning of love in the beautiful words and visual details she uses. Not the average love story but a vivid and delicious tale of two people who have trouble saying what they feel and end up tearing each other apart before they learn how to talk to each other. I think that is what makes this book so enchanting -- I could relate to the characters and wanted to give them advice to help them through the heartache.
Definitely well written with a sweet and believable plot, a must read for anyone who wants a short story that will leave them smiling and relaxed. Such a sweet erotic romance.