Best Reception by Ann Jacobs
Book three in the Necessary Roughness series
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (101 pgs)
Other: BDSM, voyeurism, M/F, Fetish, Toys
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Wide receiver Sid Conyers is hot, dominant, an expert in rope bondage and almost any woman’s dream. He’s played in BDSM dungeons for years, with many women, but none he ever truly cared for. Now he finally has the woman he’s coveted…by default. He wants to be her lover as well as her Master.
Talia survived physical and emotional abuse from her former Master that has left her emotionally scarred and insecure. A true submissive, she yearns for Sid to master her despite her fear that she can’t win his heart…doesn’t deserve his love.
Sid is determined to mend Talia’s battered psyche. He will bind her with rope, but he’ll convince her with tenderness that she deserves all the love he has to give.
Sid has had it bad for Talia since the first time he sees her but she belongs to another. Sid watches Talia getting closer and closer to the edge with her abusive master until the day she shows up on his doorstep torn and battered. He longs for Talia to let him be her Master. Can she overcome all the damage done by her previous Master, to her body and to her soul as well? Will his love be enough to rebuild Talia’s trust and confidence?
Best Reception is not only a hot read but a sweet romance as well. Sid is a wonderful man who loves with all his heart. He patiently waits for Talia to recover, not only from broken bones but also from her loss of confidence as well. Talia is finding her way back, slowly but steadily. The love these two share is evident from the beginning and burns up the pages. While I enjoyed Talia and Sid’s story I would have liked to see a bit more of what happened to the two before they got together, not just the reminders we get through out the book. Sid and Talia make a wonderful couple and it would be nice to see just what makes them each tick.
This book shows just what patience and true love can do for a person. Sid is more than up for the job of helping Talia through her tough times. I loved seeing Talia grow from a scared and battered girl into a woman ready to grow and push herself. I am a big fan of this series and this book is a great addition to it. I love the Rebels and cannot wait to see who finds love next.