Bite the Bullet by Desiree Holt
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: Short Story (111 pages)
Other: BDSM, sex toys, anal play, M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Carnation
Montana Steele hoped her new job was a new start. At Rawhide, the private bondage club, she would find willing subs who fit neatly into one compartment of her life. Clint Chavez, part owner of Rawhide, was determined to never again involve himself emotionally in a relationship. But neither expected the fireworks that erupted between them, nor the erotic attraction that would bind them together despite their best efforts.
Clint Chavez, co-owner of the sexual fetish club, Rawhide finds himself secretly watching through a peep hole every night at the wildly sexy woman he can't get out of his mind as she engages in experienced and exacting sexual domination of a most willing and enthusiastic male sub. She has chosen the most handsome, desirable man in her room to be her partner during her visits to Rawhide. Clint, a natural submissive, is enthralled and obsessed, wishing it were him.
Montana Steele has just joined the exclusive club and is relieved she was accepted. She is a ranch owner who breeds and raises bulls for the rodeo circuit... and a dedicated and proficient Domme. Montana has kept her social life to a minimum when it comes to men, preferring to act out her sexual encounters in the less personal setting of a private club. This came to pass after a heart-wrenching betrayal by a past lover.
Clint has been burnt badly himself, and is determined to never allow himself to be vulnerable or love again. But when the two first meet at Rawhide, there is a mutual explosion of desire between them that is shocking and unexpected. Ms. Holt once again draws the reader into her capable hands with her dynamic descriptions of raw passion. This quote is an example: “The moment their hands touched, the air around them became electrified, buzzing with intensity. She could see by his eyes that the experience had been mutual.”
Clint and Montana find their way to a start. But is it enough for these two hurt people to find healing in their need for each other... and their acceptance of that need? The sex is amazing and as hot as it gets. The passion is intense and undeniable...but will it overcome the fear that threatens to drive them apart?
I like the way that this couple's only chance for happiness depends on breaking through their walls of protection to a place of trust. It's plain that this is a difficult struggle, especially for Clint, but one worth the risk. Bite the Bullet is aptly named in my opinion because the characters, each in their own way, had to face their pain and take up the fearful challenge to open their hearts fully and surrender to their love.
I wanted this story to be longer. I wanted to see more of the mental (and physical) action going on before Clint and Montana got together the first time...and a little more background about their sexual roles. But this was still a complete story that is not to be missed.
Desiree Holt's work keeps getting better and better! I recommend that you pick up a copy of Bite the Bullet today.