Ravish Me by Cindy Jacks
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (74 pages)
Other: M/F, Forced Seduction
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Clover
Jane’s boyfriend Matthew is perfect in all ways but one—in the bedroom. Sure, their sex life is sweet and romantic, but therein lies the problem. Jane harbors secret desires that she’s afraid will turn off her vanilla lover. But finally she confides in him, introducing him to the world of non-con role play.
Matthew has always believed that no means no, but in ravishment fantasy no means yes, yes, yes. He’s reticent to open the door to the darker side of his sexuality, but with Jane’s patient guidance he finds he enjoys the role of aggressor. Perhaps more than he’s comfortable with. The role play stirs up a host of memories he’d rather forget, leaving him to wonder which is his true self—the sweet, romantic lover or the ravisher.
If you thought fantasies were a shallow bit of fun, be prepared to think again.
Jane is not a vanilla girl, she likes it rough, hot and hard. Trouble is boyfriend Matthew is just too damn nice; not just nice, he’s romantic, sweet, gentle and considerate. Tough luck it seems he might be the one, because while he’s everything she wants out of the bedroom, he’s just not hitting the spot – literally – when they get between the sheets. So there's only one thing for Jane to do and that's to bare open her soul and confess her dark, sordid desires. The expression “can of worms” springs to mind, for after a ropey start things spiral to dizzyingly ecstatic heights but then rocket higher and scarier than either of them could ever have imagined.
There were many layers to this story and I adored the fact that I couldn’t predict it as it romped along at a steamy pace. Both characters were portrayed really well, their inner thoughts, hopes, dreams and passion all there for the reader to devour. I felt like I knew them both. Jane was great, she was a woman who loved with every inch of her being and she wanted to express that. Matthew, who I have to admit was one of the roughest and most sensitive heroes I have come across in a long time, was great. His inner-monologue both wild and heart wrenching. I wanted to be on the receiving end of his attentions at times, and others I was glad it was Jane coping with him! Needless to say it made for a great read and luckily Jane, the feisty minx, lapped up everything Matthew had to offer, just.
Ravish Me is one hot read if you enjoy rough play, forced seduction and passion let loose. The hero and heroine really were made for one another and traveling on their journey of fantasy role-play that proved to be so much more than a bit of fun made me feel quite voyeuristic. It was beautifully written, the subject matter which could have been a major turn off in an erotic romance was handled sensitively and maturely and ended with a positive spin. Grab yourself a copy of Ravish Me if you want a page-turner that will leave you breathless. It may even be one of those books that plays on your mind after the last page, I know it will mine.