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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Roped by Ann Jacobs

Roped by Ann Jacobs
Book One in the Heart of the West series
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (242 pages)
Other BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 stars
Review by Clover

Returning from the war, his body wounded, his soul hurting, Jared faces a very different life. A sexual Dominant, doubts about his ability now to satisfy any submissive plague him.

Until Ninia. The face of an angel and the body of a centerfold, she's about as unsubmissive as any woman he's known. A nurse in the Cheyenne VA hospital where Jared is sent, Ninia is tough, in control. Until Jared catches her in an unguarded moment and see a vulnerable, softer side. It fires his blood with a need to find out more.

Accepting an invitation to a local dungeon, the sexual Dominant in Jared rears back to full potency when he sees Ninia, submissively awaiting his pleasure, his dominance. Now he knows what he wants. And he's about to prove to Ninia he's man enough to take it.

The path to Heaven starts in Hell – or so Jared McTavish found out!

Fighting for his country was never going to be easy, but it was Jared’s life plan, so when he gets shot to bits and finds himself crippled and relying on others to tend his every need, he’s not sure he wants to carry on with his miserable existence. Except through the darkness there is one small glimmer of light, Ninia, his strong, capable and completely alluring nurse. But what’s a Dom to do when he’s bedbound, has a life changing injury and isn’t sure if he’ll ever be able to go back into the BDSM scene and be the Master he was before?

Roped is the start of a series, and I am certainly keen to read more. The writing is elegant despite the at times difficult subject matter, the characters believable and the sex scenes frequent and explosive. I enjoyed seeing how Jared and Ninia came together and how the title, Roped, was part of that fun. The growing love between the couple was tender without being sappy and Ninia’s support of Jared the right balance of nurture without pandering or fussing. There was a slightly non-starter of a storyline with Jared’s sister and I wonder if there is more about her in the subsequent books, I hope so!

Roped is steamy and sultry, ticks all the boxes of an erotic romance and has some extra elements in it that makes it a real page-turning read. I would definitely recommend it to a friend who enjoys spicy reading material.

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