Lovers’ Feud by Ann Jacobs
Book One in the Caden Kink series
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length Short Story (120 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Clover
Hatfields and McCoys meet Dallas…
What should have been simple BDSM club play becomes complicated when lifelong neighbors Bye Caden and Karen Oakley discover there’s more between them than one steamy night. But acting on their feelings is unthinkable, for if discovered, they could reignite a century-old feud between their families.
Sneaking around to be together ups the heat factor, but it’s only a matter of time before the couple must come clean. Forever is hard to come by when one’s father shoots first and asks questions later.
Against a larger-than-life ranch setting, the lovers must overcome not only their own misgivings, but the opposition of their respective families. A task that could prove to be as big as Texas.
How can new lovers overcome an ancient family feud and be together forever?
For Bye Caden and Karen Oakley this is exactly the situation they find themselves in. When they meet at Neon Lasso, a private BDSM club, and quickly discover there are more layers to their attraction than just smokin’ hot sex they need to hide their blossoming relationship from both of their families. It is either that or risk getting disinherited or shot!
I always enjoy Ann Jacobs’ books and Lovers’ Feud is no exception. Karen and Bye are both very likeable characters, deep enough to be able to relate to them as a reader and I certainly was invested in the outcome of the book. The writing is articulate and graceful.
After the hero and heroine's initial meeting they only went back to the Neon Lasso once more, for some racy ménage fun, and then much of the story was about them discovering their past and why their families spent so much time and effort hating one another.
The past unraveled in an interesting way, secondary characters played and important part and set up the scene for future books in the series. I will certainly be on the look out for them.
I would have enjoyed another trip back to the club later in the book and some more steaming scenes with Bye as the star, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story – I guess I’m just greedy!