Ten years ago, Rori Simon left town shy, unattractive, and with zero self-esteem. Now she's back, older, stronger and finally loving herself - and it shows. Hot men are soon knocking at her door, including Jude Callahan, the bad boy who starred in her teenage daydreams... and her adult fantasies.
Jude can't believe the sexy, confident woman before him is actually Rori! She's gotten under his skin like no other woman has... and she brings out secret desires he can't resist. He wants to dominate Rori with every fiber of his being. Wants to own her and pleasure her. To cherish her as he makes her his.
Rori discovers she likes being controlled. She also knows Jude is not a one-woman man. Everything changes when she meets Zach Helm. Edgy, sensual Zach knows just what she needs, and before long, she's in love. Jude watches them together and wonders if he's lost his chance forever.
Previously published, newly revised by author.
©2010 Lauren Dane (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
I guess it made it into the erotic section because of the bondage stuff...but this book is TAME by normal bondage standards (assuming there are bondage standards), it was pretty vanilla. I really enjoy books that can bring my emotions through and this book does, I was really angry in parts, cried in others and laughed in others. Lauren Dane is an excellent author and Isabelle Gordon did a great job with the narration.
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In reading the summary, I thought this would be girl gets pretty comes back and gets revenge. Not even close. It was girl leaves town because she is fat and ugly due to mothers bad cooking (even though her older sister was prom queen, head cheerleader etc., guess she was eating elsewhere.) She comes back to town successful writer of sex books, she is now so beautiful that all the men in town fall in love with her. This town by the way is a woman's dream, all the men are in there twenties, muscular and well hung. We are told that Rory, are heroine, is better then the rest of the sluts in town, she has more respect for herself. She proves this by going to her knees on the first date ever time and swallowing. With one guy, on the second date she lets him tie her up, etc. We are then told that she is a very independent girl and she proves this by letting a man give her a collar that marks her as his property. In this town everyone is into Bondage and Submission, so all know when they see Rory's collar that she is his property,but that she is still an independent girl.
At first I thought I would enjoy this book, it started out fairly well, made some good points and seemed halfway intelligent. Chapter Five is an extremely good sex scene. After that it got stupider and stupider. The author often gets sex mixed up with love. The sex gets boring, it is all bondage and submission, which is fine every now and then, but nothing but? These guys need some imagination. You see the plot unfolding way ahead of time and you keep hoping no, don't be so stupid, but no it happens. The author uses cheats to get what she wants to happen to happen.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I just loved it. Girl not popular in school, comes back 10 years later and is a beauty. Hooks up with the guy she has always wanted but he treats her like crap. She finds a great man then the other guy realized what he lost. Plus the sex scenes are sooo good!!! YUM YUM. So worth my time and credit.
Give me all your hot, sexy romance BUT must be a smart read too.
Lauren Dane concentrates so hard on the dirty words and explicit sex details that she loses her way from the original setting and plot in every book I've read by her. The initial setting had great potential, the characters could have been lovable, memorable and well developed...Too bad again, Lauren Dane. What could have been a great erotic love story with interesting characters wound up just like all her other books...Boring, pedestrian and FLAT with lots of dirty words filling in page quotas. The bondage aspect was less than interesting. Could have been a good book but didn't make it.
Lauren Dane tries to be Megan Hart without success.
When a story line is as good as this one it stands on its own merrit but when the narrator is as outstanding as Isabelle Gordon it brings the story to a vibrant life like form glowing before your eyes. Her performance was outstanding and not only entertained my but brought me into the room with her and deep into the scene.
Even though the focus of the book was not on BDSM I Thought the writer did a very accurate job of describing that lifestyle and took from it what the character liked and was most turned on by. Her interperatation of that lifestyle was dead on realistic.
The main Rori character grew ans learned from each experience and took what she loved from the BDSM lifestyle and formed her own circle of values. She took the reader on this journey with her and we learned together.
Would love to read any other books by this author and narrated by Ms Gordon. I would alos love to read more stories with a BDSM focus.
I loved this book the most because it started out with the two main characters hooking up immediately, unlike other books that make you wait until the book us almost finished. It was a true romantic, exoctic love story with some really hot sex scenes! I hope I can find another book similar to this story.
I loved the hot and steamy love scenes. I love how Rory was not afraid to go for what she wanted in bed too.
There was a tragic incident that happend in this story that made me cry, it was so touching. That's how involved this book pulled me in to it.
I highly reccomend this book to you if you enjoy reading hot, sexy love stories. It really pulls you into the story.
I had a hard time with the Southern twang.
Yes. The book was very erotic. I enjoyed the twist with the story. I would likely read another Lauren Dane book.
Some of the voices were laughable at times. But that did not steer me from the content... HOT! HOT! HOT!
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
Right up to the last hour of this book I would have given it a 5 star rating...then the plot made be bawl hysterically. I don't read fun steamy books to bawl, but I got so invested in the characters, due to the excellent writing and depth of them, that their sorrow became my sorrow....and that actually made me mad.
I would give the steamy scenes a B+, there was bondage, and a sub/dom thing going on, but in a tasteful and non porn kind of way, and over all the plot was very good, and believable.
So, in other words, it wasn't a MUST read of mine, but totally worth the $4.95 I got it on sale for.
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