Jenna Mathews has nothing on her mind except making sure her best friend's wedding is perfect in every way. As the maid of honor and the florist, she needs to keep on task. However, she is in no way prepared for the sexy best man who slides into place at the last second for the wedding rehearsal. He flusters her from the moment he arrives and manages to tip her world on its axis before the night is over. But Jenna isn't ready for his world, and besides, she has family issues to deal with and has no interest in divulging the truth about who she really is.
Mason Simmons can't believe he is falling for a vanilla woman at his best friend's wedding of all places. Even though both the bride and the groom warn him to stay away from the maid of honor, he isn't able to keep his hands to himself. He's a smart man, though. No matter how hard he gets every time he's with Jenna, he still knows she isn't the type to enjoy either of his favorite pastimes - MMA fighting and BDSM. What he really needs to do is get her out of his system so he can move on.
But things don't work out as planned for either Jenna or Mason. Every time they are together, the heat rises. Neither of them is capable of turning the flames down. Jenna proves to be far less vanilla at heart, shocking herself as well as Mason. The fighting is almost more than she can handle, but when Mason takes her to his club, Extreme, she finds herself titillated beyond what either of them expected.
Just when things are looking up, Jenna's family enters the picture to rock the boat. Can their relationship survive the extreme turbulence? Secrets are one thing, but Jenna has a pile she wished she never had to divulge.
©2014 Becca Jameson (P)2015 Hartwood Publishing Group
I really liked the narrators regular female voice but when she did the male voice for Mason it was so awful it was distracting. It was robotic and had no emotion. I couldn't get used to it or tune out my dislike of it so it grates on me the entire time. In terms of the book/ story line, it felt shallow. The emotions were kept high level and there was no angst in transitioning into unexpected roles or feelings. For example Mason didn't struggle with falling in love at all even though he never planned on it or had loved before. She didn't struggle with becoming a submissive or finding out her best friend was, even though she was apparently clueless about this lifestyle. Everything just kinda happened and the characters just went with the flow.
I read to written version of this book and series and lived it. The story
was short and I liked that she didn't just all of a sudden become submissive, but was something she wanted to delve into a bit.
Unfortunately, I did not like the narrator. For some reason, she read all characters like a robot. No emotion or change at all. While I live Becca Jameson's books, this narrator is a bit of a kill joy.
Jenna's character was too static. There wasn't enough character development & the story lacked the suspense that the first book in the series had.
The male characters all sound the same & lack the emotion that was needed. The way Mason sounded made him seem unaffected throughout the story.
"I liked it but..."
This is only for mature readers.
Well, in my review of 'Come' the first book, I said that I am not a fan of BDSM and that I may possibly not finish reading this book.
I did finish this and while the jury is still out about whether or not I liked where the book ended, the majority of the story spoke of a man who might want to adapt what he does to get the girl he wants. This, I really liked. So often we read about the girl who has no choice but to fall in with his lifestyle because he cannot possibly be expected to change but she must. (See I just cannot get that dislike out of my system.)
Jenna is a strong girl and I like that she didn't just give in and submit to Mason. His forceful nature and the way that he steamrolled into her complicated family relationship without allowing her decisions to matter, really angered me. His defense of her and quick thinking on Monday morning did redeem him slightly.
As I said, I did read this to the end but do not particularly like how it ended. I doubt whether I will read any of the other books in the series as I am sure that the BDSM scene will just get more prominent and if I don't even like this one's ending, I doubt I will like where the other men take their new women.
BUT, if BDSM and Dom/sub relationships are your thing, I am sure you will like this series as the characters are really likable.
I enjoyed the book and gave it 4*,
however, the narrator killed it for me; sometimes rushed, whenever any dialogue was narrated it was usually as a statement - there was no fluidity to delivery, I was very disappointed as it made the female characters not very believable or sexy given the genre of the book (squeaky, middle aged sounding voice).
Very disappointed to find that Annie Chapman narrates all of this series.
As a result of my issues with the narrator this book completely missed the mark and rates much lower than the book did.
yes i loved Mason
that money isn't everything
ive only listened to the Bacca Jameson books so far
dom & the flower girl
can't wait for the rest
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