Series: Beards and Bondage #2
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Femme-Domme, Romance
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When she needs a sanctuary…
Targeted by a sadistic former client, attorney Liz Lewis needs a place to lay low. When a friend offers her his family farm as a safe house, she eagerly accepts, unaware that she’ll have to share the farm with her friend’s brawny, beautiful brother, Silas McInroy.
…she invades his…
Weary of a world that doesn’t understand him, Silas just wants to be left alone to grow the best produce upstate New York has to offer. Still, he’s not going to toss a woman out when her safety is on the line. But the only way to explain her presence on his farm is to claim that they fell in love online…and the last thing he needs is a fake relationship that threatens to become more and more real every day.
With her world turned upside down and danger on her trail, Liz knows that this temporary refuge can’t last forever…but leaving the comfort and ease of Silas’s arms and farm to face the reality of her life may be the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.
*** WARNING: This book contains scenes of mild bondage and domination between a gorgeous lawyer and a sexy farmer who is terrible with women. And five farm dogs with varying degrees of loyalty to both the hero and heroine.***
FTC : I got this from the author for an honest review. I did have it on Pre-order….
When Liz Lewis finds herself targeted by a creepy client, she needs to get away from the city and out of the line of fire. Her friend whisks her away with an offer of sanctuary … only the keeper of said Sanctuary isn’t exactly a willing host.
Silas really doesn’t have much time for people anymore. He just wants to be left alone and then his arsehole brother, who he hasn’t seen in years, shows up with a frightened woman and he can’t turn her away because he can help. Next thing he knows he has a housemate, and a bed-partner (there is one bed…), that he never asked for and never wanted.
Liz’s presence in his life can’t be unexplained so they have to make it seem like they have a relationship (yay!! fake relationship trope) to all the people in his life. The problem is, the more they pretend, the closer they get. As the chemistry between them becomes impossible to ignore, a sexual relationship is inevitable. Liz only likes sex one way though; can Silas get on board?
As the charade starts to become a reality, it’s clear someone is going to get hurt. When it’s time for them both to get back to reality, can they really just walk away?
Book two lived up to expectations and, although I had a couple of issues, I adored Silas and Liz. I wanted them to get their HEA and the book was so much fun from start to finish. It was a Domme heroine with a hero with social issues in a fake-relationship… what’s not to love 🙂 Spoiler-ish from here on out guys… you have been warned.
I adored Silas. He really really did not give a fuck about what anyone thought of him (bar his Mom) and I adored that about him. It wasn’t that he was grumpy; he just genuinely had given up trying to fit in. When Liz invaded his space, I didn’t know how he would react but he really tried to make it work (he hired a cleaner FFS… my DH doesn’t even seem to notice filth!). When they started to have sex, I loved how he was so upfront and blunt about what he wanted (the bottle of lube cracked me up every-time he brought it out!). There was only one thing that worried me at first; he subbed because that was how she liked to have sex. I stopped worrying quite quickly after I realised that a) he agreed b) he was having a very good time c) she only ever set out to make him enjoy the sex. I am not a fan of I’ll sub-only-for-you romance but this was never that – he was into it as much as her.
Liz is wonderful. She is pretty bad-ass (loved how she dealt with the creepy ass client and Silas’s dick-head brother)and I loved her interactions with pretty much everyone in the book (especially the dogs…all the dogs). I was concerned about how quickly she agreed to share the bed with Silas (I’d have taken the couch .. at least for the night) but trauma is a pretty powerful thing and she trusted Silas’s brother not to take her to the house of a serial killer. She saw what she wanted in Silas and she never asked for him to be anything other than he was; I loved how she knew his social limits and just worked with them because it showed me what kind of a person she was. She was a strong, fiesty woman who never let her situation get to her; she just rolled with the punches and made the most of it.
The sex scenes were smoking hot BTW people. There is nothing in here but sexual satisfaction and I loved the way that they both just did what felt right.
Overall, I recommend. You don’t have to read book one (I recommend that too though) but I think that everyone needs to try a sample IMMEDIATELY.