Impact, Cassandra Carr, Ellora's Cave
Buckin' Bull Riders #1
Professional bull rider Conner Raub hides a secret from the world. He’s a Dom. When he meets a submissive on tour who pulls at his Dom tendencies, he fights to deny his true self, believing his colleagues will condemn his lifestyle.
Jessica Talbot is new to the BDSM scene and the bull riding tour, but after seeing Conner come to the aid of a submissive being mistreated in a club, she sets out to have him for her own. After their first night together she asks him to train her to submit and he refuses, afraid to mix business with pleasure. But Jessica isn’t deterred. She’ll do whatever it takes to make him realize he can have it all—a career, true love, and the BDSM lifestyle he craves.
There is something about bull riders that is just intrinsically mysterious and sexy as hell. And yeah just a little bit crazy too but that just adds to the mystery. What kind of man volunteers to get on the back of a bull and hold on with just one hand? Conner exudes that sexy, protective alpha male persona not just in the ring but in the bedroom as well.
Jessica is a woman in a mans world and she has no problem being strong in her job. But she is looking for someone else to take over in the bedroom. She may be naturally submissive but she isn't afraid to go after what she wants...and she wants Conner.
I found myself instantly drawn to both characters in this book and just could not put it down. I really enjoyed how spunky Jessica was and had to laugh at how she always seemed to be "topping from the bottom".
Ms. Carr created a believable world with real characters you can't help but like and root for. The bull riding aspect was believable and exciting to read. There is one strong secondary character that is the MC in the next book and I have a feeling that there will be more humor in that book just because Brady is so funny in this book.
I had a couple of problems with the BDSM aspect of this novel in that there are several times when Conner can't seem to make up his mind on what he wants and that seemed a contradiction to how his character is originally introduced. His vacillation seemed very un-Dom like to me.
For me this was a fun, sexy read and I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series Collision.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.