Monday, November 26, 2012

Review: Rawhide: Bucksins, Boots and Bondage

Title: Rawhide: Buckskins, Boots & Bondage  

Author: Desiree Holt

Publisher: The Wilder Roses (The Wild Rose Press)

Genre: Contemporary menage

Heat Level: Erotic

Reviewer: Jen

Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Blurb: Twins Justin and Tucker Davis only want one thing--one woman to share for the rest of their lives. Angel Cruz wants two men who will cherish her forever. Sex between them is hotter than the Texas sun in August as they play out their fantasies at Rawhide, the private bondage club. But when her job threatens their livelihood, will their newfound connection be strong enough to survive?

This book is what I would classify as a Cowboy erotic romance. It is #4 in the Rawhide series that is written by Desiree Holt.  In this story, there are twin brothers Tucker and Justin Davis who have a liking for sharing their women. In the past they were both hurt by a woman whom they thought they would maybe have a future with. Justin, being the more sensitive brother still harboured resentment, bitterness , and a lack of being able to trust a woman with his heart. Tucker was ready to move on and hopefully find someone who would be interested in a ménage relationship with him and his brother. They both had a fear of having that kind of relationship in their small community thinking that the understanding just wouldn’t be there for this kind of relationship. The loneliness began to take over so that one day Tucker brought it up to his good friend Reece. Tucker’s friend explains about a place called “Rawhide Bondage Club” and how Tucker and his brother should come by and see what it is all about.
Angel, who is a litigation attorney, is at the club the night the twins show up there and the attraction between all three is immediate. Sparks fly and they decide to take it upstairs where they have a smoking hot encounter. They all choose to continually see each other and feelings start to become involved and Angel believes a future is finally possible with these two men who she is falling in love with. Conflict arises when Angel’s boss expects her to take on a case against her lovers. Sparks of a different kind fly and the question becomes; Will they all be able to find a compromise or should they just walk away?
I really enjoyed this short story and the characters in it. I was impressed with how the author was able to have so much happen in such a short read without it seeming like an information dump. The sex was off the charts! The ménage scenes were so detailed I could actually imagine very well how the men felt physically while they were with Angel. I love it when an author is able to have me picture the scene very clearly in my head as I am reading. It was also nice to have a good base story down so that it wasn’t just sex through the story There was also a good mixture of differences between the twins and their acceptance of the relationship with Angel. Her character showed a nice balance of being independent and determined, on one side and the other side she also had some vulnerability because she had been hurt before. It was nice to see her in control of herself but not coming across as overbearing.
I feel that this book is worth 4.5 lightening bolts and I am eager to go back to the beginning and read the first book in the Rawhide series. I am intrigued and want to read about how some of the characters got together with their present partners. This was the first time that I have read a book written by Desiree Holt and I can honestly say that it won’t be the last!

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