Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: BDSM Romance
Heat Rating: 4
Bethany asks Jordan Fitzpatrick, owner of Reckless Abandon, to find her a Master, agreeing to accept his choice. But never would she have guessed that he’d choose young hard-body Jonathan Steele. Fifteen years her junior and a friend for years, Jonathan soon lets her know, in no uncertain terms, that he is coming for her one way or another.
Jonathan’s sights are on Beth, and though she readily accepts her true sub nature, he knows he’s in for a struggle. Beth has been taught by her late husband that she can only depend on herself--a lesson that will be a challenge for Jonathan to undo.
With the help of best friend Peter Hamilton and the atmosphere of the city’s premier BDSM Club, Reckless Abandon, Jonathan knows it’s a challenge well worth meeting. The only uncertainty is whether or not he can get Beth to completely surrender to him before another does her harm.
Clare C's Review
Bethany certainly is a lucky woman. Six months after the death of her less-than-stellar husband, she finds herself in the arms of Jonathan, a man fifteen years younger who has worshipped her since he was a teen living next door to her. Jonathan is the Dom selected, at Bethany’s request, to initiate her into the life of a submissive. The love story is sweet and compelling. The introduction of Peter as a second Dom isn’t exactly necessary, as Jonathan really is all she needs, but it does lead to a couple of really hot erotic scenes.
Speaking of the erotic scenes, I think my eReader went up in flames several times. Wow—Ms. Ashbury certainly knows how to write the wicked hot stuff in a way that’s still emotional and sweet. The rest of the plot—the evil sister-in-law after Bethany’s inheritance—could disappear and the reader wouldn’t notice because the erotic scenes are the real star of this story. Shackled is about a woman whose shackles set her free from the bonds her life had become. It’s an incredible roller coaster that will have you back in line to ride it again the moment it’s over.
4 Tea Cups!