Friday, January 24, 2014

She's All Tied Up (Club 3 #2) by Cathryn Cade

"His control sets her free...and her trust throws him for a loop. "

"Club 3, Book 2"

Carlie Milton is finally out from under her judgmental mother's thumb. She has a great job, great friends, a loving father and brother... but her love life is a series of disasters.

When she's rescued from her latest dating debacle by bodybuilder Jake Stone, she can't resist his invitation to his BDSM club. The results are orgasmic, and Carlie comes back for more...until the night she goes all in. And Jake's reaction, driven by a ghost from his past, drives her back into her shell.

An ex-Marine, Jake believes self-discipline and control are the only things holding his life together. Until Carlie. Her lush body, tender vulnerability and unquestioning trust shake him to the core, jarring loose the tight lid he keeps on his demons-at the worst possible time.

Now, to help her find the courage to try again, he's going to have to do something he's never done before. Make peace with his past...and convince himself that leading with his heart doesn't have to end in pain.

Warning: Contains a hard-nosed ex-Marine with a soft heart and a way with knots, and a plucky heroine who isn't afraid to let him learn to navigate her curves.
My review:

This is the second in a loosely connected trilogy.  In this installment sweet, shy, Carlie, a smart sexy woman with body issues finally makes a play for big bad Jake.  When her friend Daisy finds love and happiness with her Dom in She's All In (Club 3 #1) Carlie thinks maybe that is what she has been missing.  She has been lusting after Jake at the gym and knows he is a Dom at Club 3.  After yet another disastrous vanilla date she takes the plunge and joins Club 3.  Jake has lusted after Calie as well but he doesn’t do vanilla so when she shows up at the club he takes his shot.  The problem is Carlie is looking for love and Jake doesn’t believe.  With trust being so necessary in a D/s relationship can these two find common ground or will Carlie be forced to look elsewhere for love?  Yet another sizzling hot installment in the Club 3 series. There is so much going on in the background of this book you will have to read it more than once to get it all.  I was thrilled to see a Dom portrayed as something less than perfect.  They can and do make mistakes too.  But oh the fun in watching them fix it.  

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