Series: Loving on the Edge book #3
Author: Roni Loren
He’ll do anything for you. But you’d better say please.
When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she’s not girly enough for primetime, she’s determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place—even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy’s hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There’s one more problem…
Grant’s “place” is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he’s used to being in charge —even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant’s surprise, she’s intrigued—even envious—of his trainees. They’re the epitome of what she’s never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn’t believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone’s submissive. But Charli’s already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.
I don’t ever remember feeling so much empathy towards a leading man… I wanted to hug Grant tight and tell him it was okay to let go and love again! Through a good portion of the book we are only given glimpses of the past that hurt him so deep he’s felt as if his “soul died with his first love”. And oh boy, when the whole past is revealed its a tear-jerker!
Charli is a tomboy and raised by a father and brothers who never nurtured her feminine side but loved her and took care of her in the best way they knew how. She is going after her dream of an on-air sports reporting job and she hits nothing but obstacles all along her career path.
These two should not make sense… Charli is too headstrong and stubborn to live in Grant’s “anything but vanilla” world. But once they start to challenge each other you see that things are not always as they seem on the surface. Grant can take his tomboy and help her find her sexy. One of my fave lines: “He’d figured out pretty quickly that Charli didn’t have a femininity problem, she had a confidence problem.”
This is a smoldering, erotic and wonderful story with a little twist of suspense. Roni Loren is at her best in this story and I hung on every word!