Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ARC Review: Red Skye At Night by Ashe Barker

~ Genre ~ Contemporary romance, Bondage, BDSM

~ Audience ~ 18+

~ Blurb ~

Two strangers, one outrageous proposal, and the journey of a lifetime. 

How far would you go? To Skye and back?

A random accident as a teenager wrecked Hope Shepherd’s aspirations to be an international athlete. Now working as a taxi driver, Hope is unsettled by a sexy Canadian she picks up at the airport. With his good looks and easy charm, he’s just the sort of man she can do without. But can she afford to turn down his offer?

He offers her a small fortune to drive him to Scotland, where he hopes to discover his ancestral roots. And not just anywhere in Scotland. Harry McLeod wants to go to the Highlands, to the Isle of Skye.

He is persistent, and Hope needs the cash. But what are the real terms of this outrageous deal?

Harry McLeod desires Hope, and the attraction is shared. If he can get her in his bed—or better still, tied to it—will she allow him to peel away her protective layers to release her inner submissive? Harry is stern, uncompromising, outrageously sexy and utterly irresistible. How will Hope respond to his dark brand of sensuality? Does he offer more than a generous fare and a few erotic encounters?

When they reach Skye, a feud spanning four generations challenges all that Hope thought she was coming to know about submission. Will it be enough to convince her that this could be a relationship to stand the test of time?

Reader Advisory: This books contains scenes of anal play.

~ My Review ~

Sexy Canadian Harry McLeod bribes Hope into driving him to Scotland to visit his ancestral roots with hopes of getting her into his bed. Now this is a storyline that makes for a good story as the author maneuvers you through interactions between Harry and Hope throughout their journey to Skye. This story has thorough descriptions so you feel like you are there and the erotica scenes are very well written as well as instructive for those who are unfamiliar with BDSM.

Hope starts off for me as someone I wasn’t interested in reading about but a quarter of the way into the book the author shows you a women with a strong character and personal belief system that causes you to change your opinion. I like Hope because she was tough on the outside and her overall persona was strong in spite of her sometimes self-depreciating manner due to her accident.

For me Harry’s character was an instant attraction. His personality was well defined from the start and he stayed strong throughout the book. I do like that the author showed a part of him that was unsure which just sealed the deal for me.

What book is complete without some drama and there is family drama here, which starts and ends the story. I was so delighted with what Harry’s great-grandma shared with Hope. It was just so appropriate for the storyline and quite refreshing.

This was a great read and I will admit that I cried at the end because it had a scene that just was so beautiful and happy/sad and perfect.

I give this book 4.5 STARS because it took me a while to get connected to the story.

A copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review via Totally Bound Publications

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~ About The Author ~

Until 2010, Ashe was a director of a regeneration company before deciding there had to be more to life and leaving to pursue a lifetime goal of self-employment.

Ashe has been an avid reader of women’s fiction for many years—erotic, historical, contemporary, fantasy, romance—you name it. Now, at last in control of her own time and working from her home in rural West Yorkshire, she has been able to realise her dream of writing erotic romance herself.

She draws on settings and anecdotes from her previous and current experience to lend colour, detail and realism to her plots and characters, but her stories of love, challenge, resilience and compassion are the conjurings of her own imagination. She loves to craft strong, enigmatic men and bright, sassy women to give them a hard time—in every sense of the word.

When she’s not writing, Ashe’s time is divided between her role as resident taxi driver for her teenage daughter, and caring for a menagerie of dogs, rabbits, tortoises and a grumpy cockatiel.

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