on 7 August 2017
Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance
Series: Small Town Temptations #2
Published by Entangled Publishing
Copy for review provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blaine Richards didn’t believe in love at first sight, even when he met the perfect woman. They had an intense, passionate interlude sixteen months ago…and then it was over. Even after all this time, Blaine can’t forget Cassie Monroe. Now, he’s desperate to get her back.
It’s taken more than a year for Cassie's broken heart to heal, but she’s finally ready to move on…when Blaine comes back to town, claiming she belongs with him.
He challenges her to spend a weekend with him, betting she won’t be able to walk away at the end of it. Cassie finally agrees, determined to prove there’s nothing between them but hot sex.
Only, the erotic, no-holds-barred weekend Blaine has planned for her is enough to make a girl change her mind…
Disclaimer: Contains the following possible trigger: consensual rape fantasy.
Seducing His True Love by Laura Jardine is the latest sexy story in her scorchingly hot Small Town Temptations series. I really enjoyed the first story, Tempting her Neighbor, which starred a sexually confident heroine who hooks up with her reclusive neighbor and finds they are perfectly compatible in many ways. In this story, we get a sexy second chance romance as a couple who connected first in a week long fling find that neither has been able to leave thoughts of the other behind.
When Blaine Richard’s father took his own life, Blaine spent some time during the following months regrouping and coming to terms with his grief. During one of those weeks, he’d planned a camping trip but in the small Ontario town where he stopped for a coffee, his eyes met those of a woman in the shop and all his plans went out the window. A week of sexual fantasies playing out in real time ensued as the two took a break from the world and spent it with each other. But Blaine didn’t believe that he could really be falling in love with this woman he’d just met, and when their week together was up, he left with no plans to return.
Cassie Monroe was heartbroken when her lover left, and though she hoped for a while he’d return, she eventually gave up on that dream and tried moving on with her life. But sixteen months later, Blaine suddenly shows up, asking for a second chance. Cassie had once given him her body and her heart, but this time around, she’s clear – a weekend is all he gets. Once burned, twice shy. Blaine will give everything he has to convince Cassie that it’s not a game and that he wants a real future with her. But can she trust him not to break her heart again?
Because this is part of the Scorched imprint, it means a pretty high heat level and lots of sex, which it definitely lives up to! Cassie and Blaine dabbled in some BDSM the first time around, and they do again here, with some kink scenes including consensual ‘non-consent’. It’s clear these two enjoy sexual experimentation, but Blaine also cares a lot for Cassie and makes sure everything they do is pleasurable for her. He’s an affectionate lover and really wants to show Cassie that she’s not making a mistake by letting him back into her life. Opening himself up to her emotionally goes a long way to convincing her that he means what he says. Blaine comes up with a plan to show her he’s serious, and it works, resulting in a sweet happy ending for the couple. If you’re looking for quick, sexy reads with couples who aren’t afraid to express their sexual desires, Small Town Temptations is a great series to add to your TBR!