Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: April 21, 2017
Beards & Bondage
1. Haven - Paperback | Kindle
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A week-long getaway…Thoughts on Haven: Cranky mountain men are THE BEST. Seriously. I adore all their grumbling and groaning and how they end up doing the right thing even as they're fighting against it. Throw in a city girl in a bad situation (seriously, Claudia's introduction to Shep's mountain is nothing short of deeply traumatic) and it's fantastic.
City girl Claudia Cade's carefree life is plunged into chaos when a camping trip with her brother in the national forests of Northern California turns into a deadly dash for her survival.
A solitary world turned upside down…
Nature photographer Shepard Olsen has resigned himself to a quiet existence, with only his dog by his side, until a woman in need of his protection shows up on his doorstep and throws his universe into disarray.
Two lives linked by tragedy…
Claudia is desperate to heal from her traumatic loss, but can’t stop thinking about her run-in with evil….or the grizzled mountain man whose quick thinking and good aim saved her life. When she shows up on Shep's doorstep again, she finds she isn't the only one who can't move on.
…saved by bliss.
The two begin an intense, passionate relationship of Dominance and submission, pleasure and pain, but with dark memories haunting them and decisions about the future rapidly approaching, Claudia can’t help but wonder...how long can they be each other's haven?
*** WARNING: This book contains a sexual relationship between a fashionista and a cranky mountain man who are dealing with physical and emotional trauma. And a very big, cuddly dog.***
Not that Claudia's trauma was good, mind you, but it put her in Shep's orbit and they took it from there. Eventually. They both had things they had to come to terms with before they found their happily ever after (death and mayhem will do that to a person's psyche, you know), but they worked through them.
Between the gorgeous cover and the sexy times with an experienced Dom (it's been a while since I read one of these books, btw, and I totally remember why I dig a well-written one!), I was hooked. I'm very curious who the next book is going to be about. Verra curious.