- Siren-Bookstrand Inc
- Release Date
- March 2014
- Book 10 of Racy Nights
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more
When submissive cellist Ava Harmony escapes her abusive ex-Dom, she opens a music shop in Racy. She's not prepared for opposition from Dom Jake Malloy, or for the kindred spirit she finds in Dom Gary Reed. As she indulges in a hot ménage romance with both men, Ava is lulled into a false sense of security.
Jake Malloy misjudges Ava when she arrives in town, thinking she's there to take money away from sports in the schools and funnel it into music programs. But when a school board decision affects her dreams of teaching in the schools as well, Jake realizes his love for Ava is above all that. Will Jake's romance with Ava be cut short when her ex-Dom surfaces in nearby Indianapolis?
Gary Reed finds a like-minded musician in Ava, and doesn't mind sharing her with Jake. But when Ava's ex-Dom shows up too close to home, will Gary lose the woman he loves to her past?
Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Jun 01, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
134 people found the following review helpful
Ava Harmony finally finds the courage and strength to admit her relationship with her Dom is abusive and she gets out. When she leaves, she remembers a friend talking lovingly about her hometown--Racy, Indiana--and decides to check it out. Ava is not sure if opening a music shop in a small town with limited school funding for music is a good idea, but she's ready to take a risk and be independent.
News of Ava's arrival puts high school track coach Jake Malloy immediately on guard. He knows there is limited money in the school budget and he is worried Ava will try to shift money away from sports and into music programs. Jake's desire to question Ava's motives quickly turns into a desire to dominate her once they meet.
When Jake mentions the arrival of a sexy music teacher to Gary Reed, a musician himself, he knows he has to meet her. Jake and Gary both decide they want to get to know Ava better. While Ava is intrigued by and attracted to these two men, she is not sure if she is ready to trust anyone enough to submit to them. Then there is the added complication of Jake and Gary wanting to exact revenge on Ava's ex once she tells them how he treated her. The three of them have a lot to figure out before they can trust each other enough to have a relationship.
The best part about this story for me was the abusive relationship between Ava and her ex, Leo. While abuse is a difficult thing to read about, it is something that adds dimension, good or bad, to a character's story. The author does a great job emphasizing the importance of, and difficulty with, recognizing abuse in a BDSM relationship. I enjoyed Ava's character so much because she not only came to terms with her abusive relationship but she confronted it and eventually decided to use it as motivation to help others.
Of course she may never have moved past the coming to terms phase if it weren't for Jake and Gary who supported her and showed her what a loving and consensual Dom should look like. Ava's abuse also served as a glue for this triad because Jake and Gary were able to form a connection based on their feelings for Ava and their desire to help her confront her abuser. I really enjoyed all three of these characters and watching them come together and grow as individuals and as a group.
I am happy to be able to continue reading about Racy. I hope this series continues.
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