- State of Mind
- Release Date
- July 2015
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance
After five years spent proving his innocence in a gambling scheme, Jimmy Doyle Walker is back on the field for the Washington Diplomats. Given one season to demonstrate he can still contribute to the team, he guards his secrets well, knowing exposure of his unorthodox sex life would create a career-ending scandal. When he meets Evelyn Gardner, she tests his resolve, and he risks everything to show her the delights to be found in his arms.
Living day-to-day as a switchboard operator, Evelyn Gardner loathes the sexual cravings that cost her the home and family she'd always dreamed of. When she meets Jimmy Doyle Walker, the sexy first baseman for the Washington Diplomats, at a church revival meeting, he challenges her beliefs and her expectations. Determinedly, he seduces her through erotic letters, sensual gifts, and sexual play, until she dares dream she can have satisfaction and respectability.
Too bad her father, the preacher, seems set on ruining not only their reputations but also their lives.
Oct 16, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
167 people found the following review helpful
Baseball and apple pie are among America's icons. What happens when you add a twist of kink can be found in SUSPENDED GAME by Roz Lee.
The year is 1936; Jimmy Doyle Walker is returning to baseball after being cleared of illegal betting charges. He's trying to find his way back into the game he loves, but his path is not easy.
Evelyn Gardner is a switchboard operator with painful secrets. She's all but suppressed every bit of sexual desire until an encounter with Jimmy Doyle gives her a fresh perspective. And when that handsome man starts writing letters and sending notes, those needs start waking up.
What follows is an absolutely breathtaking story set in a time when society had a much stricter sense of rules. To have a story with BDSM elements with that setting is a stroke of pure genius.
Not only is the baseball part of the story appealing to non-baseball fans, but the dynamic between Jimmy Doyle and Evelyn is fascinating.
From start to finish, this was a superb book. I was especially impressed with how well the author was able to stick with the time period, complete with baseball games on the radio and tent revivals.
Even the plot twist, which was completely unexpected, was something readers typically don't encounter. There's plenty of substance to go along with the heat in this story.
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