Taming Her Racy Ways

Tara Rose
Taming Her Racy Ways
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Release Date
May 2013
Book 5 of Racy Nights
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

Marisol Santiago and Rafe Rodriguez were forced by their parents to break up when Rafe was a high school senior and Marisol was only fourteen, but they have never gotten over each other. When a tornado brings them together again eighteen years later, his parents force him to make a choice. Rafe Rodriguez has never defied his parents, but he will stop at nothing to win Marisol's love.

Ellis McCree is smitten with Marisol after he offers to make one of her BDSM fantasies come true. She is everything he's been searching for. But when he learns that Rafe intends to win her heart as well, Ellis knows the only way he can have Marisol is to share her with Rafe.

A searing betrayal by her best friend Ria, Rafe's sister, drives Marisol into Ellis's arms for comfort. But if she gives her heart as well as her body to him, will she lose Rafe in the process?

Book Review by Lynn (reviewer)
Aug 28, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
200 people found the following review helpful
In TAMING HER RACY WAYS, we see that love, honor, family, and friendship all impact a relationship.

Rafe and Marisol dated in high school but were forced to break up because Rafe was four years older and their families believed their relationship was sexual and therefore inappropriate. Neither of them ever got over the loss of that relationship, but they each now have themselves convinced that the other hates them.

The two are unexpectedly thrown together when a tornado hits and devastates the town. They have an amazing night of passion and open up with each other about the feelings that never dissipated, but Marisol quickly realizes that one night might be all they get. Rafe is from a very close family and his need to honor and respect his parents is very strong. Rafe's parents are not happy with the idea of him being with Marisol, even years after high school. If Rafe chooses to pursue his feelings for Marisol, he may lose his family, which would also mean losing his job and his apartment.

The tornado also throws Marisol and Ellis together, but in the professional world. However, things quickly turn personal and Ellis is offering to introduce Marisol to the world of BDSM, which she is curious about. Marisol has strong feelings for Rafe, but if his loyalty is to his family, then Marisol is not going to pass up an opportunity for a relationship with Ellis. But Rafe isn't quite ready to give up on Marisol yet!

I had a difficult time rating this book. I enjoyed the story, but somehow did not feel as connected to the characters as I have in the other books in this series. And while I know the story is about the relationship between Marisol, Rafe and Ellis, I feel like there was more that could have been told about Rafe's family. The emotions of Rafe and Marisol in regards to his family and the strife they are causing in their relationship were wonderfully and heartbreakingly written, but I felt like the breakdown of Marisol's relationship with Ria deserved more page time.

I enjoyed Ellis as a character, especially his desire and willingness to train both Rafe and Marisol in the BDSM lifestyle, but I didn't find him very dynamic. While Ellis mentioned his past and how his relationship with his ex-sub had a significant impact on him and his emotions, I did not feel that as deeply as some of the other challenges faced by characters in this series.

This was a really good story (probably 3.5 stars) and a great addition to the Racy Nights series, just not my favorite. But I guess they can't all be my favorites!
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