Moving halfway across the country to work part-time at a ranch had been a rash decision on Yankee, city girl Kat Martin’s part. She understood that. She had just needed to get away from her pesky mom and older sister telling her what she should be doing with her life. She had no idea her bold move was going to put her in daily close proximity to her one and only one-night stand, Caleb McCrae.
Kat may not know what she wants to do with her life but she does know she needs to stay well away from sexy neanderthal Caleb, who had strutted into her life and ripped her pants off.
Caleb is officially done with military life and is ready to settle down. He’s bought a stake in the ranch he grew up working at and is building a beautiful house. Now all he has to do is wrangle the one that got away. Kat Martin has been haunting his thoughts and steaming up his dreams ever since she skipped out on him after one of the hottest nights of his life. She may be giving him the cold shoulder now, but he knows just how to heat her up.
I really, REALLY enjoyed Taming Kat. I absolutely adored Kat. She’s mouthy, sassy, and independent almost to a fault – she is the classic hot-tempered redhead without being clichéd. At the same time, her inexperience with the opposite sex magnifies her insecurities, especially when faced with an attractive man outside of work and it’s even worse when she is faced with Caleb. Once Caleb enters the scene, it becomes abundantly clear why Kat’s insecurities rear their ugly head – the man is a seriously sexy alpha male whose voice alone can make her shiver.
Kat Martin moved to Texas to get away from her judgmental mother and sister in hopes that she could find out who she wanted to be. While she’s not happy waitressing at the local bar, she has to in order to make ends meet so that she can afford to work at the Circle F ranch – a job she enjoys because she gets to work outside, but not what she sees herself doing for the long haul. Despite having finally lost her v-card at twenty-five, her love life is still nonexistent and the only man she responds to is the one man she has no intention of being intimate with again – Caleb McCrae. But Caleb and fate have different plans for Kat and after being attacked when leaving work one evening, Caleb comes to her aid and she soon finds that the man she’s been avoiding is now the center of her life. Caleb’s constant presence flusters her because his threats so spank her both excite her and make her ashamed of her responses. Thankfully she finds herself unable to hold out for long and as their relationship develops, the author treats us to a stimulating combination of hot sex and spanking as Caleb introduces Kat to the elements of BDSM that he enjoys. It was HAWT!
I have to say that Ms. Cara did something in this book that I do typically do not like, but she somehow managed to make it work in Kat and Caleb’s case. Within 24 hours of Kat’s attack, she and Caleb have sex. I usually find such a sequence of events unbelievable because the trauma from the assault would preclude sex both mentally and physically. And yet, I did not have that reaction this time. I don’t know how the author did it, but it actually felt right for them in my opinion. The interactions between Kat and Caleb are intense – the woman can argue most anything and has no problem standing up for herself. At the same time, she is sexually submissive in Caleb’s presence and this adds to the intimacy of their relationship. I was glad that Kat’s attacker was caught and couldn’t blame her one bit for the threats she made that evening, nor could I blame Caleb for laughing at her because the situation was hilarious. I really enjoyed Taming Kat and was excited when I learned that Ms. Cara has written two other books set in the same town about some of the characters I encountered in this book. I cannot wait to read them because I really liked her style of writing.
“Thank you.” She threw her arms around him.
He gave her the type of kiss that made her body melt before pushing her back.
“Don’t thank me yet,” he said. “You still have to take your punishment.”
She blanched. “This isn’t going to be one of those things where the punishment is extra bad to test me and see if I’ll still stick around afterward, is it?
He just gave her a stern look and said, “Bend over. Hands on the bed. Feet on the floor.”
Her hands were shaking, actually shaking as she got in position. Looking over at the belt still on the end of the bed, she looked over her shoulder at Caleb and asked, “Is it going to hurt?”
He didn’t answer. The evil bastard’s lips kicked into a half grin and he winked. The front of his pants strained with his huge erection. Even annoyed with him, the sight made her knees weak. Fuming and irritated with herself, Kat faced forward.
Unexpectedly, she heard a pop of a cap, and his fingers covered in cold lubricant circled her rosette before pushing in. He did that twice more before pulling his fingers free. In a strange way it felt like she was being violated even though she knew she could stop him. She didn’t want to. It was turning her the hell on. She could feel moisture leaking out of her ignored center, her clit pulsing.
“All right kitten, why don’t you be a good girl and put this in for me.”
Kat looked back, and Caleb was holding a black plug covered in lube. Her eyes went wide. It was twice the size of her little pink one at home. “That’s too big.”
“It’s smaller than my cock, and you’re going to take that tonight too.”
Aubrey Cara likes it sweet n’ dirty—romance that is. She adores writing about kinky characters finding their one true naughty soul mate to love, cherish, and get freaky with. Aubrey resides in Coastal GA with her wonderful husband, superhero kid, two hand-me-down dogs, and a fish that has survived against all odds. When she’s not writing you can find her sewing costumes, repairing leaky faucets and dodging the PTA.