Molly Duncan, forty-one, has come to Passion Lake for three things. A new job. A new life. And a new Dom. Her Dom husband has been dead for four years and she desperately wants the closeness of a loving D/s relationship. So she accepts a job at the Passion Lake library and buys an old semi-run-down farm suitable for boarding horses. Horses were a huge part of her life growing up, until she met and married Tom and entered his world of BDSM. Now she hopes to combine both of her passions.
Enter Jared Thompkins, seven-time World All-Around Rodeo Champion and circuit heart-throb. His career ended by injury at age twenty-eight, he’s ready to settle down and find a submissive of his own. A woman he can love and cherish and dominate the hell out of. On the recommendation of his older brother Mitch, he applies for the position of stable manager.
Molly sees a handsome, cocky, young cowboy with a swagger for a walk and a panty-melting grin. Jared sees a lusty, voluptuous, mature blond who’s ready for what he can give her.
The attraction between them is instantaneous and explosive. Each is exactly what the other has been seeking. Now all Jared has to do is prove to a wary Molly that it’s not just sex. He’s in it for the long haul. And a thirteen-year age difference is not the insurmountable obstacle she seems to think it is.
Until something happens that could destroy everything.
This was an interesting book for me to read — simply because it was really different to read a book where the heroine is older than the hero. But I have to say that Shelton did a great job at that aspect of the book.
Molly was a typical 41 year old woman who was doing what she was doing and was happy with everything. But knew she was missing something and while she was afraid, she was also willing to fight for what she wanted.
Jared was a great character as well. I loved how he was younger than Molly yet he strove to prove to her that age didn’t matter to him. That he wanted to be with her because of her, not because of her age. The sex scenes are done with the usual Shelton ways — both smutty and also well done. The story has a fair share of smut, but it doesn’t overtake the whole book like some BDSM books do.
It was also fun to catch up with the other residents of Passion Lake throughout the book, but it did seem at times that they took over the book.
This series is one of the few BDSM series that I enjoy and I can’t wait to read more from Shelton in the future.