Title: Rescuing Cade
Author: Elodie Parkes
Length : 80 Pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance (some BDSM to it)
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 3/5 - Blush Worthy
A year ago, Cade was dumped by his fiancé, who told him the reason was because he was absolutely hopeless in bed. He took that rejection to heart and since has not been able to, erm, rise to the occasion, even if he’d been interested, which he hasn’t. In an effort to get him back into the game, his best friend takes him to “The Club”, a BDSM club which Jack believes will spark Cade’s interest once more.
Marissa acts as a Domme at The Club, though she admittedly doesn’t have a strong need/desire to dominate or be dominated. She immediately sees Cade when he comes in with his friend. She meets him at the bar where he admits he probably shouldn’t have come. One thing leads to another and she takes him home with her. She dominates him, though he’s barely interested in things like that and she privately admits it doesn’t feel right being dominant with him. Things are a bit messy, but Cade is freed from his year-long belief in his horribleness in bed.
I think this book was unnecessarily drawn out. I liked both Marissa and Cade, but didn’t understand why they didn’t just talk. It was ultimately a sweet romance, but I honestly didn’t feel the spark between them at all. They spent too much time trying to be what they thought the other one wanted them to be.
Thanks to the publisher for sending this to review!
Rosie is in her early thirties and she is feeling very lonely. One after the other her friends are partnering up and she no longer feels like she fits in her social circle. One thing she does enjoy is to watch the two beautiful horses, one black and one silver-white, that run past her house in the night. Nothing could have prepared her for how signing up for dance lessons led by a gorgeous dark-haired man and an equally gorgeous platinum-blond man would change her lonely life.
This was a pleasant short story, with an interesting fantasy/paranormal element. I think many people can relate to the loneliness that Rosie is feeling. Although, I am not personally a fan of instant love. I do like MFM stories, but in this story, somehow the two men didn´t fit as well. Still a quick and enjoyable paranormal story, well fitted to the short story format.