10 October 2014

Zane's Choice by Mardi Maxwell

 A year ago, Jackson Ramsey sent Jenna Parnelle away after she gave him one night of passionate submission. At the time, he believed he was saving her from his temper and jealous nature, but Jenna believes Jackson had been slumming with the chubby girl from the poor side of town. A year later Jenna finds herself staying at the Ramsey ranch while she helps her friend Addison prepare for her wedding with Jackson's older brother, Cade. Already dreading being in the same house with Jackson, her problems multiply when Jackson begins to pursue her. The last year has taught Jackson that he's not the kind of man who would hurt a woman, much less the only woman he's ever loved. Now he has to convince Jenna, but she's decided to protect herself from further heartbreak. Who will win when a determined Dom pursues a stubborn submissive?

Do you remember that saying “Saving the best for last”? well it appears that is just what the author did with the Ramsey brothers.  Zane is even more intense than the twins , Cade and Jackson all put together.  I will just say it now, this impressed me to no ends because I had come to expect Zane to be more of the controlled and reserved brother, not only because of the roles he has played in the prior three books but because of his career as a prosecutor for the DA’s office. 
Zane finds himself in a battle between his lust and desires to make Ravyn his woman/slave and the job he is assigned to do for the DA.  He knows Ravyn is hiding something from him and with the information regarding the crimes connected to her family and homestead, he really has to cage his heart and lust so he can bring justice to those who have hurt  innocent people. 
Ravyn knows more than she can let on.  With blackmail and abuse as a family tradition she is faced being framed for a crime she never committed it appears.  Unfortunately the man her body longs for is the one who is supposed to prove her guilt.  How can she trust him enough to tell him the truth and all that she knows when his goal in life as she sees it is to put her behind bars. 
This is the recipe for a hot steamy romance and the author didn’t fail to deliver.  With Zane and Ravyn there was that extra force that drove them to seek their sexual needs and emotional connection like there was no tomorrow.  I found that as a huge bonus for us readers as the story unfolded and the choices were made as to what they were going to do about their future.  The author kept a constant invisible elastic band between their wants and their needs giving us a fantastic tug of war between emotions and realty. 
As with most of her books in this series, the plot is sprinkled with distrust, betrayal, lies and crime but always giving us the added bonus of protectiveness, love, Dom’s and some really hot passion.  I hope to be getting my hands on more of her books  soon.  I would love to thank her and the Ramsey brothers and crew for many hours of heart melting, edge of the seat, fanning the face moments that I have enjoyed over the last month.   
I was born in Utah but I’ve traveled throughout America and lived in sunny California, hot and dry west Texas, and the mountains of Colorado. I wrote my first erotic romance in the summer of 2013. It was accepted and published that same year. Since then I’ve written three more books in the Doms of Club Mystique series. At this time I’m busy writing the fifth and final book in the series. My heroes are tough cowboys with military backgrounds and my heroines are strong, sassy and submissive. I like my readers to laugh, and cry, so I put a lot of emotion in my books as well as suspense and happy endings.  

Other than writing, I love to read, travel, garden, swim with my family, and go to the local drive-in movie with a carload of friends and a huge container of home-made cheese popcorn.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Tbird! Thank you for taking the time to read my book and then write such a wonderful review. Mardi