Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fall Into You by Roni Loren



Cover_FallIntoYouWelcome to the Fall Into You blog tour where Roni will be awarding signed print copies of Crash Into You and Melt Into You, and a Kindle or Nook version of Still Into You (U.S. and Canada only) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $15 giftcard to B&N or Amazon to a randomly drawn host.

The Blurb

When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she’s not girly enough for primetime, she’s determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place—even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy’s hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There’s one more problem…

Grant’s “place” is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he’s used to being in charge —even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant’s surprise, she’s intrigued—even envious—of his trainees. They’re the epitome of what she’s never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn’t believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone’s submissive. But Charli’s already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.
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Review



I have to say that I’ve been looking forward to Grant’s story ever since that sexy cowboy swaggered onto the page in Crash Into You with that Texas twang and that shit eating grin.  There’s something about the way he pushed that Stetson up from his forehead with just one finger and grins out of those intense eyes that makes me go all melty and want to fall into a submissive puddle, right at his feet.  Le sigh!!  He is one sexy cowboy!!

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I enjoyed this so much – I positively devoured it and read it in one sitting.  I guess it’s a fairly familiar plotline – experienced dom takes on very inexperienced submissive but I really love this setup and Fall Into You has great character development and a very satisfying romance and, of course, contains really HAWT and erotic BDSM scenes.  Pretty much what we’ve come to expect from Roni Loren after she burst onto the scene with Crash Into You a year ago.

Grant is absolutely my most favourite Roni Loren dom to date.  He’s very skilful, very experienced but he’s become a bit of an island over the years, isolating himself emotionally despite being surrounded by people.  He’s actually quite lonely, allowing the heartbreak of his past to affect his ability to move on and find true happiness with a sub.  He takes them on for ‘training’ but never allows them to penetrate his cast iron emotional defences and always matching them up with another dom when that period is over.  Once he meets Charli, he finds himself almost defenceless against his growing feelings for her – will he allow her to breach his outer walls and touch the man holed up inside?

Charli is a really fun heroine to read.  She’s feisty, strong and independent but, despite all that, she’s a little bit lacking in self-confidence and is quick to put herself down, denying her own beauty and attraction.  Now do we think Grant is going to let her get away with that?  Oh, no!!  He’s not going to stand for that for a second!!

They indulge in some really delicious scenes as Grant slowly brings the submissive deep inside Charli that she didn’t even know was there, right to the surface.  He delights in her growing submissive grace as she positively blossoms under his tutelage.

There’s a stunning Shibari display…….

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There’s some seriously fun role play especially when Grant leans in towards Charli and whispers in her ear, “Run!”  Yes a thrill went through me right there and then!  There’s also a suspense plot simmering gently in the background – Charli is in danger and Grant means to protect her.  BUT, the most important thing going on here is the growing love story between Grant and Charli and they have a tortuous path to take – can they together break down Grant’s defences and find happiness?

It’s a super hot, super romantic BDSM story – it’s not very hardcore but it does contain scenes of bondage and punishment in Grant’s club, some light sharing and some anal sex.  It’s intended for a mature adult audience.

Fall Into You is the third book in the Loving on the Edge series but it works perfectly well as a standalone.  None of the previous books have any bearing on this story and, even though we’ve met Grant before, he’s completely reintroduced in this one so you can dive straight into this without worrying about what you might have missed, although I can highly recommend the earlier books if you like a bit of romance with your BDSM.

4.5 stars for the great romance and down right seriously HAWT BDSM scenes!

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Series Reading Order

1. Crash Into You
1.5 Still Into You
2, Melt Into You
3, Fall Into You
3.5 Not Until You – An e-serial to begin June  2013
4. Caught Up In You – expected release date August 6th 2013

Excerpt

His expression remained placid, but the flare in his eyes said he was anything but.

“Finish your sentence.”

She cringed but forced her vocal cords to work. “The thought made me mad. And jealous.”

He seemed to consider that for a moment, his head tilting ever so slightly.

“Interesting. Kneel down.”

She responded in an instant and attempted to rock down gracefully. Her knees hit the polished wood floors with barely a sound. Yeah, buddy. She fought back a proud smile.
He nodded in approval as he walked a slow circle around her, like an animal sizing up its prey. He stopped in front of her again. “Very nice. Get used to holding that kneel.”

“Yes, sir.”

He stepped back a few feet but continued to watch her as he slipped his suit coat off his shoulders—a slow, fluid motion of a man in no hurry. He folded the jacket and laid it neatly over the arm of the couch, smoothing out an errant wrinkle. Next, he pulled at the knot on his tie, the soft silk-against-silk sound the only noise in the room. His movements stayed methodical, deliberate—his stare unyielding. With each removed item, Charli found her heartbeat ticking up a notch. She moistened her lips. Was he going to take off everything? Was she finally going to get to see all of him, touch him?

He ran the silk tie over his palm with an oh-the-things-I-could- do look on his face, and she could almost feel its smoothness against her own skin. What would it feel like against her wrists, her ankles? But he laid it across his suit coat, leaving it unused. His long fingers went to his cuff links and he unfastened the buttons at his wrists. Clink. Clink. The cuff links hit the glass side table, startling Charli.
Grant gave her a wicked smile as he rolled the sleeves of his white dress shirt up his forearms. “Am I making you nervous, Charlotte?”

“Yes.”

“Smart girl. Your instincts are better than your brother gives you credit for.” He walked over to her, the tips of his shined shoes almost touching her knees. His hand cupped her chin, forcing her face upward. “Though I didn’t appreciate your defiance earlier, your jealousy pleases me. I like that you want to be the only one serving me.”
He ran the pad of this thumb over her mouth, and without pausing to think, she parted her lips and sucked. The dark blue in his eyes went almost black as he let her lick his salty skin. Seeing his response sent a hot rush through her, an ache. Knowing she could do that to him with such a simple act felt . . . invigorating.

He brushed her hair away from her face with gentle fingers. “This is only supposed to be an intro training. But you’re making it very hard for me to restrain myself, Charlotte, especially when you look at me like that.”


About The Author
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Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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11 comments:

  1. I think I am going to look into this series. Sounds like a good book.

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    1. Amy - it's a great series with awesome heroes and lots of kink!

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  2. Excellent review, thank you.

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  3. WOW! Thanks for introducing this series to me. It looks like a winner!!

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  4. You're welcome Annie. It's a bit like the Shadowlands books by Cherise Sinclair. If you like those, you'll like these.

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  5. Awesome blog! I've nominated you for the Liebster blog award.

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  6. Very nice review.

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  7. That except is super yummy, I love a good BDSM romance. thanks for the post and the contest. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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