Having Her by Jackie Ashenden

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Having Her by Jackie Ashenden
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (266 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

Behind every heroine is the pain that binds her.

Lies We Tell, Book 2

Manga café owner Kara Sinclair has one burden she’s been carrying around so long it’s bordering on pathetic. Her virginity. Getting rid of it, though, means doing the one thing that scares her the most—letting down her guard with a relative stranger. Which makes her best friend’s older brother Vin Fox’s offer too tempting to refuse.

Vin barely has room in his schedule to turn around, much less worry about Kara and her crazy quest. When she insists on going ahead with a plan that he considers unsafe, though, enough is enough. If she wants to lose it, she can lose it with him. Bonus: he gets to play out his darkest fantasies, slave collar and all.

Kara thought dealing with a known entity like sexy-as-sin, controlling-as-hell Vin would smooth the way. But when it comes right down to doing the deed, not even the safety of a costume can fool her demons.

By then the game has gone too far…and the consequences could bind them together forever. Or tear them apart at the seams.

Warning: Contains a sexy, brooding “fix you” hero and a heroine who isn’t afraid of anything…except “normal.” More kinky cosplay losts-and-founds than you can shake a riding crop at. WTF Infirmary is booked up; please make an appointment before you read.

Take one virgin, add in a Princess Leia slave costume, mix with one sexy older man and shake with some erotic scenes and a sprinkle of angst — this is a one strong recipe for an amazing story.

Kara Sinclair is a virgin, a strong heroine and a bit weird, but I absolutely loved her. She has issues, some serious baggage, least of which is her virginity. I enjoyed that she uses bright hair and crazy clothes to keep the world at bay. I definitely related with that being her armor, and I enjoyed that when Vincent “Vin” Fox wasn’t being a bit dense he seemed to see right through it.

Vin and Kara start out with a purely physical relationship, both using and for the most part getting what they need out of the relationship. Vin needs one aspect of his life that he’s in complete control of, a part that just goes right, and at first he gets that but fate and life have a way of stepping in and saying “No, we’re going to mess with you.” Life does throw a lot of things at Kara and Vin and at times they handle it well and at others I wanted to smack them both.

This is a journey of love, and it’s not a smooth ride. It’s a rocky journey and because of that I really loved this book. They are perfect for each other, it just takes some work to get there. I will definitely be watch Ms. Ashenden, she gave me a well fleshed out story and I will be picking up more stories from her.

Comments

  1. Nice! Sounds like a fun heroine 🙂

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