Dillon has been missing Charissa for almost a year. After things became hot and heavy between the two of them, Charissa fled and refused to take Dillon's calls or emails. When she comes back to town in order to celebrate her cousin's bachelorette party, she knows she will see Dillion and she also knows that he is going to be angry. Rightfully so. Dillon isn't angry, per se. He is disappointed, confused and determined to figure out what exactly went wrong. Charissa had a bad experience with a wanna-be dom (i.e. a bully who didn't know what he was doing) and she let that experience color her outlook with men. Dillon is a demanding man who expects to dominate in the bedroom. The timing on the reconnection is within two days where Dillon has to build a great deal of trust and stake his claim.
Overall, I enjoyed most aspects of this story. I like the nervous woman schtick and I think that can be done really well. I didn't buy Charissa's great fear. Maybe I have read too many other hardcore books that are more 'in your face' with the brutality, but Charissa herself points out in an aside that she wasn't hurt, she just didn't gain any pleasure from the experience. Bad experience? Yes. Enough to run away from a man that you really care for- for almost a year? No. Just no. Explain why you are uncomfortable...and, y'know... work through it, maybe? Instead, she runs and throws roadblock after roadblock in Dillon's path. Then, all of a sudden, she wants to try BDSM again. Within *hours* of telling Dillon she couldn't handle his desires. Um, what? I get the time crunch, I do...but, really? For his part, I adored Dillon. He didn't push. He dominated gently and tried to ease her fears. I do have the other books in the series in the ever expanding TBR pile, so I am hoping that there will be a look into Charissa and Dillon's relationship development.
Charissa Myers attends a bachelorette weekend at a Texas guest ranch, knowing she'll have to confront Dillon Dumen. The sexy cowboy is everything she's ever wanted in a man but, gun-shy after a previous BDSM encounter gone bad, she denied her need to submit to the irresistible Dom. She expects his anger, but what she doesn't expect is Dillon's determination to finish what they started all those months ago.
Dillon doesn't understand what spooked Charissa in the first place, but now that she's on his turf, he wants a hell of a lot more from her than answers. He's got two days to weaken her resistance and stake his claim once and for all. And this time, he's not letting her go without a fight.