Show Me The Ropes

Lothario Series, #2

SUMMARY: (taken from the authors site)

He's going to hell. Not that he's any stranger to the place. For two years Richard Wolfe has lived in a self-imposed hell in order to prove his devotion to the woman he loves. When Dr. Fallon Enright asks for an early release from her contract with the Lothario, Richard knows his time has run out. Desperate to keep her onboard, he stoops to an all-time low, even for him.

Fallon knew it wouldn't be easy to walk away from the Lothario, and the man she loves, but she never dreamed Richard would stoop to blackmail to keep her on board. Worse, instead of leveling charges of sexual harassment, she'd agreed to his asinine plan. For the next week, she would submit to Richard, in all things. The possibilities sent a shiver down her spine.

FAVORITE LINE:

He was the literal incarnation of the figurative ropes he had given her. ~ Fallon

TEASER:

Ever since That Day, Richard had pursued her, vigorously at first, and more subtly the last few months. He`d tried every trick in the book to get her into bed, but she`d told him, in clear, standard American English, that she wouldn`t jeopardize her research, or get involved with her employer, especially while said employer scr**** every willing female in sight.

PLOT:

Ms. Lee has written a wonderful addition to her Lothario series. Show Me The Ropes is a figurative and literal play between Fallon and Richard. The level of sensuality and emotion had me turning page after page. There are not many books that I will finish in one day, however Show Me The Ropes is a story that I could not put down. Each love scene brought emotional tension to the plot while captivating the senses with a sensuality far deeper than any words could provide, yet the detail was spot on! As the story progresses you get to 'watch' as the binding ropes tether them to one another in a way that will leave you with a warm heart and a pleasant smile on your face.

Fallon and Richard have spent the last two years in love with one another, yet unable to come together because of work related principles. However the main barrier that kept them apart was fear. In Show Me The Ropes, both characters are able to explore one another, explore how they feel about the emotions that were buried for those two years and discover the since of freedom they find together. The story was touching at times with how Richard wanted nothing more than for Fallon to be truly happy, no matter the personal sacrifice. From there the story escalates to new heights of passion between the two characters only to send me plunging to the depths waiting to see how, and if, they truly find what they are each looking for.

Show Me The Ropes bestowed upon me a renewed passion for that thing we call love, an unsuspected suspense, and a happily ever after perfectly wrapped up by the end. I can't wait for the next addition to the Lothario family!

SETTING:

Show Me The Ropes takes place on the cruise ship The Lothario. A cruise ship set to help adults live out their fantasies as well as discover true happiness and freedom within themselves. The story moves throughout each level offering decadent locations up for the setting such as The Chocolate Buffet and the sound proof room below deck where many a confession are placed on the table. We're also treated to 'seeing' the captain's bridge, which I find completely fascinating although the time spent there is very limited and did not include anything sexy.

WRITING:

Ms. Lee's writing style allows the emotions of each character to shine brightest of all, while enabling the reader to enjoy the environment or setting of the story. Her ability to weave together the characters inner thoughts with dialogue and on-goings surrounding the characters is a testament to her writing ability. She pulls in the reader with her prose and delivers a beautiful and well written story.

CHARACTERS:

Fallon is a highly educated woman that spends her days helping many adults discover sexual freedom and happiness with their partners, aka, a goddess of a sex therapist! I found it fascinating how she was unable to help herself find this same connection in her own life though. A character flaw many can relate to. She's a compassionate, caring person yet unable to reach out and grasp what she wants in life. So, instead she spends two years hiding behind the walls of both fear and professional principles. Richard on the other hand is desperate to get Fallon to see how much he cares for her before she leaves the ship for good. He's willing to stop at nothing to claim Fallon as his, even if it means blackmail...of the lusty kind! The minute Richard's clever mind whipped up his naughty plan to get Fallon to step out of her comfort zone and into his arms I knew he was the man for her. He knew his Fallon far more than she knew herself. He ability to push her boundaries just enough to get her to let go and trust him, sealed the deal for me. Their journey is a bit of rough sailing at times, but the wonderful ending was worth rocking the boat for!

LAST THOUGHTS:

Roz Lee is on fire! Her first book was fabulous and if possible her second book is even better. She's taken fantasies to new levels and has given them a wonderful place in contemporary erotic romance. Show Me The Ropes is a must read for everyone looking for a wonderful love story and spicy romance mixed into one! I am definitely looking forward to more Lothario installments!


Book Blurb for Show Me The Ropes

For two years, Richard Wolfe, Cruise Director and Co-owner of the Lothario has been in love with the lovely Dr. Fallon Enright. When she hired on to provide oral sex classes, she did it with the stipulation she could document the sessions as research for a self-help book. Because of that research, and Fallon’s frustratingly admirable ethics, she’s made it clear she wouldn’t have a personal relationship with her employer. He was sure his well-deserved reputation as an international playboy had a lot to do with her decision.

She’d captured Richard’s attention, and his heart, and he’d done everything he could think of to change her mind. Some of his ideas had been stupider than others, but the one thing he was convinced would change her mind was the one thing he wasn’t sure he’d ever have the opportunity to tell her.

Then Fallon walked into his office and declared her research complete, and asked for an early release from her contract. Something inside him snapped. Desperate for one last chance to convince her he was a changed man, and his love was real, Richard stooped to an all-time low. Blackmailing her into being his sex slave for one week-long cruise in exchange for the early release she wanted was a risk. A big one if she filed sexual harassment charges instead of agreeing. She’d win in a court of law and he and his partner Ryan could lose everything.

Fallon couldn’t believe she had agreed to Richard’s asinine plan. There was something about his tone of voice, when he stipulated she would have to submit to him, in all things. The possibilities sent a shiver up her spine. She’d never thought about being a Sub, but somehow the idea of submitting to Richard felt right.

In the course of the week, Richard and Fallon learn a lot about each other, and perhaps more about themselves, as their relationship takes them both into uncharted waters. When at last, Richard reveals everything to Fallon, will it be enough to convince her that his is a binding love? 


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2011 4.75