Ruby Romano is the owner and operator of a bookstore. She has a job that she loves and enjoys. She lives is an apartment on top of the bookstore. Ruby is a sub at heart but she keeps it buried deep down inside her after a failed attempt. Her trust was broken and Ruby does not think someone can gain it back. I loved that Ruby was average sized and not some skinny minny. She was also intelligent.
Joshua is a not just a Dom. He’s a man that goes after what he wants in life. Joshua did not start out wealthy. He earned every penny through hard work and diligence. Now that Ruby has caught his interest he is going to pursue her until she gives him a chance to show her he is the right man for her. I loved how persistent he was.
The chemistry between Joshua and Ruby is powerful. I can easily see why Ruby is so wary. The sex scenes were passionate and creative. They make a great couple and I loved how Joshua listened to Ruby’s body and not her words. Ruby could get frustrating because she continued to listen to her head instead of giving him a chance.
I found Claiming Ruby well written. It was a quick read at 113 pages. The main and secondary characters were appealing and realistic. Overall, this was a great book. I hope we get to see some of the secondary characters get their own stories in continuing books. This is the first in the Mission Pleasure series.
Ruby has a secret. Beneath her prissy exterior lies a submissive in desperate need of a Master. After her past disastrous attempt at BDSM, she buried her cravings deep and told herself she’d be fine without giving in to them. Then she meets Joshua. He’s everything she’s ever fantasized about—and everything she’s feared.
Joshua didn’t start out wealthy—he’s an ex-marine who made his fortune after seeing his fair share of war. His wealth and lavish lifestyle are nothing next to his driving need to claim Ruby for his own. He’d give up everything to collar her for a lifetime, and he’ll have to use every sinful Dominant trick he knows to make her let him in.
Inside Scoop: This book features a hero who knows what his submissive needs, whether it’s spanking, wax play, bondage or sex in public with the assistance of two other Dominant marines. It also includes intense scenes that could be triggering for some readers.
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave