Ruby (Facets of Passion #3)
by Jeffe Kennedy
What is it about:
Danielle Sosna has no problem denying herself in order to achieve her goals—after all, that attitude landed her a dream job at Vogue Paris. But in New Orleans for one last assignment before heading overseas, she’s faced with the most decadent of temptations. Seductive Cajun chef Bobby Prejean takes Dani’s strength of will as a challenge, and offers her a night of wild indulgence—if she will agree to obey his every command.
Dani can’t resist Prejean’s invitation to join him in a world of carnal desire, complete with fetish costumes and masks. Determined to keep her emotional distance, she gives Prejean everything but her name. A night becomes a week, as she spends Mardi Gras suspended in the delicious space where pleasure meets pain.
Too late, she realizes the cloak of anonymity has not protected her—and that chasing her dream might come at the expense of her heart.
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I'm totally drooling over this book, it's that good!
First of all it has a deliciously hot, bearded hero and I didn't need my beard shaving advisory warning! Prejean has the most awesome, silky beard you can imagine and it stays right where it belongs.
And his beard isn't the only delicious thing about Prejean. I loved how Prejean doesn't try to bend Dani to his will, but accepts her strength and her temper. He's mindful of her feelings, but also challenges her to see things from a different angle.
I also loved Dani. She's a complex person with fears and rules for herself that I could relate to. I could really understand where she was coming from and why she has become the woman she is. I loved to see her re-evaluate her rules and letting go of those that keep her back.
The BDSM scenes were hot, steamy and full of both sexual and emotional tension. There were some scenes set at a BDSM party and although I'm usually not fond of those as I like my erotic romances one on one, Kennedy doesn't cross any lines and made the scenes work for me.
And the ending!
Kennedy sure knows how to make me feel for her characters and the ending had me sniffling in a good way. It's emotional and very touching.
I will most definitely reread Ruby and I can only hope Kennedy will write more books in this series.
Why should you read it:
It's a seriously hot BDSM romance with a gorgeous bearded hero.
Ruby will release on 15 May 2013 from Carina Press