Scandalized professor Maggie Cisco returns to her hometown to lick her wounds and reconsider her future. Her years of personal and professional research into the BDSM lifestyle has landed her in jail, in divorce court and now in the headlines of more newspapers than she cares to count. The worst of all? The entire debacle is being blamed on a bestselling book she hasn't even read!
Just when she thinks her only solution is a tell all memoir, a snowstorm puts her in the path of stunningly handsome, insanely rich and equally intense, Tucker Lewis.
Tucker remembers Maggie well. They once shared a mind-numbing kiss at the annual St. Mary's carnival when her boyfriend wasn't looking. No stranger to scandal, he looks past public opinion to the submissive craving a master's touch and decides then and there what he wants. He's going after Maggie and her heart's kinkiest desires.
Unfortunately, no amount of money can change the sins of the past and when they're certain they know everything there is to know about each other, one discovers a secret they aren't prepared for.
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I'm somewhere between a 3½ to 4✯ on this one so I'm going to round up. I really enjoyed the premise and the pace of the story. Maggie had been dealt a really bad series of blows and came back to her home town to lick her wounds and regroup. Tucker had known Maggie in his youth and even shared a passionate, albeit brief, kiss with her. After finding out about her return, and what drive her to return, he decides to make her his… which he does fairly quickly. But the secrets of their lives encroach on their relationship and threaten their future together. And although Tucker's Fall ends with a fairly happy Tucker and Maggie, secrets still divide them, although Maggie doesn't know it yet.
The only challenge that I had with the book was that details seemed to be missed. Katie, Quinn, and Leo appear in Roped but the story is so abbreviated that it doesn't explain how they came to be in Tucker's Fall. The connection between the stories needed to be stronger. I enjoyed the secondary characters in this book and will most definitely enjoy reading about Nina and Mason. All in all, a solid series starter.
This was read as an audiobook and the narrator was decent although she had limited range for the male characters.
Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair but a less cohesive version
See above about the narrator's male range.
- The Book Chick
It didn't "WOW" me