Review of Show Me The Ropes
Lothario Series, #2
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing, Inc.
Reviewed by: Talina
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.
He was the literal incarnation of the figurative ropes he had given her. ~ Fallon
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Title: Show Me the Ropes
Author: Roz Lee
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Show Me the Ropes - Roz Lee
Title: Show Me the Ropes
Author: Roz Lee
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing, Inc.
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary
Series: Lothario Series, Book 2
M/F - oral sex, public sex, wrist/ankle
restraints, gag & blindfold, spanking, collar,
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Ahoy, Mateys! Prepare to be boarded! Show Me the Ropes – Lothario series 2 by Roz Lee, takes place aboard the Lothario, a cruise ship that offers more than shuffleboard. The vessel is nicknamed “The Lust Boat” and with good reason – the passengers are encouraged to engage in unbridled sex, with or without proper cruise attire.
We are introduced to Fallon, the onboard sex therapist (a dream gig if I ever heard one!) and Richard, the ship’s handsome owner. Fallon has always had an unrequited thing for Richard but never acted on it because he’s her employer (and when did erotica become politically correct?). Richard has also had eyes for Fallon. One day he terminates her employment so they can enjoy the latest lusty cruise as passengers and indulge in some fantasies – and what fantasies they explore! Richard surprises Fallon with a few things she never learned in sex therapy school, but is she really into his domination games? Is Richard harboring a dark desire that only comes out of hiding during sex? Will Fallon come to regret her crush on the handsome Skipper and jump ship?
Ms. Lee writes in a lighthearted style that will keep you entertained. She’s one of the few female romance authors I’ve read who accurately depicts her male characters, and I wish more authors would take a few lessons from her. The sex scenes are hotter than Bermuda in July, and her description of the activities on the cruise will have you contacting your travel agent to book passage. Just put your inhibitions on hold and enjoy the ride, but watch out for that tidal wave on the horizon. Written by Tim
Reviewer: Patrizia Murray
Take a cruise ship that caters to anyone wanting to improve their love life, (clothing optional), plus a Dr. Laura Berman-type (she’s the sex therapist on the Oprah network). Turn them loose on the high seas, where the ship cruises around, allowing lots of time for sex lessons, fantasy-fulfilling, meeting like-minded potential partners and you have the Lothario, a floating combination nudist colony, permissive lifestyle, everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-sex fantasy for consenting adults.
Fallon is the sex therapist, whose specialty is teaching couples how to satisfy each other with oral sex. Richard is the co-owner of the ship. They have been in love with each other since they first laid eyes on each other two whole years ago. Fallon won’t give in to Richard’s flirting, because she doesn’t want to be only one in the long line of women Richard has seduced on all his weekly cruises. Richard wants to prove to Fallon that he really loves her, so he resorts to a surprising and painful method to show her he’s not interested in any woman but her.
To get her attention, he finally ends up blackmailing her into being his submissive for seven days. She figures this might be her only chance to ever be with him, so she agrees.
What follows is erotica at its best. Every sense and sensation is explored to the fullest and Fallon finds herself unable to resist the literal and figurative binding Richard offers her. He is the consummate lover and Fallon is treated to every sensual feeling he can dream up to show her his love.
There is a secondary plot involving sabotage on the ship, which meshes nicely with the main plot. The writing is sensual, sensitive and well-crafted. There is just enough conflict to keep you reading till 2am and the ending, for being fairly predictable, is just right. You will enjoy the sexuality, but more, the sensuality of Show Me the Ropes.
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