August 06, 2012

Review: Love Cuffs by Ashlyn Chase & Dalton Diaz (18 +)

Love Cuffs
By Ashlyn Chase & Dalton Diaz
Paperback, 230 pages
Published February 1st 2009
by Ellora's Cave (first published 2008)

You can view the cover HERE.

At thirty-eight, Hope Daniels is a Jersey cop with superhuman hearing and a controlling mother. And she's about to marry any sane woman's last choice of a groom. Right before she walks down the aisle, she hears distant screams. Figuring someone should be rescued, she bolts from her mother's vision of a royal wedding. But when she breaks down the door of a BDSM club, she's the one who winds up in handcuffs. Dorian Markoff is intent on using a hypnotist to wipe the beautiful cop's mind of his-and his club's-existence. But the hypnotist is in Vegas so a mad romp ensues, involving lots of hot vanilla-ish sex that turns his BDSM lifestyle upside down. Neither guesses what an adventure it will be to find the hypnotist, avoid one unintentionally snubbed Dominatrix, and explain it all to Hope's mother. All while falling in love.

While BEA I also received this book and had the chance to meet Ashlyn Chase.She signed the book for and told me a bit about it. I must say she was super sweet. Now about the book...

I really liked it! Even though it was a bit unrealistic in ways, I could see it happening in some crazy life somewhere. I loved that every chapter was told from both points of view, Hope's and then Dorian's. I mean after all all though life we get to hear there is 2 sides to every story and in this book you get to see both sides.

The story was very humorous at times and I found my self laughing quite a bit. I also felt a deep connection to both characters and wanted things to work out for them, but with out giving up who they are really are. I kept asking myself could this really happen? and sometimes I wanted to scream at Hope for not seeing what was in front of her the whole time. But in the end I understood decisions she made and was happy with her choices.

Great romantic comedy, strong willed characters and crazy sub characters. I would and have already recommended this book to friends!

4 out of 5 stars

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