This first story in the Heart of the West series is intense and emotional, moving easily between the fiercely passionate to the gentle and sweet. Jacobs' two endearing characters help each other heal from separate tragedies. Part of that process includes returning to the BDSM lifestyle each enjoys and what it means with a new partner. It's too bad this story is so short, but there's always the next book to look forward to.

After being badly injured in Iraq, Jared McTavish is at a loss. His career in the Marines is over, and with his new disabilities he worries he won't be able to continue as a dominant in BDSM, the lifestyle he's chosen. He doesn't count on Ninia Barker.

From the moment he meets her at the V.A. hospital, he begins dreaming about this strong woman. Ninia has spent four years grieving the loss of her husband, with whom she participated as a submissive in BDSM, but she's ready to move on. Jared's surprised when Ninia makes the first move. One touch, one taste, and the game's on. (ELLORASCAVE.COM, dl $4.45)
Reviewed by: 
Sandra Garcia-Myers