Master Black. Sensei Black. Ronin Black. Any which name you choose to call him, it all comes down to one thing… Super-redhot-WOW-alpha who certainly knows his way around a rope!
Ronin is dark, mysterious, and he has an eighth degree black belt, which makes him super bad-ass. He is also highly respected in the jujitsu/MMA world, but I think a lot of that is out of fear of the massive man.
Amery grew up the daughter of a fundamentalist Christian minister. She was ashamed to express herself in the ways she really wanted to, sexually and otherwise. Now as an adult, she is still dealing the internal struggle of the issue’s her strict upbringing gave her and now she has the added stress of running her own graphic design business that is in danger of going under.
Now, I wasn’t too fond of Amery’s friends, they didn’t seem very supportive and they were just a tad too whiny for my liking. But the heat and animalistic chemistry that Ronin and Amery have, made me forget all about all the other characters in the book. Okay so her friend Molly is the reason they met in the first place, so I suppose I can forgive her whiny personality.
Ronin and Amery are so funny-cute together.
“Are you finished fitting me for a necklace?” “Maybe I’m fitting you for a noose.”
“You should have seen how fast I put a condom on.” “You’ve already got a condom on?”
And so damn steamy HOT!
“Open and let me taste you, Amery.”
“Next time I eat your pussy I’m going to kiss you with a mouthful of your juices so you’ll know how delectable you taste.”
And then it happened… Ronin gave her a little surprise she so wasn’t expecting! Damnit Ronin! A girl needs a little warning before you spring something like that on her. I would have been upset too, but I guess a charming, big macho man like him just thinks he could get away with it like it was no big deal. Guess that’s a lesson learned, big guy!
Once their first relationship hurdle was overcome, Ronin still had more in store for Amery. Only this time it was out of the goodness of his heart. I’m not sure whose side I would take on the final battle here. For Ronin… I could see how it wasn’t a big deal. That part of his life really isn’t a part of him anymore. He left it behind, even though it’s still at his disposable. For Amery… I get it. She want’s to be a strong and self-reliant woman. But sometimes a little help is good and I think she took the issue a little too wrong.
There is no resolve in their story for this book, I have no idea when the next one comes out, but I’m ready for it NOW! This was the first time I had read anything by Lorelei. And it certainly won’t be my last!
Sensei, Master Black, Sir, Ronin…
HOLY CRAP all of these names could work! This man isn’t just hot, he’s on fire! From the moment you meet him, you smell him through these book pages. Hot, lusty, want and need is what this man demands of you. He’s a super stealthy- trazillion time black belt who wants nothing more than to tame and teach his students. His goal is to structurally tame his students, not by submission, but by proper skills towards the course. What he didn’t plan for was to be “Uncle’d” by a feeling. A feeling that would alter his course from here on out. That feeling has a name, Amery Hardwick.
SHE is Ronin’s kryptonite.
Sensei Black is a hard core, no holds barred type of dude who wants nothing more than to teach his students the fine art of proper Japanese Jujitsu. He believes his students will thrive upon the true organic way of teaching, rather than the ever so popular Brazilian form of MMA training. Ronin is Zen, and pure, and hyper aware of his opponents. This in turn makes him fierce, and builds his character towards all advisaries. This may sound futile to most, but I found it so enlightening towards the story behind this character, and truly made me happy to learn right along with Amery. Lorelei did a great deal of research I believe. Or… She’s just that much of a badass, and just happens to know her shit. Either way, this book was written WELL.
This book starts off with secondary characters like most. Amery is trying to help her sweet friend Molly get through the unimaginable discourse of being attacked at random. Molly is scared to attend a self defense course on her own, so she brings Amery as a support system. What Molly doesn’t realize is that her BFF Amery, dressed in jeans (wrong DOJO attire) will change her life forever. Not Molly’s life (he he) but Amery’s life. Although we have the sweetly seductive Ronin, we also have great secondary boys like “Sandan Zack” etc… You’ll just have to read it!!
We go through an amazingly lustful state of want and need between these two characters, and the buildup is phenomenal. I actually thought these two were going to hook up and have it over with half way through, but NOPE! The twisty angst grew brick upon brick to my surprise. They teased, and taunted one another just enough to keep me turning the page. The chivalrous nature of Ronin had me captivated, and the lustful need from Amery kept me wanting more. They both wanted to snag the bait of their captor, yet neither wanted to succumb to the consequences. This made for great romanticized tension!
End of story… Ronin Black is the HOT Alpha Male that you thought died in your dreams. I’m here to tell you. Ladies HE’S REAL!! GO GET HIM! He didn’t die! He’s swoony, He’s sweet, and He’s EVERYTHING you want and more! If any man can bring sweet sensuality back to your life and heart, I have two words.
A bit about me: When I'm not squirreled away behind my laptop writing fun, sexy, contemporary erotic romances set in the modern day Wild West, I can be found reading everything under the sun, practicing yoga until I’m a pretzel, shootin' my .22, watching the Professional Bull Riders tour on Versus, and running a kid's taxi service, all in the guise of avoiding housework and rustlin' up vittles.
Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I'm a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I'm not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.
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