Saturday, April 7, 2012

Western Ties by Jayne Rylon & Mari Carr

Western Ties by Jayne Rylon & Mari Carr   Buy Amazon:Western Ties
Compass Brothers, Book 4

Leah Hollister’s sex life needs a swift kick in the pants. Small-town Compton Pass, though, isn’t the place to explore her need for bondage. When she gets an invitation to a BDSM party out in LA, she wastes no time booking a flight.

Her plan to play anonymously is shot to hell when she runs into high-school crush Sawyer Compton—and he lays immediate claim to her.

Sawyer Compton commands total control, in and out of the bedroom. He never thought Leah could handle his darker urges, but one look at the white bracelet that marks her as a sub ripe for the picking, and he knows exactly how this night is going to end. With Leah in his bed.

Leah didn’t expect to enjoy the comfort Sawyer’s familiarity brings, even as his touch takes her to unimaginable heights of pleasure. When bad news from home sends him reeling, she’s more than prepared to offer him anything he needs: her body, her friendship. Even her heart—if Sawyer can loosen the reins over his own to accept her love.

Product Warnings
Invest in tissues. Lots and lots of tissues. Between spicy, set-the-sheets-on-fire bondage romps and the last Compass brother coming home, you'll need them.
The following review contains some spoilers...Leave now if you don't want to read them.

This book was the culmination of a four book series. You really have to read them all in order because there are parts of them that are all happening at the same time.

That being said, if you have read the first three books, you knew a little bit of what was going to happen in this one. Knowing it was going to happen and reading it are two different things.

This book blew me away. Of course I bawled. Last chance to leave before the spoilers...

Still with me?

(Spoiler ALERT)

This was a wonderful end to the series. Finally we get to know Sawyer. I have to say, I was really pissed for him. I thought the way the brothers kept JD's illness from him was selfish and while they had what seemed like good motives, when it comes to loved ones, sometimes that just makes it worse. Of course I knew eventually that he would forgive them, but I felt like he gave in too easily. I was mad for him and wanted them to suffer just a little longer. Of course each of them has been suffering in their own ways in each of the books.

Leah was the perfect choice for Sawyer. In the beginning we get a chance to get to know her and how she relates to Sawyer. The dynamic of their relationship is colored by their past acquaintance. She is a rock for Sawyer when he needs her most and proves time and time again that she is more than a match for the fourth Compass brother. No matter what her own personal demons, she never lets them get in the way of being there for him.

So we all knew that this was THE END of the series. This book was a wonderful, moving, sad and uplifting book. We all knew that JD was going to die and that it would most likely happen in this book. There was way too much build up for it not to be going that way. But Holy Hannah, the authors could not have written a more dignified or moving death of a character. I knew it was going to be sad, I knew others had cried. I was prepared. Still I found myself, lying in bed, reading this book with tears silently coursing down my face.

The fact that I am reading this one day after my Uncle succumbed to a 20+ year battle with Leukemia just yesterday, probably didn't help. Oh hell, here I go again. I can't say any more.

You must read this book, but above all you must read the entire series. It is a moving portrayal of the kind of family everyone wishes they had. And for four books, you do. You will feel like this IS your family while reading this series.  

Reviewed by Ursula Avery

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