Caught up in You by Roni Loren (Loving on the Edge #4)
Released: August 6, 2013
Reviewed by Mandi
All Kelsey wants to do is save up enough money to go to culinary school. Her day job is working at a diner and making amazing muffins. Her night job is being a dominatrix at The Ranch, an exclusive BDSM club. She likes both jobs, although being a Dom is emotionally exhausting. The highlight of her day is in the mornings when Wyatt comes in for breakfast.
Wyatt is a wealthy businessman who runs his life to precise order. But every morning, he goes out of his way to stop for breakfast and enjoy the beautiful waitress. One morning when he sees a man approach Kelsey and drag her out back, he springs into action, saving Kelsey in the process. Kelsey has a bad, messy past, and a ‘friend’ of a druggie ex has located her. Scared, Kelsey figures it’s time to leave town again and try to hide. But Wyatt has another plan. He needs a date for a business retreat he is going on, and asks Kelsey to come with him. Kelsey discovers Wyatt used to be a practicing Dom, and she yearns to learn how to submit, so they would both be helping the other out. What starts as a planned week together develops into much more.
I liked both Wyatt and Kelsey in this one. Wyatt is geeky in the sense that he is overly obsessive about working, wears glasses and has a crazy collection of movies, but he is also super alpha. It’s a good combination. I liked that Kelsey comes from a rough background and worries about fitting in with Wyatt’s more cultured, wealthy lifestyle. The first 15-20% of this book really worked for me. Their chemistry is well done.
Overall I liked this book, but for me personally, after Wyatt and Kelsey decide to go into the D/s relationship for the week, I got tired of the BDSM stuff. And it’s not that this author doesn’t write the BDSM stuff well, it’s just my wish that Kelsey immediately didn’t start calling Wyatt “sir” and Wyatt didn’t immediately start his dominant, ‘don’t do this, do this’ attitude. I wanted them to discover each other on less of a D/s level. I think I’ve said the same thing about other books in this series. I love this author’s voice, but I don’t love the D/s stuff. I’m not sure why that is – I crave for this author to write a dark contemporary, that isn’t involved with the BDSM scene. I’m greedy that way *wink*
I got tired of the BDSM sex, but at the same time I liked these two together. I definitely recommend this author.