A Montgomery Ink Novella
The idea of a May-December romance has never looked so hot when it comes to broody lawyer, Morgan and sizzling tattoo artist, Callie. Between conniving family members, blondes with too much time on their hands, and their own misgivings, trust in the bedroom and out of it won't come easy.
Takedown by Cari Quinn
A Tapped Out Bonus Novella
After honorably discharged Navy SEAL Liam Walsh discovers his estranged brother, Slater, is living platonically with Abby, the only woman Liam ever loved, he vows to remind her of their scorching history. But Abby has changed since Liam left, and he only has one long weekend to stake his claim...
Bound Memories by Sidney Bristol
A Bayou Bound Novella
Kit Carson is back in his home town to do more than promote his latest reality TV win on Tattoo King. He's returned to win over the woman who kinked up his world, but Renee LeBlanc isn't the girl he remembers. Ten years can go in a blink of an eye and he won't let her walk away from him again.
The first story is set in Ms Ryan's Montgomery Ink world and features the ever exuberant Callie. A very talented newcomer to the world of tattoo artists, she is assigned the task of giving Morgan his first tattoo and right from the start Callie is keen to get her hands and gun on the intriguing man in her chair! Unfortunately Morgan, at forty years old, feels he is too old for the tempting Callie but there is just something about her that makes him want to take things further but not everyone is overjoyed at the idea! Step forward prejudice and a society that should really mind its own business! Morgan is a guy who knows what he wants and goes for it, a true dominant but Callie surprised me as I never pictured her as submissive, but they each bring something to the relationship that the other needs!
The second story is the shortest in the book and features Liam trying to reconnect with his family after a medical discharge from the Navy. He gets one hell of a surprise when he looks up his little brother as his ex-girlfriend, Abby, is living with him and that raises Liam's jealousy. He wants so much to get Abby back in his life but convincing her of it is a whole new ball game. I had sympathy for Liam but he had behaved like an ass in the past but watching him try to make amends meant he had to open up and not just in the bedroom!
Third, but by no means least, is a story that's almost romantic suspense. Kit left town for better things more than ten years ago, but he's back to visit his sick uncle Mick and more importantly contact Renee. Renee is the woman who taught him the delights of a kinky lifestyle but he's not that twenty year old boy anymore. He has come back a man and has every intention of getting the woman he loves back in his life. Renee is deeply reluctant to trust that Kit is back for good but happy to have him (even temporarily) back in her life and bed. Whilst trying to help Uncle Mick with an unsolved murder case, someone takes an unhealthy interest in Renee and danger comes crashing through her door!
So these stories are certainly entertaining and may even give a few new ideas to readers who wish to spice up their own love lives. If honest, I connected a little less with Takedown but that's probably due to the short length. So two stories feature old lovers reconnecting whilst the first is billed as a May to December romance but at forty years old I really don't agree! December? Think I'd consider that late summer personally, but I did enjoy watching Morgan stand firm and show his inner alpha.
These are well written and very spicy so be prepared to need a cold shower!