Monday, May 12, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Ashley's Bend (A Celtic Knot Novel #1) by Cassy Roop




Title: Ashley's Bend
Series: A Celtic Knot Novel #1
Author: Cassy Roop
Genre: Adult, Erotica, BDSM
Publish Date: May 12, 2014
Review Source: eARC provided for review




Ashley’s Bend-a knot used to securely join the ends of two ropes together.
Ashley Carter thought she had the perfect life as the loving and supportive wife to her upcoming attorney husband. Marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Chicago to start a life with him seemed perfect, until she ends up walking in on him with another woman.

Determined to start her life over after always sacrificing herself, she attends the grand opening of a new club in town with her best friend. She went expecting to have a good time, what she didn’t expect was to meet Dominic Michaels.

Dominic Michaels is the owner operator of a string of BDSM clubs, The Celtic Knot. He displays control and power over everything in his life, especially his women. Having suffered through a tragic event at a young age, he never allows a woman to remain a part of his life beyond the bedroom, that is until he meets Ashley Carter.

Can the love of a woman loosen the knots of control that Dominic securely holds on to?

Sometimes it is hard to make the shift from control to surrender.





Holy hell, this book had it all from the first page to the last Cassy Roop knew how to pull me in.  And it wasn't just the hot as hell sex scenes that will kickstart your libido and cause you to sit around all day with wet panties, it was so much more.

Ashley Carter has been married for 7 years.  She knew she loved Jared in High School so when they graduated it seemed like the logical thing to do, get married.  Well ... unfortunately marriage isn't always wine and roses and while Jared's good to her in the sense that he takes care of her, he has basically put her wants and needs for the future on hold.  She's ready to have a baby but he's trying to build his reputation up at the firm he's signed on with.  Ashley tries to take life into her own hands when she finds her husband "balls deep" in his Secretary which is sprawled out on his desk like a feast.  Mortified and determined that this will not break her, she heads off to meet friends for a night that will change her life forever.

Dominic is a very wealthy and ultra successful owner of a string of sex clubs.  He's also a Dominant.  He only believes in Dom/sub relationships and has successfully managed to keep himself closed off emotionally to all women. He believes love to be the ultimate black hole and refuses to let himself get close enough to someone to get burned.  That is until a blonde, doe eyed, delicious beauty that he can't take his eyes off walks into his club on opening night and completely rips his world apart.

From Chapter 2 this book is scorching HOT!  Like, sitting on the sun, makes you need a couple of cold showers and definitely don't read it while you're on your lunch break at work! But like I said, the story is not just about hot sex, its about a connection between two people that is unexplainable.  The kind that rocks you to your core and makes you seriously rethink what you know about yourself.  It's about losing control when you're so sure that if you let go you'll surely be left aching of a broken heart in the end.  I absolutely adored Dominic and Ashley.  I even love Knoxville "Knox" and Kelly together, I'd love to see their story.  I know that Cassy is currently writing Figure Eight (A Celtic Knot #2). I don't yet know if that story is the continuation to Dominic and Ashley's story or if it will folllow Knox and Kelly instead.  I will warn you, I was left completely bereft at the end of this story and I don't want to catch you off guard but there is a HUGE cliffhanger at the end and I felt like I was dangling on the edge ... I need more now is all I have to say about that and I can't wait for the story to continue.  I hope each of you will pick this one up and read it again and again ... buckle up, it's gonna be one sexy, invigorating ride that you won't want to get off of.









Cassy is a work at home mom where she spends her days surrounded by children running her in-home daycare. She loves to cook, read and spend her nights and weekends being a Les Mills group fitness instructor. She has been a lover of all things romance from a very early age. She hopes and dreams that everyone can receive their happy ever after. A good ol country girl at heart, she was born and raised in Arkansas and now resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and three young children.



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