Sunday, September 3, 2017

Review: Sanctuary (Beards & Bondage #2) by Rebekah Weatherspoon



From multi award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon, comes book 2 in this sexy, suspenseful series

When she needs a sanctuary…

Targeted by a sadistic former client, attorney Liz Lewis needs a place to lay low. When a friend offers her his family farm as a safe house, she eagerly accepts, unaware that she’ll have to share the farm with her friend’s brawny, beautiful brother, Silas McInroy.

…she invades his…

Weary of a world that doesn’t understand him, Silas just wants to be left alone to grow the best produce upstate New York has to offer. Still, he’s not going to toss a woman out when her safety is on the line. But the only way to explain her presence on his farm is to claim that they fell in love online…and the last thing he needs is a fake relationship that threatens to become more and more real every day.

With her world turned upside down and danger on her trail, Liz knows that this temporary refuge can’t last forever…but leaving the comfort and ease of Silas’s arms and farm to face the reality of her life may be the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.

*** WARNING: This book contains scenes of mild bondage and domination between a gorgeous lawyer and a sexy farmer who is terrible with women. And five farm dogs with varying degrees of loyalty to both the hero and heroine.***


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What I thought about Sanctuary

After a devastating attack at her apartment, Liz Lewis needs to get out of town for a while, especially since she has a fairly good idea of the identity of her attacker. So she accepts help from her coworker Scott, who has a place outside the city where she can hide.

She doesn't expect a sullen farmer who isn't all that happy to have her around...at first.

The best part of Sanctuary was the enemies to friends to lovers story between Liz and Silas.  Even though it takes a bit for them to fall into bed together, the spark is clear from the beginning. It's only a matter of time.

What makes their relationship interesting is a bit of opposites attract and the fact that Liz likes to dominate during sex, and Silas is okay with being submissive, for the most part.  There are some real feelings developing between them that go beyond the bedroom and I was glad to have alternating points of view between Liz and Silas to understand just where they were coming from.

Complications arise as a result of Liz's attack and the measures she takes, and there are circumstances pertaining to Scott that provides conflict to the story. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this story.  It's a nice followup to the first book in the series. I loved the diversity, the strong female relationships, the straight-talk. I read this in less than a day because it held my interest. Most of all, the characters are fresh and different than what I normally get in a romance of this sort and I liked that very much about the story.

Looking forward to more in this series!

An ARC was provided for review.



About the Author

After years of meddling in her friends’ love lives, Rebekah Weatherspoon turned to writing romance to get her fix. She’s worked in various positions from library assistant, meter maid, middle school teacher, B movie production assistant, reality show crew chauffeur, D movie producer, and her most fulfilling job to date, lube and harness specialist at an erotic boutique in West Hollywood.

Her interests include Wonder Woman collectibles, cookies, cheesy pop music, football, American muscle cars, large breed dogs, PBS documentaries, cartoons, naps, and the ocean. If given the chance, she will cheat at UNO. She was raised in Southern New Hampshire, Rebekah Weatherspoon now lives in Southern California where she will remain for every because she hates moving.
Her BDSM romance At Her Feet won the Golden Crown Literary Award for erotic lesbian fiction. Her novella FIT (#1 in the FIT Trilogy) won the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Erotica Novella and most recently SATED (#3 in the FIT Trilogy) was nominated for the the Romantic Times Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Digital Erotic Romance.

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