Impact

Impact

4.3 21
by Cassandra Carr
     
 
Professional bull rider Conner Raub hides a secret from the world. He's a Dom. When he meets a submissive on tour who pulls at his Dom tendencies, he fights to deny his true self, believing his colleagues will condemn his lifestyle.

Jessica Talbot is new to the BDSM scene and the bull riding tour, but after seeing Conner come to the aid of a submissive being

Overview

Professional bull rider Conner Raub hides a secret from the world. He's a Dom. When he meets a submissive on tour who pulls at his Dom tendencies, he fights to deny his true self, believing his colleagues will condemn his lifestyle.

Jessica Talbot is new to the BDSM scene and the bull riding tour, but after seeing Conner come to the aid of a submissive being mistreated in a club, she sets out to have him for her own. After their first night together she asks him to train her to submit and he refuses, afraid to mix business with pleasure. But Jessica isn't deterred. She'll do whatever it takes to make him realize he can have it all-a career, true love, and the BDSM lifestyle he craves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419967351
Publisher:
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publication date:
08/03/2012
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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Impact 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was well written and had everything a cowboy love story requires: sexy bull riders, heroic cowboys, and lots of kink. This is light on the BDSM, and should be enjoyable for everyone who likes it vanilla or rough.
Evita_P More than 1 year ago
I have always loved cowboys and especially a cowboy like Conner, better yet he's a Dom! However, he'd rather his lifestyle stay personal because of how others may perceive it. Into the picture comes Jessica who finds out about his secret and longs for his dominance. Conner doesn't think he should get involved with someone he works with, especially because Jessica brings out his Dom instincts. She sets out to change his mind, and oh what a ride they take us on. Lots of hot, sexy scenes in this first story of the Buckin' Bull Riders. Great chemistry between the two lead characters, you really get how they feel for each other, it made me not want to put the book down.
mmvasquez More than 1 year ago
A great story with wonderful characters and very hot! This one has lots of heat from the very start to the very end. Once I started it I was hooked. I couldn't put it down and I read the whole thing in one sitting. This is the first book I've read by Cassandra Carr, and it made me an instant fan!
FictionalCandy More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! Conner is a Dom, a cowboy bull ridin’, sweet talkin' sexy Dom. Yay!! I love cowboys!! Right away after starting Impact, Conner sees another Dom mistreating his sub at the D/s club, Decadence. Conner is right there, putting a stop to it. I really loved this scene, because it showed a huge part of the man, his character. One of my favorite quotes is “Character is what you do when no one is looking”. Well, that applies here, because at Decadence, the Doms where hoods, so character is what you do when no one knows it’s you. And Conner, well, Conner is a famous bull rider, and something happens in this confrontation that could seriously compromise his anonymity and perhaps jeopardize his job. And someone does see him. Jessica. Jessica has visited the club several times, and has always been drawn to Conner, but has never taken part. And now she sees who he is – and she knows him. Whew! This book is hot. I mean seriously, it is situation after situation and it is just…hot. For an erotic romance, this story will get you revved up and ready to go! Conner is a dominant person throughout his entire life, from taking control of them bulls for 8 seconds at a time, to sticking up and taking care of the one who has captured his attention. He isn’t afraid to step forward when he sees something wrong. And if you are someone he loves, you have a bull on your side. As for Jessica, she is strong in her own right, but you definitely see the sub streak in her, which makes her the perfect match for Conner. “When you walked away from me last night, I felt like a piece of me was gone.” Conner and Jessica get to know each other a bit on the tour, and I found myself glued to my kindle. Of course, Conner is a man, and he has a million reasons not to move forward with what is obviously so right for him. And Jessica is naturally submissive, so she doesn’t rightly speak up and scream what she wants. The dance of getting to know you vs. I want you right now vs. I can’t imagine myself without you is so interesting and intriguing. The drama and tension that builds between them is ridiculously hot. And Conner is Dom and alpha and everything that is wonderful with a cowboy. He is what cowboy dreams are made of! I read this story in one sitting, unwilling to let it go. This story was fast paced and full of action, in and out of the bedroom…and supply closet, and RV… and, and… you get the picture. And on top of that the author did a fantastic job of really setting the scene outside of the erotic parts. I mean it ladies; this is definitely not one to miss. These two people are such a great pair; my only wish is that I could read a few hundred pages more about them!
NiinaCs_Blog More than 1 year ago
Jessica witnesses Connor Raub in a Dallas BDSM club Decadence, shocked to see him there he intrigues her and her new submissive desires - the thing is he's a bull rider and she works for the tour, and surely someone like him wouldn't be interested in someone like her. Connor hides a secret, the fact that while he participates in the wholesome family values bull riding tour he's a Dom - a secret than can never come out, unless he would want to be kicked off the tour. But then he meets Jessica and her naturally submissive manners get him revved up, until he can't help but seduce her, but when she wants to submit to him he balks, he can't be doing this during the tour. But Jessica is determined to get her way, and is more than surprised when the feelings they begun to develop for each other surpass lust... ~ Amazing novel! Perfect balance of riding bulls, attraction and naughty hotel room nights! This novel gives you a hot bull rider with a sexy controlling Dom side, Connor's a certified card carrying member of the male gender, hot as hell, bossy and protective and a true alpha male. He wants to take care of his woman, truly take care of her physically, emotionally and, yup, in the bedroom too - a winning combination! I'd read this book alone just to get to know Connor! Jessica was no push over, and loved her for it, she was the kinda girl who decided to make things happen on her own and didn't take no crap for it - but then when it got to her bedroom manners she was the opposite, wanting to let go of control and give it Connor. I liked Jessica a lot, she was no ditz, but a cowgirl through and through, and watching her fall for Connor was so exciting. The BDMS side of this story was mild, and I loved it - I think a little spanking and domination gives the story some of that extra sizzle for the bedroom scenes, but there are lines I don't like seen crossed and this novel didn't. If you've never read BDSM spiced story before then this book won't scare you. Best one I've read so far! I really enjoyed the plot, I liked the love story woven into the story of domination and submission, bull riding and personal feelings going haywire. I think above all this was a love story first, just the couple in this romance was into bit of playing in the bedroom. I liked how there were obstacles and threat - and I loved how those spiked Connor's possessiveness, and made him realize what his feeling for Jessica were. I loved the Cover, cocky, naughty and very much a promise of the story to come! Great choice! I love the cocky grin and the leather duster! This novel was great, so worth buying! You won't regret getting this, it's very hard to put down until you are finished!
Drmgrl99 More than 1 year ago
While I'm not a huge cowboy fan, Cassandra Carr doesn't give us cowboys - oh no - she gives us BDSM and bull riders in this first book in what seems like what's on its way to be a terrific new series! Conner Raub is a bull rider and also a Dom, but never the two shall meet - in his eyes - they belong seperate. Jessica Talbot is working in a man's world of bull riding and isn't always respected, but she is a strong woman who doesn't take crap from anyone, except when she wants to - no - craves to be submissive. Sadly Jessica has experience in this area but when she finds out that the man she has been lusting over in both her worlds of bull riding and BDSM are both the same man - Conner Raub - she sets out to strike up a deal with him to help her learn to be the perfect submissive. Conner is thrown for a loop and WOW what an amazing Sex-tacular loop it is. So get your ropes ready and throw on your boots - don't forget your spurs a little pain is always good :) - and hold on tight 'cause this is no 8-second ride...once you start, you won't stop until you are done. So, if I scored this book like a bull ride, here would be my score - Judges give 1-25 points for the cowboy's performance (Conner Raub) 23 1-25 points for the animal's performance (story line) 22 50 points being the maximum. My Score total 45! Buckin' Hot Read
slinkydennis More than 1 year ago
I'm surprised my kindle didn't catch on fire! This book was that HOT! Conner is a bullrider who is hiding his dominant nature from the bullriding world. Jessica is a sub, who wanted Conner before she knew who he was, just from watching him play at a club. Their chemistry and heat singe the pages. My kindle is literally smoking. It took Conner a while, but he eventually wisened up and realized that she was what he wanted. Jessica was scared she was falling in love with him and all she was to him was hot sex. Once she got over that, they were inseparable. I loved how Conner took care of her. It was so amazing that he cared enough to stand up for her and risk his career. I also loved how he realized he wouldn't be able to share her, because he wouldn't let anyone else touch her. I loved this book and will definitely be reading Collision. I can't wait to read Brady's story. He's such a loyal friend.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
I really like the flow of the story. The characters and plot move at a steady pace. It is not one of those books where it is one sex scene after another with just silly filler in between. I always appreciate when there is action occurring other than that between just the two main characters and that is something that is delivered. I would love to see more of these characters show up in the future with titles of their own. That is always the sign of a good bunch of solid secondary characters to me. I would recommend reading this if you want to find a smoking hot cowboy and a woman who is strong enough to catch and keep his interest. It makes it even better is that he is a Dom. Life doesn’t get much better than that. From beginning to end this man does not disappoint. I went to sleep at night wishing I was Jessica Talbot. The feeling I have after reading it is that I was just sad it was over. Whenever that happens I am very pleased. Hopefully Cassandra Carr will continue to share some more of her hot lovers with the rest of us. Reviewed by :Patti Book Provided By:Publisher Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
TinaB0917 More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author and I rather enjoyed it.  I don't know that cowboys are my favorite, but there wasn't a ton of details about them here, although, Conner is also a bull rider and that was the main focus.  There were some details about bull riding, but being as ignorant as I am on the subject, I didn't feel overwhelmed, but informed. I thought it flowed well. I really enjoyed watching Conner and Jessica's relationship develop even if he didn't understand it or think that it was evolving.  I loved Brady and Evan as secondary characters.  I look forward to reading more from her.
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LainnieBug More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book it was about Conner Raub who is a dom but he is afraid to tell the world because he is a professional bull rider on tour and he feels the NBT wont let him ride if they know the truth but then he meets Jessica a woman who works on the tour and knows his secret and is determined to show him that he can have it all. I loved the chemistry between these two and it worked beautifully and the sex scenes were super hot although I felt they needed a little more of the BDSM play into it, despite that this was a super sexy and fast paced read that will have you rooting for Conner and Jessica's relationship to work out in all ways.
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HOT! HOT! HOT!
bookfan747 More than 1 year ago
Impact by author Cassandra Carr is a terrific book and a great way to begin a new series. Conner Raub is a professional bull rider who's also hiding his other self, that of a Dom and BDSM lifestyle. Jessica Talbot is a liaison between the stock contractors and NBT who also wants to learn the BDSM lifestyle and become a Sub. Jessica has had her eye on Conner for awhile and one night, she sees him at a BDSM club in a scene and she wants to find a way to have Conner train her. Conner is attracted to Jessica but is reluctant to get involved for fear of being discovered, but he's not able to deny he wants her and they embark on a sexual journey together. And boy, the sex scenes were hot, hot, hot!!! I loved how the characters were written, strong yet vulnerable and willing to fight for what they wanted, which was each other. I'm really looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series.
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