Ashley's Bend (A Celtic Knot Novel)

Ashley's Bend (A Celtic Knot Novel)

by Cassy Roop


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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.

***Intended for Mature Audiences Only****
***This Book is part 1 of a series and is not a standalone***

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499322842
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/03/2014
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

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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Ashley's Bend (A Celtic Knot Novel) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Ashley's Bend by Cassy Roop just didn't work well for me. Confusing plot line with zero resolution, shallow characters, rushed actions, just too far out of my comfort zone. The up side is it is a quick read, no real need to focus here.
watzbooksteasers More than 1 year ago
Ashley thought she had it all worked out she had a husband she thought loved her a nice house all that was missing was children and in 1 night everything changed and her life was turned upside down and inside out. this is Ashley's story and how she not only turned her life upside down but Dominic Michael's life as well. he was the type of guy that refused to even think about getting serious with a female until the night he saw Ashley and his world turned upside down never to be the way it was again. I absolutely loved the characters in this book and the storyline is incredible, it had me hooked from the beginning and I was instantly in love. It does have BDSM in it but not alot it’s the story of what happens when you meet your soulmate and dont know how it happened or why. Buy it today its a definite must read and I’m not the only one that thinks that. 
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Cassy Roop’s “Ashley’s Bend” is a super-hot read. Dominic, the leading man, is a sexykins. The story is loaded with hot nookie. Ashley, the leading lady, suffers through a cheating ex, which makes you understand her character and some of the wild choices she makes. The end of this book isn’t the end of the story, so I’m trying to wait patiently for the conclusion! There is definitely the potential for a good series here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Great job Cassy!!!!!
SBMorales More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing start to a series. It grabbed my attention right from the beginning. I immediately connected with the main character Ashley. I think anyone would be attracted to Dominic. Ashley has to make a decision to keep her family safe. It's a hard decision and her self made family may not understand her actions. My heart aches for her and I can't wait to find out what happens next. The sexy scenes had me swooning. If you love erotica this is one you can't miss!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got a winner here, Ashley & Dominic so dangerously exciting:) The story proceed steadily and easily without a hitch. The continual shift in the storyline is something to be admired. No impediment just a flow of pure enjoyment. The characters personality were powerful, I could feel their emotions, how you ask? Very good descriptive narrative, that's how. No redundancy. Reading other reviews you basically got the gist of the story so need I say more. Well, hmm...............! Oh yeah that scum bag (Jared) of a high school love of her life turned husband adulterous , ahhhh, "don't make me say it. Ashley's college education put on hold because just his college tuition and basic living expenses were a bit much so she worked two jobs to make ends meet. Right there I knew where this story was heading, yep he got his law degree and a prestigious job and BAM you, Ashley are history, the very one that supported his sorry BLEEP:) Her life go south , no wait her friends steps in invites her to the Celtic Knot very exclusive BDSM club. Now Dominic enters her life and things aren't the same anymore. I cannot give you more than what you can read from the other reviews but I tell you this, emotions ran a gamut here. Love or hate, hot or cold, drawn in or pushed away, comply or oppose, confuse or focus, "I don't care or aah damn I do care," rage or calm, consolation or dissapproval, protective or careless. All of these emotions were relevant in this story, so good. Explicit scenes of course it is expected my mind kept going back to Ashley and Dominic. Ashley made a wrong choice and I got pissed, yes I did at her. Dominic, well let say he was a moody kind of guy but reading this story I got it, he was gut retching in love with who? So sad when Dominic said to Ashley, "I trusted you! I let go of everything for you! I BLEEP fell in love with you. Aww..... Ashley really pissed me off, kudos to the author for this very descriptive narrative of Dominic's pain. But cliff hanger, boy I need to know! There's more to this story so read it if you can, this book will entertain you and satisfy you too. Won this book on Goodreads, First Read Giveaway. Thank you, Darlene Cruz
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
This is book one in the Celtic Knot Review was done by Melissa a Book Worms Reviewer.  Thanks Melissa.  So basic rundown of this book... Ashley Carter gave up her young adult life for  another person, her high school sweetheart turned husband. She worked why he  went to school, then off to work. Never doing for herself. Even after walking in  on her cheating bastard of a husband, she gave him everything. Her best friend  dragging her off to a club the same night she finds her husband clubbing his  secretary she meets mouth watering, muscle bound, glorious hotty Dominic  Michaels. The club she enters is not your typical booty bouncing (well, in music  club standards), music bouncing off the walls club. No, no this club is non  other then a BDSM club. After meeting Ashley, Dominic is going to get his fill  of her and let her walk because he doesn't do relationships and actually has  never had one. His past dictated to him a long time ago that love is a cruel  punishment and nobody should ever lose themselves in another person so  significantly that they lose themselves. Ashley has decided that her life is hers to take back and do the unexpected of  her, so she agrees to be Dominic's sub. Can she really do something that's not  really in her nature? She's not sure but what she is sure of is that she wants  to fix whatever is broken in Dominic that has him running from her at every  intimate moment between them. Something wicked this way coming because Ashley  finds herself in an impossible situation and she's not sure how to handle it. So  she does the unthinkable..... AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *HAPPY DANCE* *5 STARS* *STANDING OVATION* Have I  forgotten anything because let me say, I LOVED THIS FREAKING BOOK!!!! There I  said it, whew I feel better. I was thinking when I started this that it was  going to be a typical BDSM book, meaning everything was going to be about the  kink. While there is certainly not a shortage of hot sexy situations it wasn't  all about that. I am not by any means submissive but I would be willing to sub  for Dominic. HE IS HOT and I would love to...well you can imagine. I liked that  even though Ashley was being a submissive to Dominic, she was not submitting to  him. She held her own against him and his mood swings. He acted like a child and  needed to have his ass smacked around a little (pun intended and Ashley was more  than willing to help.  I was shocked at the twist in the book and let me tell you I am drooling for the  next book. I am so pissed at Ashley right now (no I won't tell you). I  understand why she thinks she dad to do it, but I am no less pissed because  everyone has choices. She made a bad one and I'm not exactly sure how she's  going to get out of this one. I was a little taken back by the formal writing  but I got over that. Read this book and enjoy all the fun that I did. I wait impatiently for the next  round of Dominic and Ashley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me on my toes the entire time trying to figure out what would happen next. Can't wait for more!