How does a sophisticated man with everything, convince an unassuming older woman with nothing that she’s what he desperately needs?
Successful and good-looking, 36 year old Chase Tanner is a Dom who has everything, except love. When he meets the woman of his dreams—a slightly older, submissive beauty, who’d rather be alone than with the wrong man—Chase knows convincing her that he’s the right one, won’t be easy. It’s the courtship of his life...and he’ll have to put his life on the line to protect her.
“You’re just not good enough, Kali.” Her ex-husband’s hurtful words echoed in Kali Benson’s heart as she moved to small-town Washington State to rebuild her life. It took some time, but at 39, she’s finally happy, self-sufficient, and emotionally armored. But that strength is tested when Kali resists a sweet-talking hunk, who drives an old Dodge truck, and makes her feel nineteen again.
About the Author
Marilyn writes stories with hot, alpha males to inspire her during the long Northwest winters. She loves creating XXX romances with protective, hard-lovin' heroes and sexy fantasies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked this book so much, that I bought it twice (just to make sure that it is always available on any device I have). I could not put this book down - actually, I did put it down for a couple of minutes so that I could buy Stone Wear (the next book in the series). This was my first book by this author and I have added her to my list of favorites. What can I say, this is one of those feel good books where the insecure girl attracts the attention of a caring, dominant man that would do anything for her. The story is well written and I loved all the characters including Sage and Charmer. The story also has a bit of intrigue not mentioned in the synopsis that added to the enjoyment of this book. I am hoping the author also writes Luc's story and Rand's story.
Hard Wear is a wonderfully light erotic romance tale that follows thirty-six year old successful businessman and Dom Chase Tanner as he pursues the beautiful and reluctant submissive thirty-nine year old divorcee Kali Benson. Author Marilyn Lakewood weaves an entertaining light BDSM tale set in the small lakeside town of Laketon, Washington, that easily draws the reader into Chase and Kali's story. I loved the balance of romance, drama, and eroticism in this story. The author does a wonderful job of focusing the story on Chase's pursuit of Kali, and how their relationship playfully builds up to a steamy seduction, and grows into something more romantic. This story has a richly sensual seduction and excitement that keeps the reader engaged as Chase and Kali's story unfolds. I couldn't help but really love Chase, he's a sexy Alpha male Dominant that has no problem persuading a reluctant submissive to give into the pleasures of the body, but what makes him so much more desirable is that he wants something more from Kali, her heart! And as for Kali, she is a woman coming into her own after a devastating divorce. I appreciated her desire to start a new life and her new found optimism, and I couldn't help but smile as she slowly gives into her desires that lay below the surface. But what I enjoyed most of all about this story is that it featured two mature adults who have experienced life and its trials and tribulations, yet still had a mixture of romance and sexual burning desire for each other. Hard Wear is an enjoyable erotic romance story that has everything that a reader could hope for. It is a very swoon worthy tale that will leave you wanting more!