Actress Angie Stanton is done dating actors. Been there done that and has the “dumped fiancée” T-shirt to prove it. Handsome leading men can’t be trusted. Period. But when a hot cowboy shows up at her twenty-sixth birthday party, she’s all about unwrapping her present and playing with it.
The last thing Hollywood heavyweight Dylan Brooks wants is to dress up like a cowboy and attend a party for some chick he doesn’t know. But when the sweet girl with the angelic face looks at him like she wants to eat him alive, he pulls out his lasso and ties her down tight.
When Dylan asks for one week of fun, Angie can’t resist. But she won’t fall again, no matter how tempting he might be. And she’s not the only one with trust issues…
This surprise birthday present is one she'll never forget...
Breaking the Rules Book 1: Hold Me Down Hard
Breaking the Rules Book 2: Tie Me Down Tight
About the Author
A multi published author in the romance genre, Cathryn is a wife, mom, sister, daughter and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never-ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books her readers will love.
A maritimer at heart, and former financial officer, Cathryn has lived all over Canada but has finally settled down in her childhood hometown with her family.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie), pizza, and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband. She is the author of the Blue Bay Crew books, including Demolished.
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Tie Me Down Tight
A Breaking the Rules Novella
By Cathryn Fox, Candace Havens
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2016 Cathryn Fox
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Tucked into one of the elite private suites at the Westwood Hotel, actress Angie Stanton leaned against the paper-lined table filled with unwrapped presents and considered the handful of men who'd showed up to celebrate her birthday. Most were from the set where she worked. Since she'd sworn off actors, she'd be celebrating the rest of the night in her bed alone. Too bad really, because after listening to her friends talk about kink for the last few weeks, she really could use a little herself.
She pulled a bobby pin from her hair and popped the pretty pink balloon beside her, startling one of her three very best friends who'd thrown the party for her.
"What did you do that for?" Eden asked, her long blonde hair swishing over her shoulders as she turned to face Angie.
Angie grinned, took a sip of her champagne, and tipped the crystal glass toward the man Eden had been watching for the better part of the night. "To snap you out of it."
Color moved into Eden's face as she turned her focus back to Jay Bennett, the hot cop she was having crazy monkey sex with. Angie noted the way her friend's honey-flecked eyes glazed over with lust as she perused her hottie, and when Jay cast her a sidelong glance, his blue eyes filled with the promise of things to come, Eden shifted restlessly beside her.
Dammit, she wanted hot monkey sex! While she might not want to go as far as visiting a BDSM dungeon like her other friend Janie had been encouraging her to, she wasn't opposed to a guy tying her down tight and having his way with her.
As an entertainment lawyer turned actress on the hit show Devious Woman, Angie might be known as the most levelheaded amongst her three best friends, but after watching both Eden and Janie find love — and hearing about their kinky bedroom antics — it was all she could think about.
Of course, she wasn't looking for anything long-term. Not anymore, anyway. The guys from her social circle — handsome leading men like her ex fiancé — were all notorious players who couldn't be trusted.
"It's getting late, and Jay and I are going to take off." Eden hugged her. "Happy golden birthday."
Humph. Some golden birthday this was turning out to be. Turning twenty-six on the twenty-sixth of June was supposed to be a big deal, a time when all her wishes came true.
"You two have fun," Angie said as she tried to inject a little enthusiasm into her voice. She was happy for her friend, she really was. She just wanted a little serving of what Eden was having.
Her friend inched back and winked at her. "Don't worry. It's not midnight yet. Still time for good things to happen."
Angie shot a glance at the clock and smoothed her hand over her sundress. Had she known she wasn't going to the movies, and that her friends were going to surprise her with a party, she might have chosen something a little dressier. Really though, the only thing that mattered was that she was celebrating with her best friends, three girls she considered family. Outside of her brother, and a resentful aunt who'd been forced to raise them, she had no one. She shook her head, not wanting to rehash painful memories, and zeroed in on the time.
At five minutes to eleven, it might as well have been midnight. "Close enough." She pasted on a smile and, not wanting to be a killjoy, turned her friend toward Jay. "Go, have fun. Tomorrow I want the details so I can live vicariously through you."
Eden and Jay took off, and with the crowd gone the only ones left were her and her two other best friends, Janie and Maria, who were cleaning up around her. Angie pushed off the table and reached for her sweater, ready to give her friends a hand and call it a night, when the doors were flung open with a bang.
What the heck?
She turned toward the entrance — light spilled in from the hallway, outlining the silhouette of a well built cowboy, one dressed in chaps and a snug T-shirt. Her mouth fell open.
Well, happy birthday to me.
She cast her friends a glance, a little bubble of excitement building inside her as they flashed bright, toothy smiles her way. They must have set this up. A little late-night birthday surprise for their bestie. Damned if turning twenty-six wasn't looking up.
Speaking of up ... Her gaze dropped to the cowboy's crotch, and the way his orgasm-inspiring chaps hugged it so nicely. Honest to God, she had the best friends ever.
A cowboy for her birthday.
Most awesome gift ever — unless, of course, it's a singing telegram. If he starts spewing lyrics instead of stripping, I might just cry. Unless there are dirty words and spankings involved.
Mr. Hot Cowboy, whose features were masked by a handkerchief and wide brimmed Stetson, dimmed the lights and moved toward her. Her gaze drifted to the lasso over his shoulder. Oh my. What did he plan to do with that? He grabbed a chair and positioned it behind her. A second later he nudged her shoulder, forcing her to fall into the seat.
Ooh, how sexy.
A little whimper of excitement lodged in her throat as he turned his back to her. Oh my God, those chaps, and that ass. The night was just getting better and better. His tight buns, snug in a pair of jeans, held her focus as he walked toward the back of the room, momentarily getting lost in the shadows. Her body practically vibrated with anticipation as she awaited his return.
Music drowned out his footfalls as he came back to stand in front of her. Smoldering baby blues locked on hers. His movements were stiff, uncomfortable looking, as he pulled his lasso from his shoulders. Was this his first night on the job?
"Hey," she said. She felt compelled to help him out, so she put her hands behind the chair to show him exactly what he could do with that rope. No one could ever accuse her of not being a Good Samaritan.
His eyes narrowed. He swung the rope around his head in real cowboy fashion. Damned if this guy wasn't as far removed from an actor as one could get. How perfect. He released the rope, and it captured her around the waist then he pulled it tight to secure her to the chair, but not so much that it hurt. Big hands brushed against her stomach and shoulders as he tightened the rope, enough to keep her restrained, but not too constrictive that she couldn't squeeze out of it if she wanted. Which she didn't. It felt too naughty, too delicious being constrained like this.
Raunchy music blared from the speakers in the room, and without saying a word to her, he pulled off his T-shirt and began shaking what his mama gave him. Thank you, Mama. She stared. Maybe even drooled a little. Moisture broke out on her body, and her breathing changed, grew a little heavier as she took in his hard physique. She might not be able to see his face, but what the hell. Faces were overrated, anyway. Plus, this way he could be whoever she wanted him to be, right?
Her glance traveled the long delicious length of him, a slow, careful perusal. Lord knew she didn't want to miss an inch because by the looks of things he had an awful lot of inches. Her gaze stopped just below the belt loops on his jeans. The guy was six feet of hard muscle and sex appeal. She wiggled her hands, itching to touch him, but guessed groping the talent wasn't part of the package her friends had purchased.
Then again ... what would it take to get him to change the terms? Wait, would that be paying for sex? Because that would be wrong. Maybe she could ask him out for coffee tomorrow, see where things led. He put his hands over his head and moved his hips.
"Ride 'em, cowboy," she murmured under her breath, the rich, manly scent of cologne reaching her nostrils.
She couldn't believe her besties had set this up. She cast a quick glance toward her friends again and caught them sneaking out the door, leaving her all alone with the hot stripper. Holy hell. Why would they leave her when she was tied to a chair with a half naked hot cowboy? Unless, of course, they expected the two of them to hook up. And why would they expect any different? She was writhing on the chair like she had Mexican jumping beans in her pants.
He circled her, dragging her focus to him with each move, and when their gazes clashed, a wave of sexual energy hit like a bolt of lightning. Never had she felt anything so powerful, volatile ... explosive. Her nipples tightened with arousal and his eyes dropped. What would his mouth feel like on her skin?
A low growl lodged deep in his throat, a telltale sign he could see exactly what he was doing to her. His gaze slid lower, skating over her body and settling between her legs. She squeezed her thighs together, working to relieve the tension building deep in her core. A myriad of sinful thoughts raced through her mind, and there was nothing she could do to stifle the moan fluttering past her lips.
Her cowboy went as still as a stealth soldier, looking his fill, then scrubbed a hand over his handkerchief. God, the hungry way he was looking at her was downright suggestive — perfectly corrupt — and she liked it. She liked it a lot. Was this something he did with all the girls he danced for, or was there more going on between them?
She didn't care.
Excited by the prospect, her blood pulsed hot, nearly derailing her ability to think straight. He moved his hips, gyrating to the beat of the music. Cripes, Magic Mike had nothing on this guy. She looked her fill and shifted urgently on her chair. He turned and bent forward, presenting her with an obstructed view of his perfect ass, a fantasy-inspiring ass that dreams were made of. At least hers were. Her fingers tingled, anxious to touch, and there was nothing she could do to stifle the groan that crawled out of her throat.
He stilled and she froze. She bit her tongue, resisting the urge to scream "keep going." He continued to stand there, his strong back rigid. Either his time was up, or her moan of pleasure had caught him off guard. Surely to God he was used to women moaning in his presence.
With the restless ache between her legs urging her on, she whispered, "How about an encore?"
The muscles on his back rippled as he drew a breath and let it out slowly. He turned to face her. The interest in his stare teased the hungry spot between her legs. There was a new intensity about him, a shift of sorts. She felt it all the way to her core. What was going on inside that head of his?
Moving with a great deal of grace for a man his size, he stepped behind her, his hands inches from her shoulders. His heat seeped into her skin as he shaped her body, angling around her breast but never touching. His hands slid downward, then back up, a light, barely there brush against the outer edges of her breast. Whoa. Had he meant to do that? Were his thoughts traveling in the same direction? Her body hummed for attention, her flesh suffusing with heat.
"Where you from?" she asked, wanting to hear his voice. She'd just bet it was as sexy as his moves.
He slowly moved in front of her. Big hands pressed down on the arms of her chair, and he leaned into her, his mouth close. "Texas," he said, his warm breath filtering through the cloth and scorching her cheeks. What would it feel like on her naked flesh?
Even though his voice was muffled, she caught the slow Texas drawl that curled her toes. Was he faking it, or was he from her home state? She angled her head and eyed him. There was something very familiar about him. Did she know him?
She swiped her tongue over her bottom lip and didn't miss the way his gaze dropped to her mouth. "How nice of you to come all the way to New York for my party."
Normally she didn't come on strong with men, but everything about the way this guy moved, the way he looked at her, made her feel adventurous. Daring. Made her want to do something taboo, like unwrap her birthday present and play with it for the rest of the night. Heck, why shouldn't she go for it? She was due a little wildness once in her life, wasn't she? And he seemed to be into this as much as she was.
She considered it a moment longer. They were both consenting adults, knew the score. One night of fun with a cowboy, and not a thing more. Dear God, now she was rhyming. She must be more excited than she realized.
Wanting to see where this led — and heck he could stop her at any time — she wiggled one hand free, and when he was close enough, she splayed her fingers over his rock-hard stomach, a vicious little tease. Thick muscles rippled behind her palm, and she was sure she heard him curse under his breath.
"I'm sorry," she murmured, putting on her best innocent face as she blinked up at him, "Is touching not allowed?"
A curse was chased by a groan. "Something like that," he answered, his voice lacking conviction.
Despite his feeble protest, she kept her hand on his stomach and let it slide lower, until it was near the top of his leather chaps. There was a part of her that couldn't believe her boldness, yet there was another part that told that virtuous side to shut the hell up.
"Should I stop?"
His hand closed over hers, his gaze latched on her mouth. Beneath the stormy blue he seemed to be waging some kind of war with himself. She could feel his desire, his need. It matched her own.
"So, I've never done this before, but you see, I have this extreme need to touch your abs." When he didn't say anything she crinkled her nose. "Sorry. You're probably objectified all the time in your, um, line of work." She went to pull her hand away but he stopped her.
"Normally I don't do this sort of thing," he said. "But if you want to touch, you can."
He let her hand go. She trailed it lower, and he let out a tortured moan when she closed it over the bulge his chaps did little to hide. Oh yeah, he was into this as much as she was. He grew thicker beneath her touch and a thrill raced through her.
She rounded one shoulder until the strap on her dress slipped down her arm. His gaze darted to her bare shoulder, then dipped lower to take in the black demi bra she'd just exposed. Now that she had his attention, she leaned forward a bit, to give him a better view of her cleavage.
"My hands are a little ... tied up," she whispered, sexual tension arcing between them as her body beckoned his touch. "Perhaps you could give me a hand with my strap."
He adjusted his Stetson lower over his forehead and reached for the strap dangling near her elbow. Warm fingers brushed over her arm, then skimmed the outer swell of her breast as he slid the flimsy strap back in place. His cock thickened beneath her palm and if her hands weren't so preoccupied she'd pinch herself to see if this was really happening ... although she'd rather pinch him, right on that lovely tight ass she couldn't wait to see bare.
The music changed, the song a bit slower, less raunchy. He stopped moving with the change in tempo. "Is my time up?" she asked, damned if she was going to let him ride out of there and into the sunset.
"Yeah," he murmured, his voice pinging around inside her head. Why did he sound so familiar?
She pulled her hand back from his body and placed it on her upper thighs, slowly inching her cotton dress up. "That's too bad. I was hoping you could show me some rope tying tricks with that lasso. Unless, of course, you're not a real cowboy."
A beat passed, and then his hand went to her chin. He cupped it and angled her face until she was staring directly at him. His gaze moved over hers, and she could almost feel another shift in him. The rough pad of his thumb brushed over her cheek, a slow sweeping motion she felt all the way to her sex.
"I'm as real as it gets, sweetheart," he said, his voice distractingly sexy.
A jolt of heat moved through her and she trembled in response. "So you know how to use a lasso?"
"I know a lot of things." Her nipples tightened at the promise in his voice. In an aggressive move, he slid his fingers through her hair, and tugged with force until her mouth opened. It hurt a little, but it completely had her conjuring up images of them coming together naked. He pulled tighter, opening her mouth even more. Guess this was his way of showing it was his turn to take the lead. Bring it on, cowboy. She wet her bottom lip again and a growl rumbled from his throat.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good..but ending rushed.
Less than 70 pages. Very rushed. Could have been really good if the writer had invested a bit more time. Seemed as if it was written and published just for the money. Slow the story down and write what the characters and story deserve. Really $1 for this? Ripoff!
I wouldn't read a book for free with only 88 pages, laughable!
Liked it a lot.
Great read can't wait for the next I'm hooked on crazy &a sexy stories
Sparks fly in Cathryn Fox’s Tie Me Down Tight where a birthday girl gets lassoed to the man of her dreams. Nighttime soap opera actress Angie Stanton and Hollywood movie star Dylan Brooks are two characters you will immediately fall in love with. They have amazing chemistry both in the bedroom and out. These two are fun, entertaining, and a little surprising. I loved the sweetness of this story and the fact that there wasn't any serious drama going on. Tie Me Down Tight is the second book in the Breaking the Rules series, but is completely standalone. **Received a copy from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.** Rating: 4.5
With a title like Tie Me Down Tight you know it's going to be a fun book, at the very least. With a tiny touch of erotica flavor, this was a fun, sweet, sexy read. It is not only a quick novella, but a delightful one that offers lots of great sex with a beautiful man that you would want to take home to mama. I love the way the author is able to weave a memorable story that is addicting as well as refreshingly different too. This is a typical story in the romance genre - one week of fun that leads to much much more. The difference is that this is a lighthearted yet passionate read with plenty of hot scenes and a guy you just have to love. This is the first book I've read by Cathryn Fox, but if it's typical of her writing style I'm going to be all in and will definitely put her on my list of authors to watch and enjoy again and again.
Smokin! Who knew filling in for your best friend/cousin in a strip tease would land you into a night of smoking hot sex? Or even multiple nights. This story sucks you in from the start where you fall in love with Dylan while he's mentally railing about his cousin's dumb idea. Dylan is a movie star "it" guy, hot, hunky and a tad kinky! Angela/Angel is a sexy late night soap star. Her character is a Devious Woman and she has a little naughty hidden in her also. Loved them both. The story moves at a great pace and I did not want to put it down. The sex is Sizzling and plentiful, with some mild kink thrown in for extra steam.
This book is really enjoyable. The characters are sweet, funny and just sassy enough to make you giggle to yourself, but not role your eyes at every dialogue exchange. I was hooked from the first scene and who wouldn't be? It was HOT! Cathryn Fox takes a traditional romance plot and makes it her own, blending erotica and humor wonderfully. This is a quick read, the perfect length for a lighthearted read with some steam and a few laughs. I have a soft spot for book series that focus and expand on a group of friends/family. This is the first I've read of Cathryn Fox, but I look forward to meeting the other characters in the series. **Book was provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review
It's actress Angie Stanton's birthday and she is feeling lonely and a little jealous of her friend's love lives. She hasn't been too lucky in love and has sworn off dating any actors after her failed engagement. At the very end of her party a sexy cowboy comes in ready to give her a lap dance and a bit of a show. What she doesn't know is that the sexy cowboy is actually, actor, Dylan Brooks. The chemistry between them is intense, so they agree to a week of fun before he is to leave to go back home. They both have trust issues so that's all they are prepared to commit to...or is it? This was a really short story but it packed a lot of heat. I loved seeing them get to know each other more, and to see that there is a real person under all of the fame. I loved that Cathyrn Fox added the epilogue at the end too. I thought it helped to solidify there relationship more. I do wish it was a little bit longer, but it was still a sweet story. I would probably have given this 3.5 stars but I rounded up to 4. ** I received an free copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. **
4.5 Stars If you're looking for a nice fast, hot enjoyable read look no further. This one just sucks you right and you don't come up until your finished reading the book. Can I have what Angie got for her birthday because I don't know what's better then a hot a sin cowboy. Angie wishes she had what her friends have and it would be nice for some wild hot sex too. She's in the surprise of her life when Dylan comes to dance for her. Dylan was doing a fill in job dancing, but he got the shock of his life when he laid eyes on Angie. things get pretty darn steamy between these two. Dylan is only in New York for a week and offers up a week long fling with Angie, but what happens when feelings get involved? I definitely recommend this one. I was in the mood for a light read and this fit the bill. Plus I loved the heat it was exactly what I was looking for in my next read.
Loved this sizzling hot and delicious read by Cathryn Fox. This story captured my attention at the very beginning and kept it till the end. Loved Angie Stanton and Dylan Brooks. These characters have had some trust issues in their past with the people that they have dated. But when fate throws them together, they are driven by lust, as their sexual awareness, and their sizzling chemistry makes for one wild night between them. But when their paths cross again, Angie knows that she is not willing to stop seeing this fun, sexy cowboy with his sweet touches that overwhelm her and fill her with comfort, warmth and security. As they spend more time together Dylan can't believe the depth of his desire for her. But when fame comes calling will Angie give it all up for fame. You will have to read this to find out. Fantastic fast paced romance that will have you wanting your own cowboy to tie you down tight. Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Five Smoking HOT stars!!!! I loved Tie Me Down Tight. It had crazy chemistry from the very start and both Angel and Dylan just clicked for me. Angela "Angel" Stanton just wants to enjoy one lust filled night of passion with the erotic dancer her friends arranged for her. Her very own dancing cowboy. Its her birthday and she wants to cut loose. And when said cowboy is sporting ripped abs, strong arms and swinging a lasso, she feels the need to be tied down and held fast. Dylan Brooks only wanted to get in and get out. As an A list celebrity, he didn't need word to get out he was moonlighting as a stripper. Even if he was just helping out his crazy cousin for one night. But one look at his Angel and Dylan is hooked and its not long before he has her tied up and turning up the heat! I really like the sensual love scenes between these two, but what really reeled me in was the emotional connection between the MCs. Yes, the heat between the sheets (or against the wall, in the shower or on the kitchen counter) was off the flippin charts but Ms. Fox doesn't allow it to just be about great sex. The instant attraction leads to genuine affection. And the HEA felt grounded and real. Angel was a great h, she was smart and funny and she brought out in Dylan his laid back normal self. But Dylan was my favorite. He was considerate, honest, and so damn protective of his woman that I melted for him every time. Angel definitely had the right idea when describing Dylan, he is delicious, mind-blowing, and orgasmic. This was a short and sexy read ( and although this greedy reader wished it could be longer!) it was well paced and had a sweet epilogue that wrapped up the ending nicely. It for sure left me curious to see whats in store for Angel's friend Maria and to catch up with Chase, Dylan's actor by day stripper by night cousin. If you like sassy and sweet heroines, lasso welding cowboys and cherry pie (which I will never see the same way again!), you will love Tie Me Down Tight. Safety: Super Safe (view spoiler) *** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review ***
After being burned by her A-list actor ex-fiance, Angie Stanton decides it's time to put her defenses up and never let herself be lured in by another leading man again, they can't be trusted and she can't handle the false hope that they bring. With her heart still in healing mode she has sworn off all men for a while, but her friends keep trying to get her back on the proverbial dating horse again, they have even tried to get her to dabble in a little no strings attached fun at a BDSM club they frequent...but that just isn't her style. What she would really like to find is a down to earth country boy who is looking for someone to settle down with and create a life with, but as long as she is living in New York she knows she'll never find that, and she has begun to except that fact, as tough as it may be. Her friends decide to throw her a birthday party, in hopes of taking her mind off of her broken heart, but seeing them all paired up with someone just seems to magnify the fact that she is alone, and probably will be for a while, but a night of no strings attached fun sure sounds appealing right now... and she might just get her wish, when a handsome cowboy strolls through the door and offers to be her birthday gift for the night! Dylan Brooks is completely out of his element, his cousin has mistakenly booked two entertaining gigs for one night and has asked him to cover one of them for him, which currently has him dressed as a cowboy with the intent to give the birthday girl a good time. While the acting part comes natural to him, the entertaining part has him sweating bullets, and wanting to run for the door, but once he lays eyes on the birthday girl, he begins to find his groove. There is something about her that has him doing things that are totally out of his character, but damn if it isn't fun. After a few passionate laced kisses, he's ready to follow her to the ends of the earth, so when these kisses lead to a offer for one night of fun, he figures he'll take whatever he can get... but he soon realizes one night might not be enough!! Once again Ms. Fox has created a gem of a story that pulled me in from the first sentence and had me immediately submersed into a world of complete literary bliss!! There was something about Dylan and Angie's that grabbed a hold of me and had me flying through the pages as fast as I could devour them, I ended up getting so wrapped up into their story that I polished it off in one sitting!! The chemistry between these two was filled with so much intensity that at times I swear I could literary feel the sparks passing between them, and the anticipation of each encounter they shared had me breathless and on the verge of combustion... and I can now say with complete certainty that nobody does sexy scenes quite like Ms. Fox!! I mean WOW!! If you like your fairy tales a little on the naughty side then I wholeheartedly suggest you acquaint yourself with the works of Ms. Cathryn Fox... the lady knows her stuff, and I guarantee that her sexy little stories are sure to satisfy every last one of your reading cravings...and then some!! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
Tie Me Down Tight, is another hot little number from author Cathryn Fox. This novella opens with a scorchingly fun scene, and the well-written story just continues on from there. Ms. Fox is able to weave sweet and sexy in less than 100 pages. This is the second book from her Breaking the Rules series, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Angie Stanton is an entertainment lawyer as well as an actress. With the exception of her brother that she sees very infrequently, her three best girlfriends are her family. After a bad break-up with a member of the Hollywood elite, Angie decided to never get involved with another actor. She wants to continue her work in the nightly soap Devious Women, and settle down into a future which includes children and a white picket fence. So meeting and falling for famous Hollywood actor Dylan Brooks is quite a surprise, considering his occupation and his reputation in the media. Come to find out that he is just a small town guy from Texas, that loves acting and a little bit of kink. Angie and Dylan get together erroneously at Angie's twenty-sixth birthday party, and then they formally meet on her show, where they are in a love scene together. Within in a week they are madly in love, having the best sex of their lives. This is an extremely passionate novella. I just loved how Angie and Dylan came together; with a party, a lasso and a pair of chaps. If you are looking for a quick love story with a bit of kink, then this book is for you. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Holy hotness!! This one starts out sizzling hot and the heat level stays high to the very end! Angie Stanton is determined to make her birthday memorable so when a gift from her friends arrives dressed in chaps she's all in! Doing a favor for a friend, Dylan Brooks expects this to be a quick dance for the customer then he's out of there but when the angel of a woman looks at him like he's all she needs, he decides a little cowboy lasso action is what the night is calling for! After an intense night of passion neither expects to come face to face with the other on the set of a TV show. Will a week of fun be enough for the two of them??? This is a fun, seriously sexy read that I highly recommend.
Cathryn Fox is good at what she does. She knows how to grab attention from the very first page and hold on til the conclusion. Tie Me Down Tight is a dirty fantasy come to life. It starts out unbelievably naughty and culminates in a less naughty and more realistic romance. Mixing business with pleasure was a real don't for Angie but when Dylan takes on a role, he gives it his full attention. I received an ARC of Tie Me Down Tight in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. HOT! HOT! SCORCHING HOT! My rating 3.5.