Molly Duncan, forty-one, has come to Passion Lake for three things. A new job. A new life. And a new Dom. Her Dom husband has been dead for four years and she desperately wants the closeness of a loving D/s relationship. So she accepts a job at the Passion Lake library and buys an old semi-run-down farm suitable for boarding horses. Horses were a huge part of her life growing up, until she met and married Tom and entered his world of BDSM. Now she hopes to combine both of her passions.
Enter Jared Thompkins, seven-time World All-Around Rodeo Champion and circuit heart-throb. His career ended by injury at age twenty-eight, he’s ready to settle down and find a submissive of his own. A woman he can love and cherish and dominate the hell out of. On the recommendation of his older brother Mitch, he applies for the position of stable manager.
Molly sees a handsome, cocky, young cowboy with a swagger for a walk and a panty-melting grin. Jared sees a lusty, voluptuous, mature blond who’s ready for what he can give her.
The attraction between them is instantaneous and explosive. Each is exactly what the other has been seeking. Now all Jared has to do is prove to a wary Molly that it’s not just sex. He’s in it for the long haul. And a thirteen-year age difference is not the insurmountable obstacle she seems to think it is.
Passion’s Magic is Book 5 in the Doms of Passion Lake series. Although it is Book 5, it is also a stand alone and you do not have to read the 4 prior books to follow Molly and Jared’s story.
Molly is a widow who moved to Passion Lake for a new life. She is in the Dom/Sub lifestyle and hasn’t been with anyone since her husband died 4 years prior. She purchased a house/horse farm where she is boarding horses. In need of a stable manager, she puts the word out for help and gets a response in the form of Applicant, Jared Thompkins. Jared is a retired Rodeo champion and knows his way around horses, and is looking to recuperate from several injuries he received from his last two rodeos. He came to Passion Lake at the recommendation of his brother, Mitch.
Molly and Jared have an immediate attraction. However, Molly is hesitant to begin a new relationship with the young Dom. She doesn’t want it to interfere with their working relationship. Jared wants Molly and will wait for her to come around to his way of thinking. He just hopes that it won’t take her too long. When they both begin having the same explicit dreams, Molly realizes that there is more going on than simple attraction.
Molly and Jared are great characters that compliment each other. The story line is great and gets your motor running. The book had just enough back story and character description for the supporting characters that I could identify with each of them without having read the previous books in the series. Ooooohhhh and the scenes between Molly and Jared. Sizzling, sexy, and hot. fans self Yowza!
I will be going back to start the series from the beginning to see how this all started.
Reviewed by Shannon
LLEP Review Team
Julie Shelton is 73 years old, a retired storyteller/puppeteer. She loves reading and writing, ballet, pistachio ice cream, the mountains, Medieval illuminated manuscripts, Classical music. 80’s rock ballads, and violets.
She hates hypocrisy, intolerance, liver, and sushi.
If she were a tree, she would be a live oak because it lasts for hundreds of years, it doesn’t shed its leaves in the winter, and it’s great for climbing and hanging swings from.
If she were a piece of music…hmmm, that’s a bit tougher. She’d either be Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 in C Minor, the most achingly romantic piece of music ever written, or Prokofiev’s sumptuous score to the ballet Romeo and Juliet.