This books shows that there is someone for everybody. Mary Beth helps Elgin heal from his past. While she is helping him they both fall in love with one another. So they let each other go. Then Elgin comes back and propose to Mary Beth.
When Elgin Huddleston left Willowbrook fifteen years ago he never had any intention of returning. When one of his DEA missions went wrong Hud has no choice but to go “home.” He should have gone to see his grandmother before she passed away but he could not bear to see the disappointment in her eyes.
Mary Beth Winters needed a fresh new start after her heart was broken. So she packs up her life, locks up her Domme/sub toys, and starts over in Willowbrook right across the street from Hud’s childhood home. When Mary Beth thinks life is finally settling down, bad boy Elgin returns to town. The two get off on the wrong foot but could Mary Beth help Elgin let go of the demons that trouble him? Mary Beth has a hunch that she will need to open that chest that she locked up five years ago when she moved into Willowbrook.
I love how the author took the time to build the relationship between Elgin and Mary Beth. I also love the adult content of this book. This is a must-read if you love streamy page-turners.
REVIEWED BY @alape
Who doesn’t love a good Dom/Sub relationship. The way the characters have this connection and the way Mary Beth brings out her toys for Huddleston. There is definitely some real graphic scenes that will make you hot! Absolutely enjoyed reading this book.
Still Taking Chances is an erotic story about two damaged people. Mary Beth has been burned in the past and decided to hang up her whip. Elgin is a soldier-turned-DEA Agent with a boatload of trauma to deal with. When they meet, sparks fly!
BDSM stories featuring a Domme are sadly few and far between, so I was excited to hear about this book. I liked the story, there is so much heat between the characters, and I loved seeing them both grow. The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of is that there was not a lot of discussion between them about limits. Yes, I know scenarios were set up in a way that allowed him to speak up, but I feel like a conversation was warranted. Regardless, it is a good read, and I love that Mary Beth is not the stereotypical Domme in looks or demeanor (outside the scenes that is!)
Wow, this book is a bit different for me when reading Dom/Sub or BDSM. This is my first book that I have read in which the roles are reversed. DEA Agent Elgin Huddleston comes home after a failed mission in which he loses 2 of his fellow agents. Elgin has a lot of past demons he needs to address. The loss of his grandmother, his mother and his fellow agents. When Elgin meets his neighbor, Mary Beth..this is when the story takes a turn. Not only is she a dom, but her methods are more to help psychologically. She wants to help Elgin confront his demons and love himself before things turn more to the want of being together. This story is more then just lust, BDSM and erotic, this story really dives deep into healing and the psychological aspect of past demons.
This was a short book but it packed a punch. I was pleasantly surprised that the Dom in this story was a female. The connection between Elgin and Mary Beth can be felt as I read about these two. There is healing, romance, emotion, and obviously plenty of steamy moments. This is the first book I have read by this author and I am definitely going to be reading more. I enjoyed the writing style and how smooth the story flowed. I think you will enjoy this book. When I finished the story I wanted more which makes for a good read in my book. I recommend giving it a shot.
I am always up for a random erotic read, this is a different level.
This was a great underlining plot the romance was very intoxicating.
This author created character development and a very enjoyable read.
I look forward to reading more of this author.
This is a quick, hot romance.
We have all heard of the boy next door, and now we get a steamy girl next door with a past.
It didn’t pick up for me right away however, when it got started I finished before I could blink.
This author is very creative with the erotic scenery.
I give this four stars.
This was a new trope for me. BDSM.
Like the song goes, sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me.
I can honestly say I didn’t know what to expect walking into this, though the synopsis gives a fairly good idea as to what I was getting myself into. Mary Beth spoke to me in different ways, as she truly wants to help those around her, Elgin (Hud) in particular. Though she has the education backing her to utilize her abilities in more of a mainstream fashion, she feels more comfortable and true to herself by doing so via her “Mistress” persona. Hud is very much what one would see as an Alpha, though this does not apply in the bedroom. He has his demons and ghosts, and I very much enjoyed how these two melded together to make a very addictive story.
All in all, not necessarily my cup of tea, but I very much enjoyed this authors writing style and the story within the story. Well done!
The author did a great job with character development, and the book gets pretty steamy and graphically detailed during BDSM scenes. I kind of feel like there could be some spin-offs of this novel giving more of a backstory to both of the main characters, Hud and Mary Beth, or there could have been more revealed in this novel leading up to their meeting.
The short amount of time (less than a week, really) that Mary Beth was Hud’s Mistress seems like a super tight timeline for the two of them to make the progress they made in their relationship, and made it feel less realistic to me, even if some of the scenes got intense. The book was unpredictable in how it progressed and ended, though, and the epilogue kind of helped tie up the story nicely.
Still Taking Chances by Roz Lee
18 AND OLDER!!!
This is the first book I’ve read by the author. The author knows how to get a reader’s attention and keep it. Still Taking Chances is a great read.
Elgin is back in town after 15 years. When he gets to the house he hasn’t been to in several years he sees someone in the yard. He soon learns her secret and is intrigued. The quote I chose for Elgin is: “The name is Hud, and, no, Mistress, I won’t touch you without permission.”
Mary Beth is shocked when she is told to get away from the house. She doesn’t think anyone will find out what she has hidden for the last five years. She learns that maybe she can help him out. The quote I chose for Mary Beth is: “I find that hard to believe. If you were going to spend your vacation time in Willowbrook, you would have been back to see your grandmother before now.”
Highly recommended for Erotica Romance lovers.
This is a great BDSM novel that I really enjoyed reading. I had never read any of this author’s work before but I was very intrigued by the blurb and decided to give it a go. I’m very glad that I chose to read this as it was a really great read.
I have read a fair deal of BDSM books before but never one with a female Domme and a male sub, so this was very new for me. I have to say that I really did enjoy reading from this perspective. I’m glad that the book is told from dual POV as you get to see what’s going through both Mary Beth’s and Elgin’s minds.
I was totally engrossed in reading what was going through Elgin’s head as each scene with Mary Beth played out. It was very eye-opening and thought provoking. I’d definitely like to read more BDSM books with a female Domme and male sub in future.
Mary Beth and Elgin are great characters to read. Elgin has a lot of issues and it was amazing to read how Mary Beth taught him to deal with them. Mary Beth comes across as a sweet woman but she sure changes once she gets into scene. It’s like a totally different person.
If you like a good BDSM book then I’d definitely recommend reading this.
I just want to first thank this author for inviting us into the world of Hud and Mary Beth. It was so exciting reading about Mary Beth slowly unleashing her box of tricks to not only help Hud heal, but to also work on battling her own demons. I truly enjoyed this authors writing style and character developments. I hope to read more in the future. Great job and thanks again!
Every woman dreams of bringing a man to his knees! Not quite in the same context but even so. The romance and defiance this author brings to the table floored me!
This was my first book by this author, and I could not be more happy! I normally don’t go for Domme, but I am so glad I went out of my normal zone, because this book was so worth it. And (small spoiler that we all saw coming) when he comes back for her… I almost cried!
This book is such a steamy and sensual story. I hadn’t looked what this this story was actually about when I started reading, instead juat going in blind. I was so surprised to see the dom in this situation was female but I really enjoyed that variation. It gave the whole book a refreshing feel to it and certainly caught my interest. The characters have such a strong and dynamic connection that the story feels completely about them. I was pulled into their journey and really enjoyed reading about them.
This is a well written book that grabs your attention. I would definitely say it is one to add to your TBR list!
A very spicy book between sometimes submissive Hud and ex-dominatrix Mary Beth that turns even more heated than either planned for. Mary Beth’s unique brand of domme heavily involves not just physical submissiveness, but mental as well. She uses her skills to draw out emotional and psychological pain from her partners, as a way to exorcise them of their (figurative) demons. She has more than she bargained for with Hud, who is military-trained, and not an easy target for anyone to extract information from. Both characters are interesting, and I was surprised by how thoughtfully they were drawn. The sex scenes are very explicit, and reveal a lot about Hud and Mary Beth in more ways than one. This book turn a few turns I was not expecting, and if this is your type of novel, you may just want to pick it up.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this book, but I gave it a chance. It turned out to be pretty good. I don’t see books about Dominatrices very often so it was interesting to see how that character interacted with Elgin. I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t really read this type of character before, or what exactly, but I couldn’t get the love vibe from it, even though the characters were falling in love with each other. The only time I really got a hint of romantic vibe was after Mary Beth gave Elgin the gift and he’s using it. I totally got the healing aspect from the BDSM scenes that happened in the book.
Not sure Dominatrices are something I would choose to read regularly, but it’s not bad for an occasional book fling.
A BDSM that’s super erotic, steamy, passionate and raw- what’s not to like? A fairly short read but definitely worth it. There is so much emotional pull, complexity and layers within this story. Extremely well written. You can feel the connection between Elgin and Mary, and their pasts that bring them together.
The author does a great job giving the reader an erotic glimpse into the complex and intriguing relationship between a Domme and sub. The relationship between MaryBeth and Elgin shows a level of trust that most relationships never reach. The author’s description of the past that lead to the present is clear enough to grip the reader and give a true sense of healing necessary for Elgin. If you’re interested in an erotic and descriptive look into a trusting D/s relationship, definitely check this one out.
Still Taking Chances by Roz Lee. This is a first read for me by this author and I’ll definitely be looking for more. This book isn’t for everyone but it’s definitely worth the read even if it’s outside your normal reading. Each of the main characters instantly pulled me into their world and the world they have together in this story. I wasn’t entirely sure I’d find a connection with this book but I was eager to give it a try. And I’m so happy to say I worried for no reason, the characters were so easy to connect with and I loved their story. It’s well written and paced nicely. It’s on the shorter side but it isn’t hindered by that at all. Four big stars and highly recommended!
Whew, I loved this story! Its got a little bit of everything – wounded hero, a feisty heroine, and enough chemistry to blow you away! First of all, hard not to love Hud. I loved watching this relationship play out as well. I felt like characters were realistic and that the way romance unfolded was realistic. My first book by this author, but def won’t be my last. Thank you for bringing me a great read that I couldn’t put down!
Reviewed by @vegatina20
This was a great 5 star read. I was pulled in right from the beginning.
You could feel the connection between the characters and the author does a great job with their story as well.
Both Elgin and Mary Beth have things they are trying to move forward from. There is something about Elgin that calls to Mary Beth and she has the need to help him. Can these two help each other move forward? Can they have a HEA?
Overall I really enjoyed this steamy read. My emotions were all over the place. I loved Mary Beth, she was feisty and she cared deeply about helping Elgin. Elgin tugged at my heart strings with the things from his past. If your looking for a great erotic romance I highly suggest this one. 1-click and get started today.
Still Taking Chances by Roz Lee is a sensual, sexy romance. This short read has great characters, an intriguing plot, and enough steam to keep a reader on the edge of their seats. Elgin is a strong alpha male with scars and a past full of secrets, but Mary Beth has secrets too. Can Elgin trust her enough to help with his scars? Can Mary Beth finally share her past with someone? But most importantly can they help each other heal? You’ll have to read Still Taking Chances by Roz Lee to find out for yourself.
This is such a steamy sweet story of submission and healing. Elgin and Mary Beth have such a unique dynamic from the very first moment they meet. Although they both try to keep their distance as their domme/sub relationship develops, it doesn’t take long for both of them to start to develop feelings. I really enjoyed that this was written with a female domme instead of the typical male domme found in many books. This is also a very unique romance in that the sub was an alpha sub and not what typically comes to mind when you think of a sub male.
This book really delves into just how healing and fulfilling a domme/sub relationship can be for those who are drawn to this particular lifestyle. The surprise ending is so fitting and made me laugh and smile simultaneously, because it absolutely stayed true to their special brand of romance.
Still Taking Chances by Roz Lee is a steamy contemporary romance with BDSM scenes, Femdom/Sub dynamics, erotica, male submission, tension, drama, and healing.
Elgin ‘Hud’ Huddleston is a DEA agent who has returned to his hometown after his latest mission went awry. He hopes this time will help him regroup and deal with the burden he is carrying.
Mary Beth Winters thought she left her past behind her, but that changes when Hud moves into the house across the street. She can’t help but notice his pain, and her former life as a skilled Dominatrix means she may be able to help him heal. So, she unpacks her box of tricks and gets to work. What happens here makes for a racy read!
Thank you, Roz Lee!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Hot, spicy and steamy, just the way an erotic romance should be. This romance also has an intriguing love story. He comes back with issue in the military and she’s a domme hiding in a small town. I loved the welcoming scene with the spade. Feistiness from the start. Action from page 1 keeps you glued to the story and the plot keeps you interested. I found it original, intriguing, spicy, steamy and a quick read. I’d recommend it to the over 18 crowd.
I enjoyed this romance story. This is a well written story about Elgin and his neighbor Mary who was a dominatrix at one time. Now she is just wanting to live a normal life, she puts all her toys away until she meets her steamy neighbor. He is in need of healing, will she be able to find the heart of his problem? I really enjoyed these two characters and the steam they brought to the story. There are also some emotional times that tug at my heart strings. They are connectable and pulled me into their story from the beginning. This is a short story but it sure packs a punch. I enjoyed the growth and chemistry of the characters throughout the story as well as the plot. I highly recommend this book.
Review by @bjwagner
Elgin has some hang ups in his life and is trying to overcome them. Mary Beth helps Elgin to overcome his issues by dominating him. This is a new author to me but I will definitely be reading more! This is a different kind of Dom/Sub book than most out there. It is erotic yet emotional as well. I really enjoyed the story and would definitely recommend it to those who like BDSM and are looking for a different angle of it.
This is a great romance. I love both the characters and it was nice to read a story about a male submissive and a dominant female. Both characters have a great story to them and the author does a great job of bring them to life. This is a BDSM romance which is hot and steamy but what I really enjoy is it isn’t just about the sexual aspect of the relationship the author gives you a complete view including all the emotions and trust that is needed in these types of relationships.
Elgin is a DEA agent. After a mission that went wrong he is sent back home to recover and get his head straight. Back home he realises how much he hates living in a small town. Elgin needs something that he doesn’t think he can get in this town without it causing gossip. That is until he meets Mary Beth.
Mary Beth has moved to the quiet town to hide her past as a dominatrix. She has settled into her quiet life and ignored her impulses that is until she meets Elgin.
In Elgin she sees a man who needs her help and Elgin sees someone in Mary Beth that can help him heal. However can they embark on this journey without losing themselves to each other in the process?
Both of them have pasts that they are trying to hide from other people but will they succumb and give into their romance.
Taking Chances is a BDSM romance by Roz Lee. This author is incredibly versatile and man, what an imagination. This book was so passionate, so raw, so erotic, so amazing. Scarred characters who shared a deep seated connection and provided me with endless breathtaking moments. I have not read a story of this high quality in this genre for an age. It was such a riveting and enthralling story, with believable characters and a stunning. It contained such fantastic content, and got the heart rate elevated and made me sweat with intensity. A story of epic sensuality. 5 stars.
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