Review: The Story of Rachel by K.D. McLean

March 28, 2013 Review 0

Review: The Story of Rachel by K.D. McLean

Rachel Collins is praying. And not for world peace. Thirty six years old and single, her prayer is self-centered. "Kill me now, Lord," she pleads during her latest attempt to meet Mr. Right via the internet.

She’s not hoping for a billionaire or even a millionaire, just a guy who can strike a spark to her tinder! Is she asking too much? She's a great gal! Just ask her parents! She might be a bit naive about some things, but capable enough- she's a correspondent for a major magazine, after all. So there!

On assignment she meets Michael, 42 years old, also a writer. The attraction is immediate and intense. Rachel, who sees vanilla as only a baking ingredient, enchants him. Michael can whip up some pretty hot delights himself, outside of the kitchen. He introduces a curious Rachel to powerful experiences of sensuality. Her Ladylike sense of propriety engages in a running battle with her now sparked Tinderbox desires.

Michael is an excellent cook and knows how to turn up the heat. Sampling the flavors offered, Rachel experiences humorous hiccups. On a date, Michael ramps up the risqué, resulting in a memorable skirt swirling salsa dance. Rachel's "What the hell, I ain't getting any younger" attitude spurs Michael to take her to the exclusive, adults only club Pandora's. Here, Rachel witnesses even more variations of earthly delights, and begins a lifelong friendship with another guest.

Michael is a realist, convinced that within 90 days, his affair with Rachel will be but another painful memory of loss. He is neither willing nor able to yell 'Geronimo' and fall for her. He can't, and that's that.

Maybe he should just get a damn dog.

This modern, urban, grown up love story is a recipe –three cups romance and one cup of slapdash humor. Blend in spices of eroticism, and beat until smooth

Title: The Story of Rachel
Author: K.D. McLean
Series: Tales of Pandora
Published by Monarch Moments
Source: Author
Published: January 15, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 171
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Rachel is as “vanilla” as they come, while Michael is a Dom. They meet at an art gallery opening of erotic BDSM art. Their conversation starts off innocent enough, but by the end, the innuendos have Rachel curious about what exactly is BDSM, and Michael is all too willing to teach her.

He takes Rachel on a journey to the lighter side of BDSM similar to what you might find on websites such as Throughout this journey, he explains in detail about certain aspects of the lifestyle. Rachel is curious, and with an “I’m not getting any younger,” attitude, he is happy to show her the ropes.

The journey to their HEA is filled humor, sadness, and a lot of sexual tension. I laughed, cried, and at times wanted to throw my kindle against the wall. With that said, I really, really liked this story. The inner dialogues of the characters are hilarious. With names like, ‘tinderbox’ and ‘ladylike’ and we can’t forget ‘caveman,’ you just have to smile and giggle.

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an intro into the world of BDSM. It explains a lot about the lifestyle without getting to heavy into the actual acts themselves. I would call it a beginner’s guide to BDSM.

Rachel Carrington

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