Review: The Three R’s by Ashe Barker

March 17, 2014 Review 0

Review: The Three R’s by Ashe Barker

Second chances don’t come along that often. But when they do, you grab them with both hands. And hold on tight.

Perfect strangers don’t just leave you a share in their business. Do they? And even if they do, surely the rightful owner won’t just take it lying down…?

Abigail Fischer is about to find out. When a mysterious letter arrives informing her that she’s inherited a controlling interest in a thriving construction firm Abigail thinks it must be a mistake. Or a sick joke. That is until she’s confronted by her new, very angry and very reluctant business partner. Handsome as sin but determined to be rid of her, Cain Parrish is everything Abigail desires—and most fears. Forced to uproot from her safe but dead-end job to help run the firm, Abigail is quickly drawn to her dominant partner. Attuned to her most secret desires, and able to meet them effortlessly, he quickly finds his way past her defences.


But Abigail is not what she seems. Astute in business and a skilled Dom, Cain can easily demand her submission, but can he find his way past Abigail’s carefully constructed façade to discover the shameful secret she’s managed to conceal all her life? And despite her growing enthusiasm for the new opportunities now facing her, Abigail can’t become something she’s not. Or can she? Is it possible to leave the past behind and start over?


When things start to go wrong in their business, and as Abigail’s blunders threaten to sink their small but up to now profitable enterprise, will their delicate personal relationship survive?


Will Cain forgive Abigail’s mistakes or is there a deeper significance to her apparent ineptitude?

Title: The Three R's
Author: Ashe Barker
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Darkening, Darkening, Darker, Darkest
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Author
Published: January 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

Abigail has a deep secret. A shameful one she has carried all her life. Struggling to make ends meet when a unexpected windfall. Is it a cruel joke? How can she inherit half a company? Cain is the owner of the other half and her very reluctant business partner. Angry at first, Cain welcomes her into the business and into his bed. Despite Abbie’s excitement for a new opportunity in life she knows she needs to do something to fix her problem. And quickly before she loses both her new relationship and her new love.

As Abbie struggled, I found myself in tears. Eventually her secret begins to catch up to her, despite her skills of keeping it hidden for so long. There were a few times I wanted to shake Abbie for not telling Cain. And Cain, how could he not figure it out! Despite all her issues, I feel they are a sweet couple and even though this was a quick read for me, I was more than satisfied with the whole book.

If anyone has read anything by Ashe Barker, you know she has a taste for hot steamy BDSM scenes. Now I’m not saying this book doesn’t have them, however, I think the focus is less on the sex and more on the people. Of all the stories I have read by Ms. Barker, This is the most emotional one. Of course you can feel free to disagree with me. Read The Three R’s and see if you agree with me.The Three R's

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