Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Schooled (Mastered #2.5) by Lorelei James & Blog Tour Review
SCHOOLED is a quick sexy read that actually leaves the reader with the sense of having read a fully developed story, which is a nice change from what you get with many shorter stories. In this novella we get to see a different side of Ronin. Returning to Tokyo with Amery as his wife, Ronin is under a lot of pressure from both his family and himself. He feels the pressure of his family obligations, his desire to return to training with his sensei, as well as making sure that Amery is secure in her place as his wife. Amery is thrown into a world that she has no frame of reference for. She doesn't speak Japanese, sin't familiar with the culture, and she's not very comfortable with the overt wealth and influence Ronin's family has.
Through this short story Amery and Ronin learn to trust each other more deeply and depend on each other for the strength that they each need to make their relationship work. SCHOOLED is definitely a nice bridge book between books 2, UNWOUND, and book 3 UNRAVELED which is due out in March 2015.
From the author of Bound and Unwound—an all-new novella in the New York Times bestselling Mastered series.
When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn't ready for the level of his sensual artistry, or his need for extreme control. Nor was she prepared for the primal urges it released in her. Amery and Ronin were made for each other.
When they married they were certain their future would be a fulfilling journey of love and passion. But happily ever after is never so simple. Six months later, while in Japan, Ronin is training with his sensei, while Amery is consumed by her own burgeoning career, and a culture shock with which she is struggling to adapt.
Now, from the heady pleasures of Tokyo bondage houses to the unyielding family traditions pulsing with every beat of Ronin's heart, Amery and Ronin find the limits of their relationship tested once again, and shocked to discover what they're willing to do in order to save it.
Includes a preview of Unraveled, the upcoming novel in the Mastered series.
The Mastered series
Bound (Mastered, #1)
Unwound (Mastered, #2)
About the Author
Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei's books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer's choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family...and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.
Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I'm a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I'm not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.