Title: Picture Perfect Cowboy
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: Erotic Romance
POV: Third person
Expected publication: November 5, 2018
Simone Levine is a photographer and professional submissive. Being her gregarious and sweet self, Simone makes an impression on the man posing in front of her lens. Comfortable with her kinky lifestyle, she is open with her choices making her endearing and relatable.
“I think I could go crazy about you pretty fast, but I’m not going to get involved with a guy who treats women like they’ll break if so much as breathe on them.”
Jason Waters is a former champion bull rider who now manages his horse training business in Kentucky. Raised to be a gentleman, Jason struggles with balancing his conservative values with his fantasies. However, when Jason meets Simone he quickly realizes that it may be the opportunity he’s been waiting for.
“I need to believe I’m a good man,” he said. “I don’t know if I can be that or do that and also be a good man.”
Feeling a connection, Simone offers to “play” with Jason in hopes of helping him act out his deeply hidden desires. What transpires between these two is unexpected as Jason gives himself permission to dominate as he wishes. With Simone being a seasoned submissive, she is familiar with emotional boundaries but Jason’s playfulness and sweet side has her contemplating much more. As he opens up more, they find a rhythm in their dynamic.
“Red, wet, and throbbing,” he said into her ear. “That’s how I want your pussy.”
Knowing details about Simone from previous Original Sinners books, I was envisioning her to be with an intense dominant partner, however with Jason, she finds more of a playful balance since Jason is very inexperienced. For me, because of the need to obey and Jason’s enjoyment from inflicting punishment, the dynamic between them felt like DD/lg.
Due to Jason’s conservative upbringing, his transition from trying kink to accepting it as an indelible part of his being is integral to his character. While Simone couldn’t have been a better partner to pop Jason’s Dom cherry, I wanted to delve a bit more into the conflict with his family and his acceptance. I was certainly glad when Simone set the record straight showing she isn’t a pushover.
Ultimately, Picture Perfect Cowboy is a book that will make many smile as the narration is infused with humor, sexiness and a touch of kink. For those who have not read the Original Sinners series, this book can be read as a standalone but it would be more enjoyable to those familiar with the subtleties of the series.
Picture Perfect Cowboy is a love story about acceptance and being honest with yourself. This book would appeal to those who enjoy a sizzling romance with sincere, likable, and good-natured characters.
*An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.*