Authors: Laurel Jane and Maggie Ryan
Publisher: Blushing Books Publishing
Rating: 4 *'s
Synopsis: When Casey Reeves loses her husband to an unexpected heart attack, she gives herself a new mantra: To live life as if it were an amazing adventure, as every single day matters. Unfortunately, one of the things on her bucket list looks far better on paper, and when Casey finds herself up in a plane, strapped to a tall, handsome man, about to undertake her very first parachute jump, she realizes that she'd do just about anything to be able to back out.
Paul Jackson has been a parachute instructor ever since he retired early, and has seen his fair share of terrified women, but when Casey hysterically promises to do anything he asks in return for being able to return to solid ground safely—even let him spank her—he's amused, and not a little intrigued. He's also more than willing to accept her bargain.
Casey finds herself taking a leap of faith—in more ways than one. The two begin their journey together, spending some time on a luxurious yacht, in a tropical rainforest and even in a ranch in outback Australia, as they work their way through her list.
What they discover is that life has a tendency not to follow carefully designed plans. With Paul beside her, Casey quickly learns that living every day to its fullest entails far more than she’d ever imagined. And by her side throughout the action, danger and laughter is a man who not only has no hesitation in reddening her bottom when she deserves it, but can send her soaring into ecstasy with a single look or a touch of his hand.
Finding a new love to equal—or even exceed—her old one was not even on Casey's bucket list but now that she has, can they make it work? Is Paul really the man of her dreams?
Best-selling author Maggie Ryan and newcomer Laurel Jane have put their heads and their pens together to come up with this, an exciting tale of romance, lust, love, spanking and adventure. If the subject of domestic discipline or explicit erotica offends you, please do not read this book.
My Review: Casey is on a mission to live her life instead of spend her days mourning. She has lost her husband due to an unexpected heart attack. She has decided to make the most of her life and enjoy every moment. With a mantra to live every moment and a bucket list in tow she sets out to achieve her dreams.
Paul feels a fire when he spits the spitfire that is Casey. After hearing Casey promise she can have her bottom spanked raw if she jumps from the plane, Paul knows he wants more. Is it all just a dream?
Jane and Ryan bring us a sweeter erotica filled with love, loss, and renewed hope. There are some twists and heavy erotica scene but there is a sweet undertone throughout the story. I really enjoyed going along for Casey's adventure as she finds herself falling for Paul and hoping that this is her second chance at love. I hope to see more from newcomer Jane.