5 STARS: "What Worked for Me: Every single bit of this one worked! Tara Rose never disappoints me. The “Racy Nights” series is one of my all time favorites. I wait on baited breath for each new installment and jump on them as soon as they’re available. I’m an unashamed, screaming fangirl, and I make everyone, I mean EVERYONE, aware of it. “Captivating Her Racy Heroes” was just wonderful. It was well written, sexy, intriguing, and sweet. Brynn, the heroine, was unhappy with what she was doing, so she moves from Chicago and takes a job in Racy. She arrives with a past, and that past includes resident Racy Detective, Sean Brennan and our friendly, neighborhood BDSM club owner, Maddox McCree. I liked Brynn. She acknowledges what happened in Chicago, and she wants to make amends. Nobody pushed her to do it. She took the initiative when she realized that she didn’t like what she was doing for a living and took the brave step of moving away from her home to face an unknown future. Even though she is a submissive, she’s strong. Let’s talk about Ryder Dayton and Hugh Sinclair. I fell in love with both of them the moment that they, literally, scooped Brynn off the floor at Nan’s. They were charming, funny, chivalrous, and VERY sexy. Oh, and did I mention handsome? Yes…so, so handsome :-)They’re Doms, and they decide immediately that they want Brynn in their lives (and in their bed). Even though the three of them formed their relationship on that first day, it didn’t feel rushed or overwhelming. It seemed natural, and I do believe in love at first sight. Ryder and Hugh were intent on helping Brynn clear her reputation with Sean and Maddox. They wanted to introduce her to their friends in the BDSM/Menage community in Racy. Speaking of that, do remember that BDSM/Menage means that there are scenes of spanking, flogging, paddling, and all the fun that they entaiil. All three of them are involved in the sex (the extremely hot, HOT sex) scenes. Hugh and Ryder don’t touch each other, but they’re both touching Brynn…and boy is she happy with THAT! As in all of Tara’s novels, there is danger and intrigue along with the romance. Someone’s followed Brynn from Chicago, and he’s not going to stop until he’s taken her out of the picture. What I love about this town is that everyone eventually does band together to help each other. Sean is on the ball with the police, and they’re right there searching for this man, ready to put him away and keep Brynn safe. All in all, this is another winner from Tara Rose. Whether you’re an established fan, or new to her books, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your trip to Racy, Indiana, and you’ll want to buy a condo and stay forever. What Didn’t Work for Me: Absolutely nothing. The whole book was awesome! Would I Recommend This Book? Hell yes!!!" -- Christina, Nice Ladies, Naughty Books
5 COCKTAILS: "“Captivating Her Racy Heroes” is my new favorite Tara Rose novel. Of course, I say that about every new book that Tara publishes :-) I sort of can’t help myself. They do just keep getting better and better. In this installment of the Racy, Indiana series, we have Brynn. New to town, she’s here to be the new HR manager for Busler’s Department Store. She comes with a past, though, and that past is connected to Sean Brennan and Maddox McCree, and believe me, they’re NOT happy to see her at first. Enter Ryder and Hugh. A chance meeting at Nan’s Diner brings about INSTANT chemistry between the three of them. The thing about it is, even though is, literally, instant, it felt RIGHT. I firmly believe in love at first sight, so this didn’t feel odd or rushed to me. Brynn seemed comfortable enough with these two handsome and caring men that she was able to tell them about her past, how she knows Sean and Maddox, and that she’s a sub (much to their delight). I’m not going to tell you anything further. This book is too good to hand out spoilers. You should experience it yourself. I mentioned the chemistry that the three main characters have, and that leads to some really, really, REALLY hot sex! It’s just so perfect, so well written. The pleasure that they give each other is palpable. Remember that this is a BDSM story, so there are floggers, paddles, and all sorts of fun toys. As with the last two “Racy” books, it seems to me that the play was not very much in the way of punishment. Sure, they joke that it is, but I don’t see anything in the way of trying to draw attention to any sort of behavior (except when she wiggled her behind at them, LOL). It was all about the three of them seeking ecstasy together. Was that too flowery? I just really felt gushy over this book and this romance. Of course, with any Tara Rose novel, there is mystery and intrigue. We’re learning about what went on in Chicago with Brynn, Sean, and Maddox, and it’s an excellent plot. It will get you caught up in the story quickly and make you want to know more and more, and then BAM! There it is! Extremely well done. As mentioned, this is part of the Racy Indiana series. In fact, it’s the 13th (lucky 13). I wouldn’t try to read it as a stand alone because characters from past stories do crossover. There is a little bit of exposition, but not enough that you wouldn’t be lost if you tried to use “Captivating Her Racy Heroes” as a starting point. This is a series worth reading, though, so do yourself a favor and read them. I promise you won’t be sorry." -- Kenna, Cocktails and Books
5 STARS: "Brynn has been out of the D/s lifestyle for ten years, while she finishes a Master’s degree and distances herself from some unsavory characters in her past. When she arrives to take a job in Racy, Indiana, she meets Doms Ryder and Hugh and thinks maybe her love life is about to get a lot better. Then she finds out a bad guy from her past is looking for her, and two Doms from her past now live in Racy and are not too happy that she has shown up in their town. Rose has found a winning formula for her ménage BDSM novels: girl meets two men, becomes a sub to them both, and they help her escape some bad guy from her past, to have a HEA ending. Captivating Her Racy Heroes is no different, but all are entertaining. I have suggested previously that I need a program to tell all the players in Racy. There are now over a dozen ménages and many of the players are also related by birth. Rose does sort of explain here and there who everyone is, but I still think I’d like to have a legend at the beginning showing names, occupations, ménage partners, and family relationships. Anyhow, regardless of my wishes, Rose is always entertaining, and I know I’d love to visit Racy myself!" -- Alberta, Manic Readers
4 STARS: CAPTIVATING HER RACY HEROES is a modern and sexy version of the damsel in distress tale. Brynn Winston takes a job in Racy, knowing she might not get the warmest of receptions from two of its current residents. But Brynn has an opportunity to take a job that she is excited about, so she is willing to fight to get Sean Brennan and Maddox McCree to see that she is a different person than the girl they used to know. Brynn knows Sean and Maddox from when they all lived and played in Chicago and knows that they associate her with a couple who recently abducted their sub. But before Brynn has a chance to speak with either Sean or Maddox, she meets Ryder Dayton and Hugh Sinclair. There is an immediate connection between the three of them so when Sean spots Brynn and attacks her for appearing in Racy, Ryder and Hugh do not hesitate to come to her rescue. They get Sean to back off and listen to Brynn's story about the bad crowd she was involved with, and removed herself from, in Chicago. Ryder and Hugh have no reason to doubt Brynn and help her gain the confidence she needed to talk to Sean and Maddox. What she discovers is that part of Sean and Maddox's hesitation to accept her is that another man from their shared Chicago history, Eddie Van Buren, has recently been spotted in Racy. Eddie was accused of raping and killing one of Brynn's close friends back in Chicago, but was never charged because of lack of evidence. Now he's on the run from that crime and others, and Brynn will need her heroes to protect and rescue her if they stand any chance of a happy future. This story introduces three new characters into the Racy landscape. I always worry about an author's ability to weave new characters into a world that is as developed as Racy. While Hugh is not completely new as his family has been mentioned numerous times previously, his story is new. However, Ms. Rose does a great job of integrating these characters into the Racy landscape. The connection between Brynn and two well-established characters, Sean and Maddox, gave the story some extra dimensions. One of the things that made this relationship stand out from others in this series is that all three of them are lower key, somewhat reserved, prefer-to-stay-at-home-to-play sorts of people. Also, I liked the fact that none of the characters were tormented by ghosts of previous relationships. They all had some family issues and previous bad dating situations, but nothing that played a major role in this story. All three of the main characters presented their own unique stories, making their joint story more enjoyable. The fact that Hugh and Ryder are such good friends and know immediately they want to share Brynn makes the relationship less challenging and more fun. And it is fun; all three of them have great senses of humor. Of course, in the end, Hugh and Ryder get to be the knights-in-shining-armor heroes I expected they would be. All and all this was another great trip into Racy. It seems the more characters that are introduced, the more I like this town. -- Lynn, The Romance Reviews
Hugh’s home was everything she’d imagined it would be from the outside. He’d obviously hired a decorator, and as he pointed out various pieces and explained whether he’d bought them or if they’d been handed down in his family, she understood why certain career paths had been expected of him.
With an uncle as head of the ER and an aunt the local charity event queen, the Sinclair name in Racy was almost as famous as the Malloy family name. Maybe even more so. His brother worked at Notus, his cousin was the fire chief, and everyone else he mentioned were either CEOs of companies in cities like New York or LA, or were noted physicians and other leaders in health care.
He didn’t need to explain to her why certain things had been expected of him. With a family tree like his, it was self-explanatory. And it made what he’d decided to do simply because he loved it all the more admirable. She liked both men for that reason. They went their own ways and had chosen career paths out of a love for the work, not because someone had expected them to, or because they could make more cash or earn more prestige working in a different field.
When they finally came to his bedroom upstairs, she caught a glimpse of his true personality as opposed to tasteful décor that was more than likely as expected of him as his career choice had been. At last. She liked this Hugh Sinclair much better.
She stood in the center of his bedroom and twirled in a slow circle, taking it all in. From the dark draperies to the low lighting, it had the look of an exclusive BDSM club. And it looked nothing like the rest of the house. Bondage apparatus lined the walls, and she suspected the large armoire tucked against the far wall contained toys.
He pointed. “The bathroom is through that door.” She followed him into the most luxurious bathroom she’d ever seen. Marble fixtures and tiles, gold faucets, and a sunken tub that would easily hold half a dozen people. It overlooked an intricate window without draperies, and there was still just enough light left outside to see that the view offered nothing but trees.
“No one lives behind me. And when the trees have all their leaves, even if you stood out there, you’d need a telescope to see inside this room.”
“It’s beautiful. Thank you for showing it to me.”
She turned to face him, and nearly gasped at the look of hope and lust in his eyes. It was a crazy thought, but tonight was full of crazy thoughts. Ryder’s eyes held the same emotions, but his also contained trepidation, as though he wasn’t quite sure how she’d react to the unspoken questions on both their faces.
“What would you like to do now?” asked Hugh, his voice soft but full of meaning. She wasn’t stupid. She knew what he wanted to do. She knew what they both wanted to do. And she knew that it was likely obvious on her face and in her body language that she felt the same way.
But she’d just met them. And after everything that had been revealed tonight, why would they want to start a physical relationship with her? Or was this simply about a one-time thing? Just a bit of fun, and the hell with what happened tomorrow? She had to know before they went any further. Either way was all right with her, but she had to know up front what they intended from this night, if anything.
Brynn had never had casual sex, and certainly not with two men at the same time. But she was drained and raw right now, and she needed their physical comfort as well as the emotional connection even casual sex with them would bring. She’d been more attracted to these two from the moment she’d first glanced into their faces than she’d ever been to anyone. But so much was uncertain right now, starting with her future here in Racy. It wouldn’t be fair to her or to them to assume anything right now, so she had to speak up. “This isn’t my usual MO. I’ve never done this. And I’ve never had sex with two men at once.”
Hugh shook his head. “We don’t do this either. We’ve never even topped a sub at the same time.”
“Then why me? Why tonight?” Even her voice trembled. Every nerve ending was on fire. She wanted this so badly but at the same time, she didn’t want to be made a fool of.
Hugh stepped forward and cupped her face. She stared into those beautiful gray eyes, so full of emotion. “Because something in your eyes calls to me. Because I love the color of your hair, and the smokiness in your voice. Because my heart melted a little at the look on your face when Maddox told you that he’d seen Eddie in town. For all those reasons, and because I believe you. I believe your story. And I want to get to know you better, Brynn. Much better.”
She could hardly breathe. As Ryder stepped forward, Hugh released her face and allowed Ryder to move in close enough to take her hands. He had the most beautiful blue eyes she’d ever seen. Right now, they were as dark as sapphires. “I don’t understand my reaction to you, but I don’t want to analyze it. I’ve always believed in going with my gut, and my instincts tell me you’re telling the truth. I like you, Brynn. I like you a lot. You’re pretty, intelligent, and passionate. You believe in honorable things like honesty and integrity. I want to make love to you. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, but this isn’t a one-night thing for me.”
He cut his gaze toward Hugh for a brief second. “It’s not for either of us. We aren’t going to hurt you. I promise you that.”
How could any girl say no to that?
Brynn’s ass was on fire, and her nipples and pussy were close to being so as well, but she loved it. Every single second of it. She hadn’t played with two Doms before, and she’d never had even one treat her so respectfully during impact play. These two would never hurt her. She could trust them implicitly, and she knew that as sure as she knew that the damn leather strap Hugh now wielded hurt like a bugger.
But when Ryder started smacking her nipples with what felt like a riding crop, she cried out. She’d found a new toy to love and hate at the same time.
“Was that a safeword?” His voice was a combination of humor and dominance, and her already soaked pussy grew wetter still at the tone in it. She’d give these two anything they wanted tonight. Absolutely anything.
“No, Sir. I like it, but it really burns.”
He kissed her nipples, then licked them, while Hugh continued punishing her ass with the leather strap. Brynn moaned loudly and slipped into a peaceful state where pain and pleasure ran together like water colors in the rain. She hadn’t been there in a very long time, and she’d missed it so much.
Every happy emotion she’d ever felt coalesced into soft light inside her mind. She gave over to it, letting the soothing sensations wash over her. The burning on her ass cheeks, pussy, and nipples became a brighter light that fused with the soft one, until she was floating in a sea of light and colors. Nothing could harm here in this space, and she never wanted to leave it. It pleased them. She knew this. And this was where she wanted to stay.
It took a while for her to realize that both men had stopped hitting her, but even that realization only partly pulled her from the space she’d been in. Their tongues were all over her at once. Her sore ass cheeks, her wet pussy, and her sensitive nipples. They kissed her neck and the backs of her thighs, and then she heard the sound of condom wrappers opening, and that finally snapped her back to the present.
Ryder’s breath was warm against her ear. “We’d love to fuck you in the ass. What do you say? We’d use condoms for this, of course. And plenty of lube.”
“Right here on the bench, Sir?”
“Oh…how decadent and dirty. I love it. Yes, please. Please, Sir.”
Oh, that did it. She melted at those words. She always had. And this time, since they’d been spoken so gently and after such delicious play, her heart fluttered and she had to blink back tears. Why couldn’t she have met these two instead all those years ago?
A warm, wet finger slipped into her asshole, stretching the tight walls and sending shivers up and down her spine. When another one slipped into her pussy, she cried out in pleasure. She wasn’t entirely sure which man was behind her, easing his dick into her ass, but she didn’t care. The other one played with her clit, and both men whispered words of encouragement, and told her how beautiful and special she was.
No one had ever taken such care with her or shown her such gentle respect, while still giving her the pain she craved. These two were a gift. An amazing gift she’d been blessed to run into today. And to think it had all begun with her falling on her ass in a grease spot. She must remember to thank Nan and Charlie.
* * * *
Brynn relaxed every muscle she could so that she’d enjoy the ass fucking. Their cocks were big, but they’d used so much lube that it only burned at first. Once she grew used to their size, and the way it felt when they’d switch, she loved it. They continued to pay attention to her clit and her nipples, and consequently it didn’t take long for another climax to wash over her.
Was this three now, or four? And did it really matter? She’d stay here all night, tied to this bench, letting them fuck her if that’s what they wanted. She never wanted this to end. Reality could go fuck itself.
When they finally stopped, they untied her and Hugh picked her up in his arms and carried her to the bed. They’d removed their condoms, and they took turns gently holding her and whispering how amazing that had been. She knew they hadn’t come yet, so was hoping they weren’t done.
Ryder rolled on top of her, grinning in a way that made her pussy wet all over again. “Ever had two cocks in you at once?”
She shook her head. “No, Sir.”
“Want to try? We’re talking about your pussy and your mouth. We don’t want to hurt you, and you took a lot of anal just now.”
Had she? She must really be out of it not to think it had been a lot. “That sounds wonderful, Sir.”
“Good girl.” Ryder sat back on his heels and scooted closer to her face until his swollen, red cock was inches from it. She reached for it, but he caught her wrists in one strong hand, sending shivers up and down her spine. “We’d like your arms restrained for this, but only if you’re all right with that.”
“More than all right, Sir.” She loved the idea of being totally at their mercy for a blow job. She wanted to please them, and she wanted to give them everything they wanted tonight. Hugh brought over leather bondage cuffs and slipped them around her wrists, then clipped them together. She raised her arms over her head and smiled at Ryder.