Seducing Carma (MFM)

Passion Peak, Colorado 1

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 75,473
22 Ratings (4.7)

[Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, paddling, flogging, sex toys, HEA]

Carma Mandanici is forced to confront her abusive past when an uncle she barely knows leaves her a large amount of money. She seeks comfort in the arms of longtime crush, Mateo Alvarado.

Mateo is more than happy to help Carma start to heal from her past, as well as explore her BDSM fantasies. But Mateo has a tragedy in his own past that he must confront before he can become a Dom to Carma, or allow himself to fall in love with her.

Blaine Peterson and Mateo have been friends since they met as freshmen in college. Blaine left behind a secret that involves his ex-submissive when he moved to Passion Peak to take a lucrative job and start over. He’s falling in love with Carma, right along with Mateo. But when his secret catches up with him, he might lose both his friendship with Mateo, and the one woman he can’t live without.

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Tara Rose is a Siren-exclusive author.

Seducing Carma (MFM)
22 Ratings (4.7)

Seducing Carma (MFM)

Passion Peak, Colorado 1

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.

Heat Rating: Sextreme
Word Count: 75,473
22 Ratings (4.7)
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What did you like:
There was a lot of twists and turns to keep my interest. The characters had lots of depth and there was a nice bit of setup for the next story. The relationship had built-in trust from long time friendships.

What did you not like:
I didn't like the way that after her family found out about the past they treated her like she was an idiot and couldn't take care of herself. It put a damper on a previously happy friendship.

Would you recommend to a friend: Definitely a great read even if you haven't read the previous series. Would recommend reading the other series though since at times I felt a bit lost with the references.
KittyWoods88
I can't wait to read the rest of this series!
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5 STARS: "Tara Rose hits one out of the park with the first book in her new Passion Peak, Colorado Series. Carma Mandanici is our heroine and she is quirky and sweet and has a dark secret that tarnishes her soul. She puts up a wonderful front as happy and upbeat but she hides a sadness inside that no one sees. Enter, Mateo Alvarado, who has an equally sad secret. Mateo and Carma have lived in Passion Peak all their lives, even knew each other when they were younger but for the last two years they have danced around an attraction neither one of them has been brave enough to admit to. Mateo is dashing and charismatic but keeps his distance from everyone and likes his privacy. He has maintained a careful flirtation with Carma, but with impending arrival of his best friend, Blaine Peterson, Mateo decides it’s time to make his move on Carma, because Blaine will certainly do it himself when he sets eyes on her. Their first date is set but Carma’s tragic family secret comes to life after the death of a family member and Mateo rides to her rescue, to offer her comfort and security. Blaine has now arrived to town and a mysterious and malicious character who pays him a visit, has him showing up at Mateo’s house the first night Mateo and Carma are together. Blaine is quite the charmer. He’s playful and mischievous but he too hides something that is causing him much heartache. Carma is immediately attracted to Blaine, just as much as she is to Mateo and from here the men decided to woo Carma together (after a slightly bumpy start). Together these three are the balm to each other’s souls. Their chemistry is amazing. When they both know of her secret, the men teach Carma the beauty that can be found in submission and how much they cherish the trust she places in them. They heal one another and when Blaine’s past comes back to haunt him and forces him to leave town for a bit, Carma and Mateo follow him, committing to the relationship they have decided to embark upon together. I love the relationship between the three of them. Their communication is phenomenal and the sex is both loving and erotic. Ms. Rose has given all three characters unique depth and heart and it makes this trio an unstoppable force in regards to how much love they have to give. I wholeheartedly loved every bit of this book and with every book I read by Ms. Rose, I see how her strength and passion as an author have developed and grown since her first book. I can’t wait to see what else Ms. Rose brings to us with the rest of the Passion Peak Series. This story flowed smoothly, there were no noticeable editing issues, the characters were unique and portrayed brilliantly (I could literally feel their emotions coming off the page) and the love scenes where so hot, I’m surprised my Kindle didn’t melt. We got to see glimpses of old characters from her Racy Nights Series make an appearance, were introduced to new characters and got a taste of what the town of Passion Peak is like, complete with mystery, folklore and legends. I give Seducing Carma 5 of 5 stars." Christina, Nice Ladies, Naughty Books

4 COCKTAILS: "'Seducing Carma' is the first of the “Passion Peak, Colorado” series by Tara Rose, and she started it with a really great book. Carma, Mateo, and Blaine are all battling demons from their pasts. They’re trying to handle them on their own, but they’re having a very difficult time. Carma and Mateo find each other after years of avoiding their attraction. Blaine is a friend of Mateo’s from his college years, and he’s come to Passion Peak to start a new life. The three of them have a chemistry that is explosive and almost immediate once they’re together. Add in the beginnings of what seems to be an ongoing mystery, and you get a story that will pull you in and keep you absorbed until the very end. This book is extremely sexy. The love scenes are hot, and BDSM IS involved. There is impact play, toys, and anal elements. They’re not heavy or overwhelming. I was not uncomfortable in the least. In fact, I felt the characters’ trust in each other from the very beginningm, and of course, trust is the most important part of a BDSM relationship. You’ll be meeting characters who will show up in the books to follow. They seem like they’ll be interesting and very instrumental to the continuing mystery that seems that will be carrying through the series. I found myself wishing that I lived in Passion Peak, and I think that others will as well. I highly recommend “Seducing Carma”. It’s a witty, clever, and well written story. I never expect anything less from Tara Rose." -- Kenna, Cocktails and Books

4 STARS: "A unique storyline, emotional scars that run deep but the love that these three characters have for each other help them heal. Carma Mandanici is a woman that has lived in fear for the past sixteen years, but she wants to move on and maybe, just maybe, Mateo can help her. But Mateo keeps playing a game with her; every question that she asks, he answers with a question. She is getting tired of trying to figure him out. Maybe he is just not into her, maybe she needs to move on. Mateo Alvarado is a very wealthy man in Passion Peak. He has his own secret, and due to that secret, he is a loner. He rarely goes into town but he does find time to get a haircut from Carma, but he doesn't understand why he keeps being a jerk to her. Mateo has liked her for years but he doesn't think he has a chance with her. Now he is down to days before his best friend from college comes to Passion Peak from Chicago. He has told Blaine where he can get a haircut and now Mateo needs to draw up the courage to ask her out on a date. Blaine Peterson is running from something that can possibly land him in jail for a very long time. Now he is in this little town, in Mateo's home, where he finds himself mesmerized by the woman who is walking down the stairs. When he looks at her and saw her disheveled state, he can't help but flirt with her. But would it be at the cost of his friendship with Mateo? Carma never thought she would be attracted to Mateo's best friend as well, and she wonders what it would be like to be with both of them. There was something about both of their Dom's voice that made her do whatever they said. She truly wanted to please them both. But when they took her to a local BDSM club, she fainted. Perhaps it was time to reveal her secret. I truly enjoyed Ms Rose's writing; it was very interesting. The history of the town, the history of Carma was a big surprise. It took me a little bit to get attached to these characters but once I got to know them, it wasn't hard to love them. The pace of the story was perfect but there was so much mystery that it left me with some unanswered questions. There were characters that I want to get to know more because they seemed interesting, especially Nash, the owner of the BDSM club in Passion Peak. I will have to say that I didn't feel this story to be too hardcore BDSM. There is spanking, flogging, bondage and anal play, but nothing that may make a reader uncomfortable. The sex scenes are erotically hot and sexy. Carma is a natural submissive in the bedroom, and out of it, she is a sassy woman. She will find herself over their knee more often than not. SEDUCING CARMA is hot, sexy and emotional but there is also laughter. This is a good read and I enjoyed it. I totally recommend this read to any one who loves a good romance." -- CozyReader, The Romance Reviews

4 STARS: "Rose usually writes entertaining ménage stories about Racy Indiana that I have enjoyed. Now in Seducing Carma she’s moving to Passion Peak, a ranching town with some of the Racy characters overlapping the new ones there. Carma is a hairdresser in town, who has a difficult past to get over. She wants to have a relationship with Mateo, a sheep rancher, but both seem too shy and bound by their pasts to do anything about their budding attraction. When Mateo’s college roommate comes to town, he wants to teach both of them about his BDSM lifestyle. He left a messy D/s situation behind in Chicago when he left so all three have to fight their demons if they are to move forward. I liked these three, who show their vulnerabilities and aren’t afraid to try something new. It looks like Racy Indiana will have a race on its hands to keep up with Passion Peak. I’m looking forward to lots more." Alberta, Manic Readers

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STORY EXCERPT

 

Today was the day Carma Mandanici was going to stop dicking around and ask Mateo Alvarado if he was seeing anyone. It was a harmless question, and one she’d asked plenty of customers before. Not because she went around asking out every tall, dark, Hispanic man in town. No, that wasn’t why she asked.

Nor was she asking because Mateo lived a life shrouded in mystery, and most of the ten thousand or so residents of Passion Peak, Colorado knew practically nothing about him. No. That wasn’t even close. She was merely making conversation. It was awkward for her clients to sit in a chair for an hour or two and have their hair styled without speaking or being spoken to. Carma was merely doing her job.

Just keep telling yourself that. “So…anything new in your life, Mateo?” Chicken. You took the easy way out.

His golden eyes filled with humor as he glanced up at her from underneath long, dark lashes. Why was it that guys always had thicker eyelashes than most women? It was as if the cosmetics companies had conspired to genetically alter them so women would spend tons of money on mascara.

“As a matter of fact, you’ll probably have a new customer soon.”

“Oh? Why is that?”

“I’ve referred a friend of mine to you.”

“Thank you for that. I appreciate it.” Who was it? His girlfriend that he’d kept squirreled away in a secret room on his ranch? His estranged wife that no one had known about, and who had now come back into his life, begging for another chance? His married mistress that until recently he’d only met at the Shady Pines Motel just outside of town? There were more than a couple of places near Rio Blanco Lake to arrange a clandestine rendezvous.

“Don’t you want to know who it is?” Mateo was a big tease. Every six to eight weeks when she cut and styled his thick, dark hair they spent most of the time playing a cat-and-mouse game that consisted of Carma asking questions and Mateo evading them or dangling just enough information in front of her so that she asked more questions, which he never answered. But each time, Carma couldn’t help but wonder what else Mateo was hiding.

Underneath the dancing eyes and sexy smile there was a profound sadness about him that she suspected he masked with teasing and humor. Mateo was one of the wealthiest men in town, but no one Carma knew would describe him as outgoing or social.

Then again, she imagined he could easily afford to pay someone to come out to his ranch, Mystic Ridge Enterprises, and cut his hair. Why then did he come into town to get it done? Carma would love to believe it was because he wanted to see her, but he’d never given her any indication he was interested in pursuing a relationship with her.

“I’m sure I’ll find out.” She looked into his eyes, reflected in the mirror, as she snipped and cut. “And if I ask you directly, you won’t tell me anyway.”

The corners of his mouth turned up as he held her gaze in the mirror. “You know me so well, Carma.”

“You’ve been coming here for two years, and I don’t know you at all.” Her pulse raced. She’d be finished with his appointment in less than ten minutes, and then she wouldn’t see him again for another six to eight weeks. She rarely ran into him in town, and she could only imagine how busy he must be running his family’s business. They raised sheep for wool, and the ranch had been passed down through Mateo’s family for over one hundred years. Mystic Ridge Enterprises was known throughout the west.

“We’ve known each other all our lives, Carma.”

“And I still know nothing about you.” He’d been two grades ahead of her in school, and if they’d exchanged ten words in high school, Carma would eat her hair dryer.

“All right. What do you want to know?”

She fumbled the styling gel she’d just picked up and nearly dropped it. A soft chuckle escaped his throat and Carma suddenly wished she could smack him upside the head with the tube of product and pretend it had been an accident. Infuriating man. Why should she care if he was seeing someone?

“Today, I’ll answer one question about myself.”

“Oh, how generous of you. Is there another asteroid hurtling toward Earth or something?”

“Hysterical. Really.” The light still danced in his eyes, so his sarcastic tone couldn’t mean he was all that upset with her.

“Okay.” She put down the gel and handed him a mirror. Then she turned his chair sideways so he could see his hair from the sides and back. “Then tell me this. How’s your dating life these days?”

Her heart hammered so loudly she was certain he’d hear it. She wanted desperately to avert her gaze but she didn’t. All conversation and everyday sounds inside Expressions Salon faded into the background. There was only Mateo and his unusual-colored eyes. They sparkled like topaz, and for a few precious seconds it looked as though Carma was about to get an answer to her question. But then the usual cloud descended and she watched him shut down in the space of two seconds.

“Sorry, Carma. That one’s off limits.” He glanced around, almost as if he were making sure no one had overheard him, and then he rose from his chair, signaling an end to the game. She sighed inwardly. It was the same thing, every time. Why was she so drawn to this man? Why did she waste her time fantasizing about him? Why did he invade her dreams at least once a week?

 

ADULT EXCERPT

 

Carma moved closer and put her arms around Mateo as he unhooked her bra and slid the straps off her shoulder, his touch burning her skin. He stared at her breasts, making satisfied noises in the back of his throat. “You’re beautiful,” he whispered.

“Thank you. So are you.”

He smiled at her, and then he dropped the bra onto the floor. “This weekend I’m taking you to Sassy Brassy and we’re going to buy a lot of things.”

“You are? We are?”

“Yes.” He took one nipple into his mouth, and Carma cried out at the sensations coursing through her body. It was as if someone had flipped a switch and set her hormones to warp speed. She tangled her fingers in his soft hair and pushed his head closer, wanting him to devour her. Erotic images danced through her head, making her crazy with need. She’d never felt anything like it. She’d never believed that she could enjoy being touched and kissed so much, and she never wanted the sensations to stop.

He released it and took the other nipple into his mouth, teasing the opposite one between his thumb and forefinger. She shook her head back and forth and squeezed her legs together as her pussy grew wetter and her clit began to throb. This wasn’t possible, was it? Carma couldn’t remember ever being this aroused. When Mateo released both nipples, he backed her up until her knees touched the mattress behind her.

Smiling into her eyes, he gently pushed her down until she was lying on the bed with her ass close to the edge. Mateo took off her cropped pants and panties, and Carma resisted the urge to sit up and cover herself.

“Don’t,” he said softly. What the hell? Could he read minds as well? “Don’t be afraid to be naked in front of me, Carma. I love the way you look. He lightly fingered her dark curls, causing tiny whimpering sounds to escape from her throat. “Have you ever thought about shaving this?”

“Not really.”

“Would you try? Just once, at least? I would help if you want.”

She nodded. Right now, she’d probably do anything he asked her to. When he pulled a pillow off the armchair and tossed it onto the floor, she moaned in anticipation. He dropped to his knees and gently spread her legs apart.

“Hold them open for me with your hands.” She did so, feeling silly. “That’s it, Carma. Just like that. I want you completely exposed to me. Now lie back and try to relax, okay? I’m not going to hurt you. I promise.”

She did as she asked, and cried out in pleasure as his tongue teased the insides of her thighs. He moved it in tiny circles, closer and closer to her pussy lips, but never quite reaching them. Her forearms were already trembling from holding her thighs apart, but she didn’t want to do anything that would make him stop, so she gripped her calves tighter to keep her legs wide open.

Now his fingers brushed her thighs, while his tongue worked its way over her ass cheeks and finally to her pussy lips. He spread them with his fingers and licked her wet slit, all the way up to her clit, and back again.

“Oh…oh God…” Carma lifted her head but when she did, she actually became dizzy and had to lay it back down. Mateo teased the opening to her wetness with one finger as his tongue continued to gently lick her clit, and when he slowly slid one finger into her pussy, Carma cried out again. She tightened her muscles around it as he moved it in and out. If his finger felt this incredible, what would his dick feel like?

His mouth fastened on her clit now, and he sucked it as well as licked it. No one had ever done this to her, and she hadn’t even known such pleasure was possible. It certainly didn’t feel this way when she made herself come by rubbing her clit. And there was no doubt she was going to come.

He removed his finger and then slid two inside. Carma moaned loudly as he sucked harder. She was so close. When the orgasm began, it spread through her slowly, like someone had put warm water into her pussy and it was now seeping into her entire being. She whimpered and moaned as he continued to suck her clit and fuck her pussy with his fingers. They were long, and each thrust massaged a spot inside her that only intensified the climax.

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