Review: Floor Time by Liz Crowe
Genre: Erotic Romance
Rating: Title: Floor Time Author: Liz Crowe Series: Stewart Realty, #1 Publisher: Tri Destiny Publishing ISBN: 9780956966940 Release Date: January 25, 2011 ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review [box style="rounded" border="full"]Jack Gordon is Ann Arbor’s most delectable bachelor. At age thirty-five, he’s made millions as a top-selling Ann Arbor real [...]
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review
[box style="rounded" border="full"]Jack Gordon is Ann Arbor’s most delectable bachelor. At age thirty-five, he’s made millions as a top-selling Ann Arbor real estate broker and has the right connections to close a deal by any means necessary. With his rugged good looks and compelling personality, he has a virtual black book most men would kill for and he uses it often, never settling for one woman for very long. While his D/s past remains buried, exactly where he wants it, an undercurrent of boredom and dissatisfaction runs through his life now. A disastrous experience years earlier made him swear off the whole scene, but the more Jack suppresses his natural Dom, the more his frustration grows.
Sara Thornton, a rookie in the real estate game, has fast-tracked herself to the top of the Ann Arbor market. Her life reflects a disciplined and focused routine, exactly the way she wants it. However, as her career takes off, the fulfillment she seeks remains inexplicably out of reach. The one thing she knows for sure, she will not join the Jack Gordon groupies in her company, no matter how tempting that might seem.
A chance encounter, then a difficult transaction, throw Jack and Sara together and the sparks fly high and hot and often. Forced to confront the compulsions that gain momentum with each sizzling encounter, their relationship seems to spiral out of control until Jack finally admits what he needs, and shows Sara what she’s been missing.
Jack’s character is just scrumptious! He is the quintessential dominant alpha male not looking for love, or so he thinks. His past haunts him and his relationships with women. The one time that he gave his heart over to love, he had it crushed. He swore that he would never allow himself to be that vulnerable again. If he doesn’t feel anything, then he can’t be hurt. This makes for a very lonely life for him and he wants to change, he just hasn’t met the right person. He needs to dominate and finding that person proves harder than he imagined.
Sarah is fierce! I love her independence & wit. However, she is not without issues. She doesn’t trust nor does she allow herself to be close to anyone. Her independence & need to succeed are so strong that it is almost a detriment. Only when she starts seeing Jack and submitting to him, does she see that it gives her the ultimate power, it’s the ultimate eye-opening experience. It is not without struggle though, and I still don’t think she truly believes that it is right. Her independence is so ingrained that she can’t see past it.
I won’t say their story is magical, because for me that places a Disney-esque factor to it and that is just NOT this story. What is it then – it’s raw, emotional, strong, confusing (to them at least), heart-wrenching and completely FANTASTIC! Their love & sex burn the pages and make me want that fabulous ending, since their road has been so tough I have to know the rest of their journey and what the future holds for them.