Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Three Rs by Ashe Barker- Book Tour and Review

The Three Rs is a story of desire and domination set in the North of England.

Throughout this blog tour there is a big competition being held by Totally Bound to win a Kindle Fire and a gift voucher to fill it with eBooks. Make sure you enter the competition here: https://www.totallybound.com/index.php?route=information/competition&competition_id=15 and you can also sign up to attend the release party on facebook on the 28th February where the winner will be announced amongst other games and prizes!

Second chances don’t come along that often. But when they do you grab them with both hands, right? And hold on tight.

Join Abigail on a physical and emotional journey as she unexpectedly inherits a share in a thriving construction business - a windfall that sets in motion a chain of events that bring her head-to-head with new and reluctant business partner, Cain Parrish.

Uprooted from a dead-end job, Abigail is quickly drawn to her dominant partner who seems attuned to her most secret desires AND her shameful secret that she's managed to conceal all her life.

As their relationship blossoms, so Abigail's secret threatens to jeopardize their business and their happiness. 

The 3 Rs will have you rooting for Abigail from start to finish. Take this bitter sweet journey with her and enjoy how the sparks fly in this tantalizing tale of burning passion. 

My Review:The Three RsThe Three Rs by Ashe Barker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Abigail Fischer's life is completely altered when she finds that she has been left a controlling share of a construction company in the will of a man she has never met. Cain Parrish, the dead man's nephew, has worked hard for and expected to inherit the company is disturbed and upset that a woman he has never heard of and who has no experience in this field now owning a majority of the company. Despite these feelings, when Abigail and Cain start spending time together, they realize that they are incredibly sexually compatible. Abigail has a pretty unique personal secret that is becoming more and more debilitating to her and now threatens the future of her company.

I found the storyline of this book very unique and fresh. The issues faced by the characters in this book are not common to this genre of book, and I found that really exciting. I was completely hooked into this story right from the beginning. It was easy to connect with Abigail and really feel the wide variety of emotions she experiences while dealing with her own issues and the new challenges thrown into her life. Getting to experience her discovering her full sexuality was also really exciting. Despite her lack of experience, she was honest and open about her desires and fantasies. Cain was a pretty spectacular Dom, and it turns out, a wonderful man in general. Being introduced to him the way we are in the story, I was surprised how quickly I came around and became a big supporter of Cain. This book was a sexy surprise that dealt with some really tricky and unique issues. I really enjoyed this and will gladly read more by this author in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

Author Bio:
Until 2010 I was a director of a regeneration company in Leeds, in the UK, before becoming convinced there must be more to life. I left to work as an independent consultant, and still do some of that though most of my time is now spent writing. At last I’ve been able to realise my dream of writing erotic romance myself. I’ve been an avid reader of fiction for many years, erotic and other genres, and I still love reading historical and contemporary romances – the hotter the better. But now I have a good excuse for my guilty pleasure – research.
In my own writing I usually draw on settings and anecdotes from my own experience to lend colour, detail and realism to my plots and characters. An incident here, a chance remark there, a bizarre event or quirky character, any of these can spark a story idea. But ultimately my tales of love, challenge, resilience and compassion are the conjurings of my own lurid and smutty imagination.
When not writing – which is not very often these days - my time is divided between my role as resident taxi driver for my teenage daughter, and caring for a menagerie of dogs, rabbits, tortoises.  And most recently a very grumpy cockatiel.  I’m a rural parish councillor, and I’m passionate about evolving rural traditions and values to suit twenty first century lifestyles.
I’ve completed my third trilogy in the Black Combe ‘family’ which is due for release later this year and I’m well on with writing the fourth. I also have a novella coming out soon, and I have a short story in Totally Bounds Paramour collection, and another in the Jolly Rogered anthology which is due for publication in July 2014. I have a pile of story ideas still to work through, and keep thinking of new ones at the most unlikely moments, so you can expect to see a lot more from me.

Contact me:
I love to hear from readers.  You can find me on my blog, and on the Totally Bound site.  I’m on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest, and on Goodreads too. And there’s also my author page on Amazon

Excerpt from The Three Rs
The ring tone manages just two trills before I hear Cain Parrish’s low voice on the other end of the line.
“Miss Fischer. Abigail. How nice to hear from you. And so prompt too. I take it you’ve had ample opportunity to study my uncle’s will now?”
“I— Yes. Yes I have. His terms seem rather…” I hesitate, not sure how to describe the bizarre situation we now find ourselves in. Cain Parrish has no such difficulty.
“His terms are fucking ridiculous. I don’t know how you ever got him to make that will, but if you think I’m handing you the thick end of half a million pounds for doing fuck all, you’re wrong. I take it you’re still denying that you ever met him?”
Half a million pounds!
“What? How much?”
“I had the business independently valued. It came out at seven hundred thousand, including premises, vehicles, tools and equipment, existing contracts, etc. I can let you have the full valuation report, naturally…”
Naturally. Not that it would make a scrap of sense to me.
“That won’t be necessary.”
“No? Well, that means your two thirds is worth about four hundred and seventy thousand by my reckoning. Not that I’ve any intention of going into hock to raise the money and buy you out, much as I’d love to see the back of you. So unless you can come up with some smart idea, it looks as though we’re stuck with each other for the next five fucking years. Nice work, Miss Fischer.”
I bristle. I’m not about to take all that same shit he handed me yesterday. “Please don’t swear at me, Mr Parrish. And in answer to your earlier question—no, I never did meet your uncle. I never even heard of him before yest…” I was about to say ‘before yesterday’, but of course I received his solicitor’s letter several days ago now. “The first I knew of your uncle was what I learnt from Mr Stephenson’s letter. If you’re about to accuse me of lying again, then I’m going to hang up now.”
There’s a silence at the other end, then, “Very well, Miss Fischer. We’ll call a temporary truce until this is resolved. I don’t think either of us believes this is random, my uncle had some reason for including you in his will, but for now I’ll accept that you’re as much in the dark as I am. But Miss Fischer, if I later find out that you did know more than you’re saying now, you have my absolute promise that I’ll put you over my knee and spank your arse. Your bare arse. Hard. Is that clear and understood? Are we proceeding on that basis?”
Now the silence is at my end. I’m stunned, absolutely stunned. Whatever I might have expected him to say, it wasn’t that. I’m outraged. But not nearly as outraged as I really ought to be. A bare bottom spanking? He wouldn’t. Couldn’t. Could he?
And above all, how the hell could he have known? I’ve never shared my fantasies with anyone. How did he know just what to say to set my toes curling again, and, in my delighted anticipation, cause my knickers to moisten. No one has ever spanked me, my mother would never have countenanced such a thing for her delicate little flower. But as a big girl I’ve harboured my secret ambitions, though I’ve never had the courage to seek out a way of fulfilling them. And if I had, I would never have chosen a man like Cain Parrish to spank me. He’s too, too…
Too everything I’m afraid of.
“Miss Fischer, are you still there?” His tone is hard.
It occurs to me again that he could shatter concrete with that voice. I shiver, but not from the cold.
“Yes. I’m here. I was just…”
“Are my terms clear so far?”
I hesitate, but only for a few seconds. “Yes. Yes, they are clear. We can proceed on that basis.” I almost add ‘Sir’, but manage to stop myself.
“Good. Let me continue to explain how our—association—will work then.”
Is that a hint of relief in his voice now? And does he have more to say to me about spanking?

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