Title: Blooming: Thyme
Author: Louisa Trent
Publisher: Loose ID
Buy Link: Buy Thyme Here!
Rating: You Could Read
Reviewed by: Gabrielle
With a temper to match her flaming hair, an argumentative streak a mile wide, and a curvy full-figured shape, Regina is a vavavoom sexpot.
A lot of good it does her with men.
Her 36-Ds intimidate nice guys and draw creeps out of the woodwork. Frustrated and hurting after a recent breakup with her apathetic boyfriend, she decides to shake up her boring life by vacationing solo in Europe.
First stop: the Tower of London.
She’s minding her own business, doing the sightseeing routine at the tourist trap, when she’s stalked, then captured by some twisted weirdo who actually thinks he’s a medieval warrior from Norman times. After introducing himself as Lord Raven, he drags her to his castle bedchamber, where he strips her naked and ties her up like a rump roast. And he’s acting starved. Then, he starts talking trash, something about making her his mate.
His mate! This, to a feminist! What will her girls back home think?
Just her friggin’ luck, the kinky abduction scenario really does it for her, and she falls for him hard. Until--he starts spouting a whole lot of crap about Time Travel.
As soon as she unlocks her lips from his, she’s so outta there.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, strong BDSM theme and elements (including/not limited to humiliation, tethering, spanking), exhibitionism.
Regina is on a quest to forget her ex boyfriend and find her true self, so she decides to take a trip to Europe and enjoy herself. There she finds Lord Raven who abducts Regina to have his way with her. Regina cannot believe that Lord Raven is from the past or that he could actually have feelings for her. Not ready to jump back into love again Regina decides that a fun romp with this sexy stranger may do her good but fate has more than fun and games in store for her.
This story has a great plot and wonderful characters but it did not flow for me and it seemed a bit rushed at times. While I enjoyed Regina’s spirit and Raven’s intensity it was hard for me to get immersed in the story. A few times I was pulled out of the story because of the wording or phrases used and I know that Lord Raven comes from the past but some of the ideas from his time were a bit much for me.
I did however enjoy the intensity of the emotions that both Regina and Lord Raven have at different times in this story. I especially liked it when Regina begins to find herself and lets go of her past and hurt. Lord Raven’s devotion to Regina was a wonderful thing to see as well, making this story one that some readers may find appealing.