Molly Duncan, forty-one, has come to Passion Lake for three things. A new job. A new life. And a new Dom. Her Dom husband has been dead for four years and she desperately wants the closeness of a loving D/s relationship. So she accepts a job at the Passion Lake library and buys an old semi-run-down farm suitable for boarding horses. Horses were a huge part of her life growing up, until she met and married Tom and entered his world of BDSM. Now she hopes to combine both of her passions.
Enter Jared Thompkins, seven-time World All-Around Rodeo Champion and circuit heart-throb. His career ended by injury at age twenty-eight, he’s ready to settle down and find a submissive of his own. A woman he can love and cherish and dominate the hell out of. On the recommendation of his older brother Mitch, he applies for the position of stable manager.
Molly sees a handsome, cocky, young cowboy with a swagger for a walk and a panty-melting grin. Jared sees a lusty, voluptuous, mature blond who’s ready for what he can give her.
The attraction between them is instantaneous and explosive. Each is exactly what the other has been seeking. Now all Jared has to do is prove to a wary Molly that it’s not just sex. He’s in it for the long haul. And a thirteen-year age difference is not the insurmountable obstacle she seems to think it is.
I've read all of the books in the Doms of Passion Lake series and I loved each and every one of them, so I was very excited to read the latest book in the series. I had high expectations for this book and Julie Shelton didn't let me down - Passion's Magic is a fabulous book that truly did feel magical. This is an age gap BDSM romance with a forty one year old heroine and a twenty eight year old hero. I've read quite a few age gap romances recently, and Passion's Magic is the best of the bunch for me. The relationship didn't feel forced, it truly felt believable as Jared was older than his years (or as his brother put it, he had an 'old soul'). You could feel the love between them and it really felt like they belonged together.
Molly moved to Passion Lake for a fresh start after the death of her husband, who was also her Dom. She buys a run down old farmhouse and starts a business stabling horses. Jared is a rodeo star who had to retire early due to injury and he's now come to join his brother Mitch in Passion Lake. He applies for a job managing Molly's stables and the connection between them is instant. Molly fights her attraction to Jared as she thinks she is too old for him and is wary of getting her heart broken. Can Jared convince her that he's the perfect man and Dom for her and that age doesn't matter?
Jared was a great character, he was so gentle and patient with Molly but he was also deliciously dominant and knew how to give Molly what she needed both in and out of the bedroom. The chemistry between them is so hot that your kindle may burst into flames - seriously these two are HOT together. This a fantastic book, I really enjoyed Jared and Molly's story - I just hope we don't have to wait too long for the next book in the series! Five stars.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.