Narrator: Rachel Vivette

Ronin Black Using a Salmon Ladder! Schooled by Lorelei James

Posted January 9, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Ronin Black Using a Salmon Ladder! Schooled by Lorelei JamesSchooled by Lorelei James
Series: Mastered #2.5
Narrator: Luke Daniels, Rachel Vivette
Published by Brilliance Audio on 12-02-14
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Source: Purchased
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When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn't ready for the level of his sensual artistry or his need for extreme control. Nor was she prepared for the primal urges it released in her. Amery and Ronin were made for each other.

When they married they were certain their future would be a fulfilling journey of love and passion. But happily ever after is never so simple. Six months later, while in Japan, Ronin is training with his sensei, while Amery is consumed by her own burgeoning career and a culture shock with which she is struggling to adapt.

Now, from the heady pleasures of Tokyo bondage houses to the unyielding family traditions pulsing with every beat of Ronin's heart, Amery and Ronin find the limits of their relationship tested once again, and shocked to discover what they're willing to do in order to save it.

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SCHOOLED is another book I had on my Netgalley account but when I found out it was going to be produced in audiobook format I waited so I could listen to Luke and Rachel bring Ronin and Amery back to life. Their narration is so good!

Amery and Ronin have been married for 6 months now and they are heading to Japan for 2 months. Amery is excited and uneasy at the same time. She only speaks a few words in Japanese and doesn’t know all the rules of the culture yet. Amery is a strong woman and isn’t use to relaying on someone so much.

This is were we see how much Ronin and Amery has grown as couple. Ronin realizes that Amery has issues with letting him take care of her and she knows it bugs him that she might see him differently when they are surrounded by his family’s money. They work through their problems with little angst but that’s not to say they don’t still have a few issues, what couple doesn’t?

Like Amery, I loved seeing the more romantic side of Ronin in this quick listen. I cannot wait for UNRAVELED to release on audio in March! It’s going to be interesting to see Ronin’s sister, Shiori Hirano master Knox!





About Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His background is in classical theater and film. Luke has performed at repertory theaters around the country, but now he resides in the Midwest with his pack.

About Lorelei James

Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.

Yes Sir, Yes Sensei or Master Black! BOUND by Lorelei James

Yes Sir, Yes Sensei or Master Black! BOUND by Lorelei James

Posted June 5, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 6 Comments

  First Thought Holy Moly! Ronin Black can be my Sensei! BDSM? Not so much, IMO. There’s no spanking or other harder core elements that I’ve read in BDSM. Ronin practices Shibari/Kinbaku, which is Japanese bondage. The use of Shibari/Kinbaku is not just a sexual kink, it’s an art form. Ronin lives and breathes many things that’s part of his Japanese heritage. He owns and runs his own dojo and then in his very private life his passion is ropes. Ronin is very much an alpha male that feels the need to be in control in all parts of his life and the bedroom or his practice room is no exception.  Why I LOVED This Book Even though Amery is naive and not confident in her sexuality due […]