A Fare to Remember
I’ve enjoyed previous books by this author, and the concept of this one definitely intrigued me – a female cab driver who meets a sexy billionaire? Yes please! As it turns out, I’ve got mixed feelings about the execution. Yes, some of the sex scenes are super hot, including ones where Reid’s best friend Dylan is part of the mix. The story quickly turns from a twosome into a ménage, and there are m/m and m/f and mixed scenes here as Dylan and Reid discover that in pleasing Stevie they enjoy pleasing each other too.
But there were some things that were problematic for me. There’s a scene early on where Reid uses a ball gag and ties Stevie up – and there has been no conversation about consent and safe words or signals. What if she doesn’t like it? What if she wants to stop? She’s got no way to tell him. If you want to introduce BDSM elements into a story, then you need to bring up everything that makes it viable including consent and after care. Later on there’s a double penetration scene with no prep – ouch! The conflict and surprising plot twist that comes in the second half is a bit out of the blue and I’ve a hard time believing that if you are in a somewhat committed relationship, you’d let the things happen that do happen in this story. Eventually we get a happy ending with Reid and Stevie professing their love for each other and Dylan along for the ride (not sure how long he will fit into the picture as it isn’t a triad relationship exactly, more of a twosome with an extra). If you’re not so concerned about plot details and just want some hot sex scenes, you’ll find lots to enjoy here if you can overlook some of the things that troubled me. I’ll still read more from this author in the future, but this one is a miss.