Fluttering Thoughts: Tucker’s Fall by Eliza Gayle

Tucker’s Fall (Purgatory Masters #1)

  • By Eliza Gayle
  • Editions: ebook
  • Published: January 3rd 2013 by Gypsy Ink Books
  • Genre: Adult Contemporary / BDSM / Romance {hot}
  • Source: NetGalley
  • Scandalized professor Maggie Cisco returns to her hometown to lick her wounds and reconsider her future. Her years of personal and professional research into the BDSM lifestyle has landed her in jail, in divorce court and now in the headlines of more newspapers than she cares to count. The worst of all? The entire debacle is being blamed on a bestselling book she hasn’t even read!
    Just when she thinks her only solution is a tell all memoir, a snowstorm puts her in the path of stunningly handsome, insanely rich and equally intense, Tucker Lewis.
    Tucker remembers Maggie well. They once shared a mind-numbing kiss at the annual St. Mary’s carnival when her boyfriend wasn’t looking. No stranger to scandal, he looks past public opinion to the submissive craving a master’s touch and decides then and there what he wants. He’s going after Maggie and her heart’s kinkiest desires.
    Unfortunately, no amount of money can change the sins of the past and when they’re certain they know everything there is to know about each other, one discovers a secret they aren’t prepared for.

    ~ Goodreads

  • Bomy’s Flutter: fun

  • World Building: Contemporary small-town setting that includes a BDSM club. Cool.
    Characters: Maggie was interesting, that kind of smart woman who just never had good luck on her side all that much. Her personal life was pretty much a hot mess (divorced, and she was a beard wife anyway), and her interests manifested in the form of study when she was really longing to practice. Obviously, she was a very conflicted character and quite charming too. I liked her.
    Tucker was a powerful presence but something about him didn’t reach me all the way. Odd, since his type of character always does. Maybe there was too much he didn’t reveal, I’m not sure. But I didn’t respond to him and didn’t get emotionally in tune with him, so I lost some of the romantic charm of the story.
    Their couple was nice but since I wasn’t feeling half of it (or more like 3/4 since he’s a Dom) I can’t say I was hooked or riveted. The one on one was nice and spicy, BDSM-style, but since I didn’t respond too much to their pairing a lot of its punch was lost sadly.
    Plot: There’s some mystery going on outside of the romantic arc, involving Tucker and his secrets and his family’s past. I haven’t read anything else by Eliza Gayle so maybe I’d know more from other titles if I had. As it stands, the romantic arc was interesting but it doesn’t reach a finality in this book – ends on a cliffhanger though not the evil kind, just the ‘this will be continued’ kind -. Nice story but I felt like I was missing some bits to get the whole picture.
    Writing: Good, nice scene setting and great transitions. The pace felt a bit rushed at the end there for my tastes, but since this is part of a series maybe things get a better resolve in titles to come.
    Curb Appeal: Very high, impulsive buy material for sure. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, the blurb intriguing so awesome presentation.

    All in all, I say Tucker’s Fall is a hot BDSM (on the less extreme end of the specter) romance and a good start to a new series. If you’re into that, I say give this a try.


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