Playing Jax by Jan Graham
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Steve Jax buried his heart, along with his soul mate, two years ago. He had his turn in the game of love, and it didn’t work out, end of story. His new neighbor might stir certain passions within him, but his dark, kinky desiresaren’t the sort of thing a sweet, naïve ex-nun should be exposed to. All he has to do is convince the determined little minx of that. Rhiannon McCabe has never been in love. She’s hidden under a religious veil since she was eighteen. Now everything’s changed. She’s left the church, created a new life, and finally met the only man to ever arouse her sexual nature. Steve might think he doesn’t have the capacity to love her, but she’s determined to convince him otherwise. If love really is a game, then Steve Jax is a prize worth playing for.
This was a great read. This story was part of a series but could be enjoyed without reading the other novel. It was a bit slow to start but once it did it took off. This story takes place in Australia so the terms are a bit off but does not take way for the story in the least. All of the characters were strong and interesting in their own way. Jan Graham does a great job of mixing an interesting story line, strong characters, and BDSM kink. One of things that I found a bit odd though in the story was how fast Rhia sheds her religious background and delves into the BDSM lifestyle.
Reviewed by Melissa