He’s an overprotective cowboy. She’s running from her past, right into disaster. Can he save her?
Desperate to get away, Lexa is running from her past and refuses to look back. She needs a job, and after answering a help wanted ad for an au pair, Lexa heads to Ravenwood. What she didn’t expect to find was a storm that sweeps her off the road.
Handsome cowboy Asher Hayes comes to her rescue. He’s gorgeous, the perfect gentleman, and a little overprotective. Asher warns her that Sheriff Jennings is a man not to be messed with, that he likely killed his own wife, and the police helped cover it up. It’s probably just a rumor, right? What other choice does she have? Mr. Jennings appears charming and kind. Asher has to be wrong, but what if he’s not?
|Title:||Her Cowboy Daddy|
|Series:||Western Daddy Doms (Book 2)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
Daddy / DDLG
|Point of View:||Third Person, Past Tense|
|Location:||Ravenwood, Montana, USA|
|HEA:||⚠️ Hmmm – kinda. Couple are together but lots of loose ends.|
|Release Date:||10th November, 2020|
This is the second book in the Western Daddy Doms series by Allison West (after Her Billionaire Daddy) and sadly, this is also the second book of that series that I’ve given 2 stars. I think it’s time I give up on this author as she’s clearly not a match for me.
Lexa was a fairly likeable character in the beginning – or certainly not offensive in any way. However, she weakened as the book went on, which was greater highlighted in comparison to the very minor character of Harper. Harper was a strong, confident woman who knew her kink and enjoyed participating in it – but she didn’t let it overtake her personality. It was a shame Lexa couldn’t have been more like her. Asher was equally as okay as our male lead. At times I felt he was a little condescending towards Lexa but it wasn’t so much that I disliked him or the pair together.
The writing was decent and I was engaged for the most part. I didn’t give up on the book and read through to the end – only skimming the sex scenes. There were several instances of words being used that were downright strange. I noticed many occurrences where I would mutter to the author: “I don’t think that word means what you think it means.”
I found the story itself to be very erratic and somewhat poorly paced. And the ‘point’ of the story really wasn’t clear. Was it about the sheriff as the big bad? Or was it about the hunt for Martin’s lost brother? Or was it about Asher and Lexa’s love story? No to all, it turns about – as none of these storylines get fully finished by the end of the book. I see the next two books in the series feature related characters so perhaps you’re supposed to want to read them after this one. I think you can already tell that I will not be doing that. We also get lots of instances where things happen to move the story in a certain direction but they make little sense. Like when Asher brings Lexa to the club rather than his house to keep her safe from the sheriff. The sheriff knew exactly where she was so she was no safer at Western Daddies – but at least she could join in the shenanigans! Sigh.
Speaking of shenanigans – surprisingly, the book wasn’t as chock full of sex as I expected. There’s a couple of 1 on 1 sessions between Asher and Lexa, a few where they get it on alongside other couples and 1 scene where Lexa has multiple male partners including Asher himself. None of them titillated me to any sort of degree and I started to skip past them quite early on. There’s a lo-o-ot of talk about anal sex – which is so not my bag – although I don’t think they actually did it in the end. I may be wrong – I was skimming those scenes, as I said. And although there’s group sex, both of our couple are involved in that, so some people might be put off as, at the beginning, we get a sex scene between Asher and a woman who is not Lexa – with Lexa not present.
I’ve read and enjoyed DDlg books before but there was something about it in this book that made me uncomfortable. Lexa turns from someone taking charge of her own life into someone who cannot make any move without the say-so of her Daddy. But it was more the fact that Lexa called him Daddy in front of other people who weren’t part of that world (that we knew). Imagine meeting a colleague’s wife and then having her call him Daddy all night right in front of you. Shudders with the cringe! And then the author herself just started referring to Asher as Daddy in the narrative (which is written in third person) – it felt like I was intruding on a personal fantasy of hers rather than reading about our couple’s romance. And other than the name, and some spanking, there was more of a group sex / voyeuristic vibe going on than a DDlg one, in my opinion.
With all that said, this book has a very high rating on Goodreads, so perhaps it was me that it just didn’t click with. If it sounds like your bag and you like the DDlg, voyeuristic, group sex with cowboys vibe then give it a go. I didn’t love it but I hope you do. Just 2 stars from me.
*I received this book in exchange for my honest review*
Allison West is a #1 International Best-Selling Author in BDSM, Science Fiction, Victorian, and Historical Erotica. She also writes young adult novels under the name Ruth Silver.
Allison West has been inventing worlds and writing stories for years. Her favorite novels are those that leave a lasting impression, long after the final page is read.