Big Sky by Kitty Thomas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Overall rating: 4.0
****Holy (Hu)COW, Cowboy!****
Veronica "Ronnie" has a good life... on the outside. She's an advertising executive with a 6 figure salary, living in a beautiful penthouse. But her love of spending soon causes a downward spiral into debt, falling from a penthouse with a view to a small dingy apartment with the view of a brick wall, to living on the streets, and no job.
"Give me one week, Ronnie. One week without resistance, doing anything I ask without question or begging or name calling and yelling. One week without fighting me. You might be surprised by how kind I can be, but my favor must be earned."Luke, a rich ranch owner, watches her though this downward spiral, and feels it's his job to "save" her. By "save her" I mean he kidnaps her and takes her home to his ranch, and enslaves her. It's how she has to pay for this "kindness" that makes this story.
Luke is obsessed with his past love, Trish, and poor Ronnie is Trish's doppelganger. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, it puts Ronnie right in line to be Luke's next obsession. Arriving at the Ranch Ronnie finds that she is to cook, clean, take care of the outside animals... and give Luke anything he wants. Oh and let's not forget the ranch hands, Robert, Jake, and Will... and Will's wife, Frieda, who Luke decides that Ronnie will pleasure whenever he decides also.
"You will be her. Or else. You'll make me forget you aren't her. I'm not going back to before I found you. You will love me and obey me and submit to me, and you'll do it with that look of adoration Trish used to give me or I'll never stop making you regret wearing her face."
Ronnie fights the first few days, until she's branded, strapped to a St. Andrew's Cross, and nearly drowned by Luke, followed by Ronnie's near acceptance of it all. I felt at this point things moved REALLY too fast! She went from being taken against her will to craving him bangin' her like a screen door in a hurricane within a few days.
However, things did finally move on, and the whole Hucow/lactation fetish plot line turned out to be pretty hot! I *totally* didn't expect it! And *throwing up my freak flag* I totally enjoyed it!
I really enjoy Kitty Thomas's books and her descriptions of all the wonderfully twisted events throughout this book really did seem to tell a story that I could picture in my head. This story really grew on me. It wasn't a book that I probably would have chosen to read on my own, but was picked for me in a challenge. And I'm really glad it was!
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