As an expert rigger, Gunn is the logical Dom to represent the club in the all-important bondage competition that will help out his friend. He thought he had the sub for the job, until she quit on him. Now he has to find an ideal replacement immediately.
Bailey wants the perfect bikini bod to capture the affections of her monumental crush. After a few margaritas, which prompted some sketchy decisions, she thinks Gunn can help her shape up. Didn't a Dom equal Drill Sergeant?
Through her humor and Gunn's stoicism, they find a precarious balance until the scales get tipped, but not in her favor. By the time she realizes her mistake, that a Dom is anything but a personal trainer, it's too late because she's literally tied up in a mess of her own making.
Securely caught in the rigger's tangle, will she be able to break free and claim what she always wanted, or will her sexy and strict Dom stare her down until she accepts the truth? He's all she ever needed.
©2014 Riley Murphy (P)2015 Riley Murphy
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Have I mentioned that I love Riley's books and combine them with wen and kai's narration and dear god help me!! I am going to hell for sure because I am in love! This book was incredibly hot and it awakened so many thought and feeling and damned if I wouldn't admit every damn one of them to Gunn if he knocked on my door right now!!!
"Great Book! A Must Read!"
The way that Kai and Wen brought the story to life. I love the way that the bring the authors great story and great words alive.
I definitely wanted to read this book all in one sitting.
Stare Her Down by Riley Murphy was another great read by the author. I loved reading Gunn and Bailey's journey to a Dom/Sub relationship. Gunn is representing his club in a bondage competition since he is an expert with rope. He had a sub lined up but she up and quit on him. While looking for a new sub he meets Bailey who wants to get a bikini body to impress her crush. She enlists Gunn's help but has no idea what she's getting herself into. I love Riley Murphy's writing, her books keep me captivated and enthralled. I can't wait to read more by her. I recommend this book and all Riley Murphy's books to everyone.
"A Steamy Pairing"
Yes, definitely. Riley Murphy’s writing and Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross’s narration is a great combination.
Bailey was very endearing. She was strong but lacked confidence in certain situations. She was easy to relate to.
Bailey because I related to her and Gun could be a bit cold, but Ross played his character beautifully.
The scenes where Gun gave Bailey clothing that undermined her confidence.
Kennicott’s and Ross’s narration is as awesome as always. No one can make steamy scenes as hot as Ross and Kennicott can. I just love listening to them. And no one I've ever read writes BDSM stories like Murphy does. I highly recommend this audiobook series.
"Gunn can tie me up anytime!"
Yes! It's a hot and sexy romance novel and Kai and Wen make it steamy!
At the end when Bailey shows up at the competition to claim her man.
There voice seem to bring the characters to life. They both do an excellent job narrating.
Tied up in love.
Excellent story written by Riley Murphy and fantastic narration by Wen and Kai. Riley has now become one of my favorite authors and I am a big fan of Wen and Kai.
"I'd load that Gunn!"
I'm pretty new to this, but I truly enjoyed listening to both Stare Down stories.
The fact that there was a story, a Great story in fact..... not just erotica playing out.
The restaurant scene really had me......
The things Gunn does with rope is sinfully delicious....so freaking exciting.
The way Bailey just comes alive under Gunn's control really is poetry in motion.
And finally, the wit and banter between characters was at times truly hilarious!
Yes, I have. As always these two bring the characters (all of them) to life..... I really see them and know them, they are very talented.
This story drags you through a whole gambit of emotions. One minute I wanted to crack the men's heads together, the next minute, I'm laughing at something they said or did..
I came close to tears for Bailey as she worked through some of her own issues.
I definitely think I got way more out of this story by listening rather than reading. And I am sure that is because of the excellent narrators.
"Great Audio Book"
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Wen and Kai made this story even better. The sexiness of their voices made all of the scenes seem real. The storyline is well written and the characters are awesome. Love Bailey and Gunn! I cant wait to read more books from Riley and listen to more books narrated by Wen and Kai! Great job to all!
"Seductive, Hot, and Romantic!!!!"
Definitely. Listening to the audio version is so much better. It allows me to experience so many things that I wouldn't have reading the book myself.
I liked the underlying message of the story. It shows women they should feel comfortable in their own skin, whether they are a size four or size fourteen.
Since I have read almost all the books Kai and Wen have narrated I can say this book is one of my favorites. I am never disappointed with any of their performances. They are fantastic at conveying the author's story.
Yes, I loved the ending. It was very sweet.
I really hadn't read too many BDSM books, but this book has changed my mind on this genre. I thoroughly enjoyed this book even more than the first one. Riley Murphy has quickly become one of my favorite authors. The narrators did a fantastic job as well. Well spoken, clear voices, and full of emotion. Kai Kennicot and Wen Ross are true storytellers.
"Yeah, this one did it for me."
I'm sure I missed something along the way. I loved this book.
I haven't read any really GOOD BDSM themed books, and especially not one that focused on rope bondage.
I'm not sure there was a favorite scene, but the strong D/s theme and her submission awakening was very well described, and I could not help but wish I were in her shoes.
I would have loved to, this book was incredible.
"5 Stare Her Down Stars"
I listened to this all backwards I read book 3 than book 1 than book 2 and this one is the best by far!! I mean it, my favorite of all of them stick a fork in me I am done.. This was AWESOME!
Not only do we have the yummy Dom, tall and stoic but we have the bubbly guarded willing to learn Sub.. Omg it was soo good. It was pretty light on the BDSM scale and that’s ok over all it was wow. Am I rambling sorry.
Gunn is known for his work in the BDSM world and he needs to find a partner but it can’t be forced he needs to find her in his own way, so when he sees Bailey her curvy body from across the way he just had a feeling about her.
Bailey on the other hand has a huge crush on a tenant in the same complex’s she just moved in to. And she thinks if she loses some weight this dude will see her. So she comes up with this plan that a Dom would be perfect to help her lose weight he can keep her in line so to speak. Ha!
I love the dynamic between these two; I love how fun and witty Bailey is how much she talks! She cracked me up so much, I also really like that there wasn't some tragic past. It was just a great BDSM book.
Love the dual narration brought this book to life unlike any other. Loved it would recommend this book to anyone who likes a yummy tall, Dom would know how to use his ropes. ;)
*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*
"another great performance!"
love the story and the narration!! look forward to the next on the series. I'm probably behind, but I'm sure it'll be just as great.
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