Tex (Burnout, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tex (Burnout, #2)

Tex by Dahlia West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars.

Abby Raines is leaving Las Vegas. She’s trading the glitter and excess of her hometown for the rolling hills and lush forests of Rapid City, South Dakota. She’s taken her first real job and she’s determined to succeed on her own. 

Mark Marsten traded the Texas range for the Army Rangers years ago and never looked back. Now, he’s settled permanently in Rapid City with the remaining members of his Special Forces unit. He thought he had it all, well almost anyway. Until a sassy redhead with a sharp tongue and body to die for rolled into town. 

Mark knows he’s too much for her long-term, but he can’t resist a fling with Rapid City’s newest resident. He thought he knew the game. After all, it’s his game. And always his rules. But more and more it feels like Abby is the one holding all the cards. 

Burnout is a series but each novel can stand alone on its own. You do not have to read Tex to enjoy the others. 

This is the only novel in the series with BDSM. If you don’t like BDSM, skip this one. Fair warning: the kink factor is extremely high. 

WARNING – This book contains BDSM


I liked this book and the cover was awesome!

I read this before but hadn’t reviewed it and after looking at some of the reviews I thought I would read it again. It has a lot of low ratings due to the BDSM content which is called out in the blurb. I can’t really understand the negative comments. I have seen much worse as far as BDSM goes.

I read one review that said Tex was a hypocrite for the fact that he explains his lifestyle to his friends in book one by saying it is all about respecting the other person and he doesn’t do it to humiliate or disrespect. Then he goes and does that by punishing her by treating her like a dog. I did hate that part, but he was all about discussing everything very thoroughly with Abby and communication and after that punishment happened and he and Abby had a chance to talk again, he stated that what he did was completely and utterly wrong and he never should have treated her like that and never would again.

Also, the book didn’t have a lot of the harsh BDSM whippings and things that Are in some books. I thought that when the two of them were together and communicating about what each of them wanted and fulfilling each other’s fantasies it was pretty hot. From what BDSM I have read, it is all about communication and trust and that was really what Tex was trying to build with Abby.

I don’t understand why people are so up in arms about two people doing consensual things together. If you don’t want to read about it, then don’t, but don’t give it a poor review. Especially if you were warned.

I did have trouble with the scenes when he was treating her like a dog and if I was her I would have told him a cliff where he could take a flying leap. I feel like she did that even when he was treating her better, I hate the whole BDSM thing about a collar, calling the sub a pet and making her crawl. I think that is being treated like an animal, but that is just a pet peeve I have with Some parts of BDSM, not this book. People must like it though because it is pretty prevalent in books with BDSM. Though for the purposes of this book, that was just a small part.

Overall I liked the book and I liked Tex and Abby both. I plan to read more from this author.


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