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Her Rodeo Masters

Pleasure Island : Book Nine

By: Anya Summers
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: ©2017 by Blushing Books® and Anya Summers
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Ivy Phillips is on a mission. She’s an investigative reporter for the Pasadena Tribune, and is hoping to write the story of the century by infiltrating Pleasure Island claiming to be a submissive. Except, when she gets there, she inadvertently finds herself auctioned off for charity and now has two hunky cowboys who want to own her body and soul.


Dax Johnson and Nate Banks have been a rodeo team – and lovers – for years. But they’ve yearned to add a sweet submissive to their union. When they meet Ivy, Dax knows she is the one for them, and the duo set out on a seductive campaign to win Ivy’s affection.

But when the truth is revealed, will their newfound relationship survive? Or will the two cowboys ride off into the sunset without her?

Publisher’s Note: This is the ninth – and final – instalment of Anya Summers’ bestselling Pleasure Island series. While we recommend all the books, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Chapter One

Accepted.

The crème-colored letter fluttered in Ivy’s trembling fingers. The left corner was embossed with the letters D and Pin a deep bordello burgundy, the correspondence signed at the bottom of the page in a scrawling script by the proprietor, Tobias Ford.

This meant she could move into the inner sanctum of Dungeon Pleasures after weeks of attending the main hub of the club. It meant she could write the story of the century, and show her journalistic teeth. It meant her life was finally going to change for the better. No more getting coffee for the boss for this girl. No more copy-editing the other journalists’ work and making them sound better. No more writing the horoscope section and pretending those things were actual news.

“The bull pen meeting is about to start. You planning to attend?” Kevin Donnelly asked, looking every inch like he’d just stepped off the pages of  Vogue magazine. He had movie star good looks, and fashionably cut, beach blond hair. He was wearing the latest skinny jeans and a hipster dress shirt in a silver gray. It was too bad the five foot seven, moderately buff and toned man was gay. Otherwise they’d be perfect for each other.

“Yeah, just give me a minute,” Ivy replied, refolding the paper in her hands. She shoved the letter and envelope into her massive tan leather shoulder bag that was essentially her life. There was room enough for her iPad, her makeup, tampons, condoms—although she hadn’t needed any of those in a while—wallet, keys, even a small yappy dog if she were so inclined. She carried everything in it. You name it, she carried it with her. Which worked out well for Ivy since she always seemed to be on the move.

“So, how did the other night go? You never mentioned your date, and I live to hear about my co-workers’ love lives,” Kevin simpered, giving her his full attention. This was one of the reasons Ivy loved him. The man was a consummate flirt, and knew just how to get a girl to spill all her secrets. How many times over the years had they done yoga and brunch on Sundays, where he would magically get her to tell him all her troubles? They were the best therapy sessions in the world.

“You and Chad are still not talking to one another, I take it,” she replied.

Kevin put his hands on his hips and did the gay male equivalent of tossing his hair back. “Please, honey, the man wishes he still had me. Nope, I’m moving on and into the market. Which means I don’t currently have a sex life and must live vicariously through you. So, no deflecting. I want all the juicy tidbits.”

She removed her iPad from her bag and said, “Yeah, well, good luck with that.”

“So the date the other night was a no go?” Kevin asked, his light ice blue eyes twinkling with interest.

“It’s fair to say I left as early as I could. When the crying started, there was really no point to saving the night,” she said. And wasn’t that just the kicker. Every single date she’d been on over the last eight months had been an absolute dud. She was in a relationship—just with her vibrator and her favorite Chardonnay.

“You cried?” Kevin asked aghast, a hand against his chest and his eyes wide with horror at her perceived faux pas.

“Nope. My date did. Going on and on about his ex. Clearly the guy wasn’t ready to get back out into the meat market. After listening for two hours about how much he loved Kelli with an ‘i,’ I was done,” she replied, getting up from her desk with her iPad in her hand to take notes during the meeting. Since she was the ‘horoscope girl’—as in, that was the only column she wrote—her boss, Don Moss, tended to have her perform secretarial duties as well. Like taking the meeting minutes during the weekly bull pen meeting on Monday mornings.

“Oh god, well, you’re better off, sweetie. I know this guy—”

“The men you know are gay. Not that I don’t love you and every gay man on the planet—because how would I know what to wear otherwise?—but I can’t date a gay man.”

Kevin cast her a patronizing glance. “Why not, honey? We make the best boyfriends.”

“Yeah, but there’s that whole ‘I’d like to have sex this decade with something not battery-operated’ thing. Aren’t you guys anti-vaginas anyhow? I kind of have the wrong equipment for a gay man,” she said with a laugh.

Kevin gave her a wicked grin. “Oh, honey, just because we don’t actively pursue women doesn’t mean we don’t know how to please one in bed. And after a few good orgasms, we’d make you the best damn quiche with a buttery crust that would melt in your mouth, and mimosas with freshly squeezed orange juice. And then we’d go get some mani-pedis together.”

Ivy sighed. That sounded like heaven. Having someone else take care of things, of her, for a change. The fact she was actually considering his offer was a rather disconcerting discourse about the state of her life. “If the men I date don’t improve soon, I promise to let you fix me up.”

“You won’t regret it,” Kevin assured her with a saucy grin and wink as they walked through the office.

The Pasadena Tribune had an open office format. Every staff writer, herself included, had a workspace, and those ran along the exterior of the large office floor. Ivy didn’t have an office with a view, as those were saved for the intrepid journalists, aka the real newspaper writers. But the walls separating the offices from the rest of the staff were made of a polyurethane glass. The middle floor of the office was reserved for secretaries, the accounting department, fact checkers, and all the other parts making up the news operation.

To Ivy, it was just a space she came to every day where she trudged through her work. It wasn’t really all that rewarding. And wasn’t that part of her problem? That she was actively considering letting Kevin fix her up to spice up her life a bit? To topple the staid and rather sedate, boring life she’d innocuously built for herself.

It would be nice to attend a movie or go out to dinner and not be alone for once. She and Kevin went out. Although, after that one time where she’d let him dress her, she was more careful about the events she let him drag her to. Since her parents had moved to San Diego three years prior, she had to admit she felt a bit lost.

Ivy was single and fairly attractive, but wholly an introvert. She had her extroverted moments, to be sure, but she wasn’t fond of large crowds or dance clubs where all the people her age seemed to go to hook up. Ivy preferred a nice wine bar, where the average male in the place was either gay or twice her age.

They entered the conference room termed the ‘bull pen’ by, well, everyone in the office. Inside there was a veritable lake of a pinewood conference table. It always made Ivy think of castle dining rooms with those exquisitely long, ornate tables, although this table was more of the Ikea modern variety, not Louis the sixteenth. Ivy took one of the black leather chairs available beside Kevin.

At the front of the room stood her boss, Don Moss. The man ran the Pasadena Tribune Newspaper with military precision. It worked for the paper, and had kept them in business far beyond when many other newspapers had folded in the new digital age of the Internet. They still put out a bi-weekly print paper on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as a Sunday weekend edition. Plus, they updated news stories around the clock on the paper’s website.

“Now that you’re all here…” Don Moss said, giving Ivy and Kevin a frosty glare over their tardiness. We were literally two minutes late, Ivy thought. See? Mister Drill Sergeant at your service. Don was in his early fifties but didn’t look it. He was fit and lean, his hair trimmed in a buzz cut army style. Other than the fact his hair was completely gray, and he had deeply etched lines around his eyes, you’d never realize his age. Don had a commanding presence, was a leader of men, and happened to run the paper much like a general coordinating an assault on the battlefield.

“Stuart, what do you have for me?” Don asked.

Ivy had her iPad open and ready to go as she took notes.

Stuart Williams—aka the douchebag. He might look debonair, reminiscent of old school news reporters with his fancy suits and slicked back black hair, but the man was a snake, and meaner than a rabid raccoon on steroids. Ever since Ivy had turned him down and refused to sleep with him—in the copy room, of all places, what a cliché—the man had gone out of his way to make her life at the Tribune tantamount to the seventh circle of hell.

In other words: she got the coffee, picked up lunch for the ‘real’ reporters, and had the noble job of writing the horoscope section.

Stuart flashed a grin her way that made her skin crawl and said, “There was a house fire overnight, next to Pasadena High School. Fire Marshall was called to the scene.”

“Anything suspicious about the fire?” Don asked.

“That’s what I’d like to find out. It’s the third house fire in the last four weeks. Could be a coincidence, but I think it’s worth investigating. Especially since they seem to be getting closer to the hills, and with as dry as it’s been—”

“We could have a brush fire and Pasadena go up in flames,” Don finished for him with a nod.

“Exactly.” Stuart leaned back in his chair like he was the freaking king of the castle. And, well, around there, he pretty much was.

“Good. Get on it. And keep me updated on your progress. Kendra?” Don shifted to his next reporter.

Kendra was a decade Ivy’s senior. She was smart and funny, her mocha skin always unblemished and fabulous. She looked like she was younger than Ivy. And she was intelligent, with a nose for uncovering breaking stories before they were news.

“There’s been some questionable spending out of the mayor’s office, rumblings from the board of aldermen with regards to this year’s upcoming Rose Bowl Parade,” Kendra replied.

Don set his coffee cup down on the table. “How much are we talking? Because a few hundred bucks isn’t news, it’s just government misspending.”

“According to my sources, it’s over a hundred grand and may end up harming the mayor’s re-election bid in two years,” Kendra replied. Her face was calm and her expression said that she knew she had a big scoop.

Don’s eyebrows rose at that. He ordered, “Investigate it further, report in to me by the week’s end with your findings.”

Don, as per usual, went from person to person within the rest of the crew to go over their stories for the week: Jane Lowe, Deb Kinsey, and Kevin with his Hollywood insider scoop on the latest gossip. Ivy had no idea where Kevin uncovered his information. In all the years they’d been friends, not once had he ever fessed up as to his source. But Ivy had a niggling suspicion that one of his many exes had introduced him to the Hollywood elite.

“And Ivy, you’re on horoscopes this week,” Don said, passing her over as he always did. It made her feel small and unimportant, as though, in the six years she’d been there, she was disposable, and not a valued member of the team.

“Actually, sir, I think I have a piece you might be interested in,” Ivy spoke up. Her pulse thumped wildly as her anxiety skyrocketed.

Don gave her the stinkeye for interrupting the flow around the room. “Ivy, we discussed this. The answer is no.”

“And if I have the scoop on illicit activities that might include members of the Hollywood elite?” she asked, hating how her ideas were shot down before they even had a foothold.

Don gave her a hard glare as he assessed her words. “Then I would say you can investigate it on your own time. If there ends up being a story, you come to me first about it. Until then, you’re on horoscopes. All right, folks, meeting adjourned. Go get ‘em,” he went on, assessing the rest of the group.

Her coworkers stood en masse, and filed out the room. Kevin gave her a ‘don’t do it’ shake of his head. But he totally knew she would, and left her to doom herself.

Perhaps if she felt satisfied with her job and her life, Ivy could have let it rest. Perhaps if she felt like a part of the team instead of someone who was easily replaceable. But she wanted to do work that mattered. She wanted to make her parents proud of her.

Ignoring the roiling mass of coffee churning in her stomach, she approached her boss. Don gave her a ‘what now?’ scowl.

“Sir, let me do this and not the horoscopes. I really think there’s something here. There’s a club that has a private section,” Ivy explained.

“That’s not news, Ivy, that’s Hollywood spilling over up interstate 210. Most of the posh clubs within fifty miles of downtown Los Angeles have a VIP section,” Don said, shaking his head, his frustration with her palpable.

“Yes, but I know that this one is different. My instincts—”

Don gave her a patronizing glower. “Ivy, you’re a great writer, which is why I hired you in the first place, but investigative reporting is not the right fit for you. I’ve been in the news business longer than you’ve been alive and I know a thing or two. I need you to trust me on this and do the job I’ve hired you to do.”

She flinched. “Just give me this one chance. Let me investigate this, and if I’m wrong—”

“If you’re wrong, you go back to writing what I assign you, no more questions asked,” Don finished for her.

“I won’t let you down. I can do this, sir,” she replied.

“We’ll see. You still have to do the horoscope pieces this week, along with the rest of your workload,” Don said, not giving her an inch of space.

“I understand. Thank you, sir,” she said and walked toward the conference door.

“Don’t thank me yet. Because if you truly fuck up and harm a business without sufficient proof, you won’t be writing anything—you’ll be unemployed,” Don threatened.

The spurt of confidence she’d felt deserted her as the realization sank in. She’d just bet her career on the off-chance that she had a story.

Ivy slunk back to her office, her knees shaking. She ignored the evil smirk from Stuart and the pitying glances from the rest. She could do this: she could be an investigative journalist, just like her father. Back in her workspace, she sat at her desk and stared at the letter from Dungeon Pleasures. There was no time like the present to shake up her life and dive in. Tonight would be the perfect night to begin her investigation. And, if fear slithered through her system at the thought there was a chance she could lose everything she’d worked for, she shelved it for later.

She didn’t have time to be a wimp. This was her ‘go big or go home’ moment

susan kirkland on 03/18/2018 11:29am
This is the last book in this series and what a wonderful way to end. Ivy wants to be like her adopted father and make it as a journalist. Will Dax and Nate change her mind? What a great BDSM story.
Tina on 02/01/2018 03:23pm
I have read several of this series and as always it's great to see snippets of previous characters. Ivy is risking her career to try and get the biggest scoop ever, but soon finds herself discovering the submissive inside her and questioning if she can do the article.

I loved reading Ivy's turmoil as she falls more & more for Dax & Nate and as she sees the true people and lives behind the story she%u2019s trying to write.

A fight for what's in her heart and conscious against her career and why she wants it.

Good read, I definitely recommend it.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Toni L on 01/28/2018 04:30pm
The final book in this series, which was itself a spinoff from The Dungeon Fantasy Club series, and it provides a great finish. A new relationship starting with the rockiest of beginnings and an existing relationship that is in danger of collapsing. I loved the relationship between Dax and Nate - change a few details and these are problems that lots of people have. This book provides a satisfying ending and I enjoyed the inclusion of past favourite characters giving you a 'where are they now' feel. Satisfying ending.
susan landowski on 01/21/2018 03:40pm
This is the final book of the series But can be read as a standalone. I recommend you read this series as well as other books by this author. This book is a MMF BDSM story with lots of angst and conflict. As always there is some mystery and lots of drama and sexual tension and erotic scenes. Read this book as well as others by Anya. You will not be disappointed.
Ajjmb on 01/15/2018 06:37pm
Anya Summers has written another great story in Her Rodeo Masters. I could see from the very beginning that Ivy was a year until woman that needed to be able to find herself. She is trying to make a name for herself in the journalistic world but going about it in a bad way. Meeting Dax and Nate sets her world to spinning. She finds herself on a BDSM island where she thinks she will be able to uncover the story that will set her career. Instead she finds herself swept up into a world of passion with Dax and Nate. I could see right away that Ivy was struggling with whether or not to continue her story. I could also see that she was setting herself up for discovery sooner or later. Dax is head over heals for Ivy and he desperately wants Nate to retire from bull riding before he gets killed. As Ivy is discovered with her story, their entire world falls apart. Ivy has finally discovered that journalism isn%u2019t worth the love of her two good men or hurting her new friends in the lifestyle. It takes a little longer to convince everyone and for Nate to come around but it is worth the wait. Another wonderful story that I strongly recommend. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
lani on 01/14/2018 06:05am
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for an honest review. This is the final book in Anya Summers%u2019 Pleasure Island Series. The plot and character development was a better in this story than her others. I also enjoyed the scenes between the two male Doms. If you enjoyed the other books, then you%u2019ll enjoy this one too. Lots of sex, not enough spanking, and lots of emotions.
Margaret Corcoran on 01/13/2018 03:46pm
This is a hot series and this story is a very hot addition to it. It is very well written and described. A real page-turner. I was delighted that Dax and Nate get their own submissive as they had missed out on Olivia. Ivy is a submissive and doesn't know it. From their first meeting there is sparks. There are lots of hot scenes and spicy sex. I really enjoyed this series and story. I am sad that's it's finished. But this is a wonderful final story. I received an ARC copy of this book and I highly recommend it.
Hope W on 01/10/2018 08:40am
I enjoyed this continuation of the Pleasure Island series. Although this is book 9 and the final book in the series, this story can be read as a standalone as well. The story is a MMF romance with Dax and Nate as a couple trying to add a third into their relationship. Ivy is a reporter trying to go undercover as a submissive in order to write a story to help her career. Little did Ivy know, she is more of a submissive than she would have ever dreamed. Will she let her feelings for these two cowboys sway her from her initial reason for being there? Come read and find out.

The plot was entertaining and enjoyable as the story progressed. The characters were developed and showed plenty of emotions as they grew together. The sex scenes were highly erotic and had chemistry between the characters. Overall the story kept my attention as I watched Ivy living a lie while trying to figure out what she truly wanted in life. At the same time, Dax and Nate were growing and evolving as well. The desire for more in life than what they had was a story that many can understand and relate to. I recommend reading this great book and enjoying both old and new characters as this series comes to an end. I can't wait to see what this talented author will write next.
Goldie Nut on 01/10/2018 08:20am
This is a great novel. The 9th and final writing of the Pleasure Island series. This can be read
as standalone but don't miss a great series. Ivy has a difficult background which always leads
to trouble in deciding her future. She thinks writing about a bdsm club will put her career
in gear. She has no idea what she will do when she meets 2 doms Master Nate and Dax. She
just wants to end that relationship before someone gets hurt and write an expose to concrete
her career wish. There is alot of twists and turns from here.
Redrabbitt on 01/09/2018 11:24pm
The story is two Doms, Dax Johnson, and Nate Banks, who are long-standing bisexual lovers who have also enjoyed adding a female submissive to their lives. They are members of Dungeon Fantasy Club and will meet Ivy Philips when they are at Dungeon Pleasures in Pasadena. Being her first night at the club, Tobias will introduce Dax and Nate to Ivy and allow them to get to know each other.

Ivy has worked for the Pasadena Tribune for years, but she is miserable in her job and not being allowed to do investigative reporting. She decides she will get accepted an at a BDSM club and met famous people that she can expose and make a name for herself. The night she goes to the club, her name will be added to a drawing for submissive, and she will win a trip to Pleasure Island and participate in a Submissive auction, where the money will be raised for a charity, Breast Cancer research.

The plot will have Ivy on her way to a week stay at Pleasure Island, and what a shock when Dax and Nate board the private jet taking her there. After their intense scene at Dungeon Pleasures, she didn%u2019t expect to see them again, and for the two men, they are happy to see her. Learning that she must participate in the Submissive auction, Dax is determined to win her, even if Nate isn%u2019t as onboard with the idea.

The story is part mystery, suspense, and secrets, as Ivy is determined to have her breakout story and meet people who she can expose. But the biggest part of the story will be the intense and highly erotic encounters between Dax, Nate, and Ivy during the week. The sexual chemistry between these three is off the charts and sizzling hot on the pages.

The more involved she becomes with these men, the less her thoughts remain on her intended story. Is being an investigative reporter what she wants to do, or is she trying to make her adoptive father proud? For once in her life, she is being asked the hard questions and given other options for her future.

Meeting some of the wives and girlfriends of various Doms, she will have a friendship and acceptance with these women that she has never had before in her life. It makes her believe that maybe her path in life needs a new direction, one that is what she wants, and not what she thinks she has to do for others.

Be careful when you are trying to deceive because sometimes it will catch up with you. What happens when it comes to light that Ivy is a reporter? Will this destroy her relationship with Dax and Nate? Will she place herself liable for a lawsuit if she publishes her story? Life is all about choices, and now Ivy must decide what to chose and where her future will go.
T M on 01/09/2018 08:54pm
It was just okay. Maybe it wasn't more enjoyable for me because it was a repeated theme from a previous book in the series just with the deceptive career changed. Not to mention that so many of the books in the series were menage storylines. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy menage books, but I think it's really nice to read a good to read about a nice single couple. It was good to confirm my suspicion about Naomi from book 8. The appearance the other characters made was nice too. Glad I read through the entire series.
Lalaland on 01/09/2018 02:54pm
This is book nine in the Pleasure Island series which was a spin off from DFC series written in 2016. It was a great way to end the series. Ivy is an investigative reporter, or rather she would be if her boss and her colleagues would just give her a chance and not just use her as the office coffee monitor and the horoscope girl. Ivy has just had her membership ratified to the Dungeon club, a BDSM club situated in Pasadena where she works and lives, and believes that this as an opportunity to do an in-depth piece, revealing the BDSM lifestylers, especially anyone who is famous. In order to begin her investigation she attends a newbie night at the club. There she meets two very hot and quite famous Doms, one Nate, a champion bull rider and his partner and lover Dax, together they top Ivy, who has never been topped before by one hot Dom, let alone two.
The next time we meet Ivy, Nate and Dax they are aboard a private jet flying to Pleasure Island, Nate and Dax for a holiday and Ivy because she has won a week on the Island as long as she takes part in a charity auction to be topped by whoever bids for her. Ivy never thought she would see the two Doms again, and now here she is joining the exclusive five mile high club. Of course this is all for research for her brilliant scoop which is going to bring respect from her boss and peers and make her parents proud, so why does she feel so bad. Will Ivy become Nate and Dax%u2019s sub, or will she choose her career. There are lots of twists and turns for Ivy before the HEA. This was a very entertaining, raunchy and hot end to the series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy
Rhonda on 01/09/2018 02:21pm
Satisfying end to the "Pleasure" series.

Anya Summers has delivered a fitting end to her Pleasure and Dungeon series.

Nate and Dex an established couple meet Ivy and the chemistry is off the charts.
The story line is certainly sexy but what I really liked is seeing the characters and their relationships evolve. It was also nice to see some of the previous couples make small appearances in the book.

I look forward to reading Anya Summers' next series.

I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
LuCinda Beebe on 01/09/2018 01:58pm
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and am sorry to see it come to an end. This author has such away with words that she draws me into each new book. This one is about Nate and Dax who have been in a relationship but Dax wants Nate to quit bull riding which has caused tension between them so much that they decided to go on vacation to Pleasure Island which is a private BDSM island owned by Jared a Dom and his wife. Nate and Dax meet Ivy, who is a journalist, working undercover as a submissive. Ivy agreed to be auctioned off to a Dom for a week but it is two Doms, Nate and Dax who win her.The settings are so vivid that you feel like you are right there on the island with them. The plot has some twists and turns and I was happy to see the characters from previous books in this one. I hope that Ms Summers has another series in the works for us. You will enjoy this story if you like reading about a relationship that is between MM sometimes and at others times MMF.
Tami on 01/09/2018 12:50am
Ivy is a reporter and wants to write a story about Pleasure Island. She pretends to be a submissive and ends up being auctioned to Dax and Nate. The longer the three are together, the more Ivy is concerned what will happen when her lies are being uncovered because she fell in love with both of them.

This is the last book about Pleasure Island and I am so sorry to see this series coming to an end. I love all the books in this series, Miss Summers is a gifted author who managed to draw me into each of her books. This one was no exception. I loved Dax, Nate and Ivy and their so very hot intimate moments and chemistry.
JigsawGirl on 01/08/2018 11:48pm
If are into MMF menage and a boatload of seyoux, this is the book for you.

Don't get me wrong, There is romance and a love story. There is Ivy's relationship with Dax and Nate, the relationship between Dax and Nate, and all three of them trying to figure out what they truly want in life and how to get it.

It is not a short, quick read, but you do eventually reach their HEA.

I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy.
lillie1922 on 01/08/2018 01:53pm
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book. The thought of impressing her father leads reporter Ivy to Dungeon Pleasures for an expose that will firm her career as an investigative reporter her dad will be proud of. She doesn't think she's a submissive until two gorgeous cowboys seek her out. Dax and Nate are in love, but adding a female submissive is Dax's dream. Ivy is perfect for them, except for the lie she is living. Sex, light bondage, anal, spanking.

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