Title: Barely Leashed
Author: Cherrie Lynn
First published January 1, 2009
12 pages, Online Read
Barely Leashed: An Unleashed Prequel is a riveting novella that takes you back in time to the Christmas before Evan and Kelsey’s lives were turned upside down. Little did they know that they were about to experience a betrayal that would shatter their trust and leave them reeling.
In this heart-wrenching tale, you’ll witness the events that led up to the explosive events of Unleashed as Evan and Kelsey navigate the treacherous waters of deceit and betrayal. With Cherrie Lynn’s signature style and tone, Barely Leashed will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Best of all, this is a free read which can be downloaded from the author’s website – so don’t miss out!
About the Author
Cherrie Lynn has had a fascinating career as a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but she has now found her true calling as a writer of contemporary and paranormal romance with a steamy twist. She is a huge fan of rock music, and enjoys incorporating her love of both romance and metal into her writing.
When she’s not working on her latest novel, Cherrie can be found indulging in her other interests, such as reading, listening to music, or playing with the latest and greatest gadget. She also loves hitting the road with her husband to see their favorite bands perform live.
Cherrie and her husband reside in East Texas with their two children, who are a constant source of joy, mischief, and laughter. If you want to get in touch with her, you can reach out via email, social media, or right here.
She always enjoys hearing from her readers!
Barely Leashed by Cherrie Lynn is a steamy romance novel published on January 1, 2009. Lynn has written several best-selling romance novels, including Rock Me and Leave Me Breathless.
Barely Leashed is a contemporary romance novel that explores the passionate and intense relationship between a tattoo artist and an accountant. The novel follows the story of Sarah Castille and Ryan Blake, who are two opposites who are irresistibly drawn to each other.
Despite their initial disapproval of each other, they fall deeply in love and must navigate the challenges of their careers and personal lives. As their relationship progresses, they must confront their fears, insecurities, and past traumas.
Barely Leashed is a classic example of a contemporary romance novel. It contains all of the trademark features of the genre—plenty of sexual tension, emotionally charged scenes, and a happily ever after ending.
However, Lynn’s writing style sets her work apart from others in the genre. Her writing is fluid, engaging, and her characters are well-developed, making her stories feel more realistic and grounded than others in the genre.
Lynn’s portrayal of the main characters, Sarah and Ryan, is exceptional. Sarah is a strong-willed woman who has worked hard to establish her career in the accounting world, whereas Ryan is a tattoo artist, who is rebellious and passionate.
The tension between the two characters is palpable, and their chemistry is undeniable. As they embark on a journey of self-discovery, their relationship evolves into something more profound.
Lynn’s ability to develop complex characters is one of the main strengths of the book. She portrays Sarah and Ryan as multi-dimensional characters with strengths and weaknesses, giving them depth and complexity.
Her portrayal of the characters is authentic, and it is easy to sympathize with them as they navigate their relationship. The pacing of the novel is another element that stands out.
Barely Leashed is a fast-paced novel that keeps the reader engaged and invested in the story. Lynn’s writing style is crisp and engaging, and she does an excellent job of keeping the story moving forward without sacrificing the development of the characters.
One of the weaknesses of the book is that the conflict within the novel feels somewhat predictable. The conflicts that arise between the two main characters are typical of the genre, which may feel repetitive to readers who are familiar with contemporary romance novels.
Nevertheless, Lynn’s ability to create multi-dimensional and compelling characters overshadows this limitation. Overall, Barely Leashed by Cherrie Lynn is a solid contemporary romance novel that delivers an authentic and engaging story.
Lynn’s writing style is polished, and her characters are well-developed, which makes the book an enjoyable read. Fans of contemporary romance novels will appreciate Barely Leashed, and newcomers to the genre will find it to be a great introduction.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a steamy romantic read with well-defined and multi-dimensional characters. The book is suitable for a mature audience due to the explicit sexual content.
I give the book four out of five stars for its engaging characters, dynamic pacing, and immersive storytelling.