A Thief and A Gentleman by Shady Grace

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A Thief and A Gentleman by Shady Grace
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story (44 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

A love-seeking man and a gold-thieving woman.

Oliver Nash is looking for a mistress. What interesting circumstances, to discover a ravishing thief trifling in his bedchamber. Her eyes arouse him, her passion ignites him, and her gall amuses him. Considering the circumstances, he gives her a bargain she cannot refuse, which unleashes her secret…and it’s about to change everything.

Can love’s glow surpass the glitter of gold?

A sexy adventure is how I’d sum up A Thief and A Gentleman. Oliver Nash is a rakish Regency gent and Freddie is a woman who knows what she wants, which makes her a fun character. I thought her name was really appropriate for her personality. She’s like almost a modern girl and the fact that she’s a thief makes you want to read on to see what happens to her.

You sense she’s going to be caught red-handed by Oliver, and you’re hoping that she is just to see the sparks fly between these two. There’s some humor in the story, and you know from the very beginning that these two are made for one another.

The dialogue is witty and the pacing fast. In fact, in its short 44 pages, it packs a lot of story. There’s also a slow build up to the sex scenes which adds to the tension. Once these two connect physically, the story becomes more smoldering hot.

If you’re a fan of historicals, especially those set during the Regency, and like your heroes to be rakes, this might be a good pick for you.

Planet Mail by Kate Pearce

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Planet Mail by Kate Pearce
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (180 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

As far as job hazards go, Douglass Fraser didn’t think crash-landing on an alien planet and spending her recuperation being erotically pleasured by three gorgeous men was in the United Planetary Parcel Service’s courier handbook. There certainly wasn’t a section on what to do when a very sexy king wants you to have his baby and save his world.

Marcus Blood Axe isn’t only a descendant of ancient Viking space travelers, he’s also a ruler dealing with a shortage of fertile women and no heir. Surely the gods are on his side when Douglass drops out of the sky and into his bed, giving him a last chance to stop his people’s death spiral into extinction.

Despite the exquisite pleasures to be found in the king’s arms, Douglass wants more from Marcus than to be his broodmare. When another woman claims to be pregnant with Marcus’ child, it’s past time to get back home. Now the war Marcus wages is one of sensual passion designed to convince his Earth woman that she’s worth everything to him…even if it means giving up what he cherishes most.

Douglass won’t be playing the typical female the warriors think they know. But the servants do a very good job of “coddling” her and seeing to her needs. Pleasure like Douglass has never known literally at her beck and call, even before she calls.

Marcus is the definition of alpha male, a King whose word is law. He rules a planet where women are a precious commodity, with no babes being born and no one knows why. He’s a King that always puts the needs of his people and planet first.

The heroine was awesome, a sassy mix of intelligence and sauciness. Something like a modern woman who crash lands in cave man days. To see how the men viewed themselves and the total arrogance they displayed had me giggling.

Even as jaded as I am, I had a few awww moments quickly followed by the thought that I might need a cold shower. This one is hot, hot, hot. The running theme of this story is most surely communication or the lack there of. As often happens, the hero and heroine could have avoided a whole lot of conflict by simply communicating.

Still, it was easy 4 star rating for me, with the biggest reason being the book was truly fun. It was a quick, easy read, and the story flowed well. The dialogue was good and the sex was scorching! The main characters and the secondary interacted well, and I will be looking forward to the next two books in this series which are already out. I’d recommend this to any Sci-Fi lover out there. I loved it!

Nothin’ But Trouble by Jenika Snow

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Nothin’ But Trouble by Jenika Snow
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (105 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Sex
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

Lilly Winters gave her virginity to Court Devlin—her brother’s best friend—at the age of eighteen. Losing it in the back of his pickup truck hadn’t been romantic, but it didn’t matter because she loved him. But afterwards Court distanced himself from her and Roan, and she knew it was because he felt like he betrayed her brother.

Court Devlin is a bear shifter and a member of the Grizzly MC. After turning his back on the two people he cared about, he immersed himself in the biker life. The MC is violent and dangerous, but he embraces it.

After Lilly is attacked, Court delivers retribution to the man that hurt her in the most grisly of ways. He realizes he can’t let Lilly go again, not when his bear has already claimed her.

Motorcycle riding bears… nope, the circus isn’t in town, but the Grizzly MC is certainly making their presence known. Especially a certain hard, virginity stealing biker named Court.

Right off the bat, I didn’t like Court. He has a callous attitude, and to just up and leave Lilly, that’s not the act of a hero. Thankfully, he does get better throughout the book.

Lilly is Roan’s little sister. Roan is Court’s best friend. So, of course, that made Lilly totally off limits, until she was eighteen and drunk, not smart and not particularly romantic.

After an attack on Lilly, the story became a bit too sugary to be MC (biker) themed. It’s not a negative so much as I had to shift gears in what I thought it would read like. I actually adored Lilly and Court after all they’ve been through. I can even say the fallout was a bit of both of their faults.

Lilly has been in love with her brother’s best friend. Soft, sweet and loving, and seemingly naïve to the lifestyle that surrounds Court… or is she? The chemistry between Lilly and Court was there, the sex scenes were nice. I did wish for and expect a bit more heat with Court being a biker.

This is book four in the series but it can be read well without the others. I kind of thought this read was a bit different than the others. Ms Snow has the talent to weave her spell and give readers something good. I enjoyed it even when it felt like it could have used more Pow! In the end it all worked out and if you like bike and bear stories then by all means grab up a copy and give it try.

Sapphire Angel by Khloe Wren

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Sapphire Angel by Khloe Wren
Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (70 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Verbena

Vampires are real… as is the fact they will only ever take one woman. Their Eternal Bride.

When Angelo sees Darcy he knows she is his Bride. Her sapphire blue eyes match his exactly. But he must wait to claim her. He fears he has lost her forever when she disappears.

Five years pass before he finds her again. Just when things start heating up between them, Darcy is taken by their enemies. Angelo must fight to free his one true love. Will he be in time?

After years of searching, Angelo has found his eternal bride. Problem is, she doesn’t even know he exists. For the time being, Angelo knows that’s probably the only thing saving her from the Nobles. For centuries, the order of the Nobles has made it their life passion to hunt and destroy vampires. Knowing the easiest way to catch their prey was to steal an eternal bride, the Nobles target all brides, especially newfound ones. However, they don’t just capture a vampire’s bride and hold her prisoner. A newly claimed bride is a real prize, for the union of a vampire bride and a Noble produces a Noble with exceptional power and strength, a coveted offspring indeed. Unfortunately, the brides aren’t willing captives and therefore must suffer through being raped during their fertile time. It’s truly a barbaric practice for an order that considers themselves “Nobles”.

Angelo can’t claim Darcy until she’s 23 years old. Fearing the safety of his bride until he can she’s of age, he decides to remain in the shadows and just watch for a while, waiting until he could confront and claim her. Nevertheless, the Nobles are one step ahead of his plan, before he knows it, his bride disappears and it’s a long six years before he’ll find her again.

Darcy knows a little about vampires and eternal brides, but not enough to really consider that she may be one of them, and a special one on top of that. Abandoned as a young child, she’s had a lifetime of heartache and loneliness. It’s no wonder she jumps into a relationship with the first man that pays attention to her. Karl seems to appear out of nowhere and promises her all the things in life she longs for, particularly love. But love is blind and there’s more to Karl than Darcy knows. His motives are far from admirable. In the world of immortals, there’s a good side and bad. Let’s just say Karl does not have Darcy’s best interest at heart. It’s all about saving ass, specifically, his own.

The beginning of Sapphire Angel goes through a blur of time. The prologue introduces some of the main characters and gives the reader a little bit of background about vampires and eternal brides, and then the story jumps ahead six years. It seemed a bit odd that Angelo couldn’t find Darcy after she disappeared. He’s described as being pretty well off financially. I would imagine that a vampire with unlimited resources could find anyone they wanted quickly. When he does find her, it’s in the same place he’d found her initially, which makes me believe she never went very far away to begin with. There are several instances throughout the book that describe the technology as a bit archaic for both the Nobles and vampires, considering their described wealth. I found myself having a hard time accepting the plot at times. It just didn’t seem to jive.

Character development was minimal. We do get an acceptable amount of Darcy’s history, which explains some of her emotional hang-ups, particularly concerning commitment and attachment. She’d been abandoned as a child—or so she thinks—by her mother and father. It’s easy to see why she’s starving for affection, but some of her choices seem a bit reckless. She goes home with a man she doesn’t know not once, but twice from the bar. When Angelo finally confronts her, she seems to accept the fact that he’s a vampire and she’s an eternal bride pretty quickly, no questions asked. I do get that she’s just caught her boyfriend cheating on her and probably feels like getting even. Angelo sounds tempting. I might have done the same thing myself. She does regain some of her common sense when Angelo goes to claim her and she puts the brakes on. It’s a big decision and I was glad to see she didn’t rush into it under the influence of alcohol and a broken heart. It’s also proves to be a saving grace later on when it’s mating time in the Noble stronghold.

Angelo is a charming fellow. His whole world revolves around Darcy. When she’s taken from him a second time, his distress is palpable. The second part of the book really began to draw me in as I watched the steps he takes to not only save his bride, but others as well. We also learn quite a bit more about Darcy’s past when she meets an unexpected relative in the Noble’s stronghold. Even Karl manages to redeem himself, before the end.

While I think some things could have been ironed out a bit more, overall the story was enjoyable and made for a pleasant afternoon read. The Nobles certainly have a powerful ploy in bringing their prey to their knees, but the vampires quickly show them that while they might be down, they certainly are not out. One false move, the tables suddenly turn and all Hell breaks loose at several Noble strongholds across the globe. I liked how the author left us hanging in the epilogue, hinting the possibility of another story in this saga. I for one am curious to see what might happen next.

When The Lights Go Out by Nina Jaynes

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When The Lights Go Out by Nina Jaynes
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (43 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM (mild)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Darby Abbots. Polite. Professional. In control. Until the night comes and fantasies of her younger co-worker, Kaidan Shawnessy take over. Then she’s sexy, wild, and doing things with him she wouldn’t dare in the light of day. But when a blackout traps them together in her office and Kaidan makes a move, will Darby let go of her inhibitions and allow the hot computer tech to fulfill her deepest desires?

Darby is a lawyer in the middle of a massive negotiation. Her world is full of rules: show no emotion, only show strength and keep herself under control. But Kaidan Shawnessy, a computer technician, threatens to break her iron-held control. When they’re both stuck alone in the office tower during a black out, Darby’s every good intention can finally be thrown out the window, and Kaidan decides to show her just how strict he can be.

This is a seriously sensual, smoking hot short story. Definitely one to hide if you’re reading it on the train or sneaking a quick peek at work, this naughty story will inflame your every sense. I loved how the author wrote in some short, sharp, choppy sentences. It really made me feel like there was an urgency to the entire tale. Naughty things happen in the dark when the lights are off, and this sizzling story is proof of that. I liked how we knew just enough about Darby and Kaidan to give them life, but weren’t bogged down with pages of back story or explanations as to how, why, when and where they could finally come together. Their attraction was instant and very explicitly written. As a reader I had no doubt about where they would end up and the quick, sharp ride there was delicious.

I found this hit a lot of good spots for me. A smart, controlled, confident heroine who knows exactly what she wants but has a few, secret, weak spots. A strong, dominating hero who knows when to bend and when to stand firm. Mix these two characters in with some truly fantastic writing and this is totally going on my keeper shelf. Indeed, I happily read it twice before even coming up for air to try and assimilate it all in my head. An astonishingly good read from a surprising new author. I’ll definitely be checking more of Ms. Jaynes’ work out.

Their Temporary Sub by Mardi Maxwell

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Their Temporary Sub by Mardi Maxwell
The Doms of Club Mystique, 3
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (217 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F/M, Ménage, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

Twins, Luc and Logan Ramsey, are Doms. They run Club Mystique, the BDSM club they co-own with their three brothers. They agreed to remain single until age thirty-two. When they meet secretive Cassandra “Cassie” Edwards, Logan decides she’s the woman for them, but Luc decides she has too many secrets and refuses to get involved with her.

Cassie blames herself for her father’s death and has protected the people she loves by distancing herself from them, until she meets Luc and Logan. Tempted by Logan, who pursues her at every turn, and intrigued by Luc who wants her but keeps his distance, Cassie has to decide if she can be their temporary sub without endangering them.

All bets are off when Luc and Logan discover the secrets she’s been keeping and decide to protect her from the men who abused her and killed her father.

What’s better than one sexy male? How about two–mirror image twins! Cassie knows she is in trouble, she also knows she can’t be around the twins…no matter how much she wants them. The twins are ex-marines like her father. They are also Doms and all around bossy males. They have their sights set on Cassie. Obtaining Cassie will not be one of their easiest missions, but will it be worth it?

Even though Cassie has no “real” family, she seems to have people around her she considers to be that family. When the poo hits the fan, what will be important is who is left standing.

The BDSM scenes were well put together. Some knowledge and passion about the lifestyle showed through. The story line flowed well and the book was just about the right length for all that it had going on, though I had to re-read a couple of spots before I got the full effect.

This is the third book in the series, so not quite a stand alone, but if you have read the secondary characters’ back stories, then a few scenes in this one will make more sense. I haven’t read books 1 and 2, yet I still could make sense of the story line and loved it. I was all for the twins taking Cassie as their sub, however a few times my hand itched to strangle the twins. Other readers might even want to strangle Cassie a time or two, but that irritation was offset by the author engaging my feelings for Cassie.

Luc, Logan and Cassie had me huffing, puffing and lapsing into giggles – all good things. Their Temporary Sub was a very enjoyable read and I’d recommend it.

Magical Curves by Virginia Nelson

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Magical Curves by Virginia Nelson
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (102 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Emily Flowers dreams of something more. Living a humble, if solitary, life as the local librarian, she looks forward to laying her head on her pillow each night to travel to a magical place where she has adventures with a wizard prince.

Kayden, prince of Zenith, the land of the setting sun, found his soulmate long ago. Her imagination and spirit has long fed his magic, but the time has come for him to collect his voluptuous bride. Can he convince her that some dreams are so powerful, they can become reality so he can finally taste her Magical Curves?

Emily Flowers loves going to sleep. She knows her dreams will be filled with wonder and the sexy dream-man who always waits for her. Despite the magical wonders of his world that Prince Kayden constantly showed her, Emily struggled to believe even in her dreams he could want her. Plain, chubby, boring her. And when her doubts crowded her mind, she always woke up, alone and in the real world. But there are always darker sides to magical places, political plots and secrets held deep. Emily and Kayden will need to work together in love and trust to overcome the obstacles in their path.

Readers who love their Fantasy mixed in with romance will really enjoy this. This story is full of a magical, alternate reality, princes and magic and secret political plots, backstabbing, evil princesses and all sorts of fantastic adventures. I also really enjoyed how the author mingled this magical, fantasy world with our modern reality. Emily is here, a modern woman with all the usual insecurities and issues, and discovering her magical dream-prince and the dream-world is reality is a massive part of the plot that is intricately woven. I struggled a little with the fact so many of the major characters in Emily’s life were “plants” (i.e. people deliberately sent to look over her), it felt a little over-the-top and set up, but not so much as to stop me wanting to know what happened next.

This story has a very strong set of secondary characters, and for once I wasn’t entirely sure of which side (good or evil) some of them were. I found these characters to be deliciously complex and not pure good or pure evil. Like regular people, they were more complex than that, and I found this really refreshing. The plot was simple in some respects (get the girl, marry and take over the kingdom) but really that’s not doing the story justice. There’s so much more to it, believing in yourself and your partner, doing the honorable thing, even learning who to trust and how to balance work, play and duty. This is a very intricate book and one I’ll thoroughly enjoy re-reading to get more out of it.

Readers who like complex characters, intricate plots and a bit of magic will really enjoy this. I’d even recommend pure fantasy readers who are also interested in romance to give it a try. The sex scenes are detailed but not offensive, and spicy enough to lure erotica readers into trying something different. I think this really is the kind of book that has something for many genre readers and is sure to sate the need for a really well paced, well plotted story. Recommended.

Claimed by Evangeline Anderson

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Claimed by Evangeline Anderson
Brides of the Kindred 1
Publisher: E.A. Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (321 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Waratah

Brides of the Kindred Book One—Claimed

Olivia Waterhouse has just graduated from nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her—until she gets drafted. Problem is, she isn’t being forced into the Army, she’s been chosen as a Kindred bride.

The Kindred are huge alien warriors—a race of genetic traders whose population is ninety-five percent male. After saving Earth from the threat of invasion they demand a reward—the right to find brides among the population. The chances of being chosen are about the same as those of winning the lottery—guess it’s just Liv’s lucky day.

Baird is a Beast Kindred who recently escaped imprisonment and torture at the hands of the malevolent Scourge. Through the torment and pain only one thing kept him sane—the thought of finding and claiming his bride—Olivia. His need to possess her is a burning intensity that threatens to consume them both.

Angry at having her future and her family taken away from her, Liv vows to fight back the only way she can—by resisting. She has one month on the Kindred Mothership with Baird—their claiming period. If she can keep from having bonding sex with him during that time, she can go home and get on with her life on Earth.

But Baird isn’t going to make it easy for her. Every week he is allowed to touch Liv more and more intimately and according to the contract she signed, she has to let him. She’s determined to resist him but his touch sets her on fire. And just as she thinks she knows what she wants, a twist of fate and an attack by the faceless Scourge AllFather changes everything…

This little book hits the ground running with action and suspense. Lexa only thought she was getting away from it all with a trip off her home world.

There were parts of this book that made me laugh out loud. First, Lexa’s mother is a Lawmaker, and that even that fact doesn’t help Lexa when it all goes south. Second, the quick hand of justice was on a speeding train. It took them all of fifteen minutes for a trial, sentence and judgment. I’m sure most judicial systems would love to be able to do that.

Lexa isn’t a bad sort of young lady, sassy and not easily led to follow the “in-crowd”. When she’s caught in a situation, not entirely of her making, she’ll have to pull some strength from way down deep in order to survive.

And for the record, thirty days or death, really what kind of sentence is that? On the run for her life she meets two males both in the middle of their own sentences. Roan is pretty easy to look at and easy to figure out. His whole philosophy on the prison term? Run or Die… period. Jenner, he was little more complex, sexy hot in a weird kind of way and very confident in his abilities to make Lexa “weak in her knees”.

This read was short and to the point but with a serious cliff-hanger. The story reminded me a little of the movie “The Running Man”. Besides being a cliff-hanger the only negative I’d mention is the characters could have used a bit more meat to them. Readers who are expecting a true ménage should be aware that while they both claimed Lexa, they didn’t “claim” her together.

The premise was interesting and I wanted to see how they survived their sentence. I knew there would be team work but these three take it to another level. I love Sci-Fi so, for me, it was a fun read and I’d recommend it to others who enjoy action, suspense, red hot sex and a bit of sharing.

Once in a Lifetime by Sam Crescent

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Once in a Lifetime by Sam Crescent
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (97 pages)
Other: M/F bondage, anal sex, toys
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Bittersweet

Guy doesn’t do relationships or commitments. All he does is sex, sex, and a little more sex. The women always know the score, and he never gives them a chance to think anything different. Then everything changes when he meets her in the most unlikely of ways.

Emily is done with all men, especially cheating bad boys. After seeing her boyfriend sleeping with a slender woman, she’s had enough and sworn off all men. Then she meets Guy, and all bets are off.

The chemistry between them is sizzling, and neither can deny their growing feelings. However, their fears hold both of them back. Can Guy get past his fear of commitment to finally claim Emily for his own? He knows she is that one woman he doesn’t want to regret leaving behind.

Who doesn’t like a bad boy? I know I do, and Guy Jensen fit just the type. He was crude, a womanizer, and kind of a jerk, albeit a nicer one. That made Guy all the more appealing for me. Behind his “I don’t intend to change my life for anyone, I screw women and get drunk and love it” persona was also a sweet, hard-working and angsty hero.

Once in a Lifetime starts out with a sizzle and Sam Crescent maintains that hot tempo throughout the story. However, there were several extremely distracting editing mistakes. For instance, things like “Guy was still stood there,” or “they were still stood”. It was annoying. Furthermore, at times I had trouble figuring out who was speaking.

Emily Langnor, the heroine is a hard-working, burned-in-the-past woman. She doesn’t want to fall for Guy but as the chemistry between them soars, she finds that it’s impossible. I found Emily a nice enough character but from my point of view it’s Guy who carries the weight of the novel. His inner battle as he falls in love is worth reading.

Though the sex between the characters is hot, I found that the romantic gestures between the characters were the ones that warmed my heart the most. For instance, one of the parts I liked best was when Guy takes Emily to his favorite spot and tells her that frowning is prohibited. It made me sigh like a love-struck teenager.

All in all, I found that, editing mistakes aside, Once in a Lifetime was a pleasant read.

Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair

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Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (334 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/M Bondage, Blood play, Spanking, BDSM
Rating: Best Book
Reviewed by Bittersweet

Fleeing false murder charges, Lindsey lands in San Francisco. There she builds a satisfying life until, in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she encounters deVries. Moth, meet flame.

A security specialist and occasional mercenary, deVries needs an adorable submissive like a knife to the gut. Hell, she’s not even a masochist. But here she is, all big brown eyes and sweet body and sassy mouth. Loyal. Tough-minded. Honest.

Or maybe not, considering her ID is forged. If she thinks to lie to him, she’ll learn better. He’s the Enforcer of Dark Haven—his discipline is absolute, his punishments harsh, and his heart untouched…until now.

Sigh. I have a book hangover and it’s all Cherise Sinclair’s fault. For me, Edge of the Enforcer was one of those novels that I just couldn’t put down.

When I opened my file, the first thing that caught my attention (besides the hot cover) was an author’s note: a personal word from Ms. Sinclair to her readers. It made my heart swell and made me feel cared for.

My amazement didn’t end there, however. As I stepped into the novel I fell hopelessly in love with the Enforcer and Lindsey. The Enforcer, Zander deVries, is a sadist Dom, direct, crude, a bit of a bastard at times and yet, he’s so, so alluring. It could be his rare smile, his huge heart, his bravery, or that he knows when to step up and apologize. Regardless of what exactly it is, all I know is that I was in love with him from page one.

With Lindsey on the other hand, I cried. My heart went out to her. She’s in big trouble and as the author reveals bits and pieces about her and took me on Lindsey’s journey I truly felt for her. The Texan woman was not only sweet, with a warm and caring personality, she was brave; she was fearless through her fear.

The secondary characters I also loved, though I have to admit that maybe at times I found them too amazing. I wish I had friends like those: dominant Doms eager to protect me and their wives/girlfriends that would be by my side no matter what.

I don’t want to unravel too much of the plot, but Edge of the Enforcer is not only an extremely hot love story, part of its charm is that it has a solid suspense sub-plot. Like I mentioned earlier, Ms. Sinclair drew me into the story progressively, until I found that I couldn’t put the book down without my thoughts automatically turning back to Zander and Lindsey. Furthermore, the author describes beautifully. I was right there with the characters more than once: from dancing on the dance floor, to lying still under Zander’s command, to agonizing over certain matters.

Edge of the Enforcer is 334 pages but if you’re like me, you’ll zip through them and crave for more. A fantastic read that I will be re-reading again, no doubt.