Kiera’s Promise by Gabriella Edwards

PROMISE 

Kiera’s Promise by Gabriella Edwards
Publisher: Red Sage
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (91 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Multiple Partners, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Keira Jane Nesmith, a by-the-book FBI agent, never dreamed she’d be working a sex club to solve a friend’s murder. But she’s vowed nothing will stand in her way to get to the truth, not even the scorching attraction she has for Ryan Hargety. A man she must submit to while she investigates the club’s underground sex slave trade. A man she might have to take down to find justice for her friend. When a friend asks for help uncovering a human trafficking ring, Haddon Ryan is happy to pay back a favor. As Ryan Hargety, he doesn’t count on one of the sex club employees distracting him to the point of blowing his cool or his cover. But Haddon suspects the woman who submits to him isn’t who she says she is. When she proves too much to resist, he’s willing to play her game.

Despite the fact Kiera wasn’t cut out for field work, when a sixteen year old girl is mutilated and murdered, Kiera decides she has to uphold her promise and avenge the young girl. Going deep undercover, she hunts the mobbed up killer, getting as far as one of his associates – Haddon. Who, exactly, is the seduced and seducer becomes entangled as they each strive to do their jobs and not become embroiled in one another.

A sexy, hot read — this book is a scorcher. Although neither Kiera nor Haddon really know much about each other, the passion that explodes between them and softens their hearts to one another. Soon a delicate trust begins to form. Keep a cool glass next to you though, because the sex scenes are intense and deliciously graphic. I liked how the characters weren’t strictly cookie cutter either, willing to bend the rules for the greater good and to achieve their objective.  There’s no wishy-washy, virginal skittishness here. Kiera knows what she’s getting herself in for and is determined to see it through, as is Haddon.

This was a hot, good read. Although highly erotic, the plot isn’t left hanging and is also quite satisfying. An interesting blend of strong characterizations, intense sex and intriguing plot I’d strongly recommend this book.