Re/Claimed (Doms of the FBI #3) by Michele Zurlo

Book Description:

Published: July 20, 2015

Layla’s wicked fantasies had already caused problems that left her with deep emotional scars, so when she got a second chance to live them out, she insisted on strict rules and boundaries.

Dustin agreed to abide by Layla’s rules because that’s the only way he could have her, but after a while, it wasn’t enough. He wanted the whole woman—the impulsive, stubborn parts as well as her sweet, generous side—and so he insists she give him a fair chance to prove he’s worthy of her love. He’s over the moon when she agrees to date him, even if she insists on a vanilla relationship.

Complicating matters is the return of her abusive ex-Master, a kidnapped child, and a human trafficking ring that’s been targeting teens from the community center Layla runs. When the investigation turns up nothing, Layla takes desperate measures that put her and Dustin in danger.

In Re/Claimed (Doms of the FBI 3), Michele Zurlo delivers another hot, heart wrenching, and stunning BDSM romantic suspense tale.

Warnings: D/s, kidnap/breaking-and-entering fantasy play, impact play, bondage, spanking, anal play, electric play, and some seriously sexy kinky footwear.

Review –

I truly love this series.

This book has everything you would expect to find in an erotic romance ….romance, kink, drama, humor and suspense. The sexual chemistry between Layla and Dustin is burning up the pages HOT and when you add in the KINK, smoking HOT! With it’s fantastic story line and well-defined l characters, I couldn’t put it down.

I can’t wait for the next one.

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Bared To You (Crossfire #1) by Sylvia Day

Book Description:

Published: February 14, 2014

From #1″ New York Times “bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire, and became a global phenomenon…
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…

Review –

This is another new series that I’ve started and it’s called Crossfire. 

It’s concerns Gideon Cross (owner of many things, one of which is the Crossfire Building. There he meets Ava and falls head over heels into a obsessive desire to control her. Ava can’t believe that a man like Gideon Cross would fall for her. You can read between the lines that this relationship is truly doomed from the beginning.  Ava was sexually abused by her step-brother for years and now lives with a gay model, whom she met in rehab/therapy.  She also has a serious jealous streak and low self-esteem issues. Gideon has many demons but we don’t know the story behind his wild dreams and his trying to rape Ava  while he was asleep and dreaming. He is going to counseling but it’s too early to see it’s going to help. At the end of the book it is agreed that they are working through their problems and will continue to try to make their relationship work.

 I had the audio version and it was HOT.    I love this book  and am now hunting for the second in the series.

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Re/Paired (Doms of the FBI #2) by Michele Zurlo

Book Description:

Published: April 30, 2013

Keith Rossetti grew up the hard way–fleeing from his older sister’s fists and finding addiction at a young age. It’s a miracle he was able to make it into the FBI, and he fiercely guards his relationships with a handful of close friends.

When Katrina Legato’s brother brought home his Marine buddy all those years ago, she fell head-over-heels in love. Ten years have elapsed, and she hasn’t forgotten that toe-curling kiss he gave her for her eighteenth birthday. She knows he’s a demanding Dom who doesn’t respect his submissives or keep them for long, but if that’s all she can have of him, then she’ll take it.

When refusing Kat sends her to another Dom, Keith rethinks his decision. He plans to show her exactly why he’s not a suitable life partner for anybody. But Kat, one of the only women he’s allowed into his heart, isn’t what he expected. She’s no pushover. She demands more from him than anybody ever has, and he finds himself wanting to be the man she thinks he is.

As she repairs his damaged soul, a stalker targets her. When she’s kidnapped, he’ll stop at nothing to get her back. s it just a coincidence that his mother pops back up in his life and his sister is suddenly calling his office?

Review –

The Romance Reviews Top Pick: “RE/PAIRED is an awesome read which gave me some sleepless nights, because it was so hard to put down. I wanted to lose myself in the erotic play between Keith and Kat. The way he caressed her body with the flogger, the way he enveloped her in ropes, the endless orgasms she endured from his hands… The storyline is erotic, rich and entertaining. The dialogue is interesting and kept the force of the plot moving along, and I liked that I was able to see their relationship grow and mature into something beautiful.”

5 Cups/CoffeeTime Romance: a tautly written, sexy, action-packed tale…[Zurlo] employs…the same devastating effect as a flogger in the hands of a skilled Dom. [Zurlo’s] descriptions of subspace stand among some of the finest in the genre.”

I love this series and as you can see above,  others do too.

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The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

Book Description:

Published: May 5, 2015

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.

The book begins with Eadlyn explaining that she was born seven minutes before her twin brother, Ahren. Previously, it would be his right to be the heir to the throne of Illéa, but their parents King Maxon Schreave and Queen America Schreave changed the law and made it possible for Eadlyn to be the first female ruler of the country, something that often overwhelms her, but also makes her feel powerful. Maxon and America have two more sons: Kaden, 14, and Osten, 10.

Her father has eliminated the castes, but although people were initially relieved, many citizens begin to riot all over the country due to post-caste discrimination. To distract the attention of the public until they can figure out a way to fix the situation, her parents suggest that Eadlyn should go through her own Selection. Eadlyn strongly opposes to the idea, as she doesn’t feel ready for marriage and she doesn’t want to love and be married with a stranger. However, she reluctantly accepts to have a three month Selection, for the sake of the country and of her parents, who agree that it’s all right if she doesn’t choose anyone in the end.

Eventually, 35 men are randomly selected, among them Kile Woodwork, son of Carter and Marlee Woodwork. He strongly rejects his selection, insisting that he didn’t actually apply for it. However, since his name was announced publicly, he is forced to participate, much to his and Eadlyn’s resentment, as the two dislike each other, even though they have been raised together in the palace.

During the first interview with the Selected Suitors, some of the Selected catch Eadlyn’s attention, like the politeHale Garner, the over-confident Ean Cabel and the always-happy Swendish Henri Jaakoppi who can only speak limited-English, and participates in the Selection with the help of his translator, Erik.

To impress the country, she organizes a parade through the city, so that people can admire her and the Selected Men. The parade is ruined when some people from the crowd throw food to her, insulting her and demanding jobs. Eadlyn starts to realize that part of the population dislikes her, so Ahren suggests that she should not appear so distant and scowling, especially in the photos of the Selection.

To pique the people’s interest, Eadlyn publicly eliminates 11 of the Suitors, a rather drastic cut. Unfortunately, the papers criticize her again as a smug, strict princess, uninterested in her own Selection. Deciding then to give some romance to the public, even if she isn’t interested in these men, Eadlyn asks from Kile, the only Selected Man she knows, to kiss her in front of a hidden photographer. The kiss leaves her unsettled, as she didn’t expect to like it so much.

Eadlyn then goes on a date with Hale. They talk about his life and family, but when he asks about her fashion sketches, a hobby of her, she is afraid of opening herself to him and she leaves. She has another date with Baden Trains, playing music together. She asks from Kile one more time to kiss her, insisting however that she doesn’t like him and she won’t choose him. She later goes on a movie date with Jack Ranger. When he touches her inappropriately against her will, she panics and kicks him out of the Selection.

During a horse riding date with Ean, he understands that Eadlyn doesn’t actually want the Selection. He proposes to her that, if she finds no one suitable in the group, she can choose him. While he can settle in a comfortable life as her prince consort, she will be free to reign however she wants without ever loving him, as he believes love to be overrated.

Later, Eadlyn cooks in the palace kitchen with Kile, Burke Renn, Fox Wesley, Henri and Erik. However, Burke gets angry when Henri, being a professional cook, makes an exceptional dessert, while Burke’s appetizers with Fox were mediocre. He punches Fox and accidentally pushes Eadlyn to the floor during the fight, while Kile and Henri try to suppress him. Erik takes Eadlyn away from the brawl and into her room. He reveals that his given name is Eikko. She thanks him for his help and as they bond their hands, she realizes his kind nature.

Burke is sent home, but Eadlyn talks with Fox and after learning about his poor background, she decides to let him stay, as he wasn’t really responsible for the fight. Eadlyn has one more make out session with Kile, but this time she talks with him about the Selection, realizing that it’s easy to share her thoughts with him and admitting that she is glad he was selected.

Eadlyn learns that people in the poorer provinces are uprising to end the monarchy, as they didn’t benefit from the caste dissolution and they think that the King doesn’t care about them. Later that night, Eadlyn finds Henri cooking in the kitchen. After cooking together, they share a hesitant, romantic kiss. However, Eadlyn is still afraid of falling in love, although she finally realizes that she really likes some of these men.

Baden announces to Eadlyn he wants to leave from the Selection, feeling ignored by her and displeased that she didn’t pay attention earlier to his date invitation. He accuses her of being pushy and selfish. Hurt by his words, she cries in her room, realizing that probably a lot of people have this opinion of her. At that moment, Erik appears and comforts her. He mentions that Henri thought she was upset by their kiss, but Eadlyn assures him that Henri is one of the kindest people she had ever met. Erik reveals that Henri admires her and desires to be her husband, but then he adds that Henri’s language barrier will be a long-term obstacle if she develops feelings for him, too. He offers to be her friend and she happily accepts.

Eadlyn talks with Kile who comforts her, both of them admitting that they now want to participate in the Selection, even though she is still afraid to open herself to the boys. As he is studying architecture, he reveals to her a design idea to create small houses for industrial workers in the poorer provinces.

Eadlyn invites to the palace the French princess Camille, daughter of Queen Daphne and heir to the throne of France. Camille is in a relationship with Ahren, the two of them have been completely in love for years. This makes Eadlyn uncomfortable and slightly jealous that she has never felt such love, and that Camille holds an equal standing to her in Ahren’s life. Even more, Camille is always and effortlessly kind and cheerful and people love her, exactly the characteristics that Eadlyn wishes to have.

During a party made in honor of Camille, Eadlyn finds Erik, looking handsome in his formal suit. After confiding to him her thoughts about Camille, he reassures her that she shouldn’t want to imitate the French princess, because being herself is more than enough. Holding her hand and hesitantly stroking it, he admits that he didn’t put his name in the Selection, because he is not someone important, but Eadlyn insists that “he is Eikko”: being himself is enough too. She later dances happily with Henri, noticing though that Erik watches them with a sad smile.

Eadlyn advises Ahren to break up with Camille, stating that maybe she is not the one for him, making him sad. During the dinner next night, Gavril Fadaye announces to Maxon, America and Eadlyn that Ahren eloped with Camille: they had left Illéa and secretly got married in France, after Queen Daphne gave them her official approval. Eadlyn runs to her room, where she finds a letter from Ahren.

In the letter, after begging for her and their parents’ forgiveness, Ahren explains that he decided to marry Camille, after Eadlyn told him to leave her. He realized that his sister disliked his girlfriend only because she was afraid that Camille would “steal” Ahren from Eadlyn. Eadlyn wanted her brother so much in her life, asking so many things from him that she would maybe even force him to take the throne for her sake. So, much as he loved his sister, he eventually chose his soul mate. He points to Eadlyn that while Camille is open to her people and handles her power with humility, Eadlyn keeps people at distance and wields her power like a sword. As a result, many provinces don’t want her as their future ruler and she is one of the reasons they are now in a riot. Thus, Ahren advises her to open herself to her people, to be brave and feminine at the same time and above all to find love in her life.

Eadlyn is angry and hurt by his words and his departure, but when she goes to her parents’ room to inform them about the letter, she finds photos of them during their own Selection, their wedding and the birth of their children. Eadlyn recognizes that her father had modeled this room as a shrine of his love for her mother. Fully realizing now the love her parents share, she can understand why Ahren chose his girlfriend over his family.

At that moment though, she learns that her mother has had a heart attack, after hearing about Ahren’s elopement. She runs to the hospital wing, where she finds her father crying and General Leger comforting him, both of them hoping for the best. Marlee, Kaden, May and the Selected Men also come to pray for America’s recovery. Afraid of losing her mother and after seeing all those people around her and the bonds they share with each other, Eadlyn finally realizes the importance of love in her life. She decides that she wants to find in the Selection someone who will love her, stating that at the end of the Selection, she “will have a wedding ring on her finger.”

Review –

I love the Selection Series but  didn’t know if I would be able to get my head into this story but it  was so well written and the characters and their  actions just flowed so easily that once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down.

  Since this book was just released in May that means it will be next year before we find out if Queen America lives or dies. I can’t wait.!!!

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Re/Bound (Doms of the FBI #1) by Michele Zurlo

Book Description:

Published: April 3, 2012

Picking herself up after the devastating loss of her master is more difficult than Darcy anticipated. Just when she needs someone the most, a handsome Dom steps in and helps her out. Theo is thoughtful, dominant, and demanding — everything she needs. He pushes her boundaries, tests her limits, and takes her to new heights. With him, she remembers what it is to feel joy and love and a firm hand on her ass.

Agent Malcolm Legato is after a corrupt businessman, and Darcy is his ticket into the upper echelon of Snyder Corp. As “Theo,” he makes contact with her and cultivates her as an asset. Since she’s also a suspect in her master’s disappearance, he can’t reveal himself to her, even when he realizes she’s another of Snyder’s victims. He falls hard for this feisty submissive, and he knows he’ll break her heart the moment she finds out he’s been lying to her all along.

When it all falls apart, will Darcy be able to find the strength to forgive Malcolm so they can build a life together and the courage to bring justice to the man she loved and lost?

With twists of rope and plot, this action-packed story will make you laugh, cry, and squirm in all the right ways. With Re/Bound, Michele Zurlo delivers a smart, bold, and sexy tale.

 

Review –

Discovered this fantastic series by accident and intend to read them all. 

 Both Darcy and Theo get to push boundaries with some very hot results. The suspense element is real and present, but does not overpower the relationship development, which is a complaint I have of many romantic suspense plots. The balance is perfect here, and the story flows easily, with smart and witty dialog.  Could not put it down!

Of course, Darcy is hurt beyond words when she discovers she’s been part of a FBI undercover scheme to find out you killed Scott and investigate into the shady dealings of Victor Snyder. But she eventually understands and realizes that it doesn’t matter if it’s Theo or Malcolm that he goes by-it only matters that he loves her.

I highly recommend it for lovers of BDSM erotic romance. Michelle Zurlo is completely new author for me and I can say that I will definitely be reading more of her work.

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Broken Dolls by Kitty Thomas

Book Description:

Published: December 23, 2014

Mina Calloway always finds herself in the hands of the wrong master: Gentle at first, then brutally sadistic and abusive. She no longer believes it’s possible to find a man who will be gentle with her. After seeing a kink-friendly therapist for months, the doctor makes her an illicit offer she isn’t yet smart enough to refuse: “Let me find you a good master.”

Brian Sloan is a borderline sociopath with a dark and brutal past. Only taking his sadistic urges out on the women at a submissive training house allows him to sleep through the night. When Brian sees Mina, she should be ripe for the picking, but her damage is too similar to his own. Can he fight past his demons to protect the one person he considers worth saving?

Note: This book happens in the same world as Guilty Pleasures with reoccurring settings and characters. However, it is not a direct sequel and it isn’t necessary to have read Guilty Pleasures first. If you enjoy this book, however, you may also enjoy Guilty Pleasures by Kitty Thomas.

Review –

Mina is beyond  broken. She has had a run of bad luck when it comes to men. Abused and scared both physically and emotionally from her last master then tossed out, Mina has given up on the one thing she has always wanted – a safe kink relationship.

When Mina’s therapist tells her that he would find her a good Master, little did she know that she would eventually end up with Brian Sloan.

Brian is a psychopath, killer and sociopath rolled into one, and has his own horrific past to contend with. He keeps his demons in check by assuming the role of enforcer at the manor which serves as a training ground for submissives and  needs to inflict pain to keep his rage in check.

When Brian  firsts meet Mina he surprises himself when he doesn’t want to hurt her, he wants to protect her, and make her his.  She calms his violent urges but will Mina be able to get past her fear of him and have a meaningful relationship? It reminds me a bit of the classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fairy tale only much darker and with sex thrown in.

This is another great DARK EROTIC read by Kitty Thomas. If you haven’t read any of her books – you should.

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Sinful Resurrection (CSA Case Files #2) by Kennedy Layne

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Published: December 9, 2013

Sins of the past have been resurrected, predetermining their path to love. Can they overcome the treacherous obstacles set before them?

Jax Christensen likes his life just the way it is. He has his work, his club, and the occasional naked submissive to take his mind off everything else. He doesn’t talk about the past, as there is no point in reminiscing about things that cannot be altered. His chest has an empty hole where his heart used to be, but he’s grown accustomed to the constant pain. It’s become the only thing that reminds Jax that he’s alive.

Emily Weiss has never forgotten the one and only man she’s ever loved. She’s hidden for two long years in an attempt to protect Jax and herself, desperate to try and stay one step ahead of those who want her dead. She has information that could destroy the United Nations. Unfortunately, they want to eliminate her first. Emily’s exhausted and wants more than anything to feel safe once more. That was how she felt in Jax’s strong arms and she longs to be there again.

When Jax sees that Emily has risen from the grave, his heart and soul are full of anger and regret. He’ll never forgive her lies and deception. He will, however, keep her safe. He hates her for what she’s done, but he doesn’t want her death on his conscience. He’ll protect her and then walk away

Secrets are revealed and the danger is more sinister and deadly than anyone could have guessed. Jax and Emily are forced on the run and the passion they once felt for one another burns even hotter and brighter the second time around. Jax doesn’t know how he’ll walk away this time or if he even wants to. Emily is determined to expose a high-level official within the United Nations and walk away unscathed. She wants a second chance with her first love — even if it kills her.

Review –

Fantastic!  This book had it all – betrayal, deception, drama,suspense,erotica, and romance.  What more could you ask for?

Great series!!!!!

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Captured Innocence (CSA Case Files #1) by Kennedy Layne

Book Description:

Published: September 11, 2013

When former Marine, Conner Ortega, was ordered into the offices of Crest Security Agency on a Saturday morning, he didn’t expect the latest case to hit so close to home. A submissive has been murdered in a particularly vicious manner and to bring her killer to justice, he must go undercover. Not hard to do considering he’s already part of the BDSM lifestyle.

Lauren Bailey, a local vendor of bejeweled erotic implements, lives vicariously through her clients due to her fear of bondage. When Connor’s dominant side can’t resist trying to ease her anxieties, she accepts his proposal and agrees to one stipulation…keep things casual.

When the killer sets his sights on Lauren, Connor is forced to rethink their relationship. He has the training it takes to catch a murdered, but does he have the courage to escape his inner demons and capture Lauren’s heart?

Review –

Discovered a great new series – CSA Case Files by Kennedy Layne . I loved the book and look forward to reading others in the series.

Crest Security Agency (CSA) is run by Gavin Crest, a retired Marine Master Sergeant.  He has personally selected his own former military team members, both men and women, to configure a seamless Special Operations Capable (SOC) unit.  Working together on investigations, domestically and abroad, each team member will find their niche in life and love.  Follow along with the author as she conveys each of their stories as they work together on investigations that lead them down perilous paths of passion, intrigue and suspense.

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The Nest (A Roger Steele Mystery #1) by Jason Brown

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Published: August 23, 2014

A series of grisly and cryptic murders strike the city of Phoenix, Arizona, where the lead detective finds himself as prime suspect and the object of a twisted, psychological murder-game.

Review –

Fantastic story about a serial killer filled with twists and turns and very dramatic ending.  The only criticism I have is that there are too many characters in the book and they are hard to remember how each one fits into the plot. I’m talking 69 different characters. Way too many.

This is Jason Brown’s debut novel and I can’t wait to read his next one.

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Silent Love (The Love Series #1) by Casey Clipper

Book Description:

Published: June 27, 2014

Former Navy SEAL Sean Millen has been perfectly fine with his bachelorhood until recently, when he realizes he’s unhappy with his single status. Unfortunately, his playboy reputation doesn’t offer him the type of woman that could fulfill his days and nights as well as settle into the specific life he envisions.

Four years ago, Beth Connors’ world was entirely altered. Beth spends her days trying to remain invisible in order to avoid unwanted attention. Each night she sheds grief-filled tears over the former life she once led but will never be able to regain.

When Beth literally runs into him. Doctor Sean Millen. A force of nature. A rock. A reputable heartbreaker, who takes an immediate interest in her, there’s no place for her to hide. But Beth’s natural instinct to push Sean away to save herself and him from the difficult task of adjusting their lives to her shortcomings is always front and center. Yet, Beth secretly longs for love. Is she strong enough to tear down the walls of her self-imposed prison?

Sean finds himself falling for a woman who is determined to reject his every advance and deny their surprisingly deep connection. Can Sean push past Beth’s concrete walls that she refuses to destroy? Or will Beth’s shocking revelation of her past prevent them from finding the love they both deserve? Or will a tragic accident pull Sean and Beth apart permanently?

*This is not a cliffhanger.
**Not suitable for under 18 years old. Contains sexual scenes.

Review –

This is the first book in The Love Series.  I loved it. 

This is what the author has to say about the book:

“I absolutely love Sean and Beth in Silent Love. There is something special about this couple. First, Sean is the ultimate alpha male. He’s protective, ruthless in his love for Beth, loyal to his brother and Beth, and unflappable in almost any circumstance-except when it comes to his heroine- as well as encouraging and supportive of her. I also love the age difference of this couple. Sean is edging closer to forty, has a career that isn’t the typical billionaire but can easily provide for his love interest. Beth is in her late twenties with a steady career that she excels. Their age difference is brought up as part of a potential issue in their relationship but they work through that issue. (Well, I should say Sean scoffs at her concern.) I love these characters inner strength. Especially Beth’s, after the accident she’d been through, she doesn’t realize how much strength she truly possesses, which is one of the reasons Sean is completely enthralled with her. Their story is a true romance plagued with drama that makes you want to root for them as a couple and individually.”

If you are a fan of contemporary erotic romances -you need  to try this series.

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