Genre: BDSM

DOMINATED by Maya Banks

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DOMINATED by Maya BanksDominated by Maya Banks
Series: Enforcers #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
ReviewedbyJo

Evangeline Hawthorn was living her dream when it was brutally taken from her by the very man who had given it to her—Drake.  Evangeline left their apartment after that horrible night a very broken and heartsick woman with nothing but the clothes on her back.

 

Drake Donovan knew he had hurt Evangeline with the things he said, but he felt that was the only way to keep her safe.  Now, all he wants is to find his angel and bring her back to his home and his bed.  However, it seems like she has just vanished with no trace.  Weeks go by, and finally Drake gets a break and goes to hopefully bring her back home.

 

Evangeline agrees to give Drake another chance, even if she still doesn’t understand why he said what he did.  Evangeline knows that she should ask Drake exactly what all his business entails, but she really doesn’t want to know if it might end the happiness she is finding with Drake again.  With the holidays just around the corner, Drake and Evangeline’s relationship can’t seem to get any better.  Yet, when Drake’s business brings the cops calling on Evangeline, it might be the beginning of the end.  The New Year is about to begin, and it’s one in which Evangeline is going to get her biggest dream come true, but all-hell comes calling instead. Once again, Drake reacts and Evangeline is out in the cold with nothing and no one.  Things aren’t as they appear, but the question is, can Drake figure this out in time to beg Evangeline’s forgiveness once again, or has he destroyed the love she has always given him?

 

A wealthy man with a shady professional life and an innocent woman who only wants to live her life with her love, will find out just how strong love really is in Dominated.  Right off I’m going to say this is one intense book that kept me wondering with each turn of the page.  I could see why Evangeline could forgive Drake the first time and believe in their love that became even stronger this time, yet I to admit I don’t think I could have forgiven Drake the second time under the same circumstances.  The secrets being kept by Drake were too big and too dark, and yet I could understand why Evangeline kept her head in the sand intentionally.  I loved how Drake’s men loved Evangeline in their own way and how she spoiled them.  I found the writing very intense and well done.  There were large areas of lightness, humor, and passion that sparked off the pages.  Love won the day, and I truly hope for Evangeline’s sake that Drake finally learned just what true love means.  If you wonder what I’m talking about, pick up the book and give it a read.  Dominated is the continuation of Mastered, which is the beginning of Drake and Evangeline’s story and if you read Mastered, then I truly think you should see just how the story ends.  Ms. Banks has given us a very intense book full of things we have come to expect from her.

DANGEROUSLY BROKEN by Eden Bradley

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DANGEROUSLY BROKEN by Eden BradleyDangerously Broken by Eden Bradley
Series: Dangerous Romance #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
ReviewedbyJo

Summer Grace fell for her brother’s best friend, Jamie, when she was fourteen, and she kept thinking of ways to make him hers.  That was until her brother died and it seemed that Summer’s entire world fell apart.  The worst part was when Jamie left, and it seemed like Summer’s world would never be whole again.  It’s taken years, but Summer finally has it together.

 

Jamie Stewart-Greer felt like death was all he brought with him to those he loved.  It started with Brandon, his best friend, and Jamie finally gave in and left his home in New Orleans when his son died.  Jamie has always felt something for Brandon’s sister, Summer, and because they were so close, Summer was just off limits in his thoughts.  Now years later, Jamie is back home and going forward with his life—until Summer walks through the doors of his BDSM club and proves that she is still everything he has always wanted and more.

 

Summer still wants Jamie, but she now is a bit more cautious about what she asks for, as everything Summer wants always leaves her.  Jamie still fights his passion for Summer until it explodes between them.  Now, not only do they have the teenage feelings from so long ago, but also the adult passion and lust that has never gone away.  Their sexy role playing in BDSM just seems to prove how well they suit each other.  Jamie and Summer believe that they have finally gained the future they always wanted when an unexpected death might be the thing that either tears them apart or will pull them that final few steps into a forever full of love.

 

The shadows of death and promises seem to stay between two people destined for each other until they find a way to put the shadows in the past and take their love into the sunny future in Dangerously Broken.  Passion and lust just seemed to steam off of Summer and Jamie any time they are in the same room with each other.  I could understand where both Jamie and Summer were coming from, and yet it seemed that for every step they took forward, something took them back a few steps.  When Jamie and Summer finally came together, I thought they finally had overcome all the obstacles blocking them.  But an unexpected death almost brought Summer down, and then I saw just how much and how strong Jamie’s love for Summer was and how much Summer loved Jamie.  Dangerously Broken is a hot and emotional love story which proves that love is stronger than most of us know and can bend over and around anything when necessary.

 

IN A BAD WAY by Karen Tabke

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IN A BAD WAY by Karen TabkeIn a Bad Way by Karen Tabke
Series: Bad Boys of the Bay #4
Published by Self Published Genres: BDSM, Contemporary

The Surf’s Up stripper bar won’t be listed on Isadora Fuentes future resume, but it’s the last place her estranged sister worked and Izzy is determined to find her.  They haven’t seen each other in years, yet her sister’s tearful phone call and subsequent disappearance matter, so Izzy assumed the name Wild Style and took a job there as a waitress.

 

A bachelor party for one of his best friends at the Bureau doesn’t end the way Special Agent Flynn Riker expects after spying one of the waitresses slipping something into his drink.  Pretending she’s succeeded he goes along with her up to a point and then turns the tables on Wild Style.

 

For weeks Izzy has tried to get information about the stripper Jasmyn with no luck.  Finally her boss offers to let her talk to the owner if she drugs a partygoer. And films him in compromising positions.

 

Caught red handed by Flynn she spills out her story and luckily he believes her.  The club is a front for the Russian mob who traffic in selling women among other things.  Izzy has stepped into a world she is ill equipped to handle without the help of her Special Agent.   Trusting Flynn and finding her sister may cost Izzy everything.

 

In A Bad Way challenges Isadora and Flynn at every turn.  They will literally play a nasty game of Russian roulette in this fast paced drama.  Izzy is tenacious and loyal. Flynn takes a little longer to figure out though his loyalty does shine through.  Passions run high with scorching hot moments between them.  In a Bad Way is a dangerously sexy addition to the Bad Boys of the Bay series.

GIRL by Eden Bradley

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GIRL by Eden BradleyGirl by Eden Bradley
Series: The Training House #1
Published by Self Published Genres: BDSM
ReviewedbyJo

She has a real name, but it doesn’t matter, because now she is only known as “Girl” in her new Master’s house.  She just recently became a member of his house and accepted a contract which will test her very core.  From the minute Girl met her new Master, she was enthralled with him.  She is the lowest member of his house and even the other house members can tell her what to do and use her.  Girl might have agreed with her old Master that she needed this change, but it won’t be easy, and it will be painful.

 

Yet, as the weeks go by, Girl becomes a focal point with her Master, and she learns a lot about both of them.  The training is harsh, yet lately her nights have been pretty good.  Girl was just beginning to think she might be moving up in status and even have some good regard with her Master when she is taken from him and put into the unknown.

 

Girl is the first in a series of hard core BDSM books about a training house, the Master, and the people who live with him.  I will say right off that some of the things written are a bit hard to read, very realistic, and true to life for those in this type of a lifestyle.  However, with this all said, I found the writing engaging, and I could feel what Girl was feeling because of how it was written.  In other words, Ms. Bradley put this lifestyle in words that even someone who had never experienced it could peek in and understand.  Girl is the first of part of a journey in to a woman’s life for a certain period of time and how she strives to embrace it and fulfill a need.

MAKE ME SOAR by K. C. Wells

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MAKE ME SOAR by K. C. WellsMake Me Soar by K. C. Wells
Series: Collars and Cuffs #6
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, MM

Dorian Forrester became intrigued with BDSM as a teenager.  The submissive spent the next six years chasing after that promised euphoria of subspace without any luck.  He believed that pain was the way to achieving his goal.  Unfortunately, neither he nor the Dominants he trained with realized their mistake. Throwing caution and good sense to the wind Dorian leaves the U.K. for Berlin where he’s hoping that a more hard core approach will give him what he’s wanted all these years.

 

For several months Dominant Alan Marchant has had his eye on one particular sub at Collars and Cuffs.  He believes there’s a good chance that they can find sexual satisfaction together.  Not one to make a hasty decision Marchant discovers he’s waited too long to make his move on Dorian.

 

One of Dorian’s submissive friends at the club voices his concern about the sub’s absence which sends Marchant and another Dom racing to Berlin.  What they discover there is more horrifying than they could’ve imagined.  Marchant brings home a broken, seemingly irreparably damaged sub.  Putting the pieces of his soul back together may be more than Dorian can manage, even with Marchant at his side.

 

A powerful, poignant tale, Make Me Soar doesn’t hold back when choices and redemption are put to the test.  The main characters have their own stories within the overall plotline and converge in a Berlin hotel room.  From that moment on Dorian and Marchant’s painful D/s tale begins – together.  Make Me Soar has a fascinating, difficult love story to tell.  Dorian’s actual experience in Berlin isn’t told, but there are some graphic injuries and mental flashbacks discussed in detail.  An awful experience and an emotional, loving D/s healing, Make Me Soar shines bright in the end.

IMPULSE by Moira Rogers

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ALEXANDR’S CHERISHED SUBMISSIVE by Ann Mayburn

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LORD AND MASTER by Emma Holly

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UNSAID by Avery Aster

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CELLULOID CAGE by Crawford Rhine

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TESTING LYSANDER by L. M. Somerton

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MASTERING LOVE by Morticia Knight

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FORTUNE’S STAR by Morgan Hawke

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MINE by Stacey Kennedy

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A LITTLE HARMLESS FANTASY by Melissa Schroeder

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DEATHTRAP by L. M. Somerton

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ELUSIVE HERO: Invitation to Eden
by Joey W. Hill

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MAESTRO by Elizabeth Coldwell

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NIGHT VOICES by Elizabeth Coldwell

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THE NAKED BUTLER by Tuesday Morrigan

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