Genre: BDSM

REMASTERED by Madelynne Ellis

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REMASTERED by Madelynne EllisRemastered by Madelynne Ellis
Series: A Black Halo Novelette, Mastered: Anthology
Published by Uncommonly Romantic Books Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

The studio has had sound engineer Allegra ‘Alle’ Hutton working on remastering classical albums since they hired her, so she’s thrilled when they offer her a rock album.  Black Halo is a band anyone would love to get their hands on, especially someone new in the field.

 

Everyone typically goes crazy for Black Halo’s lead singer, but Alle’s always had a thing for Spook Mortensen and his mad skills as a rhythm guitarist.  Overwhelmed at first when she meets the band, Alle is soon brought back to Earth because Spook objects to her changes in a song track.

 

Not only does she get off on the wrong foot musically, but Alle makes it worse when she flirts with Spook and he reacts badly.  Issues in his past make it impossible for Spook to start something sexual with Alle.  Or so he thought…

 

Remastered pits artistic temperament together with sensual tension and the results are explosive.  Alle and Spook are complex characters, one strives for notice and the other considers it a necessary evil.  The plotline has true potential and their encounter builds quickly to flames.  Unfortunately Alle comes off as too aggressive and without any real back story Spook’s issues can’t be sympathized.  Everything is there to make Remastered a hit but some components don’t ring true.

WORKING OUT by Marie Harte

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WORKING OUT by Marie HarteWorking Out by Marie Harte
Series:
Published by Uncommonly Romantic Books Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

Jameson’s Gym is a hotbed of sweating bodies and finding partners.  Mac Jameson works at his uncle’s gym after his career with the marines came to an end.  The best and worst part of his day is when Maggie Doran teaches her aerobic classes.

 

With his label as a playboy the last thing Maggie wants is a relationship with Mac.  Teaching aerobics is a part time job, her true talents lie in the highly specialized artwork Maggie does with paper.  Giving Mac anything more than friendship is a risk to her heart.

 

When Maggie is finally willing to take a chance on Mac they realize their feelings are dead on and everything falls into place.  The artist bows down to the dominant and loves every minute of it.  But as Maggie’s artwork takes off and she receives the notice she deserves Mac pulls back.  He doesn’t want to be an obstacle to her success.  It’s up to Maggie to convince the ex-marine that she needs his dominance to succeed.  This time the submissive must take the upper hand.

 

The complex dynamics of love within a D/s relationship is explored in Working Out.  Hot, complicated characters will keep readers focused on this intense plotline.  Maggie and Mac’s tumultuous romance never misses a beat.  Miscommunication and guarded hearts make for a powerful love story.  Working Out sweats the small stuff and offers a riveting romance.

UNFETTERED by Sasha White

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UNFETTERED by Sasha WhiteUnfettered by Sasha White
Series: An Overwatch Novella, Mastered: Anthology
Published by Uncommonly Romantic Books Genres: BDSM, Contemporary
Reviewed by Lisa

At the ripe age of thirty-four auto mechanic Ronnie Lang finally figures out exactly what turns her on in the bedroom.  Online dating hookups are too dangerous when the other person is technically a stranger and you crave domination, so Ronnie signs up for an actual course in BDSM taught at Overwatch, a private kink club.

 

Among the instructors Ronnie recognizes Ian Johnson, a childhood crush who lived next door.  Spending time with the sexy little mechanic and uncovering her wants and desires mesh perfectly with the Dom.  During the course everyone has to keep their hands to themselves, but after graduation all bets are off.

 

Fast paced, slick, and sensual Unfettered fun.  The characters in Overwatch are hot, realistic and imaginative.  Only negative in this inventive and entertaining plotline are the many misspelled words. Unfettered will have readers salivating for more.

IN THE WINGS by Jaime Samms

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IN THE WINGS by Jaime SammsIn The Wings by Jaime Samms
Series: Off Stage #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: BDSM, Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa

The emotional implosion almost completely fractured rising band Firefly.  Between the fallout from Ace’s death and the destruction of trust after lead guitarist Lenny Stevens and lead singer Damian’s fight there wasn’t much left to hold everyone together.

 

Country superstar Vance Ashcroft saw something worth loving in Len and took him away from the band and onto his ranch far from civilization.  Vance relishes his Dom instincts and hoped it would help the obviously submissive Len.  For every step forward however in their tentative relationship they take two destructive steps back which is further crumbling the guitarist’s bleeding soul.

 

Finding a balance, evolving as a couple and mending Len’s shattered psyche is the only way they can stay together.  It is the only way he can return to the music he once lived and breathed.  Only now he has someone real and honest to help him survive.

 

Author Jaime Samms doesn’t miss a beat in the volatile tale In the Wings as characters scramble and stumble for emotional survival.  The page sometimes literally bleeds for Len and Vance with every wrong step a bloodbath of drama.  Brutal and unflinching, In the Wings will put readers through the wringer at times.  It would also be best if readers read this series in order to better understand the dynamics of the band members though each can be understood as a standalone story. Incredibly moving, In the Wings exposes some ugly truths and finishes with a hopeful future.

THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD by Joey W. Hill

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THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD by Joey W. HillThe Scientific Method by Joey W. Hill
Series: Vampire Queen Novella
Published by Uncommonly Romantic Books Genres: BDSM, Paranormal
Reviewed by Lisa

Lord Brian Morris and his human servant Debra have worked unflinchingly to find a cure for the deadly vampire disease, the Delilah virus.  They’ve also made an important breakthrough in their research on vampire infertility though the Council would like to keep the information quiet at present.  It seems that conception has a greater chance if the couple are romantically involved which goes against their teachings.  Vampires and their servants aren’t supposed to have those sort of feelings for each other.

 

That is certainly the philosophy that Lord Brian has held to since he gave Debra the third mark.  In the years the two scientists have worked together in the labs Lord Brian has always kept Debra at a distance and thought everything was fine.

 

Though Debra isn’t interested in having children at present she does feel intensely lonely and it’s only getting worse.  Debra has kept her emotions tightly reined in for so long it feels as if her soul is dying.  Keeping her feelings for Lord Brian silent is slowly destroying her.  If only her vampire would see how much she loves him.

 

Human and vampire, master and servant, love is blind to labels.  The Scientific Method delivers with a complicated, exacting love story.  Author Joey W. Hill gives readers the kind of romance that readers crave time and again.  Complex, engaging characters fight their emotional entanglements and prove that love is a worthy goal.  A worthy Vampire Queen story, The Scientific Method charms.

BRUSH AND WHIP by Sean Michael

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STILL by Ann Mayburn

STILL by Ann Mayburn

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DIMITRI’S FORBIDDEN SUBMISSIVE by Ann Mayburn

DIMITRI’S FORBIDDEN SUBMISSIVE by Ann Mayburn

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A LITTLE HARMLESS SUBMISSION by Melissa Schroeder

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INFATUATION by Melissa Schroeder

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