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My Secretary, My Mistress – Eve Langlais

Can a boss let go of his inhibitions and let his secretary take charge of him in the bedroom?

Yours to Take – Cathryn Fox

Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom.

Against Company Policy – Mandy Harbin

Cassie Tucker and Ian Cope know they should keep things professional on their new assignment, but when desire is faced with physical boundaries and company policy, it’s time to get a little creative…and a little kinky.

White Collar Cowboy – Parker Kincade

Lauren Delgado has had a crush on Gavin Mathis for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn, there’s nothing to stop her from accepting Gavin’s invitation to his vacation home on Galveston Island … where she learns the policy is definitely hands-on.

Seducing Chase – Cassandra Carr

When a doctor disappears with millions, can Val and Nate set aside their explosive attraction and save the hospital?

First Kiss – Ann Mayburn

Ryan will never forgot that night in high school when he kissed Emma and lost his heart to her forever. Years later he finds Emma again, but now she’s a pro-Domme that refuses to fall in love. Ryan begins a campaign to win her reluctant heart, one night at a time.

Flirting with the Camera – Ros Clarke

Brilliant, beautiful and bigger than your average plus-size model, Hattie Bell can do anything she sets her mind to. After all, she’s just landed her dream job, modelling for top photographer, Tom Metcalfe. So her next goal should be a piece of cake: getting Tom to break his strict rule against workplace romances…

No Restraints – Lilly Cain

Bad girl Selene Carter will do anything to save her business, even team up with the cop who stole her heart. But can Detective Tom Barker help when he knows she’s no innocent?

Pleasing Sir – Delilah Devlin

Raelie might be a submissive in search of just the right Dom, but she’s not the kind to sit back and wait for the right man to happen. When she gets the chance to fill in as Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant, she decides some subtle seduction is needed to see if he dominates the bedroom the same way he does the office.

Shadowboxer – Cari Quinn

She’s in for the fight of her life…with the man who only wants to be her lover.

Love Bites by Cari Quinn Love Bites

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ASIN B00C0HYMVE

Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Review:

Syndey is a typical young human female who attracted the attention of Kellan, a sexy vampire intent on seducing Sydney and making her his. Kellan involves his best vampire friend Luke, whose involvement leads to some steamy threesome action. Luke’s presence also complicates the plot, but only slightly. What I liked best about this story were the sex scenes.

This story is a bit disappointing because the ending is predictable. This book’s plot is not necessarily new when it comes to popular takes on vampire-meets-human love stories. The sex scenes were hot, but the storyline was a bit cliché and didn’t feel like it drew me in. The characters felt a bit whiny and needy at times too, which turned me off to the “mate for life” plot or the fear of unrequited love approach. These can be successful storylines, but that was not seen here. I felt that the plot could have been much more developed, even for how short the story was.

Reviewed by Geeky Nymph

Test Shot by Cari Quinn

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

This book is what a romance should be-well written, full of emotion, and drawing the reader into the world created by the author. We sympathize with all three main characters, and their reactions and feelings are fully explored.

While there is a HEA for two of the characters, we are left sympathizing with the third for the realization that has been thrust upon him.

There is some very light bondage and discussion of dominance/submission, but the kink in this story comes from the ménage aspect, not the BDSM

The story revolves around Layla, an agent for an adult entertainment agency, her fiancé, Aiden, and one of her potential models, Sawyer.  Although their love life had previously been very active, since moving to New York from Nebraska, Aiden has almost totally quit making love to her.  In order to keep her happy, while she still remained his fiancé, he suggests bringing Sawyer into their relationship.

Layla and Sawyer fit together both in bed and out.  The heat between them-and very quickly the love-complicates the situation beyond what any of them anticipated. Aiden is hiding his true inclinations, with no desire whatsoever to come out of the closet. Rather than lose Layla, who is also his best friend, he offers her the option of playing with Sawyer. But can Layla and Sawyer continue to enjoy each other while Aiden stands by and just watches?

The story started a little slowly, but the author quickly draws the reader into the action. And the interaction between Layla and Sawyer will steam the cover of your e-reader. This was a full blown novel, a refreshing change from the run of short stories and novellas that have been given to readers recently.  It was delightful to see author fully explore the motivations and reactions of the characters.

Reviewed by Karen H.

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Cari Quinn
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
ASIN B0063EWGN6

Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles

Jeff is a boring, grouchy technical editor with a wild child younger sister. Karyn is a staid pre-school teacher in the midst of a divorce, whose husband-in-name is banging Jeff’s sister. Jeff approaches Karyn with the intention of confronting her about the affair. There is considerable moral ambiguity here about what he intends to do and whether it’s right or wrong to notify her about said affair, but that is all thrown to the wayside when we discover that she already knows and is relatively fine about it. In fact, most of the angst dries up pretty quickly as Jeff and Karyn jump into bed together that very night.

I think this book suffered from theme indecision. There are several facts of Karyn’s character that are touched on but not fully explored: her parents’ relationship, her marriage, her job, her painting, her sexual awakening. The texting (or sexting) that is references in the blurb and the title is more of an aside than an important part of the plot. The texts weren’t particularly illuminating or sexy, and the same results could have been accomplished with a phone call. And despite the fact that I’m reviewing this book for BDSM Book Reviews, there’s not much in the way of BDSM here.

And yet, I enjoyed this book. I genuinely liked grumpy Jeff and sweet, confused Karyn. I thought they were good together, very cute. I could see them together from early on in the story and was rooting for them. I wouldn’t recommend this book if you’re looking for a BDSM read, but I do think that there were enough hints of domination in the gruff Jeff to keep it hot for those of the kinky mindset. Oh, I liked the way he talked ;-)

Reviewed by Cleo Patra