“Hidden Heat” by Leah Braemel (ebook)
I am a fan of Leah Braemel’s Hauberk Protection series. In this one, bad boy assassin Troy and the company’s administrative assistant Sandy explore their wild sides together. Danger stalks the couple as they both try (and fail) to keep their relationship casual. Braemel has a knack for combing romance and suspense perfectly.
“Deadly Dance” by Dee Davis (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
Review to come
“The Duchess of Love” by Sally MacKenzie (ebook)
This story is a very cute novella about Venus, the matchmaker who is desperate to find a husband for her bookish, but beautiful sister Aphrodite. I am definitely looking forward to MacKenzie’s new series.
“Cuckold by Request” by Isabella Drake (ebook)
In this erotic romance, a husband is worried about his sexual relationship with his wife. Something seems to be missing. So he contacts someone who can help. This someone sends a dominant male to help the hero give into his more earthy desires with his wife. The story is steamy, but I’m not sure I entirely understood the stranger’s presence.
“Anything He Wants” by Sara Fawkes (ebook)
This is an enjoyable, but short story about a woman who meets a sexy and mysterious stranger in an elevator. The two embark on a torrid affair – and then she finds out who he really is. I do want to note that this story is only 26 pages.
“Echoes at Dawn” by Maya Banks (review copy)
Review to come closer to this book’s July 3, 2012 release date)
“A Study in Shame” by Lucy Salisbury (ebook)
This one really isn’t my cup of tea. The heroine Lucy enjoys being humiliated, something that she gets plenty of in the course of the story. She gets humiliated by various men and women throughout the story. I was okay up until the point where she engages in f/f watersports. That ruined the book for me entirely.
“At Your Mercy” anthology by various authors (ebook)
This anthology is currently free at Amazon which is why I gave it a try. It has several very short stories featuring restraint, bondage, corporal punishment, domination and submission. There is quite a mix in the themes. I thought it a great read.
“Bound by Tradition” by Roxy Harte (ebook)
The main characters of this story are a caucasian, elite martial artist heroine and an Asian, shibari master hero. The heroine is tired of competing, having dedicated most of her life to her craft. She finds no joy in her sport anymore. Then she meets a young man whose mastery of rope bondage sets her free in an unexpected way. This book surprised me (in a good way) on many levels.
“Game Misconduct” by Bianca Sommerland (ebook, review copy)
Review to come