Defying his command could be deadly.
Someone or something is terrorizing the military academy at Buzzards Bay. Investigative journalist Phoebe Wilson is determined to get to the bottom of it…even if it kills her. The last thing she is going to do is let some domineering Marine and his forceful attraction stand in her way.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lawson will accept no defiance…even from a beautiful, meddling female. The harder Phoebe fights him, the more determined Michael becomes to bend her to his will.
He knows Phoebe is hiding something and he will use any means necessary to get to the truth.
Warning: This book is edgy, dark and dirty. If the possibility of having your boundaries tested does not appeal to you, then please do not purchase.
USA Today and International Bestselling Author in Dark Romance
We are all attracted to the forbidden. Addicted to the rush we get from reading something naughty…something kinky. We love to lose ourselves in the fantasy. The powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The devilishly charming pirate who seduces his beautiful captive. I write those dark fantasies.
I must say I am enjoying the books this author has been putting out. They are quick super sexy reads. The writing in this one was very well done. The pace was perfect. Like I mentioned it is a fairly quick read, but the story was quite well developed despite the short number of pages. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. The mystery aspect was OK. I figured out who the baddie was right from the start but that didn’t take away any of my enjoyment. Last, it was all wrapped up in a sweet ending.
MICHAEL…I loved him. He was smokin’ hot. He was super alpha. He knew his way around a belt. He was commanding. He wanted Phoebe right from the start. He did have a bit of a shit for brains moment near the end that had me wondering about his intelligence (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) there was a murderer on the loose. A murderer who was specifically after Phoebe. Why in the world would you leave her tied up to your bed alone??!! I mean HELLO?! Had this dude NEVER seen a horror movie before?? (lol).
PHOEBE…She was an equally enjoyable character. She was smart. She was feisty. She was all about Michael’s brand of kink. Yea, nothing much more to say about her. She was a good heroine.
“That’s it, baby, come for me. Come for your commander.”
This one is super light on secondary characters. There are a few here and there that help move the story along but the story is mostly focused on the hero and heroine.
Medium. Depends on what type of books you read regularly. I felt this one was maybe a bit less steamy than a few of this author’s other books. That said, we still get some hot sex scenes. Spanking (hand and belt). Rough sex. The couple had good on page chemistry.
Low. As in there was basically none (IMO). There is a murder targeting Phoebe. So that adds a bit of angst. And Phoebe isn’t the best at following Michael’s directions. There was no OW or OM drama and neither characters sexual past is mentioned at all.
I enjoyed this one a lot. This author has quickly become a MUST READ for me. Good writing. Sexy plots. Likable characters. It was a great way to spend a couple hours. Therefore yours truly is giving this one two thumbs up.