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Yes, I know it's fiction, but this was asking me to suspend disbelief a tad TOOOOO much. Glad I got it from the library.
on 27 December 2011
I normally love this series, but with this and its predecessor, I am glad that I got both from my library. I didn't love this tale because the female lead was still engaged and in an active sexual relationship when she decided to go undercover 'in the name of work' and agreed to be a Sub, with all of what that entails: being naked in front of strangers, being shared, having sex in public and having to get permission for everything.
I also found the male lead to have something seriously wrong with him, to be so fixated on a female from 12 years ago in his life - admittedly one he had strong feelings for - when he'd had no contact with her in all of this time. I mean, that's just plain weird and I am surprised that no-one, not any of his friends, his brother or his fellow Doms picked up on this.
I also found the plot incredible - yes, she was a true friend to want to save her abducted friend and colleague, but really, would the FBI contract with a Dom club in order to train an agent to go in undercover? And of course, he would be an ex-military/SEAL/similar type who'd get 'drafted in' to go undercover with her...PUHLEESE.
Not her greatest book, though the sex was hot and plentiful...but seemed fake. As if it was only happening because of the circs and not because of any true feelings on either of their parts. I mean, he had psychopathic issues that needed to be dealt with, before this 'relationship' could have any true meaning. The guy needed a bit of counselling!!
As for the baddie and the connection with the male lead's mother's death (over which he was less cut-up than over his break-up with the female lead), well, I had that connection sussed around about the time that the threatening letters were mentioned - it was far too obvious.
Just glad I didn't fork out for it, though I am considering doing so for Tyler's tale, which is the next in the series, and which features his ex...and their son she never told him about - that much is what I got from the blurb of that tale that appears at the end of this one.