| I was given this for an honest review.
This is a Private Security/ BDSM romance based novel. With a great story and a bit of mystery, the hot alpha males are all Ex-Seals and served together as part of a team. As they all retired from the Team they joined the security firm started by brothers Ian and Devon, the brothers also partnered up with their cousin to start up their own BDSM private and exclusive club. Writer Kristin meets Devon quite by chance while trying to get inspiration for her new book, she then meets him a second time while visiting the club for research purposes. This is a fairly fast paced story, there is BDSM content though nothing to hard core. There is an assassin for hire after the team though at first they are unaware of this, tension mounts as they try to find out why. The book is well written and flows through each chapter, each part or component of the story blending together. It is interesting and keeps your attention throughout, the romance builds slowly at first even though the sparks are there from the outset, but that's a good thing. A very enjoyable read and one that has me hooked on this group of guys, good job I have the next 2 already to start reading.
| This story give us an insight into a slightly different type of BDSM relationship, Male Dom/ Male Sub.
But not just any Sub, Nick is still an Active Seal, he is also not actively in the lifestyle. I love Nick he is strong, has a mind of his own and though willing to Submit to Jake while they play still expects to be treated as an equal in normal daily life. He puts up with a lot from Jake giving him time to work his issues out, being patient and listening when needed. Jake is a Dom with big problems from his past, he hasn't spoken about them to anyone hiding not only the scars on his back but the internal ones . Jake might be a Dom but is actually the weaker of the two, his vulnerabilities causing uncertainty and doubt. Jake brought out my mothering instincts, I wanted to wrap him up in a hug. Although there is sex in this story its almost minor to everything else going on, with Jake's history plus helping and trying to protect a teenage girl from an abusive father who's trying to kill her. Ian is up to something as well with secret meetings going on, as well as the new team gradually integrating into the missions. There is some violence in parts but nothing to excessive or out of proportion to the happenings in the story. This series continues to grip and enthral me, the characters weaving their way into my heart as they each find their loves, their soul mates.
| This was given for an honest review.
I love strong alpha males, what I love even more are those that have their vulnerabilities. Ian has these qualities, he is also a Dom. Can Angie soften him up and dig in deep, give him the love and stability he has always wanted. She is giving, loving and trusting, she also loves the Dom/Sub lifestyle. With her best friend under cover and in possible danger, the guys are tasked with watching over her, but Ian already wants more. Kidnap, violence, worry and tension are just a few of the issues dealt with in this story. You also have more from the BDSM club and some action there. A few unexpected twists and some sadness as well which I didn't like, because of what happens. This is a great series with a nice mix of subject matter and I'm moving on to number three, it is actually great to be able to carry on straight with the next in a series instead of having to wait for the next one to be released.
This was a great book until the last 25% or so.
Extra points for excellent russian here and there, tho I still can't figure out why stupid typos were left untouched. "Pecherskaya" was spelled "Pe r cherskaya" literally half the time. No matter the language, it's an annoyance. "The band was called "Gryaznykh Angelov"...". Say what? @.@ A minor mistake, sure, but on top of interchangeable peRcherskaya it screamed "I don't really care. they won't get it anyway.", not to mention the name is such a cliche. What else... "'mu'dak' means 'asshole'". Sure if "asshole" means "meany". Let's be nice, I guess. So, that was the minor stuff.
My major complaint - and it's me, probbly, since I like sex in my books in very moderate amounts - is that the last 20% turned into pure porn. I really don't care who topped whom in the end, how many times and how sticky the stickiness got. Both characters, especially Zak, were crazed enough on sex from the very beginning, but by the end the lust came out full force without MCs surfacing for air for 20% straight. I lost all interest in the book and going to DNF it at 93%.
That leaves me with - what? 75% is pure awesomeness, save for the typos. I can easily dish out 5 and more shiny stars. The last 25% tho? A star and a half maybe.