From page one, I knew this was going to be a hot, wild ride. Maybe it was the "thwack" of Logan's well-trained hand on the posterior of a willing submissive or my favorite group, Depeche Mode, playing in the background. Whatever the case may be, this book did not disappoint.
Fade in to Logan Edgington, the sexy Navy Seal brother of Hunter and Kimber, putting his best Dom moves on a willing subject. While Logan prides himself in being the ultimate Dom, he still has problems totally committing to anyone. Though he is adept at keeping his willing partners teetering on the edge of orgasm, he has kept his own libido on serious lock-down. The reason for this self-imposed celibacy? Tara Jacobs. A sweet high school romance, which led to Logan being her "first everything," ended abruptly, leaving unresolved feelings. When Logan and his fellow Doms are called into a powwow with the head Dom in charge, Thorpe, to be briefed on collaboration with the FBI, the last person he's expecting to see is his lost love.
Tara, who is now a FBI agent, is working a sex slave auction case. Apparently, while working undercover as a Submissive, a female agent has gone missing. Tara and her partner need to be trained in all phases of the BDSM world. Logan is a bit apprehensive, but completely willing to put Tara through her paces. Seeing Logan again after all these years sets Tara on edge. However, she can't completely deny the attraction that is still there. When Tara's partner can't cut it as her Dom, Logan is drafted for the job. While training with Logan, Tara finds all the walls that she had built up slowly coming down. She is no wilting flower and is ready, willing and able to do whatever is necessary to succeed at this assignment, her first one in the field.
Logan couldn't be happier to have another shot at Tara. He has to make her understand all the reasons behind his sudden departure from her life. After getting a lead on the whereabouts of the missing agent, Tara and Logan head for Fantasy Key, a super exclusive BDSM club in The Keys. While playing a couple, Tara and Logan have to keep one step ahead of the club's head Dom and elusive owner because one false move could be permanently damaging. When Tara has to make a decision between following her heart or following her head, will her decision cost her a renewed love for Logan or her life?
I love this series and loved this book. While there was a lot of sex, the book had a lot of heart and soul. Tara's constant inner struggle with trusting Logan, again, and wanting to hate him make her a totally likeable heroine. She doesn't give in easily and makes Logan work for it. Logan's openness and honesty with Tara will make your heart melt. This is truly a man in love, even though he has a hard time expressing himself. I found myself rooting for them, wanting them to work out their issues. Tara is a smart, sexy woman with a penchant for all things submissive. Logan is the dominant alpha male who can crack the whip and wear a pair of leathers like nobody else. They are perfect for each other.
Ms. Black totally hit this one out of the park. She has written some of the hottest BDSM scenes that I have read. Word of warning - the scenes are so intense you just may have to sit inside a walk-in freezer while reading them. Holy Hotness!!! This one is a winner.
- Reviewed for The Romance Reviews