Review: On His Knees by Adira August

Review: On His Knees by Adira AugustOn His Knees by Adira August

Series: Hunter Dane Investigations #.5
Genres: BDSM Romance, M/M Romance
Published by RedDeer on March 16, 2017
Pages: 73
Format: eBook
Source: Free Book
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Sometimes it's the cop who needs to hit the floor... As a homicide cop, every blood-soaked crime scene settled in my bones and snaked around my spine. There was only one way to exorcise the images from my soul ...
Inside the club, I stopped to scan the room. He was here, Camden Snow. A Norse sex god in the guise of unpretentious youth. Only his ice-blue eyes gave evidence of the Dom who took whomever he wished, whatever way he wanted, with a look and a nod. Merciless.

Cam found me watching him and fixed me with his arctic gaze. This time, I didn't walk away. He cocked an eyebrow. Well?

The last thing I needed was mercy.

I dropped to my knees.

Review

After enjoying the author interview and review at OJ’s blog, I was compelled to pick up this prequel story in the Hunter Dane series. Well perhaps ‘story’ is stretching it. This was more an introduction to both Hunter and Camden before the main stories begin.

I understate it to call this a mere introduction because it was a thoughtful, sensual, tension-filled challenge of the senses. I’m picky about my BDSM reads and am not drawn to those stories strictly for the erotic nature. No, I want some character and relationship breakdown and rebuilds going on. I want to see a connection made in this most intimate of activities. On His Knees deliver this and then some.

In a sparse amount of words, so much emotion was wrung out of me. I felt I was part of the scene with Hunter the cop who has rules when he comes to the club and those are forced aside if he wants to be on his knees for the ice blond Olympic athlete and Camden, who dominates by his own rules is joyful and edged with some fear to have such a powerful man that he has waited and hoped to dominate, give him what he needs- break under him. Thankfully, they altered narration for this story so I could see how the experience affected them both.

I am greatly anticipating what comes next in Matchstick Men when this tight, tingling, and tension-wrought experience is paired with the suspense while Hunter is working his cases.

Challenges

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Recommendations

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • I feel the same way about BDSM books. There has to be a good story line to go along with the sexual content. This sounds quite good.

    • It’s always about the story for me and it sounds like for you, too, Mary. 🙂

  • RO

    I haven’t read BDSM in quite some time, but like you, it has to have meaning and authenticity. Not everyone has the skill to wrench emotion and pull you into books with this theme, but this actually sounds like a really good read! Hugs…RO

    • Yes, it really is a skill. I was glad to find her work. 🙂

  • I don’t read a lot of books like this because I often have a hard time connecting with the characters. It sounds like that wouldn’t be a problem here.

    • Yes, sometimes the erotic scene gets all the attention and the character development suffers, but yeah, I don’t think that will be true of this series.