ARC Review: Forbidden Fires by Jodie Griffin

Posted April 18, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 0 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: Forbidden Fires by Jodie Griffin
Forbidden Fires

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Series: Bondage & Breakfast,
Genres: BDSM Romance
Published by Carina Press
Released on April 1, 2013
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I love Jodie Griffin. I mean love this author. Her debut book really talked to me and I thought she was writing my life at one point. She even took a Christmas gift giving idea from me and used it in a Christmas novella she released on her site. Talk about excited! I can’t say no to this woman’s books. Nope, never going to refuse to read her books. Not even if you whip me with a flogger!

Forbidden Fires is the third installment in the Bondage & Breakfast series that is loosely based around a Bondage & Breakfast…yeah, you can take BDSM class or just have your own scenes here then have breakfast like a Bed and Breakfast. Such an unique idea that totally floats all my boats!

Detective Delia Robinson and Fire Marshal Colin Butler had an explosive relationship about a year ago while work on an arson case together. But with a lot of hot, explosive relationships, it sputtered to an end, but the lust and passion never really went away. When they are teamed up to work together again on a rash of arson cases, the tension builds up between them.

As they start the investigation, Delia right away picks up the BDSM clues at each of the sites. This leaves Colin wondering how Delia knows so much, but is also turned on by the thought of tying up Delia. She tries to pull further away Colin tries to understand why BDSM turns him on when he has never given it a thought before.

When the investigation leads them to the B&B, the two must pose as a married couple starting their journey into BDSM together, which isn’t so far from the truth. The two learn more about each other, but also about themselves in the process. But the arsonist is hot on their heals and danger is not to far away.

I will admit it took some time for Delia’s character to warm up in my thoughts. It was hard to relate to her, but at the same time I understood why she was pushing Colin away. Having submissive thoughts while being a detective must really be hard. On one hand she has to be hard and in control, but in the bed room she wants to be soft and submissive. Not that she can’t be both, but as she is a newbie, these feelings are bombarding her without someone she trusts to share them with. So she grew on me as Colin started to explore and get involved with her desires.

Colin, oh, Colin, you are the bomb! While he never considered BDSM, he grows to see his dominant side. He doesn’t shy away from the hard stuff, but he also doesn’t just blindly go into it and say he’s a Dom. During the course of the book, he strives to learn, to understand and to truly understand what Delia needs and wants.

Throw in some suspense with the arsonist and you have a wild ride through a fantastic book! This series rocks! While it is a series and we see characters from past books, you don’t have to read these in order to enjoy them. They each stand on their own pages!


What draws you to reading a BDSM book? Does having a Dom be new to BDSM turn  you on or off? Can a submissive be submissive in bed, but dominant in her career? And the ultimate question, would you go to a B&B (Bondage & Breakfast) if you had one in your area?

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
9 years ago

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a story about a guy learning to be a Dom. I can tell you really liked it.

Thanks for sharing!