Genres: BDSM Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Released on September 27, 2011
Sean Taggert is going undercover to bring down terrorists along with his team. He has his sights set on Grace Hawthorne, the lovely administrative assistant. She’s everything he wants in a woman, including the submissive side he senses is hidden from everyone but him. He lies his way into her life only to suspect she might be in with terrorists and only he can save her.
Grace Hawthorne is thrilled to be the center of Sean’s attentions, but she thinks he is only flirting. When he catches her skinny dipping, she offers him everything he wants. She is the perfect submissive for Sean. By day she is a hard worker, that is getting tired of her bosses rages, but still feels loyalty to him because he gave her job when no one else would. She is the mother of two grown sons and a widow. She doubts that Sean wants more than a one-night stand, but intends to enjoy all the time she has with him. Never suspecting that she is being investigated, she give her heart to Sean.
When attempts are made on Grace’s life, Sean decides to bring her in, but will he believe her innocent or will the evidence take away his logic?
The first half of this book, I was skeptical of this whole love affair. It seemed a little corny and not what I was expecting. Sean loves to cook and the way it is described makes me not really like him. That surprised me since I love men who can cook. He does want out the security business, but his brother is part owner of it and he feels some obligation. Sean isn’t the only team member on the case and some of the others also felt attracted to Grace. So a lot of time Sean was constantly battling the other guys in fits of jealousy. It just seemed a little over the top.
Grace kept topping from the bottom and Sean lets her. She falls instantly into the role of a sub.
The next statements are spoilers, so I have marked them as so.View Spoiler »Then Sean leaves her, she wallows a little like any woman would, but when Sean shows up again blaming her, she gets mad! Yes! But then she lets him dominate her, spank her and they have sex. This is her way of saying goodbye. Sorry, I just wanted to scream her safe word over and over because of the way Sean treated her. His only saving grace at this point is he finally realizes his error and does a lot to win her back. « Hide Spoiler
There is a lot of drama between Grace and Sean. Trust is lost and while they get it back it is a little easier than it should have been. I didn’t particularly like Sean’s treatment of Grace in the latter part of the book. In particular I didn’t like Ian, Sean’s brother. He obviously has had a bad past and I expect to learn more when he gets his book.