Appreciated

Karen Nappa
Appreciated
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Publisher
Blushing Books
Release Date
August 2019
Series
Book 3 of Club Indigo
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Reality-Based Romance (TM), Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
He dreams of a 24/7 relationship with her, but all she has to give is a one-night stand.

Paula Stone is a decorated officer in the Kansas City Police Department. Succeeding in the testosterone-filled environment means everything to her. She married young, to a fellow police academy recruit, but has been divorced for several years because he couldn't handle her success. Her marriage led her to prefer brief encounters to satisfy her physical needs and she's decided she'll never date another cop.

Jim Cagney is one of the youngest detectives in the Drug Interdiction Unit. After five years in the military and two tours in Iraq, he's been back in Kansas City for six years. During his recovery from the horrors of the war, he discovered the beauty of dominance and submission. Living in a 24/7 TPE relationship gave him back the control he lost on the battlefield. It's been almost a year since he uncollared his submissive, and he's ready to move on.

As Paula gets to know Jim more and more, she starts to appreciate both him and the pleasures he gives. Will she ever be able to fully submit to the kind of lifestyle he represents, though?

Publisher's Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange. While it is part of the Club Indigo series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Mar 23, 2020   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
73 people found the following review helpful
APPRECIATED is the third book in the Club Indigo series and let me tell you, this series just keeps on getting better!

We have met Paula before as she is friends with Laura (from book 1). Even though she knows Laura, she still has a distorted view of what BDSM actually is. Not only that but she has turned down advances from everyone she works with, giving her the nickname of Haagen-Daas. So when she is attending the wedding of the sisters, Laura and Suzie, colleague Jim Cagney is definitely off-limits. Except he isn't and Paula has to sneak out the following morning.

Jim is very patient with Paula but he also makes it clear that he wants her. He deals with her apprehension and misinformation in a way that allows her to speak and then understand. I loved how Josh's story was woven in and the role Paula had to play. What I didn't like so much was the separation near the end. This seemed unnecessary, especially for the amount of time it went on for. I thought communication was key, people!!!

Anyway, this is a fantastic series but you can read this book as a standalone. Previous characters and situations are mentioned but I don't think you "need" to have read the prior books. Of course, I would recommend you do just so you get the most enjoyment out of them.

As far as this one goes, I thoroughly enjoyed every word and have no hesitation in recommending it.
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