- Berkely Heat
- Release Date
- October 2011
- Book 5 of Wicked Lovers
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Lawyer/FBI Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Erotica on the edge-from the national bestselling author of Surrender to Me.
When FBI analyst Tara Jacobs's fellow agent and best friend goes missing while investigating a sex ring, Tara goes undercover as a submissive in a BDSM club. But no man can top a woman like Tara-until a dangerous Dom takes control of the scene and sets her heart racing. Too bad he's also the man who stole her innocence years ago-and one to whom she'll never submit. But Navy SEAL Logan Edgington knows he alone can protect her-and this time he'll never let her go...
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Sep 20, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
224 people found the following review helpful
Suspense, danger, erotic sensuality, love, regret and redemption...and that's just in the first couple of chapters! BELONG TO ME, the latest release by Shayla Black, has all of that plus a whole lot more. From beginning to end, I was riveted and just all around blown away.
Tara Jacobs will do anything to save her best friend and fellow FBI agent, Darcy, who disappeared while investigating an underground slavery ring. She's even committed herself to be trained as a sexual submissive at a local BDSM to help further the investigation. However, she has not signed on to being trained by the man who ripped her heart out 12 years ago, a man by the name of Logan Edgington. She is not willing to put her trust in him again.
Logan can't believe that the woman who he's been in love with for the last twelve years has walked back into his life. He had his reasons for letting her go, but he ripped his heart out when he did. Now that he has her, he's never letting her go, and he'd give his life to protect her. As she investigates the dangerous world of human trafficking, he may have to do just that.
Whew, mamma! This was off the charts hot. Logan reeked of hot Dom with his uber alpha ways, but at the same time he melted my heart with the care and devotion he showed Tara even when she was blowing him off. And the combination of hard exterior and soft-hearted interior was just way too sexy.
Tara wasn't exactly my favorite person in the beginning because the reader knows from the beginning what the reason behind the break-up was. So, it wasn't easy seeing her hate Logan. But she warmed up to him (boy did she ever), and I could understand her reticence.
The BDSM was moderate, nothing too heavy, but it was very erotic. The sex was super sensual, and the love between Tara and Logan was obvious.
The plot was suspense and gripping. I knew who the bad guy was pretty early on, but I couldn't figure out they "why" of it. There was a lot of action, great dialogue, and wonderful supporting characters that really helped bring it altogether.
This is the fifth book in the Wicked Lovers series, and I have to say that this is by far one of my favorites in this series. I think it could be easily read as a standalone without any problems as well, so you don't have to worry about missing essential back story.
BELONG TO ME was erotic romantic suspense at its best. And with the BDSM angle in there as well, it was just about perfect. Tara and Logan have definitely made me fall in love with this series all over again!
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Book Review by Vixhen (reviewer)
Sep 20, 2011
221 people found the following review helpful
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.
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