Title: A Little Harmless Submission (Harmless #6)
Author: Melissa Schroeder
Source: Own Copy
Genre: Erotic Romance - Light BDSM
Format: ebook - 352 pages
Release Date: October 25th 2011
For a tough as nails Dom hunting a sadistic serial killer is nothing compared to losing his heart.
Rome Carino is hunting a predator. One who likes to hurt submissives and the most popular BDSM club’s patrons are being targeted. With each fresh kill, he gets more brazen. Rome knows he just needs one little break, but before he can make headway, the FBI shows up. Worse, the uptight, buttoned-down Special Agent Maria Callahan suggests a plan that is dangerous, but worth it because it might just catch the killer. If Rome can keep his mind on the case and off the beautiful FBI agent, he'll be just fine.
Maria is still trying to step out of her legendary father's shadow and knows just how to do it. Luring the killer by posing as Rome's new sub seems like a good idea. That is, until undercover becomes real life and she finds herself tangled up with a man who amazes and scares her at the same time. Her growing attraction to the Honolulu Police Detective is a little too much to handle. Even knowing that, she can't help falling in love with the tough Dom and losing herself in the games they play in the bedroom.
Rome is overwhelmed by his need for Maria. He has never had a sub respond to him the way she does and no matter what he does, he feels himself slipping off that cliff into love. As their relationship starts to unfold, he realizes that he will do anything to win her heart, to convince her to become his sub for a lifetime. But before he can do anything, the killer turns his attention on Rome and the one thing he holds dear: Maria.
WARNING: The following book contains: A Dom who thinks he can do no wrong, a new sub who is about to teach him he can, palm trees, a trip or two to Rough ‘n Ready, a flirty Aussie Dom with questionable motives, old friends, and a new enemy. Yeah, it might be called Harmless, but you Addicts know it’s anything but.
My Review -
Mmmm nice hot book to start the New Year. A nice combination of a hot, sexy detective who is a member of a BDSM club and an FBI agent sent out to Hawaii to follow a serial killer that is targeting submissives from the local BDSM club.
Maria has come up with the idea to use herself as bait to sniff the killer out and Rome to be her Dom. However, what turns out to be a undercover assignments turns out to be much more.
WOW talk about heat coming off the pages. Rome is one HOT Dom and he plans on teaching Maria what it means to be a sub for real. Maria doesn't mind mixing business with pleasure and seems to be up to the task engaging in her curiosity and takes up Rome's offer.
When these two hit the bedroom it was unrestrained passion. Rome couldn't wait to show Maria some of his toys and Maria didn't mind him using them on her. The sheer intensity will make you want to put the book down and take a cold shower or find your own Dom to help you release your own pent up tension. :)
I couldn't put this book down not only because I loved the intensities of the scenes, but also because of the "who-done-it" mystery. There is a twist in the story and what results is both Rome and Maria facing danger that can mean the end of they relationship in more ways then one.
I enjoyed the emotional development of the characters as both Rome and Maria have closed themselves off to others believing that because of who they are they are incapable of sharing emotions and allowing others in.
In the end they discover that there connection is more then physical but they are both unsure if they can allow the other into their lives and into their heart.
After my introduction to the other members of the BDSM club, who were secondary characters in the book, I plan on reading the rest of this series.