Author: Angela KnightSource: Public LibraryGenre: Erotic Romantic SuspenseLength: 336 pagesPublisher: BerkleyRelease Date: August 4, 2015Reviewed by: ArtemisRating – 5 StarsSexual – 5 Flames
The first novel in the explosive new Southern Shield series from New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight explores the intoxicating games between a female cop and a Navy SEAL—and the killer instincts of a secret enemy watching every move they make.
Atlanta deputy Alexis Rogers and Navy SEAL Frank Murphy know all about power and restraint, necessary force, and pushing their limits. When they meet in the darkness of a BDSM club, their skills are put to use. With each successive night comes a new adrenaline rush, and while they’re falling into something perilously close to love, their games are still too private, too extreme, and too daring ever to be exposed.
But their intimate lives are upended when a fellow deputy of Alex’s is killed. It’s not a tragic hazard of the job. It’s cold-blooded murder. And he’s not the last to be taken out. Now Alex and Frank have found themselves more vulnerable than ever—and exposed to a killer with a twisted vendetta who turns desire into the most dangerous sensation of all.
WOW! What a ride! Ms. Knight delivers a suspenseful BDSM erotic romance with very powerful leading characters. This is not your usual "slap & tickle" erotic romance. Without Restraint offers the reader so much more than a billionaire with a hidden room. It opens with a wicked dungeon scene!
The romance is very erotic; not dark, but some may find it a bit harsh. Because of their employment and positions in the small southern community, all of the kinky couples/characters in this story need to keep their sexual activities hidden from prying eyes. Well damn, that didn't last long and mayhem ensues - makes for a damn good story too!
One (of the many) things I really liked about this book was the way Ms. Knight explained different BDSM terms, lifestyles, attitudes, etc., within the story without getting too technical or bogging it down. A reader new to erotic romance will appreciate the information; whereas, another may learn something new.
Oh wait, I was wrong. The other thing I really, REALLY liked: Someone used the safeword - RED