Monday, October 17, 2011

Review of BELONG TO ME by Shayla Black

BELONG TO ME (Wicked Lovers #5)
Shayla Black
Publisher: Berkley Heat
Published October 4, 2011
ISBN: 9780425243152
Genre: Erotic Romance
Trade Paperback, 373 pages
Plucked from My Private Stash

She’s undercover and in over her head…

When FBI analyst Tara Jacobs’ fellow agent and best friend goes missing while investigating a sex ring, Tara goes undercover as a submissive in a Dallas BDSM club called Dominion. But no man can top a woman with Tara’s moxie convincingly enough—until an edgy, dangerous Dom takes control of the scene and sets her heart racing with a single, commanding glance. Too bad he’s also the man who stole her innocence years ago—and the one to whom she will never submit.

He’s got everything under control…until he falls for her again.

Navy SEAL Logan Edgington once left the woman he loved to save her life. He knows Tara will never forgive him, but he has no doubt that he possesses the knowledge to master her fears and the strength to guide her through an unfamiliar world of pleasure and pain. He alone can protect her on a dangerous mission that reveals both wicked depravities and terrible secrets. Logan relishes the exquisite torture of holding her again, feeling her uninhibited response. No matter how much Tara insists their fling will end after this mission, he’s determined that she will be his again—and this time, he’ll never let her go.

My Ratings



I really wanted to like this book more but I found the storyline was unoriginal, the main characters uninspiring, and the antagonist predictable. Alas, all is not lost Dear Reader, as Ms. Black does an admirable job of whetting your appetite for the BDSM lifestyle.

A rookie FBI analyst agent volunteering to go on her first undercover assignment, but she needs training on the subject. Enter her first high school crush/boyfriend/lover, the one that not only broke her heart but took her virginity, as her trainer. Trainer and trainee must overcome past, learn to work together to fulfill mission and work toward their HEA.

Cast of Characters:
Logan – As a Dom Extraordinaire, he will do anything to have the love of his life back forever: Collared.
Tara (aka Cherry) – Tedious Tara just wasn’t convincing as an FBI agent; not enough gumption.
Xander – The randy, rich playboy who doesn’t appear to have a care in the world and is a bit mysterious. He’s a team player and seems to be relegated to the role of clean-up crew.
The Antagonist – If you can’t spot this one coming…….

The End:
A large part of the story centers around Logan and Tara’s developing D/s relationship. If you aren’t familiar with BDSM (an acronym for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance/submission, sadomasochism; frequently used as an all-inclusive abbreviation indicating anything pertaining to the “lifestyle”, often including fetish, although it isn’t part of the acronym), BELONG TO ME will be a wonderful introduction for you. That being said, you can expect to read sexual situations that will include spanking, bondage, anal sex, public submission, frequent nudity, oh, and I’m sure there’s more I’ve left out.

One last note or two for those that have read this series. Jack Cole, still #1 Dom as far as I’m concerned. I have been waiting for Tyler’s book MINE TO HOLD hoping Ms. Black gets back to what she does best: great suspense coupled with hot sex and alpha males.


  1. I am just glad I quit this series. I can't hack that BDSM all the time like you can. You go girl LOL.

  2. Just starting this series (fannin myself). Guess not every book can be a favorite, still looking forward to reading this one though.

  3. @Lexi - The series is very good and yes, every book can't be a favorite.

    @Arianne - Oh yes, you will like verra much!

    @Laurie - that's why I'm here!


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