White Collared, Part Two: Greed

Shelly Bell
White Collared, Part Two: Greed
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Publisher
Avon Red Impulse
Release Date
June 2014
ISBN
9780062336804
Series
Book 2 of White Collared
Genre
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
In the second installment of Shelly Bell's four-part serialized erotic thriller, law student Kate Martin enters a world of dark secrets and seductive fantasies at the exclusive sex club Benediction.

Restrained by duty …
Reeling from a threatening phone call and frightened that her past will be revealed, Kate turns to the one man she can still trust: Nick. She can't deny her attraction to him, yet she craves the passionate connection she has with Jaxon.

Bound by passion …
Undercover at Benediction, Jaxon introduces Kate to the sensual pleasures found in exhibitionism and voyeurism. While they mingle with the club's patrons, Jaxon and Kate unearth clues about his wife Alyssa's last days that could lead them to her killer. But as she investigates further, Kate is shocked to learn of a cold case that is eerily similar to Alyssa's murder … and when the evidence ties Jaxon to yet another death, Kate begins to question everything she knows about her enigmatic lover.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
May 30, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
132 people found the following review helpful
**Please note that this is the second part of a story that is divided into four parts, each comprising its own book. White Collared Part One: Mercy needs to be read before this book in order to fully appreciate the plot, and this review contains spoilers for this prior installment.**

Shelly Bell amps the thriller and heat factor in WHITE COLLARED PART TWO: GREED. Wow, is this a scorcher! I enjoyed this second part of the White Collared series even more than the first, and it's not just the highly titillating nature of this novel. My mystery-solving senses were also highly aroused. I can't wait to read the remaining two parts to find out how Shelly Bell is going to tie it all together!

The attention on Jaxon Deveroux is heating up. As he prepares to defend charges that he killed his ex-wife, whom he engaged in the BDSM lifestyle with, Kate Martin's allure becomes even more irresistible. Kate is a legal intern who is second chairing his case under the supervision of Nicholas Trenton, his best friend and senior partner at the law firm of Joseph and Long. Nicholas also has taken notice of Kate's charms, both in and out of the court room, and starts to find ways to clue her in to his desires.

In this second installment, Kate and Jaxon have just commenced their undercover mission at the private BDSM club where Jaxon used to take his wife. While they may be "pretending" to be in a Dom/sub relationship to garner information, let's just say that there is relatively nothing about the BDSM world that Kate is not willing to explore. As their physical relationship takes it up a notch, Jaxon's protective Dom nature begins to surface more to the forefront. He also starts to verbally stake his claim that he doesn't share, causing Kate's twisted emotions to surface as she attempts to sort out her feelings between Nicholas, her long-time crush and mentor, and Jaxon, whom she can't seem to get enough of.

Amidst this steamy background, we also get more clarity as to the state of mind of the yet to be revealed killer; and it's clear that he now has his sadistic sights on Kate. Will Jaxon's and Nicholas' natural protective inclinations be enough to save Kate? Who will Kate ultimately fall in love with: Nicholas or Jaxon?

I love how Shelly Bell has created both a strong heroine in Kate and yet one that takes great pleasure in giving up control. She does a marvelous job of describing Kate's physical reaction to Jaxon's domination which is almost like a drug in its powerful and calming effect. Moreover, both Jaxon and Nicholas exemplify the protective qualities of an alpha hero without being completely overbearing--a fine line that every author must draw when writing stories with alpha heroes--and Ms. Bell has done a perfect job thus far.

I can't wait for the next installment, White Collared Part Three: Revenge! How will it all end? I'm sitting on the edge of my seat to find out!
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