Carnal Innocence

Reily Garrett
Carnal Innocence
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eXtasy Books
Release Date
October 2015
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Callie, an extraordinary genius raised in a Think Tank superstructure, has unique talents sought by scientists and terrorists alike.

A botched rescue attempt hurls her into a world of spies and terrorists while leaving her to adapt to a sexual mutilation that will last her lifetime.

Nate, an ex-Special Forces private investigator, is unprepared for cyclone Callie sideswiping his life during a meet and greet at his BDSM club. After an old team mate is assassinated, he must ferret out a traitor while keeping Callie from the radicals' clutches.

From their first meeting, Callie embodies an otherworldly aura with mysteries neither his heart nor mind can refuse to unravel as he helps them navigate a world of sensual exploration and betrayal.

From the winner of The Romance Review's Top Pick award comes the sequel to Carnal Beginnings. If you love a combination of BDSM/romance and suspense, don't miss this action packed adventure.

Warning: Genital mutilation subject ramifications discussed in this book.

Book Review by Rachel's Willful Thoughts (reviewer)
Nov 25, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
145 people found the following review helpful
As a sequel to Carnal Beginnings, my expectations for CARNAL INNOCENCE were set very high. I knew that author Reily Garrett would deliver a thought-provoking story featuring the BDSM lifestyle.

For all intents and purposes, CARNAL INNOCENCE seems to accomplish that goal. Take a woman with special genetic talents and place her under the protection of a resourceful Dom. So far, so good. The storyline starts getting complicated when it becomes apparent that Callie is a complete innocent shielded from the world. To automatically think that she would accept the BDSM lifestyle seemed rather incredible, especially in light of how much "safe, sane and consensual" is stressed by the Dom.

Adding genital mutilation only makes the storyline more complicated. In spite of the description, I couldn't quite get an idea what had happened aside from the piercing. Although I understand why the BDSM lifestyle might be attractive to someone who has undergone such a traumatic experience, the puzzle pieces just simply didn't fit.

While there is plenty of cloak and dagger suspense with Nate providing protection for Callie, too many areas remained undeveloped. I think the general premise of the storyline shows great promise, but this installment didn't meet my expectations.
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