- Melissa Schroeder
- Release Date
- October 2011
- Book 6 of Harmless
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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.
Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Nov 12, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
227 people found the following review helpful
I've been a fan of the Harmless series from the beginning, I've come to care about the characters who have created a family in the Hawaiian Paradise. I'm so excited to find out about the sixth book in the series, A LITTLE HARMLESS SUBMISSION. Rome and Maria were so hot, the story was full of suspense, the harmless gang was back in all their glory, and I of course was glued to my kindle from beginning to end!
This is the story of Rome and Maria. Rome is a detective with the Honolulu Police Department, and he's currently hunting a serial killer known as "The Dom" who is hunting submissive women who are members of the BDSM club that Rome is also a member.
When the FBI comes in to help with the investigation, Rome meets up with Maria, an FBI agent who's anxious to get out of her famous FBI father's shadow. The uptight agent offers to work with Rome to catch the killer by posing as his sub.
The plan seems unlikely but as Rome and Maria work to find a killer, they find they have an undeniable attraction for each other. Attraction then becomes something more. But before Rome can come to terms with his feelings, the killer takes the bait and threatens to take Maria away from Rome for good.
From beginning to end, I was absolutely hooked. Maria was such an intriguing character. She was a bit screwed up because of her interesting relationship with her father. She was my favorite kind of heroine: strong, smart, with that submissive streak just waiting to be explored.
And Rome...*sigh*...I loved him. I loved his Neanderthal ways. He was so out of sorts with his reaction to Maria, I giggled. All it did was make him even sexier in my opinion. I wanted to just eat him up! And when he got his hands on Maria, they were just explosive!
The story was fast-paced and exciting. I was intrigued by the mystery of the serial killer and liked the way his identity was revealed. Besides that, I got to catch up with those characters I've come to love during this series: Chris, May, Evan, Micah, and the rest of the gang. We even got to meet Malachi--Chris Dupree's brother. And, hmmm, might he be able to get his own book soon???
A LITTLE HARMLESS SUBMISSION was just about perfect to me. It had the perfect mix of sexual tension, eroticism, suspense and cheekiness that I've come to associate with Melissa Schroeder's writing. I can't wait to see where the series will take me next!
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