Dangerous Submission

Lori Toland
Dangerous Submission
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Publisher
Loose Id, LLC
Release Date
April 2013
ISBN
9781623000776
Series
Book 2 of Dangerous Affairs
Genre
Action/Adventure Romance, BDSM, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
British Agent Drake Steele never thought when he was hired on at the Serious Organised Crime Agency that his job would involve spanking a co-worker. But when the colleague is Lord Robbie Covington, the sexy red-headed computer hacker for SOCA and MI-6, Drake can't agree fast enough to pop Robbie's cherry and pull him into the sensual world of BDSM.

Now they are caught up in a web of lies as they pose as members of the jet-setting crowd. Drake and Robbie have to race against the clock to stop a weapons haul that could threaten the safety of all Europe. As their covers begin to fade and danger is closing in, protecting Robbie is Drake's most important task, but neither man is ready for the moment when their hearts are put on the line.

Book Review by Susan Mac Nicol (author,reviewer)
May 07, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
151 people found the following review helpful
The blurb for this book was great and it really grabbed my attention. A man with the wonderful name of Drake Steele, British Agent Extraordinaire, and a Dom to boot, paired with an aristocratic, red headed young BDSM 'virgin' with the wonderfully sophisticated name of Lord Robbie Covington. Sexy man, spanking and a great adventure tale to boot. What woman could resist the lure of such a tale?

The two men are paired together in an unlikely alliance as Dom and Sub and as colleagues when SOCA send them undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang involved in a covert weapons operation that threatens Europe.

Let me say at the outset that I loved the plot and the interaction between the characters, especially the two male leads. Drake and Robbie are attracted to each other from the word Go, and the heat between them definitely scorches the pages. I found the dialogue entertaining and in some cases, amusing. The development of the characters as they moved through the story, especially Robbie, as he moved from green, bratty yet sexy sub into being the one in charge over Drake's heart, was wonderfully written.

Drake is torn between doing his job as an agent and protecting a man he has feelings for as they try and bring down a vicious gang, and both of them are at risk--especially Robbie. As a sub, he's a very desirable asset to the other Doms.

I was disappointed though in the fact that perhaps the characters weren't as developed as I would have liked them to be. I would have liked to learn a little more about the two men's past and lives, get more involved in their emotions as opposed to the physical attraction and action between them. One of the reasons I read is so I can get immersed in the lives of the characters in the book and learn a little more about what makes them tick.

That said, there were all the necessary elements in this book--conflict, tenderness, emotional discovery, hot sex, a storyline that sizzled, and above all, two great characters in Drake and Robbie that made me hope that perhaps we could see more of them both. The action scenes were realistic and the supporting characters well rounded. I enjoyed this book a lot and would definitely read more by Lori Toland.
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Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Jun 20, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
147 people found the following review helpful
A dangerous mission, a computer hacker, secret agents and a Scottish Dom make for a rollicking good time.

In DANGEROUS SUBMISSIONS, Drake Steele is assigned to a case he knows will go sideways. His new partner for an undercover assignment is handsome redhead Robbie Covington. There are so many things wrong with this mission. Drake doesn't for one second believe Robbie can pull off being a perfect submissive. In addition, Robbie's tight twink ass just begs for a hard plowing. Too bad Drake doesn't mix business with pleasure. Because Robbie meets all of Drake's desires.

This is a secret agent suspense tale with some kink thrown into it. Without the BDSM kink, this story probably wouldn't have been as appealing. From a mystery novel perspective, it's a little light on the intrigue as well as the suspense. The focus is more on easing Robbie into the secrets of this underground lifestyle. Although in this story, the BDSM lifestyle highlighted is only for the rich and famous.

Ms. Toland's romance element is good. The issues Drake and Robbie experience and have to overcome are both believable and accurate to real life. The BDSM component is quite lovely. The single tail whipping, flogging and spanking are all arousing and captivating. The sneak peek into subspace is an alluring added piece. Unfortunately, the catty fighting between two submissives is all too valid and disappointing.

This story is a fast and easy read with expected outcomes and loveable characters. Both Drake and Robbie are easily described as a boy next door. Even if Robbie is part of the British aristocracy, he's neither pretentious nor shallow. He's a sweet boy who marks beautifully under the whip and blushes so easily. Drake is the classic stoic former military man with a soft gooey center. There is nothing complicated about this book other than the distance these two men live from each other.

This m/m romantic suspense is recommended to readers who enjoy a little impact play.
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