Get ready for RED HANDED because you're going to love it!
This is a very entertaining combo of thriller and erotic romance. It's also the perfect vehicle to explore the world of BDSM, slave training and kinky lifestyle. It's intense, but it actually paints this kind of relationship with respect.
It was eye-opening to me in the way that it provides a shocking but illustrative start to how a woman would be trained to become a willing sex slave. The reader becomes Danielle, sensual but innocent in those ways. She harbours hidden longings secretly bonded to a man she craves since she was a teenager, but also despises because he was responsible for a family tragedy.
The best thing of this plot is that she enters his training programme not on her own accord. Mysterious men have kidnapped her stepmother, forcing Danielle to lie and spy for them.
To me, this is a really provocative and arousing premise. It made me really look forward to finding out so many things. For example, would she succeed in her spy category despite her inexperience? Would her Master hurt her because she wasn't prepared for this double-edged world? Or destroy her when he found out she was deceiving him? What about the kidnappers? Would they kill her even if she accomplished her mission? Oh, so many questions, and they were all answered in unexpected and wonderful ways :o)
Without any hesitation, I confess this story has enthralled me. I'd have liked to read Cole's perspective, oh the Master!, but even without it, it has all worked wonderfully. Danielle's training goes forward slowly through classes, scenes and detailed possibilities in the BDSM lifestyle. The narrative is very graphic and will linger in your mind for a long time.
At the same time, Danielle plots to get the information as commanded by her stepmother's kidnappers. It was thrilling and dangerous. The most tantalizing part is the intimacy she shares with Cole. He's aloof, professional, and that hurts her, but he cannot deny his attraction. The wax scene is really memorable. And it's followed by a rich, mind-blowing chain of scenes that become more original and arousing as the plot thickens. Surprises keep coming from all corners such as scary things related to the criminals that have cornered Danielle into this lie, sensuality between an increasingly interesting Master and her. I also loved the scene with Logan when he asks Danielle questions to ascertain what makes her tick. Artful.
I was disgusted by the villain of the story as much as I was intrigued by the criminal plot. As soon as it was swiftly dealt with, the main tension point focuses again on a personal obstacle that threatens Cole and Danielle's happiness. The, the author throws more plot twists on the unsuspecting reader and keeps building the stakes, along with extremely steamy scenes that are not to be forgotten.
I loved the ending and I'm very satisfied with this hot cocktail of romance, thriller and voyeuristic BDSM sexiness.
It's our role to serve our Master, but not at our own expense. It's like a mirror. Our happiness reflects on him, and his on us.
A Benediction Novel
By: Shelly Bell
Releasing March 10th, 2015
Avon Red Impulse
An exhibitionist who's waited her whole life to be seen …
After her stepmother is abducted, Danielle Walker has no choice but to follow the kidnapper's cryptic instructions. Under the guise of a sex slave trainee, she must infiltrate Cole DeMarco's BDSM club and find evidence of his offshore bank account … or she'll never see her stepmother alive again. But Master Cole is no stranger, and despite the dark past they share, Danielle cannot resist his magnetic pull.
The voyeur who's always been watching …
As Danielle begins uncovering Cole's secrets, the artistic voyeur arouses her deepest desires, and she surrenders to a fiery passion she never expected. But with time running out to save her stepmother, Danielle and Cole will face off against an evil growing more ruthless by the day … and discover a twisted web of lies, betrayal, and murder that neither saw coming.
ABOUT THE MASTERMIND
A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.
She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.She currently writes for Avon Red Impulse, Loose Id, and Soul Mate Publishing.
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