Series: Club Desire #2
Published by Loveswept Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Law Enforcement, Romance
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Fiercely independent and determined to free herself from her father’s manipulation, tech expert Kate Fretwell finds a refuge in L.A.’s elite BDSM dungeon scene as the hot new thing to political and Hollywood A-listers. Still, all that glitters gets old, and Kate soon tires of the stream of well-heeled masters who expect her to be at their beck and call. Then she meets a very different kind of Dom—one whose quiet confidence, strength, and command bring her most willingly to her knees.
Undercover FBI agent Dex Alexander fits right into his assignment to expose terrorist links to one of L.A.’s most popular clubs. The case has reawakened a desire to find the perfect companion, and he knows that beautiful, vulnerable Kate is a woman he could love. But when her father’s corruption unwittingly makes Kate the target of a bigger enemy, Dex brings her to his Phoenix home—and his dungeon, Club Desire. Here she shows him just how eager she is to give him everything . . . and more.
I must admit that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of BDSM books, and it’s not because I don’t like the content, but rather because the BDSM elements always seem to be done badly, or the elements overwhelm the book to the point where the characters are more like caricatures. I am one of those people who NEED character development in my books. The blurb on this book convinced me to take a chance on this book. I’m glad I did, it really was enjoyable.
So we meet Dex, who is my kind of man physical & personality wise, he is coming into a new dungeon, but it’s not all for fun, it’s because he has a job to do. He was sent to The Dungeon as an undercover cop who is sent in to make contact with Kate, a woman who is suspected of helping to funnel money to terrorist organizations. It turns out she is a sub whose Doms all seem to be high powered men who may also be involved in this plot. From the moment we meet Dex, I liked him. He intercedes when he first meets Kate in a bad position, he doesn’t overpower her or treat her like she is fragile, which I really liked. He is cares about Kate and seems determined almost from the beginning to make sure he can prove that Kate had nothing to do with what is going on. I liked how sweet he was with Kate. I also liked how conflicted he was about her, how he grew to develop feelings for her but still had a job to do, and how in the world was he going to tell her who he really was.
Kate was easy to like. I liked that she stood up for herself when she needed to, whether it be a high powered senator or an overbearing father. I liked that she carved out her own path in life and went her own way. You can just tell she’s a nice person, and I also really appreciated how both her and Dex were so comfortable in who they were, I mean they weren’t ashamed they were in the scene, and overtimes it these books there are those kinds of overtones, which I really don’t like.
Kate and Dex really get on together quite awesomely. They heat up the pages in scenes, but more then that they have a great dynamic even when they are just in a diner getting a late night snack or hanging out her living room talking. The mystery storyline about what is going on with the terrorist plot is interesting, but it’s not overwhelming the story is way more about Dex and Kate then it is the terrorist plot. I thought the story resolved itself quite nicely, and overall I really just enjoying going on the journey with these two characters. I would easily read another book by this author.