She’s the girl next door he’s always protected. He’s the man she’s always wanted. Will the threat of a killer finally get them on the same page?
Logan Lemaster drew Melanie Barnes under his protective wing the moment he rescued her from a fall off her bike. She was six and he thirteen, and his over-protectiveness never abated over the next twenty years. When a good friend ends up murdered on the family’s private island following one of Logan’s BDSM weekend parties, Melanie insists on being there to comfort him. Only, he hadn’t counted on the grown woman’s tenacious determination to worm her way past his defenses and into his bed. He has spent the past eight years – since Melanie reached adulthood and made her interest in expanding on their friendship known – refusing to jeopardize their special bond by introducing her to his kinky preferences. But he is only human, and when her grief over an assault on a co-worker leads him to comfort her, his good intentions fall to the wayside under her responsive body.
As he and his cousins plan to hold another BDSM party to feel out their friends for hints about which one betrayed them in the worst way, Logan tutors Melanie in his sexual preferences so she can join him. But as they grow closer, so does the killer, and when her life is threatened, Logan knows he will stop at nothing to protect her and make her his in every way.
Publisher’s Note: This murder mystery romance is intended for adults only. It contains elements of power exchange and BDSM, including explicit sexual scenes and anal play. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.
I was fascinated by the concept of how the author wrote this story. You begin with two plots, the common factor was Logan, as you continue to read, you don’t even notice how the two plots have entwined into one HOT, suspenseful story that will keep you begging for more.
The book begins with Logan and his cousins, whom he had been raised with after their parents died, at their island party mansion. The uncle that took them in, introduced them to the BDSM life and this island provides them the privacy to invite some trusted friends to go to for a week or weekend of fun. Unfortunately, this party ended with the beautiful Lynn being found on the beach dead. The only person who could have done this, had to be one of their friends they had invited.
Upon Logan’s return home, we see the second plot begin to form. Melanie was the sweet little next-door neighbor girl to Logan when they were younger. The moment he helped her up from falling off her bike, she never forgot the look in his eyes and the way he made her feel. They had been great friends, he was there for her after a horrible date, he took her to celebrate her graduation, they communicated regularly while he was away in the military and now she wants more. She is grown and full of hunger and passion for Logan, and it appears he feels the same, but he isn’t so willing to risk what they have if she doesn’t take his lifestyle well.
I was wrapped up in both plots and as I continue to read, it wasn’t till Melanie was deep in the other plot that I was aware of what the author did. I can’t go farther in telling you about this because it will spoil the fun, but Logan is not only going to find the truth about Melanie and Lynn, he is also going to discover the truth about himself. The path this story goes on once the two worlds merge is captivating and will give you an epic ride. I strongly suggest you grab your copy of Logan and I can hardly wait to dive into the cousin’s books. I am not one that enjoys a book if it feels it is going in two directions, but this author has done it masterfully and gave me hours of enjoyment as I tried to predict what would happen next.