Own, (Command Force Alpha), Katie Porter, plus Rafflecopter giveaway for a COACH bag.
Own, (Command Force Alpha), Katie Porter
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I do enjoy a romance with something extra to lift it – in this case there was the subtle BDSM angle, the need for control Evan had allied to the need to be controlled that Kat had, even though she wasn’t fully aware of it. She’d made some tentative enquiries in that direction in the past, but been put off by what she’d learned. Evan wasn’t professional but he knew what worked for him, and was able to translate that into what Kat needed.
Kat ( Katsu) – was a lovely lead. Part Japanese, multi – lingual and fiercely independent. She loves her father, has always accepted his career came first though and has very loving memories of her mother who died when she was young. She’s done a bit more sneaking into her father’s career that he knows though, not realising just how dangerous that can be given who and what his his work involves. She loved Evan, even though they only has a six week relationship before he left her four years ago, dropping her like a hot brick to work for her father. Now he’s second in command, and back with orders to look after Kat til the current crisis which threatens her is over.
At first they are very edgy, Kat is still full of resentment at the way he left, while Evan doesn’t really understand why. He thinks he did what was best, leaving that way, not realising that with the loss of her mother, and with her father being away so much Kat needed more from him. But hell, he’s a bloke Winking smile thinking isn’t always their strong point! Now he’s back, and the attraction between them is as strong as ever. Forced into 24 hrs. a day contact he can see what she needs, someone to take control and it pulls at his instincts to protect through order and discipline. Soon they’re into some heavy and sensual sex, with a kind of D/s feel to it, although it’s only fringe effect, careful orders, gentle punishment. What will happen once life is back to normal though? Will Kat be left distraught as she was before, will Evan just go ahead and do what he thinks is right without talking to her again? Even if they could reveal their secret relationship this time and move forward how will Kat cope knowing his life is in constant danger. She’s borne that burden with her dad all her life, and its affected her badly emotionally, could she cope with another person she loves facing death daily? Along with their relationship puzzle there’s the physical danger to them both via her dads organisations enemies, with her dad still very ill in hospital, and the people who shot him still at large. Its looking like what they’d tackled was a larger danger than expected, and it’s always possible that there’s a leak in the organisation….no-one is quite sure of what’s going on, not least me, as there were so many twists and turns in who was what, and where they fitted in to the puzzle!
I loved Evan’s strong attitude, the take charge Alpha male bit of him, and yet was so frustrated at the same attitude that couldn’t let him see just how badly he’s damaged Kat by leaving as he did. Her dad was terrific, and I loved the way she told him she was 22 now and should be allowed to make her own decisions about who was in her life. I couldn’t see a compromise for her and Evan, she had coped, but barely, with knowing her dad could be killed at any time and yet knew because of the secrecy needed in his work she may never know any details, or even if he was dead or just labelled as MIA. How could she accept someone else she loved being in that position, and yet how could she not be with Evan, their pull was so strong. Evan – even if he offered to leave his work for her she knew eventually he’s regret it, it was so important to him, and she didn’t want him to feel she had made him leave something he needed to do.It seems like a catch 22 situation and yet…was there a way through? I couldn’t see one but Evan had some really good ideas, and I loved the way that part played out, the way it was explained made so much sense to me, and I could see how it would work – if Kat would let it, but would she?
Its a complete novel, a stand-alone one, which after all the part books and trilogies is great to read.
Stars: Four, a solid and sensual suspense novel.
ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers
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One day he’d find peace here.
Like the kind he’d found, so briefly, when Katsu had knelt before him. When she’d bowed her head. When she’d obeyed his commands — not just to the letter, but with such alm, orderly precision. Watching had been hypnotic…and so sexy that had she defied him, stood up and stripped naked, he wouldn’t haven turn on. Sure. Of course he would’ve. But he also would’ve been disappointed. He admired her strength, lived with equal parts admiration and frustration when it came to her stubborn streak, and knew she was one of the whip-crack smartest people he’d ever met. To have that strength humbled was not about bringing her down, but about giving them both a moment of tranquility.
Control and obedience.
Dominance and submission.
Katie Porter is the award-winning co-writing team of Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty, friends of nearly seven years. After wishing, scheming and planning, they finally share an office in the Chicago area.
Both are multi-published in several romance genres. Carrie holds an MA in history, loves movies, and has no fear of gross things like dissecting formaldehyde sharks. Her two daughters aren’t appreciative. Lorelie is a US Army veteran and true-crime devotee, whose three boys love when she screams like a little girl around spiders.
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