Series: Harmless bk 6
Author: Melissa Schroeder
Genre: Erotic Contemporary
For a tough as nails Dom hunting a sadistic serial killer is nothing compared to losing his heart.
Rome Carino is hunting a predator. One who likes to hurt submissives and the most popular BDSM club’s patrons are being targeted. With each fresh kill, he gets more brazen. Rome knows he just needs one little break, but before he can make headway, the FBI shows up. Worse, the uptight, buttoned-down Special Agent Maria Callahan suggests a plan that is dangerous, but worth it because it might just catch the killer. If Rome can keep his mind on the case and off the beautiful FBI agent, he’ll be just fine.
Maria is still trying to step out of her legendary father’s shadow and knows just how to do it. Luring the killer by posing as Rome’s new sub seems like a good idea. That is, until undercover becomes real life and she finds herself tangled up with a man who amazes and scares her at the same time. Her growing attraction to the Honolulu Police Detective is a little too much to handle. Even knowing that, she can’t help falling in love with the tough Dom and losing herself in the games they play in the bedroom.
Rome is overwhelmed by his need for Maria. He has never had a sub respond to him the way she does and no matter what he does, he feels himself slipping off that cliff into love. As their relationship starts to unfold, he realizes that he will do anything to win her heart, to convince her to become his sub for a lifetime. But before he can do anything, the killer turns his attention on Rome and the one thing he holds dear: Maria.
WARNING: The following book contains: A Dom who thinks he can do no wrong, a new sub who is about to teach him he can, palm trees, a trip or two to Rough ‘n Ready, a flirty Aussie Dom with questionable motives, old friends, and a new enemy. Yeah, it might be called Harmless, but you Addicts know it’s anything but.
I have this little guilty pleasure and it is called the Harmless Series by Melissa Schroeder. In fact I’m an addict and I don’t need any help getting over it.
Ever since Rome showed up in A Little Harmless Obsession I have wanted his story. He was such a great guy in that book, even if he didn’t get the girl. As soon as Melissa said she was writing his book well I upped my twitter stalking of her 🙂 She was a great sport and played along with me. Thanks Melissa
Rome is a guy that has to have complete control over every aspect of his life because of something that happened in his past. He found BDSM as a way to have control. In a very real sense it saved him. The latest string of murders seemed to be linked to Rough n Ready the BDSM club he is member in. While he tries to keep his friends out of the firing range so to speak the fed’s show up.
Maria has huge shoes to fill in the F.B.I. in fact most of her co-workers think she got the job because of her father. After trying to catch a serial killer for the last two years she has a solid plan that will help them get him. With the approval of her boss she heads to Hawaii to catch a killer.
Pairing up with Rome is essential to her plan. I have to say the fireworks when she tells Rome her plan are awesome. There is no way in hell he will let her do what she wants to do. Maria being Maria however finally convinces him it’s the only way.
Watching these two fall in love and deal with not only who they are now, but how the past shaped them, and what they want for the future was one of the best afternoon’s I’ve spent reading. For me this story was more about Maria and her journey to finally being who she was meant to be and not who her dad wanted her to be. The twist of who the murderer was completely threw me and I had to read it a couple of times to make sure I was right.
The usual suspects show up to help both Maria and Rome. Dee and May take Maria shopping which causes both Maria and Rome to have a heartattack but in a really good way. And Micah and Evan being themselves have to harrass Rome about everything. But they are all there to back them up and help them when they need to.
We also get to meet another one of Chris’s siblings Malachi who has a link to Maria and the hot Aussie that Melissa has been teasing us about makes his debut as well. I can’t wait for his story. He is getting a story right Melissa?
This is another excellent installement of this series. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
other books in the series