Burning Submission

Crime and Punishment, #4

This is a series with a touch of the paranormal that has been very entertaining. While we've met characters in previous books with abilities, Jennifer is the most powerful so far. And it’s cost her a lot. She’s never had a chance to live a normal life, and now she’s in hiding and waiting for the other shoe to drop, wondering how she will cope. And then a friend who is familiar with her dilemma gives her just that; hope. In the form of Josh.

We have had a few run ins with Josh in previous books but this book is all about him and his lifestyle choices and needs. Jennifer intrigues him from the beginning and he knows her story is just that, a story. What he’s really struggling with is what to do with the rest of his life and if Jennifer can be a temporary playmate. Until he decides he doesn't want her temporarily and starts fighting himself over that unfamiliar desire.

I liked both characters and was rooting from the start for them to be together, but they were so sensible and civil, laying out the rules and following them. While Jennifer is no chronological innocent, she is in experience. Josh has over a decade on her and feels it sometimes. His alpha attitude rears its ugly head a time or two, but Jennifer holds her own when she deems it necessary. Too bad Josh doesn't agree.

The sex was steamy and had that BDSM edge but didn't go too far. Jennifer and her ability had some light moments as well as dark and the story line flowed well. All loose ends were “tied up” and the story had an epilogue that made my heart go pitter-patter.

Book Blurb for Burning Submission

As an FBI agent, Josh Barnes believed he’d seen it all--until he meets Jennifer. She’s smart, sassy, gorgeous, and running for her life, but from whom, Josh has yet to figure out. Her story of an ex-husband is a lie. The truth about who is after her and why is even more unbelievable. Unfortunately, the danger of her situation does nothing to stop the lust that ignites every time they get close to one another.

Josh is a Dom and Jennifer an innocent in the ways of BDSM. He has no business introducing her to his dark world of bondage, domination, and kinky sex, especially when the people after Jennifer could find her at any moment. But Josh can’t resist the pull and finds, to his delight, that Jennifer is excited by his slightly unorthodox sexual appetites.

Needing to put an end to the danger stalking his new sub, Josh comes up with a plan. Turn the tables and make the hunters the prey. The trick will be putting their plan into motion, before they’re found, because Josh has already lost his heart to Jennifer and the burning desire that rages between them.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2015 4.00