Hot in Handcuffs

With a title like Hot in Handcuffs, you know law enforcement is involved. Well, not necessarily but in this case it is. All three stories have at least one character that is in a branch of law enforcement and the stories differ greatly from there.

The first tale, Arresting Desire by Shayla Black, involves hot and secretive Jon Bocelli. He’s had a thing for Professor Lucia DeStefano but never allowed himself to act on it due to circumstances beyond his control. Now she’s all about exploring her long suppressed sexuality, and Jon isn’t about to let someone else teach the professor all the dark and dangerous things he’s fantasized about with her. With the appropriate danger in place to make our damsel receptive, Jon and Lucia set the pages ablaze.

The second story, On Fire by Sylvia Day, is hot to begin with as it’s about catching an arsonist. With twists and turns galore the author never lets the reader lose sight of the real heat – the instant chemistry between Deputy Marshal Jared Cameron and small town fire inspector Darcy Michaels. Of the three this was my favorite due to it’s never faltering pace and epic erotic writing.

The final story, The Unwilling by Shiloh Walker, involved a little of the paranormal and nicely rounded out the anthology. The main characters had a very intense relationship fifteen years prior and a case has brought them together again. As Mica Greer and her former lover, ex-FBI agent Colby Mathis unwillingly reunite to solve a series of murders, more is worked out than the identity of the killer. Their own unresolved issues are brought out of the mothballs and resolved once and for all. Who says time doesn’t heal all wounds?

All in all, a delightful read. While it wasn’t so captivating I read it in one sitting, I did feel compelled to read each story in itself from start to finish. All authors pen a hot read and as usual they didn’t disappoint.

Book Blurb for Hot in Handcuffs

Three all-new novellas of erotic disobedience.

Meet the FBI agent determined to save a virginal professor's life--and claim her... a sexy female fire inspector with a desire that burns like a blast furnace... and a Texas cop with a psychic gift that tells her exactly what some men want. Three never-before-published novellas that'll teach readers the futility of resisting arrest.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 4.00