Sweet, sexy, and most of all, believable.
I'm not usually one who goes in for age play, but the author did a good job on selling why it would be something that would appeal to the characters and how it could be hot.
Unfortunately, certain bits got a bit too explain-y, but at least the set up was believable. Andi and Salt talking to an expert about how to be believable when going in undercover worked, even if that same gambit is a bit worn.
There was just the right amount of reluctance and sexual tension to keep things humming along - I would have liked to see the story be longer, to further explore the relationship and how they were going to deal with it once they went back to "real life" after their undercover job, but it works as is.
Can Kink heal a Broken Heart?
Detective Andi Sugarbaker is going to find out…the hard way.
Searching for the source of the deadly new date rape drug, Please, Andi and her partner, Viktor Saltanov, must go undercover at the infamous Age Play resort, called simply The Institute.
Here at The Institute, time is rolled back and Andi finds herself forced to relive painful trauma from her past in order to pursue her case. Meanwhile, her partner is showing a whole new side of himself that Andi never dreamed existed.
Born and bred in Mother Russia, Viktor Saltanov is 6’5, muscular, and as stoic as they come. But now he has become Andi’s sole support, protector…and disciplinarian. Letting her partner spank her and touch her in ways she never dreamed of is slowly breaking down Andi’s defenses, taking her to a vulnerable place inside she’s been trying to suppress for years.
Can the two of them navigate the traitorous maze of lies and deception and find a deeper truth about themselves? Or will their experience at The Institute destroy their relationship forever?