Though part of a series, this book can be read without having read the previous books. However, characters from the previous books do show up in this one giving fans follow ups on favorite characters and giving some of the back story needed for this one. Elements of BDSM are woven throughout the story but this story is much more than a BDSM romance. There is betrayal, stretched loyalties, secret agendas and troubled pasts that make this more of the thriller or adventure story than a romance. People will die. But, the emotional pull of the characters is what makes this a fantastic story. You are drawn in and kept glued to the page, not wanting to put this book down for even a minute. (I drove my husband nuts by ignoring him to read.) Who leads the “Collective”? Could Simon’s family’s business be part of it? Can the CIA be trusted or is there a mole? Who can Chelsea trust and who should she stay in the shadows around? Lots of questions and lots of action as Simon and Chelsea try to stay one step ahead of death! Oh yeah, and don’t forget the hot action in the bedroom and other places.
Chelsea was known as the information broker to contact for just about anything until her sister married and Chelsea agrees to give it up. However, she’s bored. Simon is attracted to Chelsea but she’s not interested. He knows, he’s tried to get her interest and put more effort in getting it than he’s ever done for any woman. After a bomb shows up at Chelsea’s apartment and another on her car, she turns to Simon for help. While she may not want him for a love affair, she knows that he can be trusted and he will keep her safe. What she doesn't expect is a BDSM contract. With nowhere else to really turn, what should she do?
A Spy without a Country
Simon Weston grew up royal in a place where aristocracy still mattered. Serving Queen and country meant everything to him, until MI6 marked him as damaged goods and he left his home in disgrace. Ian Taggart showed him a better way to serve his fellow man and introduced him to Sanctum, a place to pursue his passion for Dominance and submission. Topping beautiful subs was a lovely distraction until he met Chelsea, and becoming her Master turned into Simon’s most important mission.
A Woman without Hope
Chelsea Dennis grew up a pawn to the Russian mob. Her father’s violent lessons taught her that monsters lurked inside every man and they should never be trusted. Hiding in the shadows, she became something that even the monsters would fear—an information broker who exposed their dirty secrets and toppled their empires. Everything changed when Simon Weston crossed her path. Valiant and faithful, he was everything she needed—and a risk she couldn’t afford to take.
A Force too Strong to Resist
When dark forces from her past threaten her newfound family at Sanctum, Chelsea must turn to Simon, the one man she can trust with her darkest secrets. Their only chance to survive lies in a mystery even Chelsea has been unable to solve. As they race to uncover the truth and stay one step ahead of the assassins on their heels, they will discover a love too powerful to deny. But to stop a killer, Simon just might have to sacrifice himself…