I hope you're ready to heat things up with Laura Kaye’s HARD TO SERVE.
Brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, HARD TO SERVE is a standalone novella in her Hard Ink Series that also introduces her upcoming Blasphemy Series.
Grab your copy of this steamy novella today!
Author: Laura Kaye
Publication Date: 28 June, 2016
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Series: Hard Ink 4.7, Blasphemy 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotia, BDSM
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 5 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…
The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.
As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.
Well now Laura Kaye, I didn't know you had that in you but I am so very glad the you do!
This was EVERYTHING I wanted it to be and an amazing introduction to a new series that I am already in love with and we got to check in with our favorite family, the Hard Ink family!
Laura......GAH! I love you!
We thought we knew Kyler Vance from the Hard Ink series but we didn't know him at all it seems. Oh we knew he was an upstanding guy, we knew he takes care of business, we knew he would be there for those he calls family and friends, but we didn't know Kyler at all really. We didn't know his deepest secrets and desires...until now and woah I am totally down with KNOWING Kyler Vance.
Mia has struggled to find that one place where she can be herself, the place that allows her to show a side that she has to keep hidden (especially from her father, the Police Commissioner), a place that gives her the relief she so desperately craves in a world where she has to be at the top of her game and always proper. The one thing she craves most is finding a place and a person who will sully her proper exterior at night, allow her to be the dominating female she is during the day, someone who is sweet enough to care for her but dominating enough to give her what she needs.
I loved getting to know both of these characters (Kyler on a entirely new level) and also the other Masters that we will be seeing in later books...Helloooooo Master Quinton it sure will be good to see you again in the future. With Hard to Serve Laura did an amazing job of not only giving us a romance between two wonderful characters, but of giving us a new 'world' to be excited about. I can promise you that when you finish this book you will be so primed *snicker* for the Blasphemy Series to truly start. It is going to be a hard *snicker* wait, but go ahead and one click Hard to Submit now because you are so going to want it ASAP .
I loved that we didn't just get sex scene after sex scene which is a sadly common occurrence in BDSM novels, especially novellas. Laura gives us so much more in this small book. She opens up Kyler's and Mia's hearts to us, we get to see them not only interacting inside the club with each other (HOLY HOTNESS) but interacting with the other Masters (there are 12, 12!!! That doesn't mean 12 books but still.....12!), we see them in their daily lives at work and with their friends and family. It amazed me how smooth Laura made this book, how in depth we got a look into the world and the characters. It's a novella and yet it felt like a full length novel...although I would not have complained at all if it had been longer.
This is just a fantastic read especially if you are a contemporary romance, erotica, or BDSM (don't let that scare you away you'll be missing out on a lovely book) fan. Any fan of Laura Kaye, Tessa Bailey, Sylvia Day, or Lauren Blakely will love this book and this series. Get your one click finger ready and get after this book.... it is a to not be missed!
~HAPPY READING ~
HARD TO SERVE EXCERPT – A dark mood:
So many readers asked for more stories in my bestselling Hard Ink series, and I’m so excited to be able to give you just that in my new, super sexy HARD TO SERVE! HARD TO SERVE is an edgy stand-alone love story about a Baltimore police detective whose red-hot BDSM relationship with a new submissive seems like the perfect distraction from a trumped-up investigation against him until he learns that the woman is his boss’s daughter. Talk about sparks flying! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And if you enjoy it, you might like to check out the whole Hard Ink series, now complete! Happy reading!
Kyler had tried to stay away from Mia. When he’d seen her across the club, he’d walked away and stayed away. Despite the fact that her dress made him want to unwrap her, that the updo of her lovely brown hair bared that beautiful throat, that his body was making demands of him that his brain didn’t want to answer.
And then she’d made it worse. First, by walking away from the Dom who was clearly interested in her. Second, by waiting at the bar—for him—Kyler had no doubt that’s what she’d been doing. And third by not only giving up on Kyler, but finding a possible replacement in Master Quinton.
And when Quinton had taken her hand—had touched what Kyler’s body screamed was his—Kyler hadn’t been able to stay away anymore.
And now, here they were. Kyler in a dark mood. And Mia seemingly all the more turned on for it. It was almost like she knew what he needed her to be, or do, to ease him. And that felt like a really fucking dangerous thing.
That danger didn’t have him walking out of the room though, did it?
No, instead, he was tying her to the cot-style bed in the basement-themed room. She was kneeling with her legs spread wide, which allowed Kyler to secure her hands and ankles behind her using rope tied to the iron. She could only lean so far forward before the rope would catch her. He tied another rope around her waist, with loops around each of her upper thighs, and attached that one to the almost equally high footboard—this rope would not only keep her from leaning back, but it would keep her from being able to sag down onto her calves. The two sets of ropes largely immobilized her so that she had to take whatever he did. After he arranged everything else he needed, he turned to her.
“What are your safewords?” he asked. She gave him the right answers. “And if you’re gagged?”
Mia shook her head three times while humming, “Mmm, mmm, mmm.”
“Very good, Mia. Are there any words or names you don’t like to be called while role-playing?”
“No, Sir,” she said, her voice so aroused that he could’ve thrown her down and skipped all the build up.
But she deserved better than that. He nailed her with a long look, giving her—and himself—one last chance. But they were doing this. “Scene.” Grabbing the medical scissors and a strap, he approached her, his persona shifting to fit the dark role he had in mind. “Well, what do we have here?”
Announcing a New Erotic Romance Series from Laura Kaye…
BLASPHEMY – the club first introduced in Hard to Serve
From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…
Bound to Submit is coming September 13, 2016
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About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
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