Held Hostage (Sin City Uniforms, #4) by Morticia Knight ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

held-hostageTitle: Held Hostage (Sin City Uniforms, #4)

Author: Morticia Knight

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist:

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/07/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance


SWAT officer, Cole, can handle just about anything, until he rescues Brett—a man who makes him question all he’s ever believed about love.

As a member of the Las Vegas Police Department’s SWAT team, Cole has seen his fair share of danger, but he’s never taken a chance on love. He’s willing to have some fun when the mood strikes him, but he’s married to the job. Called in on a hostage situation, Cole is prepared for anything and everything…except for the brave and beautiful Brett.

Brett has been burned before, most recently by Officer Parker McLean. He’s hoping to settle down in Vegas, perhaps find someone he can build a life with. The last thing Brett’s looking for is another man in uniform. But when he meets Cole, there’s an attraction that can’t be denied. Still, he hadn’t expected to fall for the chiseled alpha.

What begins as nothing more than two people experiencing a great night together spirals into something far deeper. But will Brett be able to handle the stress that comes with having a lover who constantly puts his life in jeopardy? And can Cole risk his heart on an everyday hero, or will the job he knows so well remain his top priority?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of mild BDSM.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

My View:

If you are a fan of Morticia Knight, and specifically her Sin City Uniform series, you will not want to miss the latest in her Sin City Uniform series. She takes her normal formula to another level and adds some mild BDSM elements. Mostly just some bedroom kink with a bit of light bondage and spanking.

Like the other titles in the Sin City Uniform series, there is probably as much sex as there is story. The sex is hot, but I did find myself skimming after a while. We were also introduced to Steve, who I have a feeling we will see in book five. Which I will probably also pick up, because I just can’t help myself. I will classify this series as a guilty pleasure.

We met both Cole and Brett in book two of the series, Copping an attitude. Cole is the one that took out Julio and freed Slade to be with his cop lover Parker, who happened to be the love interest of Brett at the time. It is a year later, and that little love triangle is well behind us, however.

Cole and Brett first make eyes at each other across a crowded bar, but after Cole literally saves Brett’s life, they find there is something more than just the first blush attraction. However, they have to work out if they can want to same things from the relationship. They are not on the same page at all about short and long term goals.

The story is fairly formulaic and predictable, but I keep coming back to this guilty pleasure series. So take from that what you will.


Held Hostage (Sin City Uniforms, #4) on Goodreads
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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