The Detective’s Pleasure by Christa Tomlinson ~ Book Review by Teresa

The-Detectives-PleasureTitle: The Detective’s Pleasure

Author: Christa Tomlinson

Publisher: *Not Listed

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/10/2016

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: BDSM, Erotica, M/M Romance

Blurb:

“You’ll kneel for me without me having to tell you to. And when you do, you’ll feel so much better. Trust me.”
– Detective Sam Roberts

Officer Ryan Bennett: Ambitious and smart, Ryan Bennett is a young officer on Houston’s police force. He’s pursuing his dream of being promoted to the city’s elite SWAT team with a single mindedness that won’t accept any outcome but success. But that isn’t his only dream. Ryan wants more than a coveted position on SWAT. He wants to be owned by a strong Dominant. To give himself up to a Dom who will make him shudder with pleasure beneath a firm yet loving hand. Unfortunately, Ryan has had nothing but failure in that part of his life. Now, he’s hidden that dream away from everyone, including himself. And he refuses to let anyone close enough to see what he truly desires, and who he truly is.

Detective Sam Roberts: Cool and calm, Detective Sam Roberts is good at reading people, during the day as a detective and at night as a Dom. He easily sees past the hard layer of arrogance surrounding Officer Ryan Bennett to the hurt submissive hiding beneath. He wants to help Ryan, even though the stubborn young man resists him. But Sam isn’t one to back down from a challenge. He’s determined to help Ryan embrace the soft, giving nature of his submissive side. Using both a gentle hand and the sting of the whip, he’ll work to coax Ryan’s submission free. But what will Sam do if he’s successful? Let Ryan go as promised? Or give the young officer the very thing he’s wanted for so long?

The Detective’s Pleasure is Book Two in the Cuffs, Collars, and Love series and is the follow up to the best-selling m/m romance, The Sergeant. If you love romance that is epic, emotional and erotic, you’ll want to give this series a read!

My View:

The Detective’s Pleasure is book two in the Cuffs, Collars and Love series by Christa Tomlinson. I think this book shows that the author has grown quite a bit since the first book. There was still a ton of sex but it was better balanced with the relationship and action of the SWAT. The BDSM was also more developed and deliciously kinky with a great Dom/Sub relationship.

Sam was a great Dom and Ryan a bratty Sub. I loved how the two mixed. I didn’t like Ryan much from the first book but grew to understand him more in this book and loved to see him surrender. You get a better understanding of why he was so hung up on Logan.

There was a good mystery in the background that, while not focused on much, still brought needed dynamics into the book and kept it more than just erotica. We got some good action scenes with tension.

There were a few tedious scenes, such as detailed descriptions of Ryan cleaning his home and ironing his uniforms, that I felt took up more page space than necessary to convey Ryan’s personality. However, although they were noticeable, they were also limited.

Fans of the first book will love this one, those who liked the first book should definitely read this one.

Links

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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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