Danny Fortunato dreams of working as a police detective. When out on routine motorcycle patrol, he witnesses the perpetrator fleeing the scene of a murder and is given his chance to move up when the lead detective, Sgt. Mark Farrell, is impressed with Danny’s skills of observation. Partnered together, the two realize they are both compatible on the job and off as they share a taste for something a bit spicy in the bedroom.
As the investigation into the former porn star’s murder ramps up, Danny finds a way into the elusive Group7 – a sadistic BDSM club where one of its members is the murderer. When Danny goes undercover, he finds himself in deeper than he thought – and he might not make it back out alive.
I am starting this review with a warning that this book is NOT for everyone. This book contains scenes that include rape, sex trafficking, and dark BDSM. If those are not your cup of tea, please, stop reading this review here. If you are okay with the above…well, this may be the book for you!
The book starts out with a bang that reaches out and grabs you. Danny is deep undercover and finds himself in a situation where he doesn’t remember where he is or how he got there, and then the story begins as he “remembers” what has been going on over the past 10 days. Yes, this story encompasses just over a week’s time.
Told in both Danny’s and Mark’s POV, readers learn quite a bit about each of these characters’ past relationships and how they came to favor a bit of leather play in the bedroom. Explicit details that will have you panting for more as you read of Danny and his firsts, Mark and his firsts, Danny and Mark, Danny and Clint, and then Danny and members of Group7. If you like a romance in your BDSM, there is a bit of one brewing in the background, but this is definitely not anything I would classify as being romantic in any way, shape, or form. Instead, this is a piece of BDSM, some of it on the dark side, erotica through and through.
Unlike a lot of BDSM erotica, this book actually has a mystery/suspense plot to go along with it that had me on the edge of my seat from the first pages as Danny and Mark try to figure out who the murderer is. For me, I love a good mystery, and this book nailed it!
As for my complaints, I thought some of the terms used during sexy times were anything but sexy. In fact, some of them were complete turn-offs. Despite this being a m/m piece, the “C” word that makes most women cringe is used to describe one of the male character’s orifices. Other terms used to describe the male body included “weapon” and “piston,” to name a few. Not sexy to me.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The mystery was entertaining and kept me turning the pages; the BDSM portions were smoking hot. If you are a fan of BDSM and don’t mind it being a bit dark at times, you’ve got to check out this book!