mild d/s

A
Living in Secret

Jackie Ashenden’s Living in Secret is an erotic exploration of a marriage in trouble and the third story in the author's New Zealand set Forbidden Desires series.  Connor and Victoria have been separated for a year and are on the verge of divorce but Connor can't make himself sign the papers, des ...

A
Disturbing His Peace

Prior to reading Disturbing His Peace, I had never read a police romance; and after devouring this one, I cannot believe I have missed out on such a glorious sub-genre. I tend to shy away from alpha-male romance heroes, so cop romances usually fall into the ‘way too manly’ category for me, but T ...

A
Having Her

There are books I read once and there are books I read again and again. Having Her is one of the latter. I read it for the first time two months ago and, since then, have read it again... and again. It's sexy, unexpected, romantic, smart, and, in places, achingly sad. The novel meets my criteria for ...

B
Disorderly Conduct

What happens when a no-strings relationship forms strings? That’s essentially the premise of Disorderly Conduct, the first in a new series from Tessa Bailey. Charlie and Ever (and yes, I did read it as Eve most of the time because Ever as a name gave me a twitch) agree to a casual relationship ful ...

B+
Make Me Beg

Make Me Beg is the second story in Rebecca Brooks’ Men of Gold Mountain series. The title (and cover) likely make you think that it’s going to contain some pretty steamy scenes, and you wouldn’t be wrong. The title also signals the way the main characters treat each other for most of the story ...

C+
Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 2

This second volume of erotic short stories written by women is an interesting collection that ranges from erotic romance to erotic horror, mainly with a D/s or bondage-centric themes.  The quality of the content varies quite widely; so while the book contains twenty-one stories, I’ve selected the ...

B+
Edge of Power

Rejoice, Wulf fans! In Edge of Power we get his story and an enjoyable and satisfying conclusion to the sexy, futuristic Edge series (at least for now).  The self-professed King of the West gets the comeuppance he so richly deserves - ending the overarching four book plot, while Ms. Crane rewa ...

B
Watching and Wanting

The fourth entry in Northcote’s Housemate series (and the hottest), Watching and Wanting is Shawn’s story.  Readers familiar with the series will recognize him as the straight friend who lives with Jez, Mac, and Dev. Shawn’s life is a mess.  He’s just been dumped by his girlfriend, he ...

B+
Devil's Honor

Starting off the first book in a new series with a hot and steamy sex scene is a risk. You’re either going to entice readers to want to read more about the two characters in question, or turn them off with the blatant images presented. Ms. Crane seems to be doing her fair share of risk-taking thes ...

B
Dark Mafia Prince

Have you reached the middle of a book and realized you can’t put it down, but aren’t sure you like it?  If you have, you know how I felt reading Dark Mafia Prince.  I haven’t read many Mafia based romances, so I don’t have much to compare it to, but I was thoroughly entertained, and curiou ...