Title: Held Hostage
Series: Sin City Uniforms, #4
Author: Morticia Knight
Length: Novel (160 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (June 7th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/held-hostage
Review: As a LVPD Swat officer, Cole has learned how to separate business and pleasure. Hell, he and his hostage negotiator even have a ‘friends with benefits’ thing going.
Then a call comes in that a local department store is under fire, there are hostages, and Cole comes face to face with the one man who has captivated his thoughts since the night he saw him at a local bar.
Brett doesn’t have the best track record with men, especially men in uniform. Leather however, leather he can do. Then a cute little twink bellies up to the bar and bats his eyelashes at the man in leather, and Brett feels shot down before he even had a chance to make a move. Fate has a way of intervening when she’s thrown off course though. Imagine Brett’s surprise when the store he manages is held up at gun point, and the officer that saves his life is the man in leather.
Brett is an emotional wreck after the day’s events. He just wants to be held, to feel protected, even if it is only for one night. Cole is a bit wrecked as well, the man who doesn’t like attachments finds himself very attached to the smart, standoffish blonde that is always immaculately dressed and well spoken. It’s just supposed to be one night of unbridled passion, with a little bit of domination.
But then those pesky feelings get involved and both men wind up held hostage to the threat of falling in love.
What Knight did with this story was take her love of BDSM and her uncanny ability to write contemporary romance and merge the two.
Cole is a big boy; he’s used to being in charge and getting what he wants. Brett is more than willing to submit to Cole, to let go of all his inhibitions and let the man control him in the bedroom. I especially enjoyed the banter back and forth between Cole and Brett during sexy time. How Cole, while wanting to dominate and take control, always made sure his lover was okay physically, mentally and emotionally.
They both struggled with different things as well. Cole so used to being a loner, almost pushes Brett away completely because he fears opening his heart to the man will somehow take away some of his control. And Brett has always drawn inward and kept his feelings to himself, but Cole can pull anything out of him pretty much from that first night they spend together. So while communication was a struggle at first, Cole made sure those lines remained open.
Definitely a must read and a fantastic installment to this series. If you are a fan of sexy men in uniform, overbearing alpha males, sweaty man sex where one of the men might be tied to a headboard, while being ravaging and romanced by his big, brooding lover… you are going to love this book!
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