Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Little Harmless Fascination by Melissa Schroeder

Title:  A Little Harmless Fascination
Author: Melissa Schroeder
My Rating: B



Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Series: - Harmless #7
Main Characters: Conner and Jillian
Release Date: May 2012
ISBNe-book
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.


Story Overview:
Wanting her isn't smart, seducing her is inevitable, but falling in love with her could be downright deadly for both of them.

A Little Harmless Fascination
Harmless Book 7

Security expert Conner Dillon isn’t a man who often takes a vacation. So when he is ordered to take a month off, and his sister insists on a trip to Hawaii, he isn’t very happy. But, after seeing his landlady Jillian Sawyer again, he might just find something—or someone—to occupy his time.

For years, Jillian has always had a crush on Conner. Now an erotic romance author with a thing for Doms, she finds herself beyond intrigued by the man. He is good to the core, but there is something else darker in him that calls to her.

After one night in bed, they both find themselves addicted. In Jillian, Conner has found the perfect sub…and in him she finds someone she can trust. Falling in love isn’t what they expected, but walking away is impossible—especially when they realize someone wants Jillian dead.

WARNING this book contains the following: An uptight security expert who prefers schedules, a romance writer who does not, tattoos, a trip to the Aloha Swap Meet, two hunky neighbors who irritate our hero, and of course this would not be a Harmless book without a trip to Rough 'n Ready. Ice is recommended as any Harmless Addict will tell you, but the author takes no responsibility if a reader should become overheated. Read at your own risk. 

BONUS MATERIAL:Includes the entire first chapter of Melissa's upcoming historical vampire release By Blood: Desire and excerpts from fellow indy authors Kris Cook and Lexi Blake.

A Little Harmless Fascination is an Interracial erotic romance with BDSM elements and light suspense. It is the seventh book of the series that can be read alone. It is 63,000 words and include 11,000 word excerpt of Desire. 



My Review:
An erotica writer and an uptight, overworked security expert....um, yes! I really liked the H/h combo in this book.  Be sure to read the story overview, because no one writes better story blurbs than Mel...much better than any overview I could give you of the story in this book. Which means I can get right to the review portion.


I love that Jillian is an erotica writer in this book. She's an erotica writer with the most messed up family situation ever. As a result, she moved to the islands and never let any of them know where she lives. In fact, few people know where she lives, but her college roommate Maura is one of those few. So when Maura's older brother, Conner, has an attack brought on by high stress and too long of working hours, she sends him to Jillian to rest and recuperate. 


I love how high strung Conner is..this is a guy who is Alpha and Dom all the way, but there's a certain vulnerability to him when he first arrives because he's so exhausted. It definitely made my heart go pitter-pat. I also love how he gets so thrown off his game by his feelings for Jillian. You have to love a guy who can completely lose all those Alpha genes in the face of a gorgeous woman. The level of caring is gorgeous.


Of course, this is a Harmless book set in Hawaii, so it has all that gorgeous Hawaiian ambiance as well as the standard trip to Rough 'n Ready and cameos from a lot of the other beloved Harmless couples...and their kids. I love that this crew is getting so big. I also love the glimpses we get to see of a few future Heroes...this series is definitely not going anywhere soon because there are some yummy hunks coming up...YUM!


There was a lot happening in this book, but it was still really hot and sexy. There's even a suspense story line interwoven throughout...I would have liked the tension there to have been ratcheted up a notch or two, but it was still done pretty well. Overall, it was an enjoyable book.

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