Monday, June 27, 2011

A Little Harmless Lie by Melissa Schroeder

Title:  A Little Harmless Lie
Author: Melissa Schroeder
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Harmless #4
Main Characters: Micah & Lee
Release Date: December 2010
Publisher: Samhain
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $4.24
Borders- $4.99
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Falling for her might be easy, seducing her may be damned hard, but keeping her alive might just be deadly.
Harmless, Book 4
Coming from nothing, Micah Ross now has more than he knows what to do with. His Hawaii BDSM club is flourishing, and he has his pick of women. Except one. Dee Sumners is cute, sexy, feisty…and, since she’s on his payroll, off-limits. Plus, she insists she isn’t into the life. Until one heated kiss hints that his head bartender secretly hungers to be his sub.
Life on the run doesn’t allow Dee to indulge in long-term relationships. Still, Micah manages to work his way through her tough armor and under her skin. Yet even as she succumbs to his skilled seduction, her survival instinct forms a plan to leave the island she has grown to love—and the man she’s in danger of loving.
When Dee disappears, Micah’s anger turns to fear when he realizes she didn’t leave willingly. Calling on his skills as a former bounty hunter, he tracks her to the mainland only to discover she is entangled in a web of lies and deceit that not only threatens their love, but her life.
Warning: This book contains more Hawaiian settings, a Native American Dom who always thinks he’s right, a woman on the run, sexy kisses, murderous relatives, a trip to Sin City, and a seduction that is sweet and hot and everything in between. Ice water and a towel are recommended while reading.

My Review:
Wow- I really loved this book. I was absolutely riveted from page 1. The suspense line in this book is absolutely fantastic. The sexual tension was incredible. The romance was beautiful. It was definitely an all-around amazing erotic read.

We've known a lot of Micah's back-story from Evan's book (ALHO) because he grew up on the streets with Evan. But this book really concentrated on Lee's back-story because it provided the suspense line for the book. She has been on the run for the last 10 years after her mafia-boss father put a hit out on her and she turned him into the feds.

She has worked at Rough & Ready (Micah's BDSM club) for 2 years, but has never participated in the club games despite her fascination with both the activities and Micah. She's always been afraid to open her safety of anonymity up to that kind of commitment.

There was so much about this book that I really loved. Lee's entire story was really fascinating. I was so impressed with how strong she had to be at 17 yo to run like she did successfully and to maintain that security for 10+ years. I think that it's hot that she is so strong and skilled. The scenes where Chris and Micah are watching her train and are impressed with her fighting skills- loved that!

I also really loved Micah's commitment to pursuing Lee. He showed an incredible amount of patience, understanding, and love esp. considering his lifestyle. This is a guy used to getting his way with very little effort. I loved that he valued her so much to maintain his distance when she needed more time. And that cross-country chase to save her- ah, my heart just melted a bit for Micah.

I am amazed. I have loved every single one of the books in the Harmless series,  but each one continues to get better and better. I really love these books!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Do you need to read these book in order or even all of them, or do they pretty much stand alone? Because so far they all sound pretty good, some sound better than others. :)