Monday, June 27, 2011

A Little Harmless Obsession by Melissa Schroeder

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

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Harmless #3
Main Characters: Evan & May
Release Date: September 2010
Publisher: Samhain
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $4.40
Borders- $4.99
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
What begins as a quest for submission becomes an unrelenting need for love.  May Aiona’s crush on sexy Evan Chambers is a bad habit that should be easy to break. It’s not like he’s ever noticed her. Looking for a safe place to release the reins of control and explore her curiosity about BDSM, May takes a friend up on an invitation to visit an exclusive bondage club—all she has to agree to is a public submission. Evan can’t help but notice the exotically beautiful May. But despite his success, the dirty secrets of his past whisper that he’ll never be good enough for her. When Evan sees her standing in his club ready to submit to his best friend, he gives in to the thing he wants most—May as his sub. After their session, he knows one night will never be enough. But loving May isn’t easy for a man always ready to take charge. She might like to submit in the bedroom, but she doesn’t like anyone telling her what to do outside of it. When May insists she’s not in any danger from the person seemingly obsessed with her, she ends up in the sights of a deranged stalker—with Evan possibly too far away to help. 

Warning: This book contains sexy Hawaiian settings, crazy relatives, and a submission scene that leaves the heroine breathless and the hero frustrated. There are toys, bondage, and love scenes so hot, you’ll need ice water and a towel.

My Review:
Book #3 in the Harmless series and I am coming to the conclusion that Mel Schroeder writes the absolute best alpha males. Evan absolutely falls into that category. With an absolutely awful background, Evan can definitely be classified as a tortured soul. But he's a tortured soul with deep feelings for May...whether he wants to have them or not. He has fought his feelings for May for a long time thinking that because of his past, that he doesn't deserve the life that comes with a happily-ever-after. The other issue is that he's a Dom. May has always been a very take-charge kind of gal and he can't see her as a sub.

May's mother died when she was 12. Since then she has been in charge of everything- her home and family and that has overflowed into all areas of her life. She's also the manager of Chris' restaurant (ALHP.) After some bad relationships, self-reflection, and a heart-to-heart with Cynthia (ALHP) about BDSM, she decides that dipping her toe into the BDSM world as a sub may be the solution to her unhappiness. Evan can't sit by and watch her sub to his best friend and business partner, Micah, and then things heat up.

This was a fabulous, sexy novel. There is a lot of emotion depth to this story and I loved that. You all know that I enjoy a story with good angst and this one was great. Evan is a fabulous alpha male that simply can't keep himself from May's side esp. as she is confronted with the danger of a stalker. Add the BDSM element into that and yowzer...yep, LOVED this book!

We also get to see a lot of Cynthia and Chris from A Little Harmless Pleasure, which is always a good thing (I love it when characters from past books get to continue their HEA story.) Micah was a new character in this novel. He is Evan's business partner and manager of the BDSM club that they run. I loved his character and look forward to reading his story. Another fabulous aspect to these books...the friendships and camaraderie between all the characters. They make these books even that much more fun to read. 

Now off to read book #4...


Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

This one sounds super steamy and fun---

Note to self: grab a fan :)

Julie said...

She writes the absolute best alpha-males?! Wow. That's quite the feat! ;)