Monday, November 4, 2013

BDSM Reviews Likes Pass or Play by Lani Rhea

Check out this excellent review of Pass Or Play [The Ark Hotel Series, #3] by Lani Rhea by the great folks at BDSM Book Reviews:

She was his last resort, and he was her greatest challenge yet...
Amparo Maddox lives out of suitcases. One job to the next, she never catches a break. She works with the wealthy, and frowns upon macho men. Her next case, however … superstar football player, Shawn “Shazam” Cole, hounded by a stalker who sends white roses. Every male bodyguard he’d hired failed their missions to stop the white roses from arriving. Then he caught wind of Amparo. That she was the best that had ever been.
He hires her at once. Instead of dodging the pursuer, Amparo makes it a point to place the target on her back. Every opportunity for public displays of affection at functions all around town, she drags Shawn along. The white roses keep appearing. It’s now time to throw a wrench in the plans. The Ark Hotel, where every sexual fantasy is met, appears as a useful site for their next plan – but it might prove to be more than that. Now they'll have to decide whether to Pass or Play their increasing sexual attraction to one another.
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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Amparo is a security expert with no real ties. She goes from assignment to assignment almost back to back. Her latest assignment is football player, Shawn that has picked up a stalker.
I loved this story, and having read the first two books in The Ark Hotel series, it fits right in. However, in this case the Ark is actually a backdrop to a lot of the drama and suspense toward the end.
I do have to say that it was fairly easy to figure out who the stalker was, but how she was getting through some of the security issues, was interesting, though I did wonder about one point considering some of the procedures the Ark has.
The chemistry between Amparo and Shawn is extremely hot, and the author did a good job stretching out the tension between them in the story. I had to laugh at a few of their interactions as they went about their day. The scene when Amparo first meets Shawn if absolutely fantastic and Ms. Rhea got the procedures perfectly done.
If readers haven’t read the whole series, I encourage them to do so. I do think this was the best story of the three.

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