Released: Oct 6, 2015
Genre: BDSM erotic romance
Ever since he rescued her from a dangerous kidnapper, Mystery Mullins has wanted Axel Dillon. When he returned her to her Hollywood father and tabloid life, she was grateful…and a little in love. Mystery wasn’t ready to let Axel go, even after the soldier gently turned her away because, at nineteen, she was too young.
Now, six years later, Mystery is grown, with a flourishing career and a full life—but she’s still stuck on Axel. Disguised, she propositions him in a bar, and the night they spend together is beyond her wildest dreams. Mystery steels herself to walk away—except the sheets are barely cold when her past comes back to haunt her.
Once he realizes Mystery isn’t the stranger he thought, Axel is incensed and intrigued. But when it’s clear she’s in danger, he doesn’t hesitate to become her protector—and her lover—again. And as the two uncover a secret someone is willing to kill for, Axel is determined to claim Mystery’s heart before a murderer silences her for good.
*Maya Banks, #1 New York Times bestselling author
From the blurb I had no clue who Mystery is or when she was kidnapped. No worries, all is explained a several chapter flashback. The recollection is at the crux of how Mystery and Axel build their bond and subsequent relationship. It also sets up the suspense and intrigue through the rest of the arc.
I love how Mystery and Axel are both broken yet survivors. They have a palpable chemistry that you just can’t get enough of and the sex is phenomenal. He’s every bit a mountain of a dominant alpha male who commands her mind and body. It doesn’t hurt that she has natural submissive tendencies with curiosities of bondage which happen to be one of Axel’s specialties. With lots of ooh’ing and moaning the bedroom—and shower scenes—are amazing. They’re scintillating and demanding and oh so fulfilling.
I have been a longtime fan of this series and fortunately for the readers, it doesn’t tire or lose the creativity. Each installment brings new situations and characters but with a familiarity that runs deep. If you love protective alpha men, complex feisty women, hot sex and a bit of a thriller then you don’t want to miss the Wicked Lovers series or Wicked for You. I’m ready for the next one!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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