"For a tough as nails Dom hunting a sadistic serial killer is nothing compared to losing his heart.
Rome Carino is hunting a predator. One who likes to hurt submissives and the most popular BDSM club’s patrons are being targeted. With each fresh kill, he gets more brazen. Rome knows he just needs one little break, but before he can make headway, the FBI shows up. Worse, the uptight, buttoned-down Special Agent Maria Callahan suggests a plan that is dangerous, but worth it because it might just catch the killer. If Rome can keep his mind on the case and off the beautiful FBI agent, he'll be just fine.
Maria is still trying to step out of her legendary father's shadow and knows just how to do it. Luring the killer by posing as Rome's new sub seems like a good idea. That is, until undercover becomes real life and she finds herself tangled up with a man who amazes and scares her at the same time. Her growing attraction to the Honolulu Police Detective is a little too much to handle. Even knowing that, she can't help falling in love with the tough Dom and losing herself in the games they play in the bedroom.
Rome is overwhelmed by his need for Maria. He has never had a sub respond to him the way she does and no matter what he does, he feels himself slipping off that cliff into love. As their relationship starts to unfold, he realizes that he will do anything to win her heart, to convince her to become his sub for a lifetime. But before he can do anything, the killer turns his attention on Rome and the one thing he holds dear: Maria."
I am a huge fan of Melissa Schroeder’s Harmless series and I think this one may have been one of my favorites. Rome is not only a strong Alpha male but just an amazing hero who any girl would love to get their hands on. Maria is actually an FBI agent and pretty kick ass herself. When Rome and Maria get together in the bedroom he realizes that she is the perfect sub to his Dom. This isn’t just another sex story but a wonderful romance in its own and has suspense that will have your heart pounding.
These two are working together to solve a major serial killer case. The killer is out killing subs so Maria has decided to go undercover and become partners with Rome, who works for the Hawaii Police Dept. Rome knows Maria can take care of herself but that doesn’t stop him from him worrying about her and wanting to protect her.
The scenes were very much believable and had a lot of details that kept the story pushing through. The way Schroeder explains every detail is absolutely outstanding. I loved that fact that you had emotions, suspense and an actual story to get lost in. The characters are very well developed and strong in their own ways. They were honestly the perfect match for each other.
This is a must read for all those who love a strong heroine and hero. The best part is that you can read these as a series or a stand alone. I haven’t read the first few books but as this series goes on I will have to make it a point to go back and start from the beginning. I can’t wait to see what else Melissa Schroeder will have in store for her fans.