By day, Tampa homicide detective Alex Reed is fiercely intelligent and tougher than any of the men in her department. By night, she explores her darker side by writing highly erotic novels of bondage and submission under the pen name Victoria Tarlatan. Detective Cole Berkley is Alex's longtime partner and best friend. He doesn't know anything about her secret hunger to be mastered, but he's about to find out. A serial killer is working his dark magic, transforming wicked women into works of erotic art. His hapless victims are found tied to the bed in classic bondage poses, strangled and tortured in unspeakable ways. To crack the case, Alex and Cole go undercover in the BDSM community, posing as master and slave, dominant and submissive. Can Alex hold on to her secret while being forced to play out her most private fantasies with her partner? And can Cole handle the change in his tough-as-nails partner from one of the guys to a woman with deeply erotic needs? The friction between them will soon be the least of their worries. The killer has a list of intended victims. Victoria Tarlatan is on it, making Alex next in line for the killer's transformation. Will she pay for her Dangerous Cravings with her life?
©2006 Loose id (P)2016 Evangeline Anderson Books
William Martin's voice was great and I enjoyed his narration of the story. Unfortunately the female narrator, Anne Brown's, male voices were awful.
William Martin, the male narrator, has a sublimely sensual voice and is perfect for this piece. Usually I can figure out "who done it" after the first few chapters of a story, but this one kept me guessing, through many twists and turns, until the very end. The BDSM was extremely tasteful and well written. Ms. Anderson took the time to become educated on the "lifestyle" and didn't gaudy it up. I've always been interested in the Dominant/Submissive lifestyle and this book really hit the mark for me. A little romance, a little mystery, a little sex and all very tastefully written. This is definitely going to go on my favorites list and will be listened to time and time again.
If you're looking for a book that has it all, but isn't too skanky and raunchy, this is it! If you're looking for raunchy, gaudy BDSM, you should move on to something else because this book is NOT for you. I happen to like both, depending on my mood. :)
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