White Collared Part 3: Revenge
Author: Shelly Bell
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Published: June 17, 2014
Source: publisher for review
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In the third sexy installment of Shelly Bell's serialized erotic thriller, Kate will finally entrust Jaxon with her secrets, but the lies he's told have the power to break her heart … and threaten her life.
Motivated by honor …
After a gruesome discovery, the men in Kate's life unite to protect her from imminent danger, but Jaxon becomes consumed by the fierce desire to possess her fully. Kate trusts him enough to surrender to him in the bedroom, but she still fears the vulnerability of complete and utter submission.
Enslaved by pleasure …
Jaxon continues to push Kate's sexual and emotional boundaries, penetrating her defenses and crumbling the walls she has built around the painful memories of her past. But just as she opens her heart and accepts a future with Jaxon, the devastating truth about Alyssa's death shatters the tenuous bond they share, testing their relationship and propelling her directly into the path of a desperate murderer.
Holy Crap! This story just keeps getting better and better with each installment. While I thought the second installment was hotter than the first, Revenge definitely kicked the kink level up a few dozen notches. And we finally get to see a little bit more of the suspense/thriller aspect to the story. Its lying low, but it peaked out from behind that scary bunch of bushes where it has been waiting to pounce. We meet a couple new characters in this installment and we get to know a background character a little better. There were a lot of reasons why I loved Revenge. I love Kate and Jaxon's relationship. His fierce determination to make Kate his and to keep her safe is not only incredibly sweet, but also friggin' hot. Knowing that he may have to share Kate with a sadist to clear his name, Jaxon is torn between allowing her to explore the pleasures/pain of Benediction and wanting to kill any man that dares to look in her direction. I also loved the banter between Kate and Rachel. I would love to possibly see her in another book...
I adore Shelly Bell and I'll be adding more of her books to my Kindle. Her writing keeps me on my toes. From the sweet moments between Jaxon and Kate to their sizzling hot "scenes," I never know what to expect next from Shelly. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next.
I hope you are enjoying these little fun extras that Shelly Bell put together for the tours. I'm having fun picking and choosing which extras go well with each installment.
TEN MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BDSM
1. It’s all about sex.
TRUTH: BDSM is about many things and sex is only a part. It’s a consensual exchange of power.
2. It’s all about pain.
TRUTH: BDSM stands for bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, masochism. In other words, there are a variety of ways people practice BDSM. Just because you’re a submissive doesn’t mean you’re a masochist and not all Dominants enjoy inflicting pain. Whips and chains are not required.
3. Sadists are killers.
TRUTH: Are some killers sadists? Yes. Are some sadists killers? Yes. But sadism in itself does not mean you’re prone toward violence. To qualify as BDSM, it must be consensual.
4. Dominants are mostly men.
TRUTH: While most erotic romances about BDSM showcase male Dominants, female Dominants or Dommes are common.
5. There’s only one way to practice it.
TRUTH: Every healthy relationship includes responsibilities, expectations, and boundaries. But what works in one relationship may not work for another. It’s the same in BDSM, only the responsibilities, expectations, and boundaries are explicitly negotiated.
6. People who engage in the lifestyle are abusers or suffer from abuse.
TRUTH: BDSM is not abuse. First, it is consensual. Second, the masochist/submissive/bottom can use his/her safe word to stop it. Third, there is no research to suggest a higher incidence of previous abuse for those in the BDSM lifestyle than the general population.
7. People who engage in the lifestyle have a psychological condition.
TRUTH: The American Psychiatric Society no longer classifies participation in BDSM as a mental disorder.
8. People in the lifestyle are promiscuous.
TRUTH: There is no evidence to support that those who engage in BDSM are any more promiscuous than the general population.
9. No one you know practices it.
TRUTH: Want to bet? An estimated five to ten percent of people practice S&M, but plenty more tie up their lover in the bedroom (thirty percent). Ever allow a lover to blindfold you? In doing so, you’re consensually handing over power to him/her and trusting him/her to honor your boundaries. This is part of BDSM. Based on that definition, twenty percent of the population engages in the practice.
10. It is your business to know what happens behind closed doors.
TRUTH: Even if your neighbors are part of the lifestyle, it is none of your business. They have the same right to privacy as you, so unless they choose to divulge their sexual activities, don’t worry about it. They won’t bite you without your consent.
WHITE COLLARED, PART THREE: REVENGE PLAYLIST (Spotify)
Chapter 1. Demons by Imagine Dragons
Chapter 2. Numb by Linkin Park
Chapter 3. Janie’s Got a Gun by Aerosmith
Chapter 4. New Way to Bleed by Evanescence
Chapter 5. Pain by Three Days Grace
Chapter 6. Human by Christina Perri
Chapter 7. She Ain’t You by New Hallow
Chapter 8. My Songs Knows What You Did In the Dark by Fall Out Boy
Chapter 9. Come by Prince
Chapter 10. So Far Away by Staind
Chapter 11. 21 Guns by Green Day
SHELLY BELL writes sensual romance and erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kiss-ass heroines. She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not practicing corporate law, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance. Shelly is a member of Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.