Monday, March 16, 2015

Review of Red Handed (A Benediction Novel) by Shelly Bell

"You're mine, and now I'm going to prove it to you." - Cole DeMarco

Red Handed
A Benediction Novel 
Author: Shelly Bell
Publisher: Avon Red Impulse
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
Source: Edelweiss

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An exhibitionist who's waited her whole life to be seen …

After her stepmother is abducted, Danielle Walker has no choice but to follow the kidnapper's cryptic instructions. Under the guise of a sex slave trainee, she must infiltrate Cole DeMarco's BDSM club and find evidence of his offshore bank account … or she'll never see her stepmother alive again. But Master Cole is no stranger, and despite the dark past they share, Danielle cannot resist his magnetic pull.

The voyeur who's always been watching …

As Danielle begins uncovering Cole's secrets, the artistic voyeur arouses her deepest desires, and she surrenders to a fiery passion she never expected. But with time running out to save her stepmother, Danielle and Cole will face off against an evil growing more ruthless by the day … and discover a twisted web of lies, betrayal, and murder that neither saw coming.

Wow... Just, wow... I don't even know where to start... Shelly Bell, you are amazing. There, I said it. I started Red Handed kind of late Saturday night and finished it Sunday afternoon. I loved it! Red Handed is a beautifully sexy romance about two characters that need and protect each other. The way Shelly is able to weave a sizzling, sexy relationship between Danielle and Cole while building a darn good suspense plot is pretty spectacular. We're not talking about two characters that have sex just for the sake of having sex. Shelly took her time building an emotional connection between Danielle and Cole before they consummated their relationship. I'm not saying that they didn't want to jump each other the moment they reconnect. Oh no... That was on their mind from the get-go, but I loved that they learned each other's deepest fears and secrets first. Every sexual act they shared, either with each other or with another character, had a purpose. The connection between Danielle and Cole ran deep. Their desire to support the other rivaled their desire to consume one another. Cole's mission was to not only save Danielle's life, but also to show her how beautiful she is to him. Meanwhile Danielle's was to prove to Cole that he is worthy of love. I loved watching them grow as individuals and as a couple. And not to mention, the suspense kept my attention, especially that plot twist. Phew!

I'm hoping that Red Handed is just the beginning of a very sexy Benediction series. There are two couples that I am rooting for and I am excited to see what happens next.

A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-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 working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.

She currently writes for Avon Red Impulse, Loose Id, and Soul Mate Publishing.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting Red Handed. I'm so happy to read you enjoyed it!