Title: My Addiction
Author: Cassie Ryan
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Date of publication: October 25th, 2016
Genre: Romance, Erotica, BDSM, Suspense
Number of pages: 269
POV: 3rd person
Series: Club Desire
My Obsession – Book 1
My Addiction – Book 2
In a novel of erotic passion and deep commitment from the author of My Obsession, an undercover cop finds a soul mate who surrenders to his healing touch.
Fiercely independent and determined to free herself from her father’s manipulation, tech expert Kate Fretwell finds refuge in L.A.’s elite BDSM dungeon scene as the hot new thing to political and Hollywood A-listers. Still, all that glitters gets old, and Kate soon tires of the stream of well-heeled masters who expect her to be at their beck and call. Then she meets a very different kind of Dom—one whose quiet confidence, strength, and command bring her most willingly to her knees.
Undercover FBI agent Dex Alexander fits right into his assignment to expose terrorist links to one of L.A.’s most popular clubs. The case has reawakened a desire to find the perfect companion, and he knows that beautiful, vulnerable Kate is a woman he could love. But when her father’s corruption unwittingly makes Kate the target of a bigger enemy, Dex brings her to his Phoenix home—and his dungeon, Club Desire. Here she shows him just how eager she is to give him everything . . . and more.
I am going to come right out and warn everyone that this book defiantly isn’t for anyone who is A) easily offended by BDSM lifestyle and B) people who are easily offended by graphic details about flogging, nipple play, voyeurism, public sex, ball gags, and caning. If you are offended by this….hit the back button and head to my next review. If you are easily offended and keep on reading this review….well, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I absolutely loved how this book balanced BDSM and regular life. Unlike other books that I have read in this genre, the sex takes 2nd place to the storyline and I loved that. I have read books in this genre that once the sex was introduced, the storyline went out the window. So it was very refreshing to see that the storyline was kept up once the BDSM scenes started (which was fairly early in the book).
I really liked Kate. She was definitely was one of those heroines who didn’t take jack from anyone. I think the scenes where she stood up to Stanton (ie punched him in the junk) and when she finally told her father off was great and I thought it definitely showed off how spunky she was.
The attraction that she had to Dex was instantaneous and I loved the flogging scene. Now, normally I am not into that stuff but the way it was written and the way Dex and Kate discussed her soft and hard limits definitely piqued my interest. And how he took care of her afterward was great and did show what kind of guy he was.
Dex is my new book boyfriend. He is hot and cares about his woman/Sub (and his past Sub’s). The only thing that I didn’t like was that he couldn’t tell her that he was investigating her and that he was FBI. It killed him and when she found out….it definitely killed her.
The subplot with the money laundering, the terrorists, the Dungeon and its clients was OK and it was resolved in a satisfactory way. Well, except that poor Kate got hurt.
The sex scenes between Kate and Dex were hot, hot, hot. They lit the pages on fire!!
The ending was good and the epilogue was great. I can’t wait to see if they are going to be mentioned in book 3 (if there is a book 3).
How many stars will I give My Addiction: 4
Why: One of the first BDSM/erotica books I have read that was well written and had a good plot. I got caught up in Dex and Kate’s romance. Also, the sex scene’s sizzled!!
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes but I will need to let them know that it is an erotica that features BDSM before they read.
Age Range: Adult
Why: This is not a book for teens/tweens/kids (no matter how grown up you think that they may be). Graphic sex, violence, language, BDSM scenes
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**