Review: Conquered Match by Lynne Silver

Conquered Match by Lynne Silver
Series: Coded for Love (# 2)
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.
Pages: 36
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



When genetically enhanced soldier Ryan Lopez learns his beloved wife Thea has betrayed his team by spilling Program secrets to the media, he takes responsibility for her punishment the only way he knows how—seducing her until she begs for release. But the more he takes control of her body, the more he tests both their limits, and realizes he’s never fully understood his wife’s dark desires. It will take every bit of Ryan’s enhanced strength to prove to them both that the woman he loves is also his conquered match.


Review:  When a wife leaks top secret information related to her husband’s job, it falls on him to teach her a lesson.

In Conquered Match by Lynne Silver, Ryan Lopez faces the challenge of making his wife Thea understand that her actions were wrong, regardless of her intentions. Although they’ve had an active bedroom life, he’s about to turn the tables so she understands who is really in charge.

As the second book in a series, I felt like there were too many unanswered questions for this to be a standalone read. This is a book I really wanted to like because I expected more emphasis to be placed on why she leaked the information. Instead, the story focused primarily on her punishment, with a heavy dose of BDSM.

The heat level is high, as expected, but there is nothing to help balance it for the reader. Perhaps the substance was contained within the first installment, but this short read definitely could have used some support.

Even the punishment angle seems somewhat contrived. Had Thea really committed such a serious infraction, it seems like the consequences would have been more realistic.

As it is, there’s just not enough substance to satisfy me as a reader.