When her boss asks for her help on a high profile intellectual property case, the last person attorney Mila Kingston expects to walk into her office is the gorgeous stranger she had an unforgettable one night stand with on her birthday. Navy SEAL Griffin Black has been upfront since the beginning that he’s not looking for love or commitment, which is just fine with Mila, who’s focused on her career and certainly doesn’t have time for a charming playboy. However she can’t pass up the opportunity to represent Griffin and his brother in a landmark trade secret case involving a plant from the Amazon with the potential to cure cancer and the greedy woman who will stop at nothing to possess the rights to the research.
Although Mila’s determined to keep him at arm’s length, the more time she spends with Griffin, the harder it is to resist his easy going charm and his promises of forbidden pleasures. Before long, Mila is entangled with Griffin in a battle for the rights to medical research that could change the world of medicine, as well as her heart.
Review: This is the second book in the series, and this is a BDSM themed book. If this is something that may be questionable, then this book may not be for you. This book can be read as a standalone and the other books aren’t required in order to understand what is going on in this book.
I just wanted to get that out of the way before I delve into the magic of this book. Ms. Bush’s books really are magic. There’s suspense, romance (tons of it), and an element of BDSM that gives her books that hard edge that rocks it out.
This book is more edgy then the first book in the series. It has more BDSM scenes between the two main characters. The chemistry between the two main characters is hotter, and I think there is more to gain and to lose romantically, and emotionally, then in the first book. I’m so excited!!!
Mila, our female protagonist, is smart, classy, and much like our hero Griffin, has no interest in finding a relationship, let alone one that has elements of BDSM. She is focused on her career, her friends, and doing her thing. It’s funny how fate takes a hand on our best laid plans. Mila is afraid of falling for Griffin and getting hurt in the process. She tries keeping a wall up between her and Griffin, and well, sparks fly. That’s the best reading in my opinion, when sparks fly, and fighting ensues.
Griffin is a man that loves control and enjoys doling out pain. He expects respect, and gives it as well, just like his brother Beckett (from book one), but that’s where the similarities end. Griffin is more dark then Beckett, he’s more of a sadist. Beckett was more romantic and Griffin is more harder, edgier, and enjoys giving pain with the pleasure.
Beckett was a man that was serious all the time, in and out of the bedroom, where as Griffin had a more social easygoing nature, until he’s in the bedroom and that’s where he becomes serious and stern. I think Griffin is more scarier because you never know when the serious stern side to him will emerge, it will keep Mila on her toes.