Shane Tiernan, the Beast of Tallavan aristocratic society, needs relief from the matriarchal rules that are destroying his life. His hope lies in a female submissive, newly graduated from a top sex school. From her resume, she seems perfect. Profile and real life collide when he arrives to collect her. He’s stunned when he spots her vaulting over a bar and snatching up an ice chipper to defend herself against the giant who is chasing her. Her combination of warrior spirit and long-limbed curves fires his Dom imagination and the desire to bind her in his rope and have her under his complete control.
Adrianna Pacquin is sexually submissive, but don’t cross her outside the bedroom. She’s escaped the crime lord who plans to marry her once before. When it becomes clear he’s still after her, she doesn’t intend to get caught. A fortuitous decision to accept the contract of Tallavan Marshal Shane Tiernan promises safety until an attempt to murder him sets the pair on an investigation that will require complete trust in one another. With danger stalking their every step, the secrets they both hide could implode their blooming relationship and leave them exposed to their relentless foe.More info →
Randolph Meryon is a man no woman can resist despite the whip and title of sadist he brandishes. A pariah on his home planet of Tallav, he created a new life on Beta Tau, opening a kink club, The Whip Hand. The club is wildly successful, making him the most well-known and richest sadist in the sector. Old scandal comes roaring back into his life when his sister dies and he’s compelled to return to Tallav where his mother expects him to become guardian to his niece.
Jen Claymore, reeling from the consequences of her own, more recent disgrace, must find employment. Shunned by the Claymore family, she attempts to find work without their backing, meeting barriers wherever she turns. A position as nanny with the scandal-riddled Meryon family seems like a lifeline. She’s relieved until she arrives at Briarcliff and becomes enmeshed in a web of intrigue, unable to discern the identity of the spider at the center.
Then a second murder happens, and the first is discovered.