Thursday, 16 February 2017

Carnal Obsession HIS HEART'S PRISONER by Reily Garrett Needs review

 Title : Carnal Obsession: His Heart's Prisoner

Author: Reily Garrett

Life on the street molds emotional athletes.

Three years ago, her brother’s death marked the beginning of Kendra’s new life, an existence with no home, no family, and no friends. Time in the underground byways toughened her emotional shell with the loose association of like-minded street rats where survival meant compromise and constant vigilance.
Before he died, Billy had sent her a package in care of his teammate, Conner. For Kendra, re-entrance into polite society comes with a deadly price, as betrayal comes from both sides of the grave.
Conner Crofton owns the BDSM club Ambrosia. After failing to protect his teammate on their last covert mission, penance takes form as a promise to safeguard Billy’s little sister, a girl he’d unknowingly remanded to a world of darkness and uncertainty, deception and psychopathic stalkers.
The past will always haunt us. Each must earn forgiveness and trust as passion, guilt, deception, and betrayal, interweave a destiny formed long ago. A romantic suspense with a twist.


I really enjoyed that this book was about so much more than just (kinky) sex. There is intrigue and suspense wrapped up in a strong plot. 
I liked the characters and the book has plenty of them, all of whom are well written and rounded.
I loved the interactions between Kendra and Connor and seeing her strength and his indecision. 
I liked how the submissives were repeatedly shown as being strong and in control. 

I hate BDSM themed books where the women are in truth being abused because the Dom 'knows it is good/best for them'. At one point I thought this would be like that when Connor spanked Kendra. I nearly stopped reading because this wasn't consensual and for me it was wrong. However Connor did worry about his actions later. I would have liked an apology though .... he hit an adult because she wouldn't do what he wanted....NOT GOOD!!!

This was redeemed for me later when the hero and heroine did discuss limits and safe words. In very few books to the Dom's seem to respect their sub by having this conversation. For me this balanced out the spanking scene.

I would have liked the discussions between Kendra and the brother's submissive s to have been verbalize in the book. However not having read the previous stories perhaps this was done in those and the author didnt want to be repeating it in this book.

The only thing is I now need to buy the previous books in the series and read more by this author!

Reily Garrett is a West Coast girl transplanted to the East Coast. Past employments as an
ICU nurse, private investigator, and military police officer has given her a host of different
environments to add a real world feel to her writing.
Though her kids are her life, writing is her life after. The one enjoyed…after the kids are in bed
or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop,
surrounded by her shepherds, to give her imagination free rein.
In life, hobbies can come and go according to our physical abilities, but you can always enjoy a
good book. Life isn’t perfect, but your imagination can be. Relax, whether it’s in front of a fire or
in your own personal dungeon. Take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite
hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions over a coffee with
your best friend (even if he’s four legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.

Twitter @reily_garrett

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