Hard to Serve
by Laura Kaye
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc
Book #0.5 in the Blasphemy series
(Hard Ink book #4.7)
Number of Pages: 153
Source: Amazon Purchase
Ages 17 and up
CW: Intense Sexual Situations
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…
The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.
Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.
I’m so glad I went back to read this prequel novella for the Blasphemy series. Mia is an amazing woman and knows what she wants. In her professional life, she takes charge and leads the way. In her personal life she craves domination. Good thing Kyler loves to dominate. They have fantastic chemistry with an instant connection that neither can deny. But Kyler wants nothing to do with anything even resembling a relationship.
It was fun to see the other Masters at Blasphemy call Kyler out and nudge him in the right direction. It’s easy to see why he has misgivings, but sometimes fate laughs at our best intentions. These two were meant to be.
There are some intense scenes between this couple, including one that is consensual non-consent. So be sure you’re going in with your eyes open if you cannot read noncon. Again, it’s consensual. But it’s still potent.
If I hadn’t read the first couple of books of this series yet, this story would definitely have me interested in reading more. That means it did its job.