4 Stars from Chris at Night Owl Reviews...
Crime and Punishment, #2Master Nathan Delacroix was introduced in the first book and he piqued my interest then. This one is all him, and the added thrill of his brother; identical twin Daniel. This story can be read alone, but I enjoyed my introduction in the first book as well as that book itself, so don't cheat yourself.
Nathan is unique in many ways, and his talents are utilized by the FBI even though he is no longer in their employ. These talents have been both a curse and a blessing - saving lives and ruining them. As a result Nathan is off-limits emotionally and will take just the sex (thank you) when it comes to being with a woman. That is until Connelly. She pushes all his buttons and while he fights the attraction, he realizes he's fighting a losing battle.
Connelly too has been damaged by life and thrown around a bit by bad luck and circumstances. She's in a good place now, if a little lonely. Well, that's about to change and the old saying "be careful what you wish for" certainly applies. It was just supposed to be research but the feelings Nathan and the BDSM lifestyle raise in her have a profound affect on Connelly. With all the dangers inherent in a relationship, can she deal with the added dimension Nathan's gift adds?
I see many more potential stories in this series and look forward to them. As always, the author delivers a steamy read that can be a little dark and deep at times. I always enjoy her imagination and subsequent story telling when I start a new tale of hers.