Katherine Higgins is the no-nonsense owner of trendy Las Vegas casino Taboo, and she has a secret. Every night her fantasies are filled with visions of her bodyguard dominating her. Seth Kyoto is Katherine’s no-nonsense bodyguard, and he too has a secret—every night his fantasies are filled with visions of his boss submitting to him.
From the moment Katherine hired Seth, their strong personalities clashed. Underneath their mutual animosity is a simmering attraction neither wants to acknowledge, but they can no longer ignore. And when someone threatens Katherine’s life, Seth is forced to stay close to her, closer than either is comfortable with. While they’re stuck together, two secrets will be revealed and every one of their fantasies fulfilled.
But they each hold one last secret that, if it comes to light, could ultimately tear them apart.
This novella was a whole lot of fun. The beginning of the Red Velvet Rope Series, Play by Play is an immersion into the world of an erotic BDSM club. When Katherine decides she wants to know more about the after hours activities of her bodyguard, things really get interesting.
What I Liked:
This is a short work of fiction, but it really kept a pace and the plot development was great. The amount of sex vs. plot was just right and kept you wanting more. The characters felt real and the action strong. Dialogue was spot on. BDSM elements were good.
What I Didn't:
The only element I didn't like was the stalker, when you found out who it was. Some of the mannerisms were a little off, but other than that, I really liked the book.
I liked this book as the beginning of a series and want to read more. Katherine was an interesting and conflicted character and Seth is a bodyguard that I wouldn't mind guarding my body! After receiving this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review, I will be requesting more from this author and looking forward to more books in this series. The BDSM club scene is shown, as is the developing relationship with the main characters. The sex is balanced well with the plot. The only flaw in the story was some of the reactions and motivation from the villain as it were, but other than that, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one.