by Shayla Black

January 2007
ISBN: 0-425-21361-7
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

Morgan OíMalley the host of Turn Me On has a stalker and has no idea who it is or why. Sure, sheís had some weird mail but that is to be expected but not the extent of what she found in her bed. That one thing had her running for the one safe person that she knew, her half-brother Brandon Ross.

But beside her problems it seems that someone from Brandonís past has finally surfaced to cause some problems as well. Just what will happen when Brandonís past meets with the here and now?

Morgan drives to New Orleans from Houston to meet a Master J. She is interviewing him for an upcoming episode on her show. She has her own dark and forbidden fantasies and it seems that Master J is able to see them even over the IM. When they finally meet in a crowded outdoor cafť the sparks fly between them. The chemistry is there and then Master J turns from trying to seduce her into protecting her when the bullets start flying. Her stalker has definitely picked up steam and is now trying to kill her.

Jack takes her to the only place that is safe and very few know about, his cabin out in the swamp. Of course there is a detour along the way and Morgan finds herself in something that she would never dream of wearing and doing things she isnít quite comfortable with.

Jack knows that Morgan is the one for him and he needs her to realize that he will do anything for her and fulfill her even darkest fantasies. He brings out the submissive in her but he also causes heartache. He falls in love with her almost from the moment he sees her and she falls in love with him as well.

Ms. Black has given us an incredible story in Wicked Ties of someone realizing they are submissive and finally realizing what she is missing in her life. It takes trust on both of their parts, for him to know just how far he can take the submissive before he breaks her and for her to give up her trust to him to know how far she can go and how far she can be taken. That is what Ms. Black has given us in the story, one finding her true self and the other part of her.

There are problems along the way for both Morgan and Jack, besides the stalker and of course we canít forget about Brandon. We get to meet Deke who is Jackís business partner and he plays a part in trying to find the stalker and other things as well. Just how will things end with the stalker and Jack and everyone thinking that Morgan is Brandonís fiancť?

This is definitely not a book to be missed. It you want a taste of Dominance/submissive then donít miss this story. It will give you a glimpse of the lifestyle and how one person is drawn to another and how they can read the want/need from the submissive. Ms. Black has other story coming out in later in the year that features Deke, I canít wait to get my hands on it. Just be sure that you have something cold to drink while reading it and hopefully someone there afterwards to ease away the ache.

Reviewed in June 2007 by Pam.

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