The Benediction series by Shelly Bell continues to blow me away. I know I’ve read them out of order, but it doesn’t matter…I’m totally addicted. RED HANDED by Shelly Bell had me hooked from page one and she surprised me with a bang of a bad guy in the end.
***purchased for my own reading delight but sharing an honest and unscripted review.
Blurb for RED HANDED:
Shelly Bell returns with another steamy and suspenseful thriller set at the exclusive sex club Benediction …
An exhibitionist who's waited her whole life to be seen …
After her stepmother is abducted, Danielle Walker has no choice but to follow the kidnapper's cryptic instructions. Under the guise of a sex slave trainee, she must infiltrate Cole DeMarco's BDSM club and find evidence of his offshore bank account … or she'll never see her stepmother alive again. But Master Cole is no stranger, and despite the dark past they share, Danielle cannot resist his magnetic pull.
The voyeur who's always been watching …
As Danielle begins uncovering Cole's secrets, the artistic voyeur arouses her deepest desires, and she surrenders to a fiery passion she never expected. But with time running out to save her stepmother, Danielle and Cole will face off against an evil growing more ruthless by the day … and discover a twisted web of lies, betrayal, and murder that neither saw coming.
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Danielle Walker wakes in the night to find a stranger in her home, her stepmother’s life being threatened, and she’s given instructions to retrieve bank account information hidden in a place where no one but one man has access…the private quarters of the owner of the most prestigious sex club in Michigan—Benediction. So her only choice is to become a sex slave in training under the one man who has haunted her dreams and sexual fantasies since she was a teen—Cole DeMarco.
Cole DeMarco is surprised but pleased that Danielle Walker, the daughter of his former partner, has submitted an application to sex slave training at Benediction but he can’t help but wonder what she’s up to, and if she’s up to all it means to be a sex slave. When unusual things start happening with Danielle in the center of the action, Cole is determined to discover who, and for what reason, is behind it all.
Danielle may have set out to seduce him but she ends up being seduced by the world of delights available to her and Cole at Benediction.
RED HANDED, the actual book one of the Benediction series by Shelly Bell simply blew me away. Having read these out of order didn’t interfere with my enjoyment of the series at all but I am surprised that the first real Benediction book turned out to be one of the best. Having already read BLUE BLOODED, I knew somewhat what to expect but in fact, I had no idea just how seductive the world of BDSM as Shelly paints it could be.
The characters, the mystery, the suspense, and the sensuality of RED HANDED is what hooked me in, seduced me, if I may say, and now has me totally addicted to this series. Shelly’s characters are alive and people that I would love to know in real life…especially the men. She kept me on the edge of my seat not knowing who might be behind everything but I have to admit, who it was…I never saw it coming. She got me and that’s usually very difficult to do.
The Benediction series by Shelly Bell, as well as the White Collared books are not exactly for everyone but if you’re willing to take a step on the wild side, or if you read the dreaded SHADES books, then I highly, highly recommend reading RED HANDED by Shelly Bell. Darlings, the SHADES books haven’t got a clue as to how hot, how amazing, how inviting, and downright exhilaratingly sexy, BDSM can really be.
Happy Reading Everyone!
RED HANDED, a Benediction novel by Shelly Bell, Avon Impulse, available now in print, and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.