A Little Harmless Lie by Melissa Schroeder (Harmless #4)
December 14, 2010
Reviewed by Mandi
Favorite Quote: “I didn’t say you could leave.”
Dee Sumner has a tragic past she is running from. After witnessing a murder, and being a target herself, she has disappeared from everyone and has become someone new the past ten years. The last two of those years, she has been working as a bartender at Rough N’ Ready, an elite BDSM club in Hawaii. Needing to keep a low profile, she chooses not to get involved with a lot of men, who always seem to cause trouble. But she knows, as well as most of the staff, that owner Micah Ross can’t keep his eyes off her.
Micah can’t help but be off the wall attracted to Dee. Being a dominant in his relationships is central to his life, and he knows deep down that Dee would be a wonderful submissive. The hard part is convincing her of this. Giving her the confidence to make that leap. Dee has never tried the BDSM lifestyle, and after much persuading from Micah, gives in – just a tiny bit.
When someone from her past tracks her down, her life goes into chaos again. But this time she has Micah on her side, and he is not going to give up without a fight.
A Little Harmless Lie is book four in her Harmless series, and the second I have read. I was first introduced to Micah in the previous book and was immediately intrigued by him. A very strong Native American, who is more reserved and private, but when Dee comes into his life he comes close to obsessed with her. She even jokes that he is a stalker. He becomes extremely overprotective. If you are a fan of the intense, growly, “don’t even look at my woman” hero, Micah is definitely for you. The fun he has showing her the BDSM lifestyle is super hot. Dee has just enough spunk to not always listen to her Dom 100% of the time. And Micah loves every second of it.
This book also has a strong romantic suspense element to it. For as grand of scale this suspense takes on, Melissa Schroeder does a nice job presenting it in a book that is not super long. A few times I thought it was made easy that some of the supporting characters are extremely super smart people that can get them out of any situation, but overall I really enjoyed the suspense in this book.
With two books under my belt, I definitely anticipate Melissa Schroeder’s next release. She writes very sexy, intense heroes and heroines that are smart and give it right back. Very good!
This Series Includes:
A Little Harmless Sex
A Little Harmless Pleasure
A Little Harmless Obsession
A Little Harmless Lie
A Little Harmless Addiction – June 2011