Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Safe in His Arms by Renee Rose

Title: Safe in His Arms
Author: Renee Rose
PublisherStormy Night Publications

For as long as she could remember, Becca dreamed of a dominant man to take her in hand, and Zac, the handsome Marine she met at her sister's wedding, filled the role with aplomb… for a weekend. Then the fling came to an end, Zac went off to war and died for his country, and Becca learned she carried a child who would be born without a father.

Seven years later, Becca has done her best to move on and forget about Zac… until the day she walks into her kitchen to find the man she believed she would never see again locked in mortal combat with her son’s nanny, and realizes everything she thought she knew about Zac was a lie.

Like all Black Ops agents, Zac doesn't exist in any government record. His life is a series of deadly missions, and relationships of any kind are unsanctioned. But he keeps one secret. He watches over Becca, the beautiful daughter of a rogue agent, and Parker, the six-year-old boy he fathered that fateful weekend. When he spots a known assassin in their apartment posing as a nanny, he's forced to reveal himself and take them to safety… whether Becca likes it or not.

While Becca may have enjoyed his dominance once, bending her to his will again may not be quite so easy. He is determined to keep her safe, however, and if a long, hard spanking is required, he is more than willing to oblige. Having Becca over his knee rekindles more than his passion, though; even when the immediate danger has passed, he finds it much more difficult to “ghost out” on his family again. Must he resign himself to protecting those he loves from afar, or can he find a way to be the man Becca needs and longs for, the man who is worthy of her
submission and her love?

Publisher’s Note: Safe in His Arms is an erotic romance novel that includes both consensual and non-consensual spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Safe in His Arms didn't work for me. I had problems believing that Becca would take Zac back and trust him with her body as soon as he waltzes back into her life. I know this novel is a short one and things have to move fast but I think the need for more character development shouldn't have been overlooked. There was also a moment when Zac omitted important information from Becca that had me fuming and then Becca doing something incredibly stupid to get Zac's attention. 

So what's the story about?

Becca has a one night stand with a Marine she meets at her sister's wedding. They shared a moment of passion and then he walks away. Unexpectedly, Becca finds herself pregnant with his child. In the present, Becca and her son Parker are doing well until they find their latest nanny fighting a man she recognizes as Zac in their home. 

Zac is part of a Black Ops group. He doesn't "exist" but this has never stopped him from following Becca and Parker's life. He has been monitoring her and helping her in any way he can from afar. When he realizes they are both in danger he's ready to make himself visible again. Just one problem, he wasn't counting on not wanting to leave them ever again. 

Cliffhanger: No

2/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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