Saturday, October 5, 2013

Little Bird by Liza Gaines

In his bonds, she learns to soar.

Lee Jackson is bad news for a girl like Savannah Alderton. At least, that’s what everyone keeps telling her when her boss tasks her with assisting Lee in the search for his missing ex-wife. But despite all the warnings and Lee’s overbearing attitude, she’s attracted to him from the start. Wanting more than the casual sex he readily offers, Savannah fears she is bound to get hurt. Can she take that risk?

After a dysfunctional marriage and demoralizing divorce, Lee doesn’t do relationships. Casual sex with women who don’t expect more is enough to meet his needs; especially if those women share his appetite for handcuffs and crops. Which means Savannah is all wrong for him. She isn’t his type, she’s naïve and inexperienced, and worst of all, she’s exactly the kind of woman who will want more than a rough tumble between his sheets. Still, Lee can’t seem to stay away and he can’t help but wonder if maybe he’s underestimated her.

As the situation with his ex-wife becomes more desperate, Lee and Savannah struggle to overcome their fears and begin to imagine a life together. Will they live long enough to see those dreams become reality?

Savannah definitely comes off as a babe in the woods type at the beginning of the book.  While Lee is a good big bad wolf.  
Their relationship seems complicated even from the beginning. He is the ladies man that she is warned not to get involved with.  She is the sweet innocent that he is afraid he will ruin. You can tell he is damaged and in need of a little light in his life, and she is in need of someone to take control.  Throw in an ex-wife, sex club, and corrupt politicians and there you go.
The book took on more of a mystery vibe than a romance read.  There was lots of sex, hot sex, kinky sex, slow sex in between the mystery solving.  While it was a good book, I wish the author would have concentrated on one or the other.  The sex felt like it was thrown in just to keep it from being a mystery novel, and the mystery to keep it from being an erotic novel.  It would have done wells as a straight erotic romance.

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