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Leather & Lace

Trident Security, Book 1
Narrated by: Liza Bella Patron
Series: Trident Security, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

How does a "vanilla" woman write a BDSM novel? With hands-on research!    

Kristen needs inspiration and personal experience for a sequel to her unexpected and kinky best seller. Devon, an ex-Navy SEAL and private club owner, is all too happy to help.

Soon, a single weekend of hot and dirty sex turns into something more. But while they fight their connection, a killer has Devon in his sights.

Will they survive with their hearts and lives intact?

The Trident Security series contains elements of the BDSM lifestyle, sensual romance, nail-biting suspense, and happily-ever-afters.

©2015 Samantha A. Cole (P)2017 Samantha A. Cole

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"No one does Alpha heroes like Samantha A. Cole!" (New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Susan Stoker)    

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HOT!!

I'm blown away by how much I enjoyed this audiobook. Leather & Lace, the first book in the Trident Security is an explicit romance and heavy on the BDSM elements. The storyline is brilliantly-written with an exceptional plot and character development.

Liza Bella Patron does an outstanding job with the narration. She captures the characters' personalities and their sizzling chemistry flawlessly. I loved everything about this story, and I highly recommend it. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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great BDSM for beginners romance book

Enjoyed the teaching story line - very hot. Liked both Kristen and Devon. Lots of time was spent to set up everything and who everyone is - setting the ground work for the rest of the series.

I would consider this book more in the erotic category than romantic suspense. It took a long time to get to the suspense / trident security part and its only a very small part of the book but interesting.

Looking forward to more of this series.

The narrator has a great reading voice but not a good choice for this book - her Dom voice just doesn't do it for me.

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Leather & Lace

I loved the storyline, the characters, and the hot and steamy sex scenes in this book. This is a series that I intend to binge listen to because now that I've started listening, I just want to keep going until the end. I think Liza Bella Patron did a great job narrating this story. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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I love these Alpha’s

These characters are fantastic. They each have their personalities that you will love. Samantha has created a brilliant foundation to build from. Liza gives a great performance.

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"Safe, Sane, and Consensual" Romance

I really really enjoyed this audiobook. I was surprised that, despite being a suspense romance with BDSM elements, I learned a lot about the lifestyle. I am not sure if this is a romanticised version of BDSM play, but boy oh boy was this book delicious!

As the first book in the series, this book has set the bar high. Devon and Kristen story features lots of delicious chemistry along with elements of suspense and so much more. Dominant Devon helps relatively inexperienced Kristen to uncover her submissive side, without realising that a killer has Devon in his sights. Suddenly, it isn't just about giving Kristen pleasure but also ensuring she isn't collateral damage.

The moment I was done with this audiobook, I found myself purchasing the next book in the series. I cannot wait to find out what happens next with Trident Security!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Leather and Lace

A story that begins with curiosity and ends with love with some suspense along the way. What more can you ask for in a book!
Narration is perfect!

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A new-to-me author

I love military / retired military romance and this falls into the category beautifully. Not only is Leather and Lace in this genre, it is also the beginning of a series featuring a whole team of alpha men.

The story of Devon and Kristen is sweet, intense with a chilli rating of 'hot, hot, hot'!

I can't wait to listen to 'His Angel' and the rest of The Trident Security series.

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  • Krystyn - AudiobookObsession
  • 14-11-18

Sexy and suspenseful

I always love it when authors write books about authors! I love it even more when the author in the book is needing "research". Samantha Cole wrote a great story that goes deeper than simple research. I spent most of the 2nd half trying to figure out who the person was and why!

The narration was okay. I would have preferred dual or duet style for this book because I was not a fan of the narrators male voice. I feel like it was too high pitched and whiny.

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  • JEYCEE
  • 26-12-17

Leather and Lace

The story was intense with just the right amount of suspense to keep me guessing. The beginning was a little slow for me, but once it picked up, I was hooked. This is definitely a story I will strongly recommend, and an author I will be following in the future.

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  • Gourdbeader1
  • 21-03-18

Disappointing

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not sure.

Has Leather & Lace turned you off from other books in this genre?

I think I’ll try the next in the series because of different narrator. Hoping there will be a bit more to the story. This plot line just sounded too much like other books I’ve read. This one wasn’t special in any way, IMHO, compared to other books I’ve read. Maybe it’s just me. It was ok. I have nothing negative to say about it, just not as intriguing as books by other authors I’ve read.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator’s attempt at a male voice was dreadful. Very distracting, but I did manage to finish the book. Won’t listen again.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Leather & Lace?

Not sure. There was no one “scene” that I would single out.

Any additional comments?

I just don’t care for the way there was mystery building up all through the story only to be concluded abruptly at the end in such an almost unbelievably easy way. Did like the epilogue although it was very brief.

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 31-10-18

Loved it!

This was a great find~ I really enjoyed this story! It had great characters, a fun and sexy storyline and a good suspense as well. It hooked me right away. The narration was good. If I had any critique, I think I would have enjoyed this a little more as a dual narration. I loved the narrator's female narration, however, the male I would have loved to be a bit deeper or more masculine. I still really enjoyed this book though! I will absolutely be picking up book 2.

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  • Nicki Holt - The Overflowing Bookcase
  • 28-01-20

Once you start you will be hooked

As an author, Kristen has written a BDSM novel without being part of the lifestyle. When she meets Devon sparks instantly fly and passion ignights. As a co-owner of a BDSM club, Devon can give her hands on experience and help her writing. But will a killer who has his sights set on destroying Devon end the relationship before it can begin or will the rest of the group work together to save them and get their HEA. With great characters and a storyline that you will not want to stop listening to Samantha A. Cole does not disappoint. A fabulous beginning of the series that just leaves you wanting more. The sexy six-pack are not only drool worthy but have hearts of gold that you just cannot get enough. Devon and Kristen's story was only the beginning. Liza Bella Patron draws you right into the story and was a great narrator. Cannot wait for the next in the series.

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  • Jan M
  • 05-08-19

Leather and Lace

Leather and Lace by Samantha A Cole is a very hot listen. The author did a great job with writing a steamy suspenseful story that is original. It was interesting incorporating the BDSM lifestyle into the book. Liza Bella Patron did a good job narrating this book. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 08-04-20

A little nip of espionage and side of BDSM

Yes, a writer ventures into a BDSM club, to gain insight for a new novel, but gains a lot more than she anticipated.
On the backstory of someone hunting seals, one particular team of Seals, actually.

Drama and erotic situations, keeps the action fast and furious.

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  • Alex
  • 04-04-20

Worst narration ever!!

This narrator has zero skills with pronunciation, inflection, tone, or differentiation between man and woman, as well as other characters making it difficult to keep track of who was speaking. Couldn't finish!

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  • K. Partridge
  • 29-02-20

Read it instead.

Listened to this in audio but would recommend reading it instead. The narrator had a nice tone for female voices, but her voice for the male lead made him sound like an arrogant creep and almost ruined the story for me. Enjoyed the story and the writing and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Inked Belles Book Blog
  • 26-02-20

Great story

I really enjoyed the beginning of this series. I also appreciate the author taking their time to make sure the BDSM was authentic and enforced the principals of safe, sane, and consensual. The female narrator was fine but I’m glad the rest are done by a male.