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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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  • 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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  • BluesVues
  • 29-10-18

Great listen; terrible narration

I really enjoyed the story; but the voice of the narrator kept jarring me out of the read. An exaggerated voice - definitely off for use as a man’s voice, and no guy talks in that greasy, Pervy tone.
Either use two narrators (one real male) or a better narrator. Takes away from an interesting tale.

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  • T. Hann
  • 01-10-18

Mixed

If I had to rate the story it was really good, erotic, fast paced with some awesome characters. Four stars definitely. Flip side is the narration which could be better. To be fair, she didn't do a horrible job. If it was a minor characters voice that didn't mesh, You can overlook it. But she didn't do the main male character Devon well and it was awkward and even creepy at times. All the other male voices were good. Just Devon was difficult to listen to.

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 25-09-18

Loved the story

Enjoyed the story but felt the narration let it down. The parts that were the male did not resonate with me. The story itself had me invested and it was steamy.

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  • Jen Hansen
  • 31-07-18

Hot and Steamy!

You cant help but fall in love with the characters in this book! The narrator did a fine job bring the story to life, but I am in love with the author as of this moment.
Kristen is very relate able, and Devon ( and the rest of the team) just makes you want to get naked. There is drama that makes you want to cry, hold your breath, and shout in joy. For the BDSM community, she did wonderful and getting the lifestyle correct, unlike another author I can think of. I am currently enjoying the next book in the series and will be enjoying other works by this author as I find her writing to be crisp clean and refreshing.

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  • Rowena1999
  • 16-07-18

Suspense romance

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy Navy SEAL mysteries, sex club stories, and/or BDSM DOM/sub erotica.

No cliffhanger. Book 1 of series.

I liked the characters and storyline. I plan on reading the next book in the series.

The narration was not my favourite, but okay.

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  • Heather Ray
  • 10-01-18

Loved the story, not the narration

Loved this story! I loved it so much that I bought the rest of the series and did a binge read. You know, where you read one book after another until they entire series is finished. I loved the detail and the characters. I felt as though I was in the book and was hooked. The narration however, meh. There were some points that her voice just plain irritated me. BUT, the story was so good that I wanted to finish it. I didn't want to quit, I wanted to listen and tried to find reasons to get in my car so that the story would go on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-01-18

BDSM Murder Mystery??? Yes, please!!!

The narrator was great as Kristin, though the bass she used for men was a bit forced.

Overall, I highly recommend this book!!!

The plot was a great driving force, though what really made this book sing were the steamy scenes between Kristin and Devon!!!

Unlike some other popular BDSM Romances out there, this book emphasized the motto of Safe/Sane/Consentual, which was truly refreshing!!!

I can't wait to listen to Book 2!!!

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