Three-Part Harmony

Angel Payne
Available from Loose id
ISBN: 9781611188141
July 2012

Our story begins with our heroine, Dasha Moore, finishing a call with her father's assistant. Her father is a senator and never has time to see her perform. She is a pop star, a very popular one, and he hasn't made time to ever see her in concert. Her manager, David Pennington, is constantly frustrated with her when she makes excuses for his lack of... not love really, but fatherly support I guess. This leads to Dasha not quite throwing herself at him but at least getting up close and personal with him about expanding their bond. He's willing to do so, but on his terms, he is a Dominant and as part of the D/s relationship he demands her honesty. So, while the two of them begin to increase that connection, someone text messages Dasha death threats to her entire touring company which brings in the police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. One of the agents is Kress Moridian who also happens to be a Dom.

David and Kress are both almost obsessed with Dasha's safety and move her to an undisclosed location while Kress and his team investigate. Dasha, or 'D' when she's in her submissive mode, gets plenty of David's attention and eventually Kress's also. The three of them together, as well as when it is just two of them, are just sizzling they are so hot. It is also very funny when the men have their moments of being unsure about the relationship they have and want with their ‘D'. In the meantime, someone opens fire on Dasha at a charity event which launches the men (ok, put your hands on your waist, stick your chest out) into über protective, alpha males. Yes I actually did that after I typed it and I'm smirking too. Poor Dasha is really a submissive, but in her real life she isn't used to being that way. She's been in love with David for some time and is confused about her feelings for Kress.

Ms. Payne wrote a story that barely gave us a chance to breathe. I couldn't put down my Kindle! Between all the intense BDSM play, the ménage dynamics and the constant threats to Dasha, I was on the edge of my seat the whole read! There is plenty of smexy time and snuggle time but there were complete moments of fear, for Dasha, and I wasn't sure whodunit. Ms. Payne did a brilliant job with all the characters and showing us the scenes. I loved how we meet the senator and his entourage, her fans and even some of the dancers in her show. I especially enjoyed how the three of them really grew together during all of the twists and turns of the story. And no, I'm not going to spill about the origins of the threats or how they were resolved. When I started to read this I was thinking it would be a good story. Now that I've finished the book I can tell you it is an excellent story, I am so happy I read it!

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual

Reviewer: Teresa T.
November 27, 2012

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