A Little Harmless Submission

A Little Harmless Submission

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by Melissa Schroeder
     
 

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For a tough as nails Dom hunting a sadistic serial killer is nothing compared to losing his heart.

Harmless #6

Rome Carino is hunting a predator. One who likes to hurt submissives, and the most popular BDSM club's patrons are being targeted. With each fresh kill he gets more brazen. Rome knows he just needs one little break, but before he can make headway, the

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For a tough as nails Dom hunting a sadistic serial killer is nothing compared to losing his heart.

Harmless #6

Rome Carino is hunting a predator. One who likes to hurt submissives, and the most popular BDSM club's patrons are being targeted. With each fresh kill he gets more brazen. Rome knows he just needs one little break, but before he can make headway, the FBI shows up. Worse, the uptight, buttoned-down Special Agent Maria Callahan suggests a plan that is dangerous, but worth it because it might just catch the killer. If Rome can keep his mind on the case and off the beautiful FBI agent, he'll be just fine.

Maria is still trying to step out of her legendary father's shadow and knows just how to do it. Luring the killer by posing as Rome's new sub seems like a good idea. That is, until undercover becomes real life and she finds herself tangled up with a man who amazes and scares her at the same time. Her growing attraction to the Honolulu Police Detective is a little too much to handle. Even knowing that, she can't help falling in love with the tough Dom and losing herself in the games they play in the bedroom.

Rome is overwhelmed by his need for Maria. He has never had a sub respond to him the way she does, and no matter what he does, he feels himself slipping off that cliff into love. As their relationship starts to unfold, he realizes that he will do anything to win her heart, to convince her to become his sub for a lifetime. But before he can do anything, the killer turns his attention on Rome and the one thing he holds dear: Maria.

WARNING: The following book contains: A Dom who thinks he can do no wrong, a new sub who is about to teach him he can, palm trees, a trip or two to Rough 'n Ready, a flirty Aussie Dom with questionable motives, old friends, and a new enemy. Yeah, it might be called Harmless, but you Addicts know it's anything but.

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Editorial Reviews

Author - Carly Phillips
Melissa Schroeder's Harmless series combines the beauty of Hawaii and the passion of BDSM that will leave the readers begging for more.
Joyfully Reviewed - Reviewer Miranda
A Little Harmless Submission is a thrilling edge of your seat read with enough sizzle to burn the pages! Melissa Schroeder is at the top of her game with the intense mystery and highly passionate romance in A Little Harmless Submission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475094961
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/06/2012
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,117,382
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Schroeder is the author of over 30 short stories, novellas and novels ranging in heat from sensual to super erotic and in time periods from historical to futuristic. She is a military wife, former brat, and is still convinced the military is trying to punish her by making her live with bugs and heat. She is the author of the bestselling and much loved Harmless series and regularly spends time with her self-proclaimed Harmless Addicts. When she isn't reading or writing, she is ignoring her dirty house and counting down the days until her husband retires from the AF so she can have SEASONS again. She also writes for Siren Publishing under the name KIERA WEST.
You can hook up with her online at:
MelissaSchroeder.net
twitter.com/melschroeder
facebook.com/melissaschroederfanpage
facebook.com/groups/harmlesslovers

Her upcoming releases include:
Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance
A Little Harmless Gift
A Little Harmless Fascination
A Lethal Woman
Falling in Love Again

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A Little Harmless Submission 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
BookLovah1 More than 1 year ago
I am not afraid to admit I am a very smart reader, so if you are going to add a mystery and suspense to your erotic story it better be as good as the sex. This one is a winner!! Breaking it down, I felt the chemistry between the characters of Rome & Maria was organic and believable. It was kind of lust at first sight, that morphed into love and I really enjoyed that. I loved the storyline arc and the ability to draw in characters from throughout the series in a natural way that made sense, even though I think if this was the first book in the series you had read, it wouldn't make a difference. That takes skill. There's nothing worse than discovering an author midst way through a series and feeling like you are missing something. The mystery and suspense of the book was fantastic! I kept thinking I knew who the villain was, but then questioned myself as to whether it was a red herring, so that thrilled me. I love the Harmless series, as you can tell from my other reviews. This new addition not only did not disappoint me, I really thought Ms. Schroeder hit this one out of the park. I'm always happy to re-visit her Hawaiian locales, and the core characters I have grown to love. The added humor was true to each character, and the weaving of the BDSM club Rough & Ready as a catalyst to drive the story in ways other than just hot sex was terrific. I look forward to the next installment of this series!!
Lindsey_Kirk More than 1 year ago
I am now officially a fan of Melissa Schroeder. This is my first book by her and I am sold. Hook, line, and sinker she got me. First off, from the first chapter I was sold. She developed great character personality right off the gate. I wasn't irritated; I was swept in and ready to follow along with Rome and Maria's story. I knew that this book was BDSM related; I had bought the first book in this series and hadn't read it yet. Well, now I regret that in a huge way. I want the other stories. I want to know how they all met and how it all comes together in this current installment in the Harmless Series. What a totally fantastic story. As hot as the BDSM sex was I was totally consumed with the internal story. The intrigue with hunting a serial killer, I'm a huge fan of shows like Law and Order SVU and this reminded me so much of a really good episode of that show (If Chris Meloni would get down and dirty with a flogger I would be a happy camper for life). A lot of times with crime novels you get an over kill of the detail, there is so much attention to detail that you get no time to really sort out if the killer is someone close and often times you get bored. In this I wasn't bored at all, if I had to put the book down I was thinking about it, reasoning it out, and trying to find out my own answers. Inside that incredible plot was a love story. And what a great love story it was. Can I just say that I love when a book makes me want the couple to be together from the first moment they meet? Sometimes I find myself going "Eh, this might not work out." But not even knowing any background from the series at all, I loved each and every character that was passed through in the book. I wanted more, and I enjoyed every part of it. Nothing was left open and untold, the romance was perfect, the sex was hot (mainly because it included bondage), and the couple clicked for me. I was left wanting more and soaking up all the free excerpts that were dropped into the ending of this story. This book has left me with a warm feeling in my belly for Melissa Schroeder. I will be reading a lot more of her stuff in the future. I received this ARC for review from the author. Favorite Quotes He studied her for a moment, no expression on his face. Then, he placed his hand on the wall next to her head and leaned closer, as he did in the elevator. Gawd, he smelled good. Earthy and sensual, and all wrapped up in a dominant package of a man. She needed to attract the killer, and she needed their help. She'd have to trust them and Rome to get this bastard. And, if it meat decking herself out like a sex toy waiting to be played with, she would do it. The simple answer made him smile. It had come out just like a perfect little sub should answer her Dom. A possessiveness he didn't expect slapped him in the face, and he had to fight the urge to claim her. It wacked him upside the head like the club he should be carrying. It was primitive, Neanderthal almost. "You will let me know the pleasure I give you, but you do not allow yourself that pleasure. It's mine to own and mine to offer." "You didn't have to do that. Shouldn't have without permission." She gave him a cocky smile. "I'm sure you can figure out some punishment for me." He laughed, feeling lighter and definitely in a better mood. "After dinner."
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I am so glad that Melissa Schroeder has decided to continue this series. A Little Harmless Submission is the 6th book in this series (but can be read as a stand alone) and I really got a kick out of it. Rome Carino is a cop and a Dom working a serial murder investigation. Subs are being raped and killed. Maria Callahan is a FBI agent with a need to prove herself. She plans to use herself as bait to catch the killer. Rome and Maria are combustible. I love how Maria shakes the ice cold Dom. This is a wonderful mystery and love story. Keep them coming Ms. Schroeder
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gypsywoman35 More than 1 year ago
Snap, Crackle Sizzle…is how I would describe Schroeder’s latest novel in the “Harmless” series. Sex, murder, sex, bdsm, sex and Hawaii are all included in the story. Rome Carino is a no holds barred detective in Hawaii.  A body turns up that indicates a serial killer may be on the loose. The body isn’t just a random murder. The body was the latest to turn up near a local BDSM club.  The FBI soon enter the picture and much to Rome’s surprise he is assigned a temporary new partner for the case, Agent Maria Callahan. Rome doesn’t enjoy the FBI looking over his shoulder while working on this case and Agent Callahan doesn’t enjoy Rome’s smugness over any and everything. Yet, they both have an instant attraction to each other. The case calls for the Rome and Maria to go undercover and a dom and sub in the BDSM club scene. The irony here is that Rome really is a Dom in every sense of the word. Maria who is by no means your average sub would be better described as a switch.  After a very lusty evening at the Rough and Ready club with friends Micah and Dee, Rome’s feelings for Maria have intensified. Maria’s libido is sky high after seeing Rome in this new situation. Surprising Maria even further is the fact that she wants to be dominated by Rome. Their first encounter is one that brings about an alpha male and an alpha female. Rome’s feelings for Maria go further than the D/s relationship. Maria trusts Rome and that surprises her as she not only lets go of her inhibitions, she lets go of the tight control on her life. While Rome and Maria continue to work on the case, things take a serious twist as the killer sets his sights on both Maria and Rome.  Schroeder’s acerbic humor weaves it’s way through this story and the location of Hawaii makes this story that much hotter. 
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Great writer love the series
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pilsilver30 More than 1 year ago
if you like how looking and smart heroes and sexy heroins this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was one of those books you just couldn't put down. Rome's character was hot and sexy!
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BBJ36 More than 1 year ago
This author is good and keeps you going and anticipating whats up next.
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