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by Katie Porter

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Sleeping with the colonel’s daughter? Risky. Making her call you Sir? Reckless.

Command Force Alpha, Book 1

When a mission against the Russian mafia goes south, Colonel Stafford, head of a deep-cover ops team, wrests a hospital-bed promise from his protégé. Although eager to return to the field, Evan Sommers swears


Sleeping with the colonel’s daughter? Risky. Making her call you Sir? Reckless.

Command Force Alpha, Book 1

When a mission against the Russian mafia goes south, Colonel Stafford, head of a deep-cover ops team, wrests a hospital-bed promise from his protégé. Although eager to return to the field, Evan Sommers swears to keep the colonel’s daughter, Katsu, safe from retaliation.

The task isn’t simple for the battle-tested Marine Corps captain. Four years have passed since his secret affair with sweet, compliant Katsu. Now she’s a streetwise pool shark who refuses to obey any command.

Kat resists the need for Evan’s protective shadow, until deadly threats expose her vulnerability. Her future depends on this hardened soldier, and their sizzling dynamic reveals what Kat’s bland college dating life lacked—a man with the will and desire to tame her.

Danger creates potent, unexpected scenarios that test their sexual limits, yet a real relationship is impossible. Evan is the warrior who could be her Master, but how can she fully submit? The next mission—even the next knock on the door—could rob Kat of the man she loves.

Warning: This book contains a reformed playboy Specials Ops stud who knows how to tease, demand, and spank what he wants out of a colonel’s unruly pool shark of a daughter. Wait…how is this supposed to be a warning?

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Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Command Force Alpha , #1
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Own 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
Own was an awesome read. It reminds me of Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series. Not the story itself, but the way it encompasses multiple genres. You get romantic suspense, action & adventure, and a contemporary military romance all with a healthy dose of some seriously hot BDSM/erotica. Ms. Porter (the pen name for the collaborative writing efforts of Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty) has created a fascinating read that only prior obligations and major exhaustion kept me from reading it in one sitting.  The action & adventure elements of this book keep the storyline moving full-steam ahead. The contemporary military romance and the romantic suspense aspects intertwine to produce plotlines that cannot be reviewed without revealing spoilers (NOTE – do NOT read the blurb for book 2 until you have read Own unless you want a spoiler). But it is the way in which Ms. Porter weaves the BDSM/erotica elements throughout the book that probably fascinated me most. I read a LOT of BDSM/erotica books and most of them focus on the D/s relationship. The relationship between Katsu and Evan starts off as a D/s relationship – both times. However, the second time around it begins to morph into an M/s relationship. I don’t read many M/s books; not because I don’t like them, but because I haven’t found many authors who can write them successfully. In my opinion, the relationship that Ms. Porter creates between Katsu and Evan captures the dynamic that is necessary to make the Master and slave relationship believable. In their relationship, when Evan takes on the role of Master he is able to give Katsu what she needs to feel whole and vice versa, her following his commands fulfills his need to own a woman, especially a woman he loves and who loves him back. I loved that he considers her his light in the dark world his work takes him.  I have read M/s books that are not only not believable, but the relationship is degrading and abusive and this is the primary reason I don’t read many M/s books. I don’t enjoy humiliation-based reads and a couple of badly written M/s books have put me off the sub-genre for quite a while because it’s not something I want to spend my money on. As such, the opportunity to review Own for free was a risk I was willing to take and I am so glad that I did. Ms. Porter has made a fan out of me and I look forward to working the second book in the Command Force Alpha series, Snap, into my reading schedule as soon as I can. Thank you Ms. Porter for giving me back the M/s sub-genre.  I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
NicoleUlery More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I greatly enjoyed this book. There is a good, action-packed, intriguing story that keeps you turning the pages. Evan and Katsu were a brief couple before Evan joined Katsu's father's elite special-ops team. Katsu's father has been shot, so Evan is assigned to keep her safe from any impending threats. I have a hard time saying NO to a military man. Evan is a delicious alpha-male. And I thought that what made this book special was seeing Evan realize that he is a Dom who needs a sub. In so many other books, the male has a history in the lifestyle. Evan may have dabbled in scenarios before, but seeing him come to the realization that is what he needs was fresh. Katsu was already aware of her submissiveness, but you still could see how that came about. I loved how she was portrayed and I found her strength and need for order admirable. I found the sex, and there was a lot of it, to be very well detailed and stimulating. I also loved that the couple's relationship in the book. Their history, I felt, really strengthened what they were able to create upon reconnecting. I will definitely be reading other books in this series.
TheLustyLiterate More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars | Ultra Steamy Faced-paced action, intense emotion and sizzling sex drive this surprisingly thought-provoking erotic military romance. As entertaining as OWN’s charged surrounding plot is, my reading pleasure truly derived, no surprise, from Evan and Katsu’s intense, angsty and uber white-hot relationship. I relished this steamy tale’s frequent and fabulous sex scenes. Well-written and lengthy, Katie Porter delivers page after page of serious heat. And while I may not have loved some of the things Evan commands Katsu to do, she is no meek slave. Strong-willed and defiant, Katsu routinely questions Evan’s demands as much as she secretly craves his control. I was fascinated by her inner conflict and push back as she acquiesced and participated in acts she has issues with. Evan is equally troubled by his darker desires and need for absolute control. His ongoing struggle with his inner demons makes for compelling reading, especially when they involve testing and pushing Katsu in the bedroom. But beyond his bona fide sex-god status I found Evan to be too overreaching and bossy to truly love. His required dominion over Katsu goes beyond my tastes. Playful orders are fun for intimacy but there is nothing playful about Evan. He is completely serious when he dresses, collars and “owns” Katsu. So for readers who are seeking an unflinching Dominant hero, Evan’s your guy. For those of you, like me, who prefer when dominance is softened, allowing the lovers to meet half-way, you may be disappointed. The only changing Evan does in this story is from filthy fatigues into a suit. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Own, (Command Force Alpha), Katie Porter Review from jeannie zelos book reviews  I do enjoy a romance with something extra to lift it – in this case there was the subtle BDSM angle, the need for control Evan had allied to the need to be controlled that Kat had, even though she wasn’t fully aware of it. She’d made some tentative enquiries in that direction in the past, but been put off by what she’d learned. Evan wasn’t professional but he knew what worked for him, and was able to translate that into what Kat needed. Kat ( Katsu) – was a lovely lead. Part Japanese, multi – lingual and fiercely independent. She loves her father, has always accepted his career came first though and has very loving memories of her mother who died when she was young. She’s done a bit more sneaking into her father’s career that he knows though, not realising just how dangerous that can be given who and what his his work involves. She loved Evan, even though they only has a six week relationship before he left her four years ago, dropping her like a hot brick to work for her father. Now he’s second in command, and back with orders to look after Kat til the current crisis which threatens her is over.  At first they are very edgy, Kat is still full of resentment at the way he left, while Evan doesn’t really understand why. He thinks he did what was best, leaving that way, not realising that with the loss of her mother, and with her father being away so much Kat needed more from him. But hell, he’s a bloke  thinking isn’t always their strong point! Now he’s back, and the attraction between them is as strong as ever. Forced into 24 hrs. a day contact he can see what she needs, someone to take control and it pulls at his instincts to protect through order and discipline. Soon they’re into some heavy and sensual sex, with a kind of D/s feel to it, although it’s only fringe effect, careful orders, gentle punishment. What will happen once life is back to normal though? Will Kat be left distraught as she was before, will Evan just go ahead and do what he thinks is right without talking to her again? Even if they could reveal their secret relationship this time and move forward how will Kat cope knowing his life is in constant danger. She’s borne that burden with her dad all her life, and its affected her badly emotionally, could she cope with another person she loves facing death daily? Along with their relationship puzzle there’s the physical danger to them both via her dads organisations enemies, with her dad still very ill in hospital, and the people who shot him still at large. Its looking like what they’d tackled was a larger danger than expected, and it’s always possible that there’s a leak in the organisation....no-one is quite sure of what's going on, not least me, as there were so many twists and turns in who was what, and where they fitted in to the puzzle! I loved Evan’s strong attitude, the take charge Alpha male bit of him, and yet was so frustrated at the same attitude that couldn’t let him see just how badly he’s damaged Kat by leaving as he did. Her dad was terrific, and I loved the way she told him she was 22 now and should be allowed to make her own decisions about who was in her life. I couldn’t see a compromise for her and Evan, she had coped, but barely, with knowing her dad could be killed at any time and yet knew because of the secrecy needed in his work she may never know any details, or even if he was dead or just labelled as MIA. How could she accept someone else she loved being in that position, and yet how could she not be with Evan, their pull was so strong. Evan – even if he offered to leave his work for her she knew eventually he’s regret it, it was so important to him, and she didn’t want him to feel she had made him leave something he needed to do.It seems like a catch 22 situation and yet...was there a way through? I couldn’t see one but Evan had some really good ideas, and I loved the way that part played out, the way it was explained made so much sense to me, and I could see how it would work – if Kat would let it, but would she? Stars: Four, a solid and sensual suspense novel. ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers