A Little Harmless Submission

A Little Harmless Submission

by Melissa Schroeder

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ISBN-13: 9781547168040
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/08/2017
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 1,150,249
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

From an early age, USA Today Bestselling author Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn't until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.

Since her first published book, Grace Under Pressure, Mel has had over 60 short stories, novellas, and novels published. She has written in genres ranging from historical to contemporary to futuristic and has worked with 8 publishers although she handles most of her publishing herself. She is best known for her Harmless and Santini series.

After years of following her military husband around the country and world, Mel happily lives with her family in horse and wine country in Northern Virginia.

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A Little Harmless Submission 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 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
ohms More than 1 year ago
Love this series because it gives you characters that were mentioned in previous books but still keeps tabs on the other characters. The story with Rome and Maria is another great example of how Melissa Schroeder is able to create a story but then still put in the steamy bits and make it interesting. It would definitely recommend this series to anyone.
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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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