This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against.
**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**
Like the other books in the Bliss series, this book can be read as a stand alone. There are common characters in the books but it is not necessary to read the first two books in the series to read this one.
** A complimentary copy was provided by author for Blog Tour **
~~ 5 “Addicted to Sean Miller” Stars ~~
What can I say except that I absolutely LOVE this series. BJ Harvey has created a cast of characters and story lines that I am totally addicted to. As with the first 2 books in this series…this storyline and writing is flawless. This was also a quick read like the others, I was able to finish it in less then a day, but I am guessing that is because I couldn’t put it down. I am always left with a HUGE smile on my face when I finish one of her books in this series. She really knows how to write a story that you feel like you are a part of the book. The fact that we met Sean in book 1 (Temporary Bliss) and now we got his story, you can’t help falling deeper in love with this man. This book will have you laughing at times, sad at times, blushing most of the time, and definitely falling in love!!!! I can’t tell you how wonderful this book was!!! I truly don’t think my reviews can do this series justice, you really need to read these books!!!!!
We met Sean in book 1, like I said before, and I was so excited to find out that he would be getting his own story. (Although I have felt that way about all the characters we met in book 1) I knew Sean’s story was going to be an interesting one, because of his background and the fact that he is a Dominant looking for his sub. What I didn’t realize is that his story was going to be a second chance love story. I am truly a sucker for those types of stories. I love when lost loves are reunited after many years apart. That is what this story is about. Sean and Sam dated in college for over a year, but then somebody decided to but in and play on Sam’s insecurities breaking them apart. (It killed me to know who the person was) Now 10 years later Sean and Sam are thrusted back into each others lives because of his troublesome brother. Sam is a Chicago Police Officer. We met he in the end of Book 2 ( True Bliss – Zander and Kate’s Story ) Sean’s brother gets himself into some deep trouble and the police are called and that is why Sam shows to help him out. This is how Sam and Sean reunite. From there we are now reading a cat and mouse story….there was a lot of push and pull on Sam’s side, because she didn’t want to admit that she still had feelings for Sean. Well let me tell you he didn’t give up…not once. I really liked Sam’s character. I liked that she was strong willed and was willing to stand up to anyone who challenged her views. This was a big change from her college years. I also loved that she had a softer side, vulnerable per say. Watching her and Sean reconnect and realize the love they had for each other was wonderful. Sean was an amazing character as well. Talk about a man who by nature is a Dominant, but boy did he have a sweet and caring side as well. And talk about a panty melter….WOW 😉 You definitely want to meet him for yourself.
As for secondary characters…we are introduced to a couple new ones….Ryan (Sean’s Brother), Helen (Sam’s BFF) and Rico (Sam’s Friend and Helen’s Fiance) I loved each one of them. Helen and Rico were hilarious. They kept me laughing quite a bit. They were also a strong support system for Sam. Since they were with her back when her heart was broken with Sean in College. As for Ryan….I liked him as well. I kind of hope he gets a spin-off book. I think there is quite a story there. I was glad to see that he was getting his sh*t together by the end of the book. Now he just needs to find love himself.
This book is listed that it is a Standalone, and that is true, because we really didn’t see anyone from the previous books, except for Zander and Kate briefly. Ms. Harvey does a fantastic job filling any missing pieces someone might have if they haven’t read the first 2 books. Now my recommendation is that you read this SERIES in order. Yes you can read this book by itself, but I honestly would read all the books (In Order) You get the full effect and story behind all the characters if you read the complete series. This book/series is definitely one I will recommend to my friends and one I will read again and again 🙂 Pick this book up….you won’t be sorry!!!!!
**As a side note :: For anyone who is debating about this book because of my review stating the Dominant/submissive theme…don’t fret. This is definitely on the lighter side of BDSM…if you even want to call it that. There is light bondage and some spanking but that is as far as it goes. **
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