Provoked (Make Me #1)

provcover66168-mediumAuthor: Riley Murphy

Publisher: Renegade Publishing

Rating: 3.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher


Blurb: When a museum executive secretary, who barely tolerates men, has a run in with an infamous BDSM Master, Neil Cannon, a man who lives to discipline women, there’s little she can do about it. Why?

The Master thinks Charlotte, a.k.a Charlie, is her kink-loving, totally outrageous, and continually stirring-up-trouble twin sister. And after what Charlie just did, he has to keep thinking that. At least until she can find a way to climb out of the huge mess her well-meaning intentions have landed her in. She’ll take the punishments the Master intends for her twin. She’ll even put up with him and his misogynistic antics if it means she’ll be able to unlock the secrets that will save her family. All she has to do is behave like her sister. How hard could it be to emulate a fearless, over-confident, rebellious woman, with highly questionable sexual standards?

Neil’s been waiting months for the chance to deal with this audacious sub who’s been jacking up the testosterone levels of his vanilla crew whenever her sports car needed maintenance. That’s why he made the service call himself. He’s confident she won’t be yanking his chain, because if she tries he’s prepared to yank it right back.

Or so he thought until she turns out to be different than what he expected her to be. She starts pushing buttons he didn’t know he had. She’s flipping internal switches, lighting things up, creating a whole new level of dominant need he’s determined to explore, enjoy, and satisfy.

Unfortunately, before either of them can get a handle on the D/s chemistry exploding between them, she takes off. It’s then he discovers that she’s invited a part of his past, that he’s promised to steer clear of, right to his front door.

Now, in order to keep her safe, he must find her, and when he does he has to keep her close. Too close for either one of them to escape the inevitable truth.

“Sometimes the best pleasures in life are found at the end of a person’s comfort zone,” whispered the Master to the one woman he’s dead set on collaring…


Review: Are you like me? Can you walk into a movie or a show after it’s started and be able to pick up enough to enjoy it? If you can, then you’ll enjoy this gang-buster of a crazy erotic thriller, screaming along the tracks at top speed, spilling out details left and right, keeping you confused and bewildered but always keeping you along for the ride because you JUST.CAN’T.STOP. reading!

This book was like a ride at a water park. You start out in your inner tube at the top, and five minutes later you’re in a pool of water, your swimsuit hanging off you, feeling violated by having water squirted into places it wasn’t meant to go, possibly having hit your head, but EXHILARATED! You don’t remember much, you know you were in danger at least part of the time…but you don’t care.

This book–I didn’t understand or care about half of what was going on. I wasn’t really reading it for the mystery and I felt like there was a chunk of explanation missing. Or maybe a first book? I felt thrown into the deep end. But I kept going because this lady can write erotic, sexy scenes like crazy!! YOWZA! I haven’t read her before so I don’t know if the first book in the series is supposed to catch you off guard? I don’t know. But I skimmed over it to get enough to keep going. Maybe the frantic chase and the crazy shenanigans were supposed to lend to the erotic tension?

All I know is that Riley Murphy can write the $hit out of an erotic sex scene. I loved the male character in this book–he’s amazingly hot–and the female character was pretty amusing. I’m planning on checking out the next one in hopes I can figure out what’s going on–or for some more sex, please 🙂 Thanks Riley!

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