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A Little Harmless Submission (Harmless #6)

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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.
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Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published October 17th 2011
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
"A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
- by Oscar Wilde -

3.5 stars. While I really liked the very, very yummy hero, the plot was just too weak to give a 4-star rating.

A Little Harmless Submission is book 6 in Melissa Schroeder’s Harmless series.

There’s big trouble in Honolulu. A serial killer is on the loose. The media calls him The Dom killer
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Pam
Dec 06, 2011 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Little Harmless Submission is book six of the ALH series and is as great as all the others
Maria Callahan is an FBI agent who looks like she has everything going for her, at least that is what she projects to the outside world. She is trying to prove to all that she can live up to her famous father, a man who raised her as they traipsed all over the country solving various crimes for the FBI. Maria has been called to Hawaii to help solve a murder mystery since she has been investigating other s
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Christi Snow
Oct 20, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
Whoa! I LOVED this book. I will take one Rome....delivered to my house with restraints in hand. Talk about an amazing alpha hero...Melissa wrote a really good one here!!! And he has met his match with FBI agent, Maria, who is pretty much an alpha herself in her everyday life, but when this Dom gets her in the bedroom, well, then she is the perfect sub. Theirs is a great romance and I loved that I got to read it!

But it is not only a romance, it's also a great suspense novel. The reason
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Heather in FL **UGH the new home page is FUGLY**
This was good. I started suspecting the villain near the beginning, but there were some twists at the end that I didn't expect. The theme of the man-who-will-never-settle-down is common in erotica, but it's always sweet to see them fall. Such was the case with Rome. I sort of question his Dom nature, though, because he let Maria speak to him in the club in a way that has not been presented for a sub before, at least in terms of how she talked to him. I guess she wasn't truly a sub, but she submi ...more
Kristina
Oct 25, 2011 Kristina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars..

Wow! This story is HOT. The characters, the plot, EVERYTHING, makes this story one of the best in the Harmless series! Even though I have the most overwhelming reading pile that actually makes me nervous, as soon as I was sent an eARC, I put everything else aside to read it. As soon as I found out Submission was going to feature Rome, I could not wait to read it! Schroeder, once again, has written a fantastic novel and clearly does not disappoint.

Rome Carina is a tough detective whose
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Linda
Oct 18, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maria Callahan Grew Up To Be An Agent Just Like Her Dad As It Was All That She Knew. Since Her Mom Died At The Hands Of A Convict Her Dad Helped Put Away, But Once He Was Released Her Murdered Her While They Both Were At A Hockey Game Out Of Town And At The Age Of Twelve Big John Took Her With Him Everywhere He Went. It Was Said That She Got Into The Agency Through Her Dad's Influence And She Had To Work Her Tail Off Just To Prove Other Agents Wrong. There Was A Serial Killer They Labeled "The D ...more
Leagh
Nov 07, 2011 Leagh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rome is a detective trying to catch a serial killer who is killing submisives from Rough-n-Ready BDSM club. Rome is also a DOM at said club. Maria is a FBI agent who is following in her father's footsteps. She is in town to help with the investigation. Except the only way to catch the killer is to pose as a submisive and have Rome as her DOM.

This is a fantastic read. Rome was absolutely smokin HOT and the perfect DOM. He was alpha and in control but he had a soft side that he showed with Maria.
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Darcy
Nov 05, 2011 Darcy rated it it was amazing
What can I say but I am one of the many ALH reader addicts? Am I ashamed of such an
addiction? Not even close. I personally believe each books gets better, as the characters expand
and more stories emerge. Ms. Schroeder has created magic with each book,, and it gets a bit
harder to choose which couple as my favorite, but this couple are tied with my first choice in “A
Little Harmless Sex Book 1". Now as my second favorite is “A Little Harmless Submission Book
6".
I fell in love with Romeo Carino in “
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Gail
Oct 20, 2011 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Little Harmless Submission is yet another great addition to the Harmless series. Melissa Schroeder has once again written an amazing story.

Rome Carino is a determined detective on the hunt for a serial killer, who is targeting BDSM submissives. Rome is a Dom and a member of the BDSM club Rough 'n Ready. His interest in tracking down this killer is both professional and personal. Friends with the owners of the club, and having seen or met some of the victims has him outranged at the brutal murd
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P.A. Lupton
I enjoyed this book, but I can’t say I loved it. The story carried along at a nice pace, the love scenes were hot and plot was decent (though I knew who the killer was from the start). I had a few issues with the story, though. The first, the hero and heroine fell in love WAY to fast. I understand its fiction, and I’ve come to expect some fast courtships in a romance, but this story only spanned about a week. The couple end up in bed together only hours after they meet, and they declare their lo ...more
LolaLovesBooks
Oct 22, 2011 LolaLovesBooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little harmless sub … a lot of harmless Dom!

FBI agent Maria Callahan has mighty big shoes to fill and needs to solve this case to prove to the other agents in her department that she is worthy of her position, not just riding the coat tails of her father’s legacy. Maria has a plan—bait the hook with herself as a sub to lure in the killer—hopefully ending the sideways glances from within her department once and for all. She enlists the help of Rome Carino, HPD detective and frequenting Dom of R
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Lisa Benedict
Nov 06, 2011 Lisa Benedict rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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, Agen
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E.rai
Dec 20, 2011 E.rai rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what to say about this one. I did enjoy it, but it was a bit disappointing. I would say the title is dead on. Rome is a cop in Hawaii on the trail of a serial killer who is targeting submissives the frequent the club Rough and Ready. Maria is a FBI agent also on the trail of the killer. She heads to Hawaii to go undercover as a sub to catch the killer. First off there is very little submission in this book. Rome is supposed to be an experienced Dom, but we don't see much of that her ...more
Shell
Oct 20, 2011 Shell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a newbie to Ms. Schroeders work for the most part. I have read a couple of her shorts and was quite impressed. Getting my hands on her latest offering, I was quick to set aside the massive pile beside my bed and dive in. I was very glad I did and am now in the process of ordering the rest of the series.
FBI agent Maria Callaghan has some pretty big shoes to fill. Her father was a legend in the bureau and a respected man in almost every law enforcement agency. Many thought she was riding on
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Future Slayer Girl
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 w ...more
Daisy Girl
Oct 23, 2011 Daisy Girl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rome Carino is a Honolulu homicide detective working a serial killer case where the killer targets female subs from BDSM clubs. Rome happens to be a Dom who goes to the BDSM club Rough n’ Ready and knew some of the latest victims. Maria Callahan is a D.C. FBI agent who comes to Hawaii to catch the killer and she has a plan to use herself as bait. In order for her plan to work needs Rome’s assistance to get the killer’s attention at the club. When Maria and Rome meet and have an instant spark of ...more
Danielle
Nov 25, 2011 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of Melissa Schroeder’s Harmless series and I think this one may have been one of my favorites. Rome is not only a strong Alpha male but just an amazing hero who any girl would love to get their hands on. Maria is actually an FBI agent and pretty kick ass herself. When Rome and Maria get together in the bedroom he realizes that she is the perfect sub to his Dom. This isn’t just another sex story but a wonderful romance in its own and has suspense that will have your heart pounding ...more
Jody
Oct 30, 2011 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth installment in Ms. Schroeder's Harmless series and is a great addition to an already well-written series of books. The mix between eroticism and mystery is nicely balanced in this story with plenty of suspects to keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing until the end.

Rome Carino is a great hero with just a bit of baggage. The killings going on around him are related to the BDSM club he inhabits and some of the women being targeted have a history with him. This leads to a
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Kelly
Yes, I totally have a soft spot for D/s books where the Dom introduces his new sub to the BDSM lifestyle. I like the give and take between the two type of people who make up a D/s duo. I like seeing a Dom push his new sub's boundaries without breaking her spirit. It's a delicate line for an author to walk and Melissa Schroeder does it very well.

Maria is strong and confident in her professional life. She has to be to hold her own against the other agents in the FBI. From the moment she meets Rome
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Tiss
Nov 22, 2011 Tiss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sally
Oct 22, 2011 Sally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
A Little Harmless Submission is the story of Detective Romeo Carino and FBI Special Agent Maria Callahan. They are put together to solve the murders that are linked to the BDSM club Rough N' Ready.

Rome is a well known Dom at Rough N' Ready and Maria has extensively researched the BDSM lifestyle but has never participated. This story is about their professional and personal lives crossing paths and discovering the difference between being controlled in one life and controlling in another.

This is
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Chris
Oct 21, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rome Carino is a police detective on the hunt for a serial killer. Maria Callahan is an FBI agent assigned to oversee the case. Immediately the sparks fly.

This was a well developed story. The main characters were really easy to identify with and like. Revisiting old characters was absolutely fab (love Evan and Micah). Great back story on Rome and Maria, the right motivation for why they are the way they are. The mystery played out nicely through the end. Smexy scenes were deliciously hot and jus
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Donna
Oct 18, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Little Harmless Submission by Melissa Schroeder
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.
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LorettaLynn
18 and older


This is the first one of the series that I read.

Sexy as hell and a little scary there for a minute or so.

Both Rome Carino and Maria Callahan are trying to catch a killer who is going after subs. They find there self’s not able to stop how they feel about one another.
Maria never thought her self as a Sub. In addition, finds Rome a very intimidating Dom with a passive strike. Therefore, to find and catch a killer they have to pull together!

Like I said very sexy and steamy story!!
This
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Maria is a FBI agent, an Alpha female, determined to find The DOM, a serial killer, to prove she earned her spot on the FBI, not just given it because her father was a big time FBI agent. Even if it means "pretending" to be a sub to Rome. Rome is a DOM and the HPD Police Officer in charge of the cases involving the serial killer. There is an instant attraction and chemistry between Rome and Maria, it is hot and emotional.

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Terra Oenning
Oct 31, 2011 Terra Oenning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg I so took my time with this book lol I didnt want it to end lol.. Melissa Schroder did an awesome job on this book. Det.Rome Carino has women turning up dead in Hawaii. The FBI have been chasing this killer around for 2 years and finally send FBI Agent Maria Callahan over to help catch this killer. there is light BDSM in this book which i love and suspense. you have to read it for your self to see how this book is hard to write a review for it :) its that good and one to re-read over again. ...more
Sheri
Oct 27, 2011 Sheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melissa Schroeder hits it out the park again with the newest addition to the Harmless series. I didn’t think that I could love a hero and heroine more than her past characters, but then comes Rome and Maria to prove me wrong. I instantly fell in love with Rome Carino and rooted for Maria Callahan and her sexy FBI attitude. Rome definitely met his match and you’ll find yourself wanting to read this book over and over again. If you haven’t read any of the Harmless books then you need to jump in wi ...more
Jane
Apr 06, 2014 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, romance, m-f
It was okay, no more than that. Several editing issues (basic common mistakes like using 'peaked' when it should've been 'piqued', incorrect tenses, a lack of contractions making the dialogue stilted) and a lacklustre mystery.

Worst though was how TAME it was. I'm not in the scene but this is not a Dom/sub relationship to me. It's a couple who enjoy mildly (very mild) kinky sex. There was no attempt to explore emotional reasons why one wanted to submit and the other dominate, nothing done to invo
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Red Phoenix
Would have been a four because the author did a good job carrying me along. But the main characters weren't very smart for being experienced in their fields and I felt I was being led to a passionate and naughty scene at the end that just got skimmed over. :( He didn't seem like much of a Dom, just romantic and sweet.
Tammy
I wanna Rome of my own. This book was Hot and who wouldnt want a Dom of their own. Maria was one lucky gal who got the man at the end of the book.. This book has it all, bondage, BDSM, steamy sex, shower sex, wow, Melissa Schroeder is an amazing writer. BRAVO!
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Born to an Air Force family at an Army hospital Melissa has always been a little bit screwy. She was further warped by her years of watching Monty Python and her strange family. Her love of romance novels developed after accidentally picking up a Linda Howard book. After becoming hooked, she read close to 300 novels in one year, deciding that romance was her true calling instead of the literary sh ...more
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