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Private Property (Hauberk Protection #1)

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  1,110 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
There s nothing casual about this caper

Jodi Tyler has loved and lost too many times to believe in happily ever after. That s what makes her no-strings affair with her boss so perfect his power in bed matches his respect for her independence. Still, when he surprises her with a menage for her birthday, her secret thrill wars with a nagging thought: Why would he so casually
ebook, Nook, 100 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Samhain Publishing
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May 30, 2010 Auntee rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of steamy quickies
Now this was a rather smutty one.:) It's about a woman (Jodi) who's working for a private security agency and dating her hunky Latino boss (Mark). Because of a series of bad boyfriends that left her heart scarred, she's decided that it's better to have a no-strings affair instead of risking heartache again, and so far that's worked for her and Mark. However, it's her birthday, and lately Mark has seemed rather pre-occupied and disinterested. Has he forgotten her birthday, or maybe he's had enoug ...more
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Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Private Property by Leah Braemel is the first book in the Hauberk Security series. It is also Leah’s first published work and I enjoyed it so much I knew I’d read anything future she published. The characters are interesting, the dialog engaging, and the sex scenes are hot. What truly enamored me though was the fact that this book takes place less than a half of a mile from my home and she described it perfectly.

This book centers around Mark Rodgriguez an
Heather in FL
This was relatively short (I read it in probably a couple of hours?) but a mighty hot read. It was m/f/m, and the setup is that it's this girl's birthday, but her boss/boyfriend made her work. Or boyfriend may be too strong of a word. They are fuck buddies, with the understanding that there are no strings and either one can walk away. Since he made her work, she thinks he's about to dump her. Turns out he's set her up to fulfill one of her fantasies -- a threesome. And the third is his best frie ...more
A very hot read.

Originally read March 2012. Re-read October 2013 as got the rest of the series
I'm going to start by saying that I thought this was a very sexy, very steamy, very fun book. Okay? I liked this book. Yet there's a part of me that is vaguely squicked out by the sharing thing. And I don't get that because I read books involving menages all the time and I'm usually all "GO GET 'EM, TIGERS!" and they get 'em and everybody's happy. So what was different about this one? Was it that both Jodi and Mark were fighting their feelings for one another? Was it that even after they both ha ...more
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Mar) Jodi works with Mark in his security company, and they date but it is a "just for fun, let's not get too committed" type of relationship. However, Jodi has fallen in love with Mark and is afraid he is getting ready to kick her to the curb. On her bday, which she thinks Mark forgot about, she is working a surveillance case. She sneaks in the house, and just as she's about to crack the safe, she's busted by the home owner. She then discovers that the home owner is actually Mark's old college ...more
Laurie Garrison

A fun and kinky story, that I really ejoyed. Let me tell you a little on what you get before I get into the story. M/F/M with flogger, bondage, hot sex, video taping and rear door entire. Plus some fun with breaking and entering and getting caught.

Little spoilers
I liked reading Jodi. She is like most of us women that thinks a man has forgotten her birthday, but ends more suspired than she’d ever thought. She didn’t think Mark would take her fantasy list serious and start working on it nor was s
Tutti Dolci
Dec 15, 2010 Tutti Dolci rated it really liked it
Holy shit, this one's as HAWT as all get-out!

Spoiler(ish) info (don't read if you don't want to be spoiled):
There's m/f/m buttsecks involved.

Just thought you should know. ;) *cough*Lethal*cough*
It's Jodi's birthday, and she's stuck at work observing a potential client's house. Worse yet, it's her so-called-boyfriend who put her there. He insisted she'd handle this particular case of breaking and entering to prove to the owner that they were the better security company. All goes well until Jodi gets caught and cuffed between two men.

That's the smattering of plot, and pretty much the extent of my enjoyment of the novella. It had its moments but deflated pretty quickly. There wasn't real
Mar 12, 2012 Niina rated it really liked it
Private Property started off with a bang and didn’t slow down until the last third of the novella! This story was full of lust, passion and sexual tension, it took up good two thirds of the book! There was a plot of course but you pretty much got to the point 80 percent in. There was so much sizzling hot tension going on I couldn’t help but blush – and I read my fair share of erotic romance but this, whoa boy! talk about a Hot read!

The story begins with Mark cooking up a birthday present for his
Michelle Kelly
Just finished a heavy trilogy so I just wanted a shorter sexy read. Private Property seemed like a great fit and since I had it on my Kindle already, I'd say it was perfect timing to give it a go.

I loved the beginning where Jodi was doing her surveillance work. I also liked when she was acting all ninja like by breaking into the house. She gets caught and as it turns out, the sexy wish list she made was just about to be granted by her boss & boyfriend.

I have to say that the menage scenes w
Mar 06, 2013 Erica rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: menage fans
Recommended to Erica by: Tabatha Scott
Another great book from Leah Braemel! And another quite unexpected menage! I so want to have a birthday like that! He he he. At first I was like, "Sam, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" but after it went on and he was taunting Mark, I kind of clued in. Really sweet and totally hot. Very different menage story than I am used which is SO refreshing!!! And kudos once again to Leah for accurate Texas knowledge and research...pretty sure that this is the first book I've read set in Texas where the main character ...more
Warning: This book contains a woman fulfilling her sexual fantasies—including two men who are happy to tie her up, and be tied up, while using graphic language and floggers!

OK, w/a warning like this, I just gotta read!!!
Jul 23, 2011 Habrewer rated it really liked it
Private Property #1 by Leah Braemel
* I received this book free from the author*

Jodi is not happy about spending her birthday on a stake out/break in for a future client. Her boyfriend Mark is the owner of the security agency they work for and he insists that she is the only one that can pull this job off. Little does she know that she will find more than she bargained for once she gets into the house?

Mark has been planning Jodi’s birthday surprise for the past month. He has enlisted the help of
Jul 16, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good first read from Leah Braemel for me. She had some highs and a few lows but there were enough aspects of this story I enjoyed that I’m intrigued to try something else from her. Some of my likes: I enjoyed the connection between Jodi and Mark. I thought they had some great heat that steamed up the pages and made me want more. And it wasn’t just their sexual energy that I enjoyed; I thought that they had a great emotional connection as well. I enjoyed the aspect that both car ...more
Jul 13, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, earc
At only 90 pages this book starts to sizzle right out of the gate. Mark and Jodi have worked together and been seeing each other for a while. While Jodi is worried Mark might be getting tired of her and ready to drop her Mark is getting ready to surprise her. Inviting his friend and soon to be business partner Sam, to help Jodi with her list of secret pleasures. One thing Jodi wanted to try was a threesome so Mark and Sam plan to fulfill one fantasy. Things take a turn when Sam decides to change ...more
The writing is unexpectedly decent for erotica and the initial setup of the story was intriguing. Then the author got to the actual sex scene and it just went limp. Part of it was that every time it would get going, the characters stopped and renegotiate things, negating whatever steam was building. However, the main problem for me was that the boyfriend who instigated the threesome realized right away that he was supremely jealous and was very unhappy throughout the entire scene. I simply don't ...more
Oct 04, 2013 Desiree rated it it was ok
Shelves: quit-reading, menage
This was somehow embarrassingly simple, yet, at the same time, it wasn't all that bad either. There were some great sexy lines, a couple in particular were really good! But the rest of the writing bored me to tears. I didn't like the book much at all, though I think it was just personal disinterest rather than shitty writing. However, I found it to be very linear, very predictable, and very boring.

By 80% I decided I got the gist and quit reading. I just didn't care. I wasn't turned on, I wasn't
May 30, 2011 Mitabird rated it really liked it
Mark and Jodi are dating and Jodi thinks Mark is ready to give her the brush off. Little does Jodi know that Mark has a special plan for her on her birthday, a little menage fantasy that she shared with him.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I liked Jodi, Mark and Sam. Jodi and Mark really seemed to care about each other and Sam was smart enough to realize that. He decided to turn the tables on Mark to see what his reaction would be if all the control was out of his hands. I really liked
Mark owns the security company where Jodi is employed not just as a security operative but also as her boss's no-strings attached lover. The story starts on Jodie's birthday and Mark has arranged a threesome with his friend and soon to be business partner, Sam. Jodie is not in on the birthday surprise and things do not turn out as Mark intended.

This is a fun and sexy HEA story. I really enjoyed the characters...but most especially Sam...who I understand is the focus of the next two books in the
I have to tell you that this book is great! It is a fun, sexy, and hot read with well developed characters and an ending the leaves you wanting to hear more. Mark has always been a no strings attached guy, and Jodi has a history of men hurting her emotionally. It takes a very special birthday surprise for Jodi with Mark's old college buddy Sam to make these two realize they don't want to loose what they have with one another. A night of scorching hot fun and fantasies ends up being so much more ...more
Mar 24, 2013 Magen rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, hot-alpha-males, mfm
This was actually a pretty good little book, which was such a nice surprise as I wasn't expecting much. Jodi works for a security firm and is doing recon on a house when her boyfriend and his best friend surprise her with a plan to fulfill some of her sexual fantasies of BDSM and ménage. I actually really liked all three characters and was disappointed the story was so short. I see it's a series with the next book focusing on the third man in Book One who is a smoking, hot sexy, alpha male Dom. ...more
Jul 31, 2012 Sali rated it liked it
this was a freebie :) and a good little read :)
very HOT uhhmmm "adult " bits lol & a great set up 4 what could be a solide series ....however.....;) i found it felt a little simple in spots . i dont know what other way to explain it .... ok i will try was just a little to easy & the writting ,altho good was lacking something . i did enjoy this & was intreagued to look into the 2nd book but not enough to buy it :(

so to sum up this is a great little freebie & do go d
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
It's Jodi's birthday and her boss/no-strings lover has made her work. She's starting to intrepet signs that Mark's getting ready to dump her. Mark had asked Jodi to write out a sexual fantasy list and his sneaking around signs are actually him planning to fulfill her mfm menage fantasy with his friend and soon-to-be partner Sam.

Mark has bitten off a bit more than he intended when he shares Jodi with Sam. I liked Sam a lot. A fun read.
Jun 04, 2012 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Ok I love this the book but hated that it was short. I felt like this story could have more to it. Not saying it wasn't wrote good. Plus I felt like Jodi and Mark relationship wasn't a booty call thing. I felt like they were were actually boyfriend as girlfriend. Overall, I like the story. But it took only me 2 hours to read the story. I guess I'm not a fan of stories. I wouldn't reading Sam story. Which I don't why he gets 2 books.
Tina Theresa
Jodi and Mark have a friends with benefits relationship. Jodi thinks that Mark forgot her birthday because he gives her a job on her birthday. Mark sets up a menage with his best friend, Sam, so she can knock off #7 on her sex list.

When I finished the free ebook, I thought it was alright. I got my "fix". Now the falling morning, I realized that Jodi had more sex scenes with Sam than with Mark. Weird.
Taryn Elliott
Jan 13, 2013 Taryn Elliott rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot, menage, lil-kinky
Super hot and steamy. Can I please have a Mark. I loved that this was a menage that actually suited me and my GROWL factor. MINE. Don't touch. This was a mistake.


Mark didn't back out of the menage, but I did like that he finally had a moment of clarity that this woman was his forever and that he couldn't share her ever again. Damn skippy.
Michele A. Blank

Not a bad premise but not all that well executed. They basic idea of a ménage backfiring on one of the participants is great. Jealousy is something that is rarely explored. And finding someone who cares enough to make the others recognize their true feelings is really a great concept. Just not well done.
Jul 19, 2010 Paula rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
Very hot erotic romance that includes graphic sex, light bondage, spanking and partner swapping scenes. I did, however, feel the romantic development between the hero and heroine could have been extended a bit more. I needed a bit more back story to their relationship for it to be a 5-star. It definitely would have worked as a longer book!
Jan 30, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
Shelves: scrapped
I am just not a fan of books that don't spark some kind of thought after you are finished reading them. I read this several months ago and recently while I was cleaning out my Kindle books I came across the title again and I realized I couldn't remember anything from this book. (It got deleted!)
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