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Dominance and Deception

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  23 reviews
To catch a killer, you have to think a little kinky...

Submission is a dangerous game... Faye Tate is a police forensic scientist, a switch, and secretly in love with a police detective.

Detective Zach Pierce has made many enemies, but his attraction to Faye is too strong to be denied. Can Pierce protect his submissive from those who seek to use her against him, or will her
ebook, 179 pages
Published October 10th 2011 by Total-E-Bound (first published September 1st 2011)
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The wait is over! My official review can also be found on The Romance Reviews. Click icon to take you to that website. The Romance Review

A hot dominant cop and a sexy submissive forensic hit all the arousal buttons for me. No, this isn't an episode of Bones. Although, I think in Bones, the cop would be the submissive. I digress. In DOMINANCE AND DECEPTION, we meet Zack and Faye. They have been working together for a couple of years in the same precinct. Not surprisingly, they carry a torch for each other but are
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm-group-r2r, bdsm
***This book was provided by the Author through the BDSM group on Goodreads in exchange for my honest review***

I thought this book was really uber awesome I like when you have real life people in books and this book really gives you that. They are two people who work together and in secret have fancied each other for a long time but even though you have this they don't just jump into a relationship they take things slow so the story progresses with them over a two year period. I also think it's
Daisy Sloan
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up to 4

I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from Ms. Valenti. She seems to be a talented writer as she paints a wonderful story. I really liked Zach and Faye. They made a wonderful couple and I wanted them to get their HEA. Of course, I usually do want my couple to get their HEA.

While I enjoyed the story and found most of the scenes hot and wonderful, I had a few things about this story that didn't quite settle with me.

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Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's nice to read a book that shows a relationship that grows over years. It is rare in romance novels, and was a really nice surprise in this book.

Faye and Pierce negotiate a Master/slave relationship over a year of dating. They seem to fit together really well. When they bring another player into their relationship it is for their mutual enjoyment, and temporary. Rather than this turning into a ménage relationship like many others do, it shows that sharing can be enjoyed without it turning in
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really loving Amy Valenti's writing and find myself wanting to read more and more of her work.

I really did enjoy reading Dominance and Deception. I totally dug the characters, the plot, and the extremely steamy sex. Out of this entire book, the punishment scene is my absolute favorite. The reason is because Valenti completely nailed on the head what it feels like for an s-type to be punished by their dominant and what Zach did to Faye afterwards, it melted my heart and made me feel all war
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Well the book started right off with drama and making it a turn pager. However it was concluded quickly and the rest of the book was smooth sailing until the ending. So the beginning and ending are turn paging but the middle is all one sexcapade that seems to run smoothly. By the title you know something is going to go wrong so you each new case they briefly touch base on through all the sexcapades that you think this is it. I am all for erotic novels and love them but when I started this one I ...more
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I loved this book! Zach and Faye are a great D/s couple - their power play is intense. Faye is a switch, and begins the book as a Domme with a female sub (which ends badly,) but her heart already belongs to Zach in an entirely different role. When they get together, Zach and Faye light up the bedroom (and the book pages) with their heat.
Things happen that cause great pain for them, both emotionally and physically. Amy Valenti adeptly writes the suspense in the story, and then brings it all toget
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like BDSM and police fiction
Shelves: dom-sub
This is the story of a forensic scientist and her love life. Faye is a switch, a super rare commodity in BDSM literature, but pretty common in the real world.

Faye starts the book in a relationship with a girl, and through the breakdown of that based on some plot points, we end up with the lead detective, who she secretly crushes on, learning she's into BDSM, and them developing a thing.

The plot revolves around a threat from Pierce's (the main love interest of Faye) past. There are cases to solve
Cara Nicole
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faye and Zach have unknowingly been attracted to each other for a long time now. All is revealed during an interrogation of Zach's ex and Faye's current flame. Including their predilection toward BDSM, but will these two professionals be able to do anything about it? The erotica in this was scorching, and the storyline was engrossing. Amy Valenti did a great job of making Faye strong and Zach vulnerable when needed, and then was able to switch it around flawlessly and with lots of steam and plen ...more
Lora Swink
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book made me lose sleep. I couldn't put it down! This face paced book gets to the good stuff as fast as anyone could desire.
Who can resist a couple of cops and their coworker sorting out their kink with a touch of mystery and crime action sprinkled in. Unlike some BDSM/romance novels this novel has real mystery and intrigue but don't think that cooled down the
scenes any. I would have loved to have learned a little more
about the main characters before any one else was added to their relati
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
Dec 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
There is a reason why Amy Valenti is one of my favorite authors. She writes amazing stories that grabs you in the prologue and won't let you go until you've read the final page and even then you are left with wanting more.

Dominance and Deception is well-written, had a great storyline and some twists I didn't see coming. The characters, the storyline and discovering all the dirty secrets are what keeps you reading. The physical attraction between Zach and Faye is sizzling-hot you'll be left in a
Cheryl   Graham-Petit
There is a reason why Amy Valenti is one of my favorite authors. She writes amazing stories that grabs you in the prologue and won't let you go until you've read the final page and even then you are left with wanting more.

Dominance and Deception is well-written, had a great storyline and some twists I didn't see coming. The characters, the storyline and discovering all the dirty secrets are what keeps you reading. The physical attraction between Zach and Faye is sizzling-hot you'll be left in a
Cops, scientist, bdsm and a great mystery - who could possibly ask for more. This book delivers all this and more. Faye & Zach are the perfect couple, then add in that Faye is a switch. This book just never stopped delivering.
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. it was a pretty quick read. however, everything was amazing. I think this book could be expanded more at certain sections. You get to the end all excited and busting at the seams and then bam all done.
Mel Bailey
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What can I say but, WOW, couldn't put it down, love the twists and turns.
Debbie Watson
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great book! Zachary and Faye are a terrific couple!
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a different read. It started out like an episode out of CSI. We have a cop, Detective Zach Pierce, and a Forensic tech, Faye – no last name – who work together and are attracted to each other. In the course of a murder investigation they discover they have dated the same woman. This added a little spice to the story and piqued my interest. Zach and Faye solve the murder and because of what comes out in this investigation discover they have more in common than they thought and begin a mo ...more
Jodi - Alpha Loving Erotic Book Beauty Blogger
First off I must say the author Amy Valenti is an incredible author, that ive been reading for a few years now. I've always loved how different she is from other writers of the same genre. She's a fresh of breath air ! Now onto the book. You may have seen dominance and deception before, but this is a revised addition with changes so you will want to read this newer version as well! Zach and Faye are both in law enforcement, and they both have the same sexual lifesytle. Zachs a dom and Faye is a ...more
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The overall story was good. The writing was good. The sex became redundant though. I guess there was no creativity? But...what left me completely puzzled (view spoiler)
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Some scenes were completely irrelevant to the plot and felt more like afterthough. Othervise pretty good story.
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
i liked this book, but it was hard for me to keep wanting to read it as it was okay n the sex scenes but not overly excited outside them
Dec 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Amy Valenti is a tarnished tease, and her mind has lived in the gutter since the day she realised what sex was. She hails from England, which she doesn’t find quite as exotic and sexy as the average US citizen seems to, but if people want to compliment her on her accent, that’s all fine with her! Her muses are many, fickle and very demanding.

She has a degree in creative writing and currently works