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Blue Blooded

(Benediction #3)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  26 reviews
A woman who refuses to be tied down...

Investigative reporter Rachel Dawson is always looking for her next big story. While working on a feature about BDSM, she lands a one-night, no-holds-barred pass into the exclusive sex club, Benediction. Rachel doesn't have a deviant bone in her body—or so she thought—until the infuriating, ex-soldier Logan Bradford convinces her to tr
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Mass Market Paperback, 385 pages
Published November 24th 2015 by Avon Red Impulse (first published October 13th 2015)
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Amy
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first Shelly Bell and I loved it! Couldn't stop reading. Now I need to read more of this series and yes, I can't wait for the next one.

Wow, Wow, and WOW! I was hooked from page one and had I the time, I have no doubt I would have read this in one sitting. BLUE BLOODED by Shelly Bell is fast-paced, action-packed, sensual, sexy, and downright excitement filled with every turn, twist, and white-knuckle page turn. Shelly has packed in everything that could make a story grand, exciting, sexually
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Crystal
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Mother of Pearl, this book rocked! Her characters are always fantastic. I loved Rachel and I've been waiting for her book ever since she appeared as a background character in White Collared. As for Logan, well... I must have blacked out during his scenes because I didn't remember him from the previous books. It didn't take me long to fall in love with him, though. Especially in one scene with Rachel when they're...ahem...and he says...ahem... That is ALL I'm saying because you MUST experien ...more
Cara Ross
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To say that I am super excited to read another book from the phenomenal Shelly Bell might just be an understatement! I have been addicted to her work from the White Collar trilogy and now we are back at the benediction club with her latest installment called Blue Blooded.

We start our story with corruption, death, intrigue and of course hot BDSM sex! We met Rachel Dawson, the hard nosed journalists in the previous Benediction book, but now we find out so much more about her. We start in dungeon,
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Cocktails and Books
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

I walked into this series blind, not realizing this was the 3rd book. The good thing, the author gives enough back story that you didn't need the other books to enjoy it.

Rachel is a journalist determined to write a story that is going to get her to network news. She decides an expose on the local BDSM club is the way to do it. Instead, she finds herself running from the law and trying to clear her name with the one man she shouldn't want,
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Rachael
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-read-read
A "Knotty" Delight
Shelly Bell never ceases to amaze me with her sexy thrillers. Blue Blooded is a solid 4.5 star novel. I am honored to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Logan Bradford is a computer genius, but that's not his only speciality. He belongs to a very high end BDSM in Detroit, Michigan and his talent of tying someone up makes him a very sought out person at the club. His looks, passion, and charm have made Rachel Dawson aware of his presence, but all it took was for
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Ruthie Taylor
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for a Wicked Reads~~

Although this is the third book in the series, it also read well as a standalone. That said I plan on going back and catching up - because the writing is good and I liked the characters a lot.

I would issue a small warning - nothing to do with the main protagonists, but there is some quite extreme stuff described, and abuse uncovered, which might upset some people. It is absolutely in context and relevant, but I was sur
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Christi Lofton
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelly Bell is a master at writing seriously hot books that are insanely suspenseful. This book is no different. The chemistry between Rachel and Logan is so incredibly hot! Adding to that are the sexy friends of Logan and you get some really erotic scenes in this book. The suspense in this book will keep you on your toes. It is just the right mixture of suspense and sexiness. There is also an emotional aspect in this book. Rachel comes from a background that has kept her from having relationshi ...more
Geri
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book may be called Blue Blooded but you will be anything but blue when you read it! You will probably be a little red from some blushing and the heat factor! This book is a very well written suspense novel that happens to be told from within the BDSM world. It is gripping and will keep you on your toes due to the trouble the two main characters find themselves in. The characters of Rachel and Logan are written with such detail that you feel like you are invested in them. Add in the heat fact ...more
Whispers From
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

Rachel is an investigative reporter and is doing a story on BDSM. She goes to a club run by her friend's husband. She is tough, beautiful, and independent. She is wanting to get a story that will move her to the big leagues.
Logan is an attorney who is a member of the club. He challenges Rachel to let him bind her. They are interrupted when a mob boss shows up. He is killed by two rogue FBI agents. Logan and Rachel are framed for the murder and now they are on the run for the life.
While t
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Amber at WickedGoodReads
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, barclay
*I received this ARC from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Rachel is a reporter/journalist who will stop at nothing to get the big story first and be the best of the best; even if it means risking her life. Logan is a hot shot attorney who is also a member of the hottest BDSM club in town and a practicing Dom who specializes in ropes.

This book is one of a series but can be read as a stand alone. Im guessing from the interactions of Rachel and Logan in the beginning of the stor
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Lisa
E-ARC received thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher.

From the blurb:

Investigative reporter Rachel Dawson is always looking for her next big story. While working on a feature about BDSM, she lands a one-night, no-holds-barred pass into the exclusive sex club, Benediction. Rachel doesn't have a deviant bone in her body—or so she thought—until the infuriating, ex-soldier Logan Bradford convinces her to try rope bondage under his capable hands. But a steamy night turns deadly when Rachel and Logan
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Kathleen R.
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Overall Stars: 4 STARS

Investigation
BDSM


How can you deal with the possibility of their kink being a reason for being framed for murder?
A woman who refuses to be tied down...
Investigative reporter Rachel Dawson is always looking for her next big story. While working on a feature about BDSM, she lands a one-night, no-holds-barred pass into the exclusive sex club, Benediction. Rachel doesn't have a deviant bone in her body—or so she thought—until the infuriating, ex-soldier Logan Bradford convinces
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Shirley Frances
After spending the good part of a week feeding my series OCD and reading the previous books in the series, I found myself having mixed feelings about starting Blue Blooded.

You see, Rachel had not made a huge impression on me and I was hesitant about reading her story. Thankfully, Logan was one of the previous characters that had caught my eye so I decided to give the book a try before letting myself be led by my feelings towards Rachel.

And I am glad that I decided to go ahead with this read. Al
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Julie Barrett
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I'm blown away by this book - it is awesome! A powerful, suspenseful thriller combined with a super sexy romance, this book grabs you by the scruff of the neck and takes you on a passion fueled roller coaster ride. I haven't read the previous books in the series, but I had no problem following it. The suspense story is exciting with lots of twists and turns, it was a real page turner than continued to surprise me with twists in the story. The romantic storyline is full of passion and some s ...more
Cathy
In "Blue Blooded" by Shelly Bell, we hear the story of Logan and Rachel. Can you say HOT?!?! I had to break out the fan for this one - Ms. Bell writes scenes that are so steamy yet very tastefully done. Logan, a DOM, introduces Rachel, a reporter, to the world of bondage as part of her "research" for a story on the lifestyle. Logan is sexy and tough but, boy oh boy, he's also sweet and tender. Rachel is one lucky woman. Rachel took a while to warm up. When a heroine fights love and tenderness as ...more
Rachael
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review*

This was my first book by Shelly Bell and it won't be my last! I hadn't read book 1 in the Benediction Novel, so I am going to go back to that now. But on to the book at hand....

In Blue Blooded we follow Rachel and Logan. Rachel is a news reporter looking to do her next expose on a Southern Michigan BDSM club and how the lifestyle is happening around her.

At the club she follows her best friend around while waiting to speak with t
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Corrine Pickering
*** Reviewed for Hashtag Minxes Love Books ***

Blue Blooded (Benediction 3) - Shelly Bell 4.5 Stars

This is one hot and action packed read and also a standalone! Rachel is a reporter desperately searching for her lucky break. Whilst she's working on a BDSM feature at Club Benediction, chasing a story lands her in so much trouble, her and Logan end up framed and on the run. Can they clear their name and do they really hate each other ?

Initially I found this book a little complicated to work out who
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Kat Loves
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow ok I'm still reading from this book but I'll try to put my thought in order and tell you what I think.

Rachel is a reporter who wants to do a positive story on bdsm.
Logan is an attorney but is also a Dom.

Their paths have crossed many times due to their mutual friends but when they witness a murder and go off the grid together things get very interesting and really hot.

This book has bad guys that are good and good guys that are bad. Mix that with a Dom and a reporter who has control issues and
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Renay
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ray2015
I enjoyed this adults ONLY novel with a very mature themes, situations of the BDSM scene. I found the books to have a fast paced of action, suspense, and romance. It has wonderful chemistry between Rachel and Logan. I truly understood the growth of this relationship of learning to let go and trust.
Jill  Kirtley
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant!!!!

Another brilliant book in Shelly Bell's Benediction series. This story is about Logan and Rachel, who are on the run after being set up for murder, it's a thrilling, fast paced, sexy story that I would highly recommend. I can't wait to get stuck in to Sawyer and Lisa's story next.
Rebecca Whaley
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! So hot it practically set fire to my kindle. The storyline catches you from the start and keeps you obsessed with it. I hated to have to put it down. Rachel and Logan are great together! I loved this book and I can't wait for more!
Katie
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KimTae
Shelly never disappoints. She did it again. Can't wait for Lisa and Sawyer's story.
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Shelly Bell is the author of the popular Benediction and Forbidden Lovers series.

Her book, Blue Blooded, received a Top Pick from Romantic Times Book Reviews and was nominated for an RT Award. At His Mercy, the first in her Forbidden Lovers series, was named a Top Pick from Romantic Times and received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her
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Other books in the series

Benediction (8 books)
  • Mercy (White Collared, #1)
  • Greed (White Collared, #2)
  • Revenge (White Collared, #3)
  • Passion (White Collared, #4)
  • Red Handed (Benediction, #2)
  • Black Listed (Benediction, #4)
  • Gold Dusted (Benediction #5)