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(Special Agent BDSM #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  48 reviews
The First Time Lois Meets James - It's All About Pleasure... And Pain

“I am going to break you.

That’s the whole purpose of this exercise. From the moment the door inside that room closes, I am not going to be Mr. Nice Guy. I am going to do everything in my power to hear you scream, and I won’t stop until I hear you beg for mercy. Do you wish to proceed on that basis?”

Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published August 29th 2017
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Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kinky fuckers
Genre: Erotica
Type: Book 1 of A Special Agent Novel series
POV: First Person – Female

Lois Reeves had a new skill to learn. As an undercover agent, her assignments took her into dangerous situations, but her skills saved her in the past. Her latest assignment required a new one she hadn't mastered - the act of submission.

James Leverett knew everything about remolding a person. As a Dom, it's his job to make sure his submissive's performance was up to standard. But his latest charge prove
4.5 Stars!


Lois Reeves is an operative who must prepare for her next undercover assignment. In order to do so, she needs to understand her pain threshold and learn how to be a proper submissive. Upon meeting her exasperating trainer, she didn’t expect an immediate attraction to him but Lois is determined to succeed in her assignment.

“If I was a fly trapped in a spider’s web, the guy in front of me was a fucking tarantula: venomous and deadly.”

James Leverett is a Dominant and is simply known t
Melanie A.
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku, smutastic
3.5 STARS!

So, I read the first half of this story as a short in an anthology a while back. I loved it! It was some good quality smut with depth . . . okay, so admittedly, it's closer to porn than smut, but I have no problem with that. :D

But in this expanded version of the story, the second half felt very disconnected from the first. I felt like the intimacy between the MC's got lost in the shuffle.

But I'm rounding up, because this author has a wicked imagination!

PS: My dear GR friends, now tha
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
well, hawt damn...

I am NOT a huge fan of BDSM, so the reasoning for picking this up is really NOT smth I can explain right now, but I can always rely on my curiousity. I have a bunch of that and sometimes I do act on an impulse cause of it.

This was, in fact, quite an intriguing read, meaning that beyond the really explicit, detailed and sometimes questionable moves in BDSM scenes, i found the background of the story quite challenging, as we follow the main heroine (a badass assassin, special age
Pandora Spocks
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're into hot, dark BDSM, this is definitely the series for you!
Lois is a strong, smart, flawed heroine you can root for, and James is, well, HOT! The Dom/sub scenes are superbly descriptive and leave you wanting so much more. SPARKS was the January Featured Book in the Sizzling HOT Romance Book Club on Facebook, and we're all scrambling to get our hands on the next book. Great, steamy read! 5 STARS!!
Normandie Alleman
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book because I was intrigued by the blurb, and it didn't disappoint. Lois Reeves is a woman troubled, and she thinks she'll be able to solve some of her troubles by going to back to work. In order to that - her next assignment requires that she become a submissive and -- without giving too much away -- is one very HOT ride!
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lois Reeves is a bad-ass assassin that is good at doing and finishing a job assigned to her. She's stubborn and opinionated. So, when her next assignment requires her to be "submissive" and to be trained by the well renowned dominant - James Leveritt. Can he train Lois to be a convincing "sub" in three weeks time?

This kinky, sexy and definitely hot book blew my mind with scenes that make me Googled some of it. Some scenes are intense but it didn't make me stop reading, as a matter of fact, it e
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes good erotic literature
Sparks, by Christina Mandara.
Lois Reeves, running on empty after the death of her boyfriend Kiel in a motorcycle accident, is prepping herself for the most dangerous assignment of her undercover career. It consists of being a submissive to a cruel and sadistic billionaire crook who loves torturing women.

The organization she works for--Cellular Operations-- doesn't reveal itself, nor its reasons for wanting Alain Dumortier, head of La Carte Blanche, dead until late in the book. Even then it's not
Rose Howse
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sparks, with an almost ending

I was really enjoying this story about special agent Lois needing to train as a submissive for her next assignment.
James is just too sexy and hot as he puts Lois through her paces. Lois is doing as good a job as possible but she is work8ng with a man that is tough as nails and she is attracted to him a little too much.
The training is very hard for Lois and James seems to have too much control but she must learn or she could end up dead.
While I enjoyed the book very m
Wow! This was one hot, dark and intense story!! Lois has had a tough time of things lately, and needs to get back to work. Unfortunately, her next job requires her to be a submissive, something she has no idea how to be! That's how she meets James, whose job it is to prepare her and show her what she's getting into. The sparks really fly between these two, that's for sure!
This was a hot, sexy story, and I can't wait to read the next one!
Alan Hardy
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What A Fiery Tale! -- Special Agent Lois Reeves has no idea what's in store for her when she meets her new Boss, James Leveritt. He's going to handcuff her, aim a gun at her, and then drug her (and that's just the foreplay!). These two assassins are about to set the world on fire, BDSM style. Cracking read.
Scarlett Flame
I am a fan of Ms Mandara’s and can’t get enough of her books. Her latest book “Spark”, didn’t disappoint.
How appropriate is that title?
Sparks veritably flew from the pages of my kindle, as I read her latest offering.
It kept me up until the wee small hours, as I simply couldn’t put it down. With a feisty, troubled heroine, and an unpredictable turn of events around each corner. This is a thrilling read
Can’t wait for the next instalment.
Robin Brister
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Well, Christina has done it again with this erotic book! James and Lois's "relationship", if you even call it that was full of sexy kinkiness. I can't wait to see what happens in Smoke!
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
C P Mandara writes some very intense, very kinky, and very hot stuff. This absolutely fits in that category. I mean oh holy heck, I'm pretty sure there were actual flames coming off my Kindle at more than one point. I really can't wait to see what happens next.
Julie Workman
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is amazing I couldn't put it down, its left me wanting more with the worst book hangover in the best way.


I can't wait for smoke to see where Lois and James's journey takes them.

This is my first book my c.p mandara and it Definatly wont be the last❤
Dana Fernandez
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A definite page turner!

This was a first for me by this author. Special Agents thrown together for an undercover case. James is to train Lois as a Submissive for her next big assignment. Sparks fly whenever they are in the same room. This book is full of action, hot BDSM scenes and so intense you will be on edge. Definitely recommend this book.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new series by this author. For me a sign of a good book is when I find myself yelling at the characters and I can't make up my mind about them. Do I like them or not. He is an ass and she is not making sense and then two chapers later it is all different again. It has a bit of a Mr and Mrs Smith vibe. There is a lot of action, funny moments and also some very steamy scenes.

I look forward to reading the next week in the series.
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where to start, Lois a strong independent female takes attempts to take on a mission to become a submissive for her next assignment. James takes her and her body on a wild ride into the world of BDSM. He uses things I've never heard or thought of before to bring her to points she's never been. Had to take breathers in between some of the chapters. This book left the reader wanting more. Can't wait to read more of this series.
Kessily Lewel
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Sparks we meet Lois, a woman who has signed herself up for the most intense BDSM pain package available from a professional Dominant. Over the course of the book we find out that she has an important reason for doing this, and maybe another subconscious reason she isn't fully aware of, but the Dominant has some doubts. Why would this woman, who doesn't have a submissive personality, and has never played with BDSM before want to jump in with both feet and go full force on her first experience? ...more
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lois Reeves was always curious about the BDSM lifestyle when she makes an appointment with James Leverett for the Ultimate Guide to Pain at Elite Encounters; Lois thinks that the end of it. James awakens deep dark pleasures and desires hidden in Lois that she thinks that she can forget after one night but everything he does to her can’t be forgotten, Lois relives each moment in her memory or tries to recreate it. When Lois is asked by her job to stay at a millionaire’s mansion and be his sex sla ...more
Terri Trawets
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On the sole basis of loving several of Ms. Mandara’s previous books, I began reading this book without having read the synopsis. Intrigued from the first sentence, when the question, Why?” was posed, I waited expectantly for the answer. More questions, more answers and a bevy of verbal sparring, and I was irretrievably hooked!

As an operative whose next assignment means going undercover as a submissive, Lois turns to an experienced Dominant, James, to provide her initial BDSM experience. At the
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m a big fan of alpha male and BDSM stories so I loved the premise of this story. Please be aware that there are more books to this series so you will be left wanting more.

I was wondering if I somehow hopped in the middle of a series, but this is clearly marked #1. With that being said, there were elements (references to characters that are not defined) that I didn’t understand and at times the story seemed choppy. There was a tension between James and Lois that I loved although James kept her
Lynn Cooper
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Special agent Lois Reeves is a woman on a mission! Her latest assignment requires her to assassinate a drug lord in a underground brothel - and Lois will need to go in undercover as a sex slave. There's only one problem - Lois has no knowledge of BDSM. She's quickly shipped off to James Leveritt, who'll tell her all she needs to know about what she's letting herself into and more. The question is - can Lois get inside Carte Blanche and get to Dumortier? And can she control the attraction she fee ...more
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it

This book is a BDSM delight. It's hot and detailed.
The only thing that I would add/change is to have both points of view.
Could of been a 5star review. What took a star away was, let's just say that I wanted to knock some since into one of the characters. Even I got worried that they will or would ever get the point of the "training".

This is the first book that I've ever had read from this author. I'm so looking forward to even more from this author. And find out what's going to happen.

Any o
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sparks by C.P. Mandara is hot read. This is book 1 in the A Special Agent Novel series. This is the story of James and Lois. Lois is an undercover special agent and she needs to learn how to be a submissive for her next assignment. James is a dominant who will be training Lois. Upon first meeting with James, Lois found him to be handsome and intriguing. The chemistry between them was hot. This book has BDSM, twists and turns, secrets, suspense. If you are into dark romance and BDSM I recommend y ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lois is an agent who needs to prepare as a submissive for her next assignment, so she has an appointment with dominant James. Both of these characters gain more than they bargained for. No spoilers though; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This is a well written story, which is humorous, with witty banter, and is a dark romance at its finest. I was totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner, and cannot wait to read more from this talented author, whose wor ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The intensity of this book is beyond belief, it drew me in from the very beginning. I could not put it down. It is full of action, mystery, hot BDSM scenes, and done edge if your seat suspense.
Doris is a secret agent on a life ir death mission, but she wants revenge and is willing to die in order to fulfill this mission. But who is the bad guy or good guy?. Who can she trust? Will she get her revenge? Is it all worth her sacrifice? Join her on this mission and see how it ends.
The authors charact
Sydney Hopke
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
WOW! That pretty much describes how I was feeling once I reached the end of this book, WOW! This books takes you to the edge of your seat and you wanting a fan. The characters are so full of life and emotion, the chemistry is off the charts. What you think may happen doesn't really happen and the story takes you on a trip with Lois that you just want to know why. There's a 2nd book and I can't wait to read it to find out what happens because you can't just read this book and not want to know!
Doreen Frantz
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super, smoking hot! What an awesome kinky read. Poor Lois did not know what she was letting herself in for.... She thought she did but was so so wrong. James is HOT!!!! Did not really know what I was expecting when I started reading but this exceeded my expectations..... Love CP Mandara's dark reads and can't wait for the next installment!
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My God! I needed a cold shower after reading this book. Special Agent Lois needs to learn to be a submissive so she can go undercover and work as a sex slave. She asks James who is a bad boy Dom to teach her. Lois has no idea what she signed up for while asking James for help. Crazy good BDSM scenes with plenty of interesting things going on in the training sessions. Loved this book.
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Christina Mandara is a USA TODAY bestselling author and tends to write dark romance with lashings of kinky naughtiness. Her favourite pastime is travelling, and if it involves sun, sea and… sand then it’s all good.

In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’

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