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Sub Mission

(Sub Mission #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  918 ratings  ·  178 reviews
With subs being murdered at a Miami BDSM club, experienced dominant Agent Seth Wilkinson must find his own submissive to “entice” a killer. When he’s paired with Agent Baker Daley he wonders just how much a straight man can fake.

Baker Daley knows he can “play the part”; he just needs a chance to prove it to Wilkinson. Being a straight man should have no bearing when his Do
ebook, 1st, 221 pages
Published June 7th 2018 by Painted Hearts Publishing (first published June 6th 2018)
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-7/6/18

I have not read anything by this author before so was looking forward to the new experience.
"Sub Mission" and loving the pun on words; was a magnificent addition to its genre.
From the second I started reading this fascinating novel; I was sucked right along into the BDSM lifestyle of Seth and Baker; almost sharing the special journey to there own personal HEA with them.
The brief premise of this story is that Both work for a private agency that has
** 4.75 stars **

I loved the relationship between two men - Seth and Baker. Seth is an experienced Dom, he is arrogant, self-confident and anybody is his for the taking but he is not interested. But when he needs his skills to solve a murder case the one man who really fires up his blood is straight, Baker. Baker is a trained submissive, he is confident that he will get the job done. He never entertains the thought that he will find any man attractive, he never has before. But the first time Seth
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-bdsm
They kind of fell in love too quickly for me.
It wasn’t great but it wasn’t bad. I’m a little curious about book 2 but Only if it’s lighter than this one on the bdsm.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
I came into this with low expectations and honestly just wanted to read about a sub getting his straight little mind blown by a hot dom.

And simply by those standards the book totally delivered. They get to the business of scening fast and there was a lot of kinky ass-play until I stopped reading. But that was also kind of the problem. This is also supposed to be a thriller about the hunt for a serial killer and by 46% they hadn't made any progress on that front.

They were too busy scening and ang
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was a mess! Inconsistencies in Baker's GFY for Seth. Both private security detectives were too emotionally involved with each other to be professional on the job. Simplistic lame wrap up of serial killer sting operation at 60%. BDSM stopped with the mission. Writing changed from doing to telling with time skips. Dynamics changed from hot sexual tension to mushy hurt comfort. Not enough relationship development. Emotional distancing then sappy OTT resolution. Too much page time for setu ...more
Kimmers of Kimmers' Erotic Book Banter
Right from the beginning of T.S. McKinney’s Sub Mission, I loved the set-up. (And let me just add, what an appropriate title.) Agent Seth Wilkinson is a real life Dom who’s going undercover to capture a killer at a BDSM club. One catch – he needs a sub, as bait. And his boss has found the perfect man to “play the part”.

Only problem is, Seth finds himself highly attracted to Baker Daley who’s perfect in every way – except one. He’s straight. Oh, and there might be the slight detail that he has a
Jack Pyke
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 read. This is my first novel by T.s., and I love, really love the skill at play. The story is more relationship focused, throwing us straight into just why these two men have to go undercover together as Dom & sub. Now, how it looks at a love of D/s no matter the gender of the Dom/Domme, it did bring some lovely new angles to explore, and I loved the concept: exploring just how complex a BDSM relationship can be. Both are Doms and subs. That is not something they 'pretend' at for this case, ...more
~nikki the recovering book addict
Enjoyed this!

I had zero expectations coming into this book. I randomly found it on Amazon KU and didn’t even look at the reviews before I read this. I was enticed by the short blurb and suffice to say, it delivered.

It’s not really a cop/investigation story. So there wasn’t a lot of investigative work going on. No late-night stake outs, no live action kicking going on (much). It’s also not really a BDSM-heavy kind of book. We get a few intense scenes. But if you’re worried (like Christine, a goo
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up.

Thanks to the reviewers that pointed out this book was less a crime procedural finding a murderer, and more about the relationship between Seth and Baker, I went ahead and picked it up.

It was a good book but it had some issues that didn't make it a great book.

What went right? Fortunately both Seth and Baker are likable and engaging characters. The BDSM in the beginning of the book is on fire. The chemistry between the MC's is palpable. The sex scenes are believable and se
In hotness this was a 5 star book. The BDSM and sex scenes were delicious. The start really drew me in, and the characters were interesting. But unfortunately the rest of this book fell short. Why?

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Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bdsm, m-m
Starts off well but by 40% is rapidly going downhill. The suspense plot might as well have not been included. There is very little of it, and what is there is poorly plotted and has holes big enough to fly the company jet through.

There is no background to the characters and no world building. We never learn anything about Seth and Baker except for the sex scenes and a few answers from their childish 20 questions game. It becomes more an more clear that the book was written by a female because th
The good: The MCs had chemistry, the intimate scenes were steamy hot and plentiful. They were the best part of the book.

The bad: Sure, the setup begs for suspension of belief right from the start—two agents need to have sex with each other in public to lure out a murderer... Bye reality, hello fantasyland. But I cannae handle TSTL main characters, and here they were in plural. Among other things they didn't at all behave as trained, professional agents. More like silly fifteen year olds.

This is not my first BDSM rodeo with TS McKinney and honestly this author is an expert when it comes to this subgenre. Sub Mission is very much a BDSM and romance focus story rather than a suspense one. Although from the blurb, it was explained that the reason Seth and Baker got together is for a mission, the job itself was relegated to the backseat. That's not to say the plot isn't engaging because Seth and Baker's dynamic is the highlight of the story.

Both heroes are very personable and likeab
3.5 for this erotic adventure... there were some great scenes here if you enjoy BDSM with a good storyline but it missed the mark in depth and in creating angst with subs being taken and attacked. The focus was more on the relationship with the crime being secondary. Certainly an enjoyable read
ALL the stars!!! ALL of them <3333333333!!! This book ... absolutely glorious <3333!! ADORED it and could not put it down <33333!!!!

I WILL elaborate in the next day or two because lots of thoughts to come :-)!! In the meantime, glorious book <333, and its HEA and Epilogue = magnificent, wonderful, beautiful, amazing!!! Lots of authors should take note on how it's done from this author right here!! Bravo, Ms. McKinney :-D!!!

Anyway, lots of thoughts to come!! I'll definitely be reading the next o
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
In one word: Cute 💖. A GFY! I’m not really in the Bdsm but this book is good! So sweet together! I really love see them fall in love with each other! The mystery was a bit of a second thought in this ^^ ( I almost forgot about it 😂). Two hot men in a “special room” haha. Love it!:)
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm-d-s, mm, ebook, lbr

4.5 stars - What a little gem nugget this story is! Seth, being a well-known Dom, is the perfect agent to go undercover to catch the one responsible for maiming and murdering submissives. The problem has been finding the right agent to play the role of his sub and he hasn’t had much luck so far. Baker ends up being ideal for the job, almost. He’s the perfect submissive and sure to catch the eye of their target. Unfortunately, he isn’t gay, which Seth thinks will be a major problem. Baker is able
Courtney Bassett
An entertaining and well-written story

Though the main characters get together for a mission, their relationship is the focus of the book, not the action/mystery. The internal struggle of the Dom being attracted to the “straight” sub, and the sub realizing maybe he’s not as straight as he thought, was done well, and the chemistry between them was great, both in and out of BDSM scenes.

The end of the story seemed to be setting up another one for a side character, which I will definitely be reading
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seth and Baker work for an unnamed government agency! There’s a killer on the loose in Miami torturing and killing Subs from a particular BDSM club!
They have the chemistry but there’s only one problem, Baker is straight!
This book is incredibly well written and very entertaining, even for such a dark topic. You’ll root for this couple and celebrate their triumph!
A must read! Well done!
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
3.5 stars. This started off really well. I liked the mcs straight away and I was enjoying the Bdsm elements to the story. Around 50% in tho the writing style changed and so did the characters. Seth turned into a soft, sappy Dom and Baker went from a straight/curious sub to a camp drama queen. And what happened to the dom/Sub element? It was almost non existent for the last half of the book. Overall it was pretty enjoyable but nothing special!
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Agent Seth Wilkinson is a Dom, who works for The Company, a private security firm, investigating brutal attacks and murders on Subs. Agent Baker Daley is a straight sub, willing to help Seth bring down the person/people responsible for the attacks.

Initially their working relationship gets off to a rocky start... Their first scene was intense.
"Aren't you pretending to be the naughty sub a little early, Baker? We aren't even at the club yet?"
"Practising." I hissed.

"Seth had wanted to dislike me...
I was loving this...and then the second half of this book happened.

It felt like the latter half of this book was written by someone else entirely. The characters just...change. I was asking myself: Are these the same two people? The Dom/sub part—an essential part— just disappears at a critical, critical moment, in my opinion. And that moment was so displaced after a huge thing happens at 60%. It made the moment seem rushed and silly and just bad timing in general. Seth lost his Dom swag and both

3 stars.
Kendra T
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
DAYUM! This book was steamy hot in so many ways. Seth needs an agent to act as his sub to try to catch and stop a serial killer, and Baker is who is highly recommended. Seth isn't sure if he can cut it and holds an "audition" of sorts. Seth seems like a complete and total ass, but when we get to know him a bit and take the stress from the case away, he is actually a complete sweetheart. Baker is straight and has never had any interest in men, but he wants to catch the killer as well. He finds hi ...more
Oh dear 😕. Not sure to be honest what this story is actually trying to be, but whatever that is, it certainly didn't do it very well for me. The mystery/murderer part might as well not be in the story...there's the choice of one suspect, and that storyline [such as it is] seems to be secondary to the task of 'turning' a supposedly straight agent gay, so that the agents can pretend to be a D/s pairing for the investigation. The MC's are fairly childish, quite incompetent considering they're suppo ...more
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The blurb for this story is what drew me in, plus the fact that I’ve enjoyed the other books I’ve read by this author. I’m always game for anything with BDSM, as well as stories that promise some type of suspense related to criminal investigation all wrapped up with some romance. Sub Mission has all that, and punctuates it with a cocky alpha Dom and a sassy sub.

Seth is definitely cocky, with good reason though—he knows what he’s doing. And Baker is the perfect sub…though how he’ll do with Seth
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the most thrilling and hot BDSM books that I have read... It kept me hooked into the story from page 1!

Seth has one goal... To catch the person killing submissives around their area... To do it, he must go undercover... since he is a DOM, there was no doubt that the Agency he worked for would ask him to do it... only problem was... he needed a sub... all the agents that were sent to him couldn't do it... submission is more than being able to take a few wips... these wanna be subs had no i
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
So ... this one started out great for me. Two agents put together to solve a crime involving BDSM practitioners. Seth is a Dom, and Baker a sub. They have to pose as a D/s couple for their assignment, even though Seth is gay and Baker is straight. This all set up some great tension and hot scenes, and I was digging it.

But then maybe halfway through, tropes I don't really enjoy started showing up:
• The "someone might be after you but I'm going to leave you alone anyway"
• The "let's neither of us
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Baker and Seth

Definition of submission - the action of accepting or yielding to another person or such like.

In Miami the BDSM clubs were having a spate of abduction on subs with awful results.
Seth is well known as a Dom outside the agency he works for.. to be able to lure these predators he will have to have a sub who will perform with him and to perform with his heart in the BDSM scene .

This book is testament that you can get wonderful feelings from a person who you are working with daily an
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Okay, so this is my first T.S. McKinney story and holy crap. I loved it. Seth and Baker are freaking awesome. Seth is a dom. He is trying to solve the abduction and murders at a BDSM club. But everything he has done so far hasn't gotten him very far. So when he is approved to go undercover he finds Baker to be the perfect submissive.
The only problem, Baker is straight. Yes, he knows BDSM and is a sub, but he isn't gay. But he is willing to do anything to help stop this murder.
But after
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