Cassandra Dee and Katie Ford's Their Secret, like many of their works, explores how a young and naive woman subsequently finds her own sexuality andCassandra Dee and Katie Ford's Their Secret, like many of their works, explores how a young and naive woman subsequently finds her own sexuality and passion with her love interest. It was very steamy and despite coming into it with little expectations, I came out of it pleasantly surprised. I thoroughly enjoyed this read. As someone who doesn't read a whole lot of MM or MMF romance, I thought Cassandra and Katie did a really good job exploring that side of the field. It was strange but weirdly tasteful, if that makes sense.
Their Secret basically tells the story of Mona who happens to be Gray's stepdaughter and Mason, their therapist. There's actually a plot to this book - which was quite interesting, in my opinion. Mona's mom married Gray but quickly left him because of her "flighty nature." She considers herself a socialite and that woman definitely screams psychopath to me. I felt bad for Gray because for two years, he's been trying to get over her and denying his growing lust/feelings for Mona.
I've read a lot of Cassandra's books and was actually surprised to finally see one of her heroes refusing to give in to his passion for his supposed ward. Anyway, because he's been denying his feelings for her, they end up meeting Mason - the third person in the relationship. In the end, I thought this was quite a good read! If you're looking for something short, sexy, and taboo, then this one will be right up in your alley....more
While I did enjoy Cassandra Dee and Katie Ford's Spy Games, it was not my favorite work of theirs. Despite having read a majority of their books, thWhile I did enjoy Cassandra Dee and Katie Ford's Spy Games, it was not my favorite work of theirs. Despite having read a majority of their books, this is my first *official* review for them. Dee is known for writing smoking hot sex scenes - if a little dirty - and this certainly has that. Spy Games somewhat reminded me of Six Ways To Sin except that was obviously written as a harem.
Anyway, I sympathized with Holly, our heroine. She's lived a hard life and has to take care of disabled mother. Like many of Dee's other heroines, Holly is young if a little naive. She luckily finds a job as a flight attendant because of her "looks" - curvy and beautiful, and eventually meets our hero, Thorn Evans. I had my reservations about Thorn. He comes across as this dashing older man with a wicked side but I knew from the prologue that he was a hard man to please - especially if you betray him. Unlike Holly, I'm not sure I could have forgiven him for what he did to her. I wanted more groveling! I wish Dee and Ford had developed him a little more because he just came across as a dominant ass.
Personal bias aside, I will always compare Dee's heroes and heroine to Mason and Carrie from Hot Sugar. It's my favorite work from her, despite it having a similar premise. If you have never read a Cassandra Dee book, I highly recommend checking that one out. Anyway, while Spy Games was not my favorite, I still liked it for the steamy scenes. I look forward to the next book Katie and Cassandra will write/release!...more