By: Melissa Schroeder
Pub. Date: September 6, 2011
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Trust isn’t easy when the ones you want most are out to get you.
Ten years after she ran away from Earth, Lou Campbell is one job—just one more collar—away from earning enough credits to go home. All she has to do is lure Sam Dawson within range of her handcuffs with the promise of fast, hard sex. Easy. Once she gets him there, keeping her own hands off him isn’t so easy.
Sam’s committed his share of sins, but he’s not guilty of selling secrets. Before he can convince the sexiest bounty hunter he’s ever seen that he’s been betrayed, all hell breaks loose. And he’s on the run with a false accusation on his hands—and a bleeding woman in his arms.
Alone in her boss’s safe house, Lou and Dawson’s simmering attraction explodes into full-blown fireworks. When Jared Flores walks in on his best hunter and ex-lover in bed together, the surprise is mutual. Worse, the need he has long felt for both of them overrides his better judgment. After the fists fly, the sparks catch fire into a budding three-way romance.
Then Sam disappears, leaving Jared and Lou in a race against time to not only retrieve their lover, but save his life.
Warning: Hot M/F sex, M/F/M sex, and holy moly some really hot MMF sex amongst lots of weapons and fire fights. Deceitful family members, nasty set ups, and an Alpha male whose lovers have naughty punishments in mind—when they catch him.
I am a big fan of Melissa Schroeder’s Harmless series so I was excited to be given the opportunity read and review another story from her, The Last Detail before the release date. This novella has everything you could want in a short story! There are gorgeous men, an awesome heroine and sex-lots and lots of hot sex!
All Lou wants to do is save up enough credits to be able to return to Earth. If she can collar Sam Dawson she will finally be able to go home. In order to get him into handcuffs and bring him in, Lou will need to have sex with him. She thinks this will be easy because she has been physically and emotionally hurt so many times, that she has completely closed herself off to the possibility of a relationship. She would only want to be with one man, her boss Jared, but she doesn’t think that he feels the same way about her (boy is she wrong!). Except seeing Sam naked and being in bed with him has opened Lou’s heart up and she realizes this collar is not going to be as easy as she originally planned.
Sam and Lou end up having to go to Jared’s safe house together and it turns out that Sam and Jared were once lovers. I loved the history between Jared and Sam and how even though they both changed so much, they still really care about each other. The tension between Lou, Sam and Jared lead up to a very, very sexy night!
Since it is a novella, I was not expecting such a well thought out story, but The Last Detail was very descriptive and the characters were all well written. I loved Lou and enjoyed watching her hard exterior crumble. Sam and Jared were complete opposites, but both were so caring and protective of Lou. It was so sweet how much they cared!
And that ending! Oh god, was that ending hot!
The Last Detail is a fun and sexy read and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in this kind of erotica!