I couldn't agree with this publisher's note more! Boy oh boy! This is the most overtly erotic book that I have read in a while. Renee Rose holds nothing back in her description of the intensity of the "spankings" that Zac dishes out to Becca, and Becca loves it. Zac is a Black Ops agent whose life isn't his own and Becca is an English teacher who loves literature, quotes Shakespeare, and discovers that she enjoys being spanked really, really hard and quickly skips down the BDSM path. I have to note that I don't mind a spanking scene in an erotic book, but Rose took this concept to a whole new level for me.
Becca and Zac meet the weekend of Becca's sister's wedding and are immediately attracted to one another. The chemistry between the two is strong and swift and they have a whirlwind weekend affair. Zac tells Becca that he is a Marine about to deploy and that he would not be able to see her again anytime soon after their weekend together. Seven years later, Becca is a single mother raising a son when Zac appears again but under extreme circumstances. Becca then discovers that Zac has been a part of their lives in ways that she could never have imagined.
The book is a quick read and you get as complete a picture as you can in a short novel, so I am not at all disappointed in the book, I just don't know if I can handle the intensity of the discipline that Becca seemed to crave from Zac which he more than willingly administers.
For as long as she could remember, Becca dreamed of a dominant man to take her in hand, and Zac, the handsome Marine she met at her sister's wedding, filled the role with aplomb… for a weekend. Then the fling came to an end, Zac went off to war and died for his country, and Becca learned she carried a child who would be born without a father.
Seven years later, Becca has done her best to move on and forget about Zac… until the day she walks into her kitchen to find the man she believed she would never see again locked in mortal combat with her son’s nanny, and realizes everything she thought she knew about Zac was a lie.
Like all Black Ops agents, Zac doesn't exist in any government record. His life is a series of deadly missions, and relationships of any kind are unsanctioned. But he keeps one secret. He watches over Becca, the beautiful daughter of a rogue agent, and Parker, the six-year-old boy he fathered that fateful weekend. When he spots a known assassin in their apartment posing as a nanny, he's forced to reveal himself and take them to safety… whether Becca likes it or not.
While Becca may have enjoyed his dominance once, bending her to his will again may not be quite so easy. He is determined to keep her safe, however, and if a long, hard spanking is required, he is more than willing to oblige. Having Becca over his knee rekindles more than his passion, though; even when the immediate danger has passed, he finds it much more difficult to “ghost out” on his family again. Must he resign himself to protecting those he loves from afar, or can he find a way to be the man Becca needs and longs for, the man who is worthy of her submission and her love?
Publisher’s Note: Safe in His Arms is an erotic romance novel that includes both consensual and non-consensual spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.