Review: Smoke by C.P. Mandara

Title: Smoke
Author: C.P. Mandara
Genre: Erotica
Type: Book 2 of Special Agent BDSM
POV: First Person – Female

 

I’ve been sold to Alain Dumortier. I was delivered to his doorstep naked as the day I was born, and two weeks later I haven’t got a stitch of clothing to my name.

This should have been an easy assignment. Get in, have him fall under my spell, grab every little piece of intel I can find, and then assassinate him. They were simple instructions, and ones I’d followed countless times before. What could go wrong?

Just about everything. Alain’s kept me imprisoned and drugged up to my eyeballs. The mind games he’s playing are nearly my undoing, but it’s hard battling a body that’s full of barbiturates or opium. There’s one more problem, too.

I think I’m falling in love with the bastard.

And that was how our story began. Little did I realise, but even though I was half in love with James back then, I would soon forget all about him in less than two weeks time. As unbelievable as it sounds, it was the truth. When the doors of Carte Blanche opened for me, they would strip my world bare, and I’ve never been a girl who was fond of black and white. Though James had tried his best to warn me, it wasn’t until I was on the road of no return that I realised I had made the biggest mistake of my life. All alone, and with no one to turn to, I’d made my bed, but lying in it was almost impossible. Alain Dumortier was out for blood. Mine.

 

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Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

When Lois Reeves took the most important assignment of her life, there would only be one acceptable outcome – success no matter the consequences. Her target was the infamous and elusive sex slave trade player Alain Dumortier.

To get close enough to assassinate him, she must pose as a submissive. After a short training stint with a Master, she thought she was ready, but nothing could prepare her for what’s to come once she step foot into his world.

This was a whole new journey of self-discovery for me, and by the end of it, I suspected I’d be quite shocked at the revelations that were slowly unfolding.

Lois was one feisty heroine. I liked how she was sarcastic and outspoken with a rebel streak in her even though sometimes it got her in trouble. I also liked how she was open to explore a different side of her sexuality.

I whispered breathily, and unless I was much mistaken, I would like anything this man did to me. He made me cream my pants just looking at him.

Alain was sexy and mysterious. I liked how he had a range of personalities that suit his need. However, I felt like there’s a lot more that I needed to know about him and his background.

I liked the story overall but there were times I was confused with some scenes with what was happening. There were also questions that needed answers which I hope will be addressed in the next book.

What I liked the most about this book was the author’s signature kinkery with various creative and cringe worthy scenes which I thoroughly enjoyed. The challenges Lois had to endure were highly entertaining.

Smoke is the second book of Secret Agent BDSM series. I’m looking forward to see which direction the story will go in the next one.

Final Verdict:

(3.75 stars)

This review is also available on Goodreads.

Books in the series: 
Sparks (Special Agent BDSM, #1) by C.P. Mandara Smoke (Special Agent BDSM, #2) by C.P. Mandara

 

 

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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’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.

She’s a big fan of BDSM in all of its glorious forms, and her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.

 

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