Monday, October 18, 2010

Make Me (Hawkeye 3) by Sierra Cartwright

Make Me

Make Me is the third book in the Hawkeye series. I loved the first book, Danger Zone, I thought the second book was okay, and so I was hoping for a lot from the third book. It was not as good as Danger Zone, but it was still an entertaining read.

Here's the blurb:

Competent and in control, Ms. Inamorata, Hawkeye’s righthand woman, has the perfect relationship with hunky fellow operative Wesley Lowell. Several times a week, she shows up at his house, has fabulous sex, meaningless conversation, and then returns home and to her regular life.

Dynamic and determined, Wes has had enough. He’s tired of playing by her rules. He wants more than passion from Inamorata, he wants commitment. One evening, as she’s yet again climbing from his bed to leave him in the middle of the night, he acts, snagging her wrist and refusing to let her go. He bends her over the bed, and takes her the way he wants to: hard, fast, dominating.

Against her own wishes, she responds to his more heated sexual demands. For the first time since they’ve been together, he makes her beg for an orgasm, and beg she does. This oh-so-sexy man turns her life upside down, until she realizes she needs him not only as a demanding lover, but needs him by her side to solve a case that causes past and present to collide.

We've met Ms. Inamorata before, and she didn't appear to have a submissive bone in her body.  As you can see from the blurb, she apparently does have some submissive tendencies.

I don't remember Wes from previous books, if he was in them he didn't stand out to me. I liked him though, and I loved his gadgets.

A few things didn't work for me -- I've never understood the whole "oh no, we're in the middle of a crisis, we should have sex" thing. But all in all, it was an entertaining read, and the BDSM elements were mostly realistic. I liked the way Ms. Inamorata dealt with her feelings, and I loved it when she made sure they separated play from work. Being a submissive to one man should not mean you compromise your career, and she has no intention of doing so. Thank you, Ms. Cartwright.

BDSM elements:
  • Bondage and Discipline: No bondage, some light discipline. 1 of 3.
  • Dominance and Submission: 2 of 3.
  • Sadism and Masochism: Some. Mostly nipple play, a little first time anal play. 2 of 3. 
  • Extra Point: I've gone back and forth on this, but in the end I'll give it. 
As for the writing elements, the plot was a good one, pacing was fine, prose and dialogue were good, and character development was well done.
  • Book Rating:Make Me: 8 of 10
  • BDSM Intensity Level: 6 of 10
  • Heat Level: 3 of 5

Here are the books in the series:

1. Hawkeye One: Danger Zone
2. Bend Me Over
3. Make Me

1 comment:

  1. I just now saw this review! Thanks for taking the time to read the book and to comment. Hugs and hugs, Sierra