House Arrest

Janet is the go-to girl for the mob when they want to snitch. She is known for keeping her mouth shut about her sources, making her the target for a plan to topple the man at the top to make room for a new boss. This guy is smarter than your average mobster, and is pulling strings behind the scenes. Who is he?

Fernando is equally frustrated and aroused by Janet as she stands in front of his bench in court. Being a judge has its ups and downs, and he's going to use an up to get Janet just where he wants her. At his mercy and whim as he punishes her for all her defiance. The latest showing contempt of court. He's assigned house arrest. His house. His cuffs. His to punish. Will she show the submissive side he suspects she possesses? The perfect compliment to his dom personality. Is she the one he's been waiting for all his life?

With the BDSM lifestyle at the crux of the story, we also are part of the mystery of who is the man behind the scenes in an attempt to take over the mob. It could be anyone, and while there are clues none are too obvious. The wooing of Janet by Fernando was erotic as expected, but he kind of jumped the gun a little bit and threw Janet, and me, for a loop. The seduction Fernando executed was equally smooth and clumsy which made him more likeable.

While I appreciated the mental image of a fit Fernando, I kind of laughed at it too. How many ripped judges do you really think there are? That aside, this was a well-paced story that kept me interested and reading to the end.

Book Blurb for House Arrest

Janet Harrison is the number one reporter at Channel Ten News. She is also the go to woman for every mobster in Chicago. She’s their mouthpiece. When they’re ready to snitch they come to her and she is more than willing to listen—anything to put the big fish behind bars.

And she got a big fish: Salvatore “The Lip” Valinci. She also got herself in a whole lot of trouble. She stands before Judge Fernando Gonzales for being in contempt of court for not revealing her sources. But that’s not the only trouble she’s in.

Judge Fernando Gonzales has his eyes on the beautiful defiant, reporter Janet Harrison. She’s facing contempt charges because she won’t reveal her sources. Judge Gonzales wants to punish her in more ways than one.

However, things aren’t going so smoothly. “The Lip” is released on a technicality, and wants to even the score. If they work together, Janet and Fernando may survive the threat of death, but can they survive their unconventional relationship?

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2011 3.75