Incognito: Charming Carmen

Author: Madison Layle and Anna Leigh Keaton

Publisher: Cobblestone-Press

Release Date: June 1, 2007

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: EBOOK

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Carmen Fernandez’s neat, orderly life has just fallen apart. Fortunately, she has good friends like Olivia who are willing to offer her emotional support in her time of need. Oh, let’s not forget bringing her as a guest to a charity auction at Incognito. Of course, she doesn’t know the first thing about the protocol between Dominants and submissives. Right away she makes a mistake by looking Master Dalton in the eye, and because of that she’ll be viewed as a Domme rather than simply a guest because of her error.

Carl Thompson has played the part of Mistress Kat’s slave for as long as Incognito has been in business but there’s not much need for him in that capacity in longer now that Kat and Dalton are together. The charity auction is supposed to be a members only event but as a special favor to the Montgomerys, who have a guest visiting, an exception is made and Carmen is allowed to attend. Carl’s immediately drawn to Carmen’s exotic good looks and desires her as his mistress, but she’s from out of town. There’s no point wishing for what he can’t have, or can he?

Carmen isn’t sure what to expect from an auction at club Incognito but she’d assumed it would be more risque than the items that have been offered so far. It’s all rather boring, or at least it was up until near the very end of the auction when the last two items up for bid are presented - one of them a weekend with Master Bastian on his yacht. The other, a weekend being pampered by the slave Carl in the newly refurbished caretaker’s lodge. Carmen’s attracted to Carl and this is her one chance to fulfil her fantasies with him - after all he belongs to Kat. She ends up winning him in the auction despite the fact that she is not a member of the club. She gets her weekend of pampering but with it comes a whirlwind of emotions which she’s not prepared to deal with - especially once she realizes that she’s falling in love with Carl. She already has a history of falling for the wrong men. Will he turn out to be another mistake? What about her life in California? Will she return to it and leave the memories behind or is she willing to start over in Florida?

CHARMING CARMEN is a wonderful addition to Madison Layle and Anna Leigh Keaton’s INCOGNITO series. This storyline had me running an emotional gauntlet and eventually so dang happy for everyone involved that I couldn’t put it down. I loved how the characters related to each other and the respect which all members of the club seem to have for each other. If you read COLLARING KAT then you probably wondered about what would happen to Carl after that story ended, I know I sure did! I adored him in that story and fell in love with Carmen’s open loving personality in CHARMING CARMEN. This book is a wonderful addition to this series and I can’t wait to find out which of the INCOGNITO members will be next . . . maybe Master Bastian? I admit I’m dying to know what happens on his yacht. ,

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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