Reaper's Reward
By Maria
Aug 5, 2007 - 4:53:32 AM

Jewel Marciella is a computer hacker extraordinaire who specializes in retrieving property for high-paying clients. She’s the best at what she does, but her social life is rather lackluster. When her boss signs her up for a mission at a resort that caters to the sexually uninhibited, she balks, but agrees to take the job. All she has to do is pose as a waitress, find the steamy tape-recording a blackmailer is threatening her client with, and get out, right? How bad can it be?

Once there, the surprises keep coming: she’s expected to drop her inhibitions and cater to the guests’ every whim, the uniforms are practically non-existent and the surly head of security sets her heart and soul on fire. True, she’s not looking for anything serious, but when in Rome…

Ethan Reaper has a taste for, let’s say, not-quite-vanilla sex, but he’s never met a match for him in the bedroom. He is the consummate Alpha male, but can’t find a female he’s enjoyed playing his D/s and bondage games with. On the job at the fantasy resort, he’s immediately taken with Jewel’s smart-mouthed attitude and sharp wit. She’s just the type of challenge he’s been waiting for, but the feelings she arouses in him are more than sexual. To make matters worse, a murderer is on the loose at the resort and both Ethan and Jewel are in danger of not only compromising their missions as their affair deepens, but of losing their lives as well.


Bravo, Ms. Harte! REAPER’S REWARD was everything I hoped it would be and more! This fast-paced book kept me guessing until the end. The writing was straightforward and exciting and the suspense was perfectly drawn. I found Jewel’s voice and sense of humor to be realistic and very funny. More than once I thought to myself, “That’s exactly what I would have said!” Ethan was also an intelligent and compelling character, with definite sex appeal. He’s domineering, but also tender and caring, with a subtle sense of romance. Jewel’s resistance to falling for him rings with sincerity and you really find yourself cheering for the couple. The well-written sex scenes included some light bondage and domination/submission, but nothing too heavy for the uninitiated. Personally, I found them hot enough to scorch the screen! This was an excellent story, and I certainly look forward to Ms. Harte’s next work.

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