Review: Destroyed (By a Dangerous Man #12) by Cleo Peitsche


Title: Destroyed
Author: Cleo Peitsche
Publisher/Year:  Pouch Production 5/26/16
Length:   113 Pages
Series:  By a Dangerous Man #12


The family business is in trouble, and bounty hunter Audrey Stroop is dying to get back to work. Her boyfriend, ex-assassin Corbin Lagos, is equally determined to keep her safe.

To do that, he’ll stay close, even if it means trying to keep his dominant nature in check.

When they team up to solve what should be an open-and-shut private investigation case, Audrey learns that being the boss isn’t easy. In fact, it’s almost impossible.

Did she really think a dominant, dangerous man like Corbin could ever truly submit?

My Thoughts

I don’t know how much father our author can take this series, but she’s definitely trying.  What we have here is the moment in the story where we’re on vacation with Corbin and Audrey since Corbin feels that she needs a break from the family business, and it’s harder than any one expected for her to take a month off.  being able to turn off her work mindset for even a little while is proving to be tough.

It’s while they are on their vacation that they cross paths with someone from back home (because that always happens right?) and that leads to some PI work for the firm.  What was supposed to be a cut and dry case of finding a bar mascot turns into something that’s more devious and complicated than expected.

The mascot is returned, but cut into pieces and all bloody and there are folks in the bar who are less than forthcoming with information to link things back.  Thank goodness Audrey and Corbin are so attuned to each other that they don’t have too long to figure out how to solve the case.

While that’s going on too though, Corbin is offering up his submission to Audrey, allowing her the opportunity to tell him what to do since part of her current level of frustration is that he’s always in control – and i think that it’s interesting to see that it’s so much harder than expected to let that happen.

My question now though is that i really don’t know how this series will continue since it seems to be quieting down just a little bit.  I feel like we see that Corbin and Audrey are trying to find their rhythm, and that Rob seems happy and that their father is coming to the realization that maybe he needs to listen to his kids in order to keep his business afloat.  So i guess we’ll just have to see if and when the story continues.  knowing full well that when it does, Corbin will make sure that we’re all sorts of hot and bothered.  Enjoy!

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