The WILD Boys are back! USA Today Bestseller Angel Payne continues the hotter-than-hot series with this sensual story featuring CIA special agent Daniel Colton.
A scarred hero... Dan Colton was once the CIA’s golden boy, a get-things-done cowboy who believed forgiveness was better to ask for than permission. But performing the devil’s work was always easy with his angel’s face, a damn good asset to have whether he was charming agency superiors…or training submissives in his dark dungeon role plays.
Until his face was taken away.
An act of ultimate bravery has spit Colton back out as a bitter shell, unsure how to relate to the world without his physical calling card. His only condolence is dreaming of revenge on the bastard responsible for the fire that disfigured him, but when that plan backfires, he is a beast without prey—tormented by a beauty he cannot touch.
A willing submissive... Tess Lesange, known around the CIA’s Vegas office as “The Laser”, has only one Achilles heel—in the form of the brooding agent who once wouldn’t give her the time of day. Since Dan Colton’s accident, they’ve become friends, even trusting each other with some of their kinkier secrets. What are friends for, right?
A dangerous masquerade... Now Dan has become Tess’s greatest joy, toughest torment, and most sinful desire. Thoughts of surrendering to his rough brand of domination consume her, but Dan thinks of her as nothing more than the brainy analyst in the next office over.
Still seeking the submissive dream, Tess takes matters into her own hands and journeys in disguise to one of the desert’s most elicit kink clubs. When the Dominant she meets there is also beneath a mask, his voice so alluring and familiar, she wonders if karma has conspired to fulfill one of her deepest fantasies…and what price she’ll have to pay for it come true. Is she willing to sacrifice everything she’s built in a friendship with Dan, for one unforgettable night in his dungeon?
A WILDer Kind of Love – A WILD Boys novel brings the reader the story of Dan Colton, wounded ex-CIA operative. Dan was badly burned while saving a nurse during an operation. Everyone sees him as a hero except from himself. Dan now sees a scarred, monster; a long cry away from the woman –magnet DOM he used to be. Tess Lesange also works with the CIA; an expert using computers and technology, she certainly does not have an “exciting” job. Since Dan accident, he and Tess have become quite good friends. She has supported him during his recovery progress and still continues to be a friend he often confides in. They have even talked about Dan’s past DOM experiences as Tess had shown in interest in the BDSM culture. Tess eventually swallows her fear and begs Dan to be her first DOM but he refuses. Tess eventually ventures into the local BDSM club that Dan also happens to be relaxing with a drink. As Dan is brought face to face with the reality that some other man might become Tess’s first DOM and experience into BDSM, he takes matters into his own hands.
I read A WILDer Kind of Love as a stand-alone. I think that I would have enjoyed the beginning of the book more if I had read the previous novels. It took me awhile to figure out who all the characters were and how they connected to each other. Once I did put everything together, I understood what was going on. That being said, this book was all kinds-of sexy hotness. The first scene between Tess and her first DOM was scorching! This scene wasn’t rushed into; the writing provided a detailed narrative that made me as a reader seem like I was observing the scene as it played out from a window.
Bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances began in junior high, when writing with friends on “swap stories” they’d trade between classes. Needless to say, those stories involved lots of angst, groping, drama, and French kissing.
She began getting a paycheck for her writing in her twenties, writing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine. Some years, various entertainment industry gigs, and a number of years in the hospitality industry later, Angel returned to the thing she loves the most: creating character-based romantic fiction. Along the way, she also graduated with two degrees from Chapman University in Southern California, taking departmental honors for English, before writing five historical romances for Kensington and Bantam/Doubleday/Dell.
Angel found a true home in writing contemporary-based romances that feature high heat and high concepts, focusing on memorable alpha men and the women who tame them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Kinky Truth series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), and the popular W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces series, as well as several stand-alone titles. TheCimarron series and the Once Upon a Sin series both launch in 2015.
Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, and hanging at the beach with family and friends.