Review: Rasputin’s Kiss by LM Somerton (Investigation Love Book 1)

Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost – killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.
When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.
Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.

I’m already a fan of LM Somerton’s books so I was excited to be given a chance to read the Investigating Love series. For those that aren’t a fan of BDSM books, you may not like this one. However the BDSM is on the lighter side and has minimal bondage. There’s more D/s than anything. I loved the BDSM but that’s something I enjoy immensely. The scenes where Conor lets go with Alex are amazing. He is beautiful in his submission. Alex is overprotective but won’t admit that he is. He just wants Conor to be safe. I expected the things that happened to Conor during the undercover operation to happen. However I didn’t expect Alex’s response. It was heartbreaking to read. My biggest problem with the book was that it’s not a happily ever after. It’s a very solid happy for now. But they’re still building their relationship. The next book in the series continues with Alex and Conor and I cannot wait to read it!
Four and a half

About LM:
L M lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

Author Contact:
Twitter: @lmsomerton

Where To Buy:
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3 responses to “Review: Rasputin’s Kiss by LM Somerton (Investigation Love Book 1)

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