Author: Joey W. Hill
Book: Natural Law
tl;dr recommendation: a smut classic that is still relevant. Suspenseful & completely different than anything I’ve read before – loved it!
Mackenzie “Mac” Nighthorse is a highly respected homicide detective and a career cop. There isn’t a dangerous situation that can back him down.
However, the personal becomes uncomfortably entangled in the professional when he goes undercover in a high class BDSM club as a male submissive in order to find a Dominatrix who is winning the trust and then murdering her chosen partners.
When his path crosses Violet Siemanski’s, he realizes he’s found a Mistress willing to be his ally in finding the murderess. But Violet is also going to shatter Mac’s shields and make him question who he is and what he wants, a challenge more disturbing than any case he’s ever worked.
A male alpha homicide detective submissive?! I have now read it all. This is a suspenseful BDSM romance that had my eyes lowered to the page, begging for release. Violet and Mac are dynamic together – the give and take of their relationship is so balanced and yet utterly complex. This pushed me out if my comfort zone in a good way.
I can’t believe that this was first published in 2004. Joey was blazing a path that has exploded into the romance that we know and love today – SO THANK YOU. thankyouthankyou. Natural Law is well written and pulls you into the BDSM world. Before I knew it, I was bolted to the pages and hanging on for dear life.
Someone is killing sexual submissive men – and the police believe it’s a Mistress. These are smart men who haven’t published their sexual preferences, which makes finding the killer harder than the police initially think.
Mac is a cop. He’s big, he’s strong, he’s driven & he’s also a sexual submissive. He doesn’t have a safeword, but that’s because he has ridiculous charm that he manages to use to top from the bottom. But when he meets Violet at The Zone while he’s working undercover, she’s sees right through his bullshit. As Violet pushes past the barriers Mac has built around his heart, they soon realize that their relationship is turning into far more than either of them realized.
I’m not usually comfortable with group sex acts, but somehow Joey takes what could be an extremely uncomfortable scene and makes you feel the connection between the two main characters, pushing everyone else to the side. I loved Violet’s strength and dominance. I also loved that she was all woman – she isn’t overly aggressive or mean – and she uses her position over Mac in a completely believable way.
This book blew my mind. GREATread.