Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: A Little Harmless Fascination


Wanting her isn't smart, seducing her is inevitable, but falling in love with her could be downright deadly for both of them.

Security expert Conner Dillon isn’t a man who often takes a vacation. So when he is ordered to take a month off and his sister insists on a trip to Hawaii, he isn’t very happy. But, after seeing his landlady Jillian Sawyer again, he might just find something—or someone—to occupy his time.

For years, Jillian has always had a crush on Conner. Now an erotic romance author with a thing for Doms, she finds herself beyond intrigued by the man. He is good to the core, but there is something else darker in him that calls to her. 

After one night in bed, they both find themselves addicted. In Jillian, Conner has found the perfect sub…and in him she finds someone she can trust. Falling in love isn’t what they expected, but walking away is impossible—especially when they realize someone wants Jillian dead.

WARNING this book contains the following: An uptight security expert who prefers schedules, a romance writer who does not, tattoos, a trip to the Aloha Swap Meet, two hunky neighbors who irritate our hero, Hawaiian scenes, and of course this would not be a Harmless book without a trip to Rough 'n Ready. Ice is recommended as any Harmless Addict will tell you, but the author takes no responsibility if a reader should become overheated. Read at your own risk.

2012/04/12 · Melissa Schroeder · ISBN: 9780985447106, Blurb and picture from Melissa Schroeder's website
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My Review:
A Little Harmless Fascination is the seventh book in the Harmless series by Melissa Schroeder and it’s a strong showing in this addictive series.  Conner Dillon is a workaholic security expert that refuses to take a break until a health scare sends him to Hawaii to recuperate.
Jillian Sawyer, an erotic romance author, is his landlord, and she’s had a crush on Conner for years.  He’s a Dom who doesn’t realize how much he needs a sub, and Jillian is a sub who doesn’t know if she can handle a Dom and together they embark on a delicious thrill ride.  Someone is out to end this fledgling relationship and it’s a race to find the culprit before Jillian ends up dead.

I loved the interaction between Connor and Jillian, and that they fight their attraction. Ms. Schroeder does a beautiful job of showing us around Hawaii in this book, taking us to places the locals frequent and enjoy. A Harmless book wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the BDSM club Rough N Ready and the trip doesn’t disappoint. I will admit that she kept me guessing on the villain and surprised me, which doesn’t happen often.

The meddling of family and the catching up with old characters from previous books just brings the Harmless world to life. That does present a slight disadvantage if you’ve never read a Harmless book, but it’s handled in such a way that it doesn’t ruin the stories for any newcomers.
Ms. Schroeder is self-publishing, and I’m very grateful for this fact, especially if it keeps the Harmless books coming faster.  If you haven’t read any of the Harmless books, just dive in and fall in love.  


5 Books!


  1. Excellent choice for your first review here...and what a review. Very well thought out and just beautiful to read. I'll be popping back often :)

  2. I haven't had the chance to read this one yet, but I am dying to! Great review. Makes me want to read it even more.