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White Collared Part One: Mercy (Benediction) by [Bell, Shelly]
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The first sexy installment in Shelly Bell's four-part serialized erotic thriller about a young law student who must go undercover at a sex club to prove her client is not guilty of murder.

Driven by ambition …
Third-year law student Kate Martin outran her tragic past to become an intern for her idol and secret crush, the powerful attorney Nicholas Trenton. She is thrilled when Nick assigns her to represent his best friend and client, millionaire Jaxon Deveroux … the prime suspect in his submissive wife Alyssa's murder.

Seduced by desire …
Kate knows they have only a few days to find the real killer, and since signs point to a member of the BDSM community, she volunteers to go undercover as Jaxon's submissive at Benediction—the private sex club where he is a member—to covertly investigate Alyssa's last few months. For years, Kate has kept her dark fantasies a secret … but a chance to explore them with sexy, dominant Jaxon is just too tempting to pass up.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 558 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Red Impulse (3 June 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G98B1Y6
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #165,122 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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*****5- something wicked this way comes -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

“Mr. Deveroux and I have been friends for many years, and he requested me personally. Jaxon's a very private man, but those who are in his circle are aware of certain... proclivities that may come up in the police's line of questioning.”

After only one book into this series (for which there will be four), this already promises to be a wicked, suspenseful, mysterious, sexy as all hell and emotional ride. This grabs your attention right from page one and doesn't let go, not even after the last page. All I can think about, even as I write this, is getting my hands on the next installment-luckily for everyone, the wait is so short the wall climbing will be kept at a minimum.

“I admit I haven't been to a sex club. I may have read some romantic fiction about sexy billionaire men with emotional issues who call themselves Doms, but I've also done quite a bit of research online about BDSM.”
“I don't care if you've written an entire dissertation on BDSM. I'm not jeopardizing your safety.”
“Even for your best friend?”

Kate Martin is a third-year law student interning at the law firm of her dreams. For years she has been harboring a secret crush on her now boss- Nicholas Trenton and not even the events of her tragic past that she is hiding from everyone was going to be enough to keep her from getting where she is today. When Nick's best friend, Jaxon Deveroux, becomes the main suspect for the murder of his wife, Kate's internship takes an unexpected turn. Time is not on their side and when it becomes clear that the murderer is a member of the BDSM lifestyle, Kate volunteers to go undercover as Jax's submissive.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a Big Suspense of Disbelief 12 August 2014
By Andrea T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I love serialized novellas, so was anxious to start the White Collared series. Guys, it just didn't work for me. This was due to my lack of being able to suspend disbelief. First we have a law intern being assigned to represent a high-powered millionaire who's accused of murdering his wife. Okay, I didn't go to law school, but really? Could that really happen? I have a couple of attorneys in the family, but was afraid they would laugh at me if I asked them about this. Another thing is, the heroine, the aforementioned intern attorney, also goes undercover with the defendant to his BDSM club to uncover the true murderer. Sounds like solid logic. To be fair, she has apparently read FSoG multiple times so she's boned-up on all aspects of BDSM. Then there's the whole chemistry she shares with both her boss and the defendant. It was just a clusterf*** in my (apparently crabby) opinion. And lastly, the guilty party. I guessed whom that person was at the beginning, but that "Nah, that's too obvious." I finished the first installment, not super excited, but willing to give part two a try. Then I continued to be annoyed, skipped to the end of the series to see if I was right. I was. That just burned me up so I dnf'd the series.

I don't know. If I was into BDSM, I would be severely annoyed by a lot of the fictionalized representations of the community.

On the plus side, the writing was really good. So there's that.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *****5- something wicked this way comes -Stars***** 10 June 2014
By Jenn Green - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
*****5- something wicked this way comes -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

“Mr. Deveroux and I have been friends for many years, and he requested me personally. Jaxon's a very private man, but those who are in his circle are aware of certain... proclivities that may come up in the police's line of questioning.”

After only one book into this series (for which there will be four), this already promises to be a wicked, suspenseful, mysterious, sexy as all hell and emotional ride. This grabs your attention right from page one and doesn't let go, not even after the last page. All I can think about, even as I write this, is getting my hands on the next installment-luckily for everyone, the wait is so short the wall climbing will be kept at a minimum.

“I admit I haven't been to a sex club. I may have read some romantic fiction about sexy billionaire men with emotional issues who call themselves Doms, but I've also done quite a bit of research online about BDSM.”
“I don't care if you've written an entire dissertation on BDSM. I'm not jeopardizing your safety.”
“Even for your best friend?”

Kate Martin is a third-year law student interning at the law firm of her dreams. For years she has been harboring a secret crush on her now boss- Nicholas Trenton and not even the events of her tragic past that she is hiding from everyone was going to be enough to keep her from getting where she is today. When Nick's best friend, Jaxon Deveroux, becomes the main suspect for the murder of his wife, Kate's internship takes an unexpected turn. Time is not on their side and when it becomes clear that the murderer is a member of the BDSM lifestyle, Kate volunteers to go undercover as Jax's submissive. She will have to be convincing to all those around her when they enter the private BDSM club Benediction to see what information they can uncover and hopefully clear Jax. But what Kate was not prepared for was her long buried desires flaring to life under the dominate hands of the sexy-as-sin and dangerous Jaxson Deveroux.

“If you can't accept my terms, we'll find another way to prove my innocence.”
“But I'm not submissive.”
“Don't lie to me or yourself. Any Dom worth a damn would see your submissiveness from miles away. Believe me, I was drawn to you from the moment you slid into the interrogation room, so desperate to please your boss, you wouldn't even ask for a chair.”
Her body shuddered at the idea that this man desired her.

There is already so much mystery surrounding the characters; what the hell is Kate hiding? Did Jaxon do it? Who is behind that phone call?
There is a hint of danger lying just below the surface that is impossible to ignore along with the constant 'who dunnit?' feeling. And lets not forget the sexual tension...yeah, that's a hard one to miss-the air is ripe with it and the explosion does not disappoint. I can already see an obsession brewing for this author, Shelly Bell will without a doubt become my next 'One-Click Addiction' and I am more than ok with that. I am normally not a huge fan of cliffhangers, but with only a week between publications I can deal-it's the ones that make me wait months at a time that tend to dive me insane. This series promises to keep my anticipation at an all time til the very end and I am dying to see where it takes us next.

He may have been the Dominant, but there was no mistaking the hoarseness in his voice or the need in his eyes. She'd done this to him. She may have been the one literally on her knees, but, metaphorically, it was as if he was the one on his knees before her. Here in her bedroom, she alone had the ability to gift him with bliss.
She'd never felt so strong.

Jenn @ Bookworm Betties
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Erotic Mystery Left Me Wanting More 9 June 2014
By Tina Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
4 stars

Ok this story had my attention after reading Chapter 1. I had to know who was the killer and why? Then we meet the main characters in the book. Kate, Jax and Nick each intrigued me. They all seemed to have secrets that I wanted to know.

Kate Martin, law student who is interning at a prestigious law firm, has left her past behind her. She learned at a young age that you can not trust anyone with your heart. Kate is determined to be the best intern. She devotes most of her waking moments to the firm. Of course it does not hurt that she has a secret crush on her boss, Nick. He is every girl’s fantasy.

Nick has worked hard to be where he is today with being partner in a major law firm, living the high life. When his best friend, Jax is accused of murdering his wife, Alyssa, he knows Jax is innocence and will do everything he can to prove it. Even if it means allow his intern become Jax submissive in the dark world of BDSM. Nick seems to have a little crush on Kate too.

Jax accused of murdering his wife in a gruesome way. He has an alibi but when he tells Nick and Kate that he has not been sleeping with his wife for over year and had just ask her for a divorce the day he left town. He does not seem so innocence. He agrees to allow Kate to be his submissive to try to lure the true killer out.

Kate wants to give in to her secret desires of being dominated by a man. And if that man happens to be Jax, she does not mind. Or even if her boss, Nick wants to join she would completely give into her fantasy of having them both in her bed.

This book set a great story in motion to make you want to find out who did it and to see if Kate will finally find love. Will the truth come out about Kate’s past? Can Kate and Jax continue on with their plan at the Club or will their one night of passion be all they will share? Can Nick deal with the fact that his best friend will be able to do things to Kate that he wants to do?

I am excited to read then next books in this series. I am sure there will be lots of twist and turns. I do believe this is a perfect blend of dark, erotic, mystery and romance mixed into a series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start! 29 June 2014
By Courtney~MustReadBooksOrDie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I reviewed this at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley!

Shel: As with many of the novella series we've read, the first book usually introduces us to characters, plots, establishing motives, and things like that; this series does this as well. We learn that Kate, our protagonist, is a hard working law student who has a very secretive past. We also learn that she's driven to succeed..probably because of her mysterious past... and because of this ambition, she has made and will make sacrifices.

Court: I liked how the story was set up though, because it seems like there are many facets and layers to what we're going to be reading. There is the law aspect, the murder mystery, Kate's mystery, Nick's mystery, Jaxson's mystery....Alyssa....Hannah...Tom....I could keep going! I felt like there was a lot given to us, but I enjoyed the writing so very much so far.

Shel: On a new assignment with the lawyer she's been interning for (and she's modeled herself on), she finds herself in the unusual position of taking on a role of a submissive to help find out the truth behind a murder. Even more unusual? Her dominant, Jaxon, is her client. Obviously we've reached the point where we are definitely in a fictional world because I honestly cannot see this happen in real life, but that's the fun of this genre, right? Complete immersion in fantasyland with no real basis in reality.

Court: No, no...I suppose a law intern would not go to a sex club with her murder suspect client to find out information for the case. You know what I call that? Dedi-(edit)-cation...because they haven't even went and I am on the edge of my seat! Shelly Bell can write the steam, and it was very enticing with the slightest touches and glances. (aka, the perfect way to make me want more and the tension...whoo)

Shel: I'll be interested in seeing how quickly the pace moves in the other three parts of this series. With a limited word count, there is little room for lots of plot build up or character development and while this was by not poorly written, there were a few jolting moments when things seemed to happen too quickly, without a lot of warning. I have a feeling had this been a full length novel, these moments would've been smoothed out and more developed.

Court: I know exactly the moment you are referring to. And, while it had to be done...it was kind of a "hmmm" moment. But...you'll have to read it yourself to find out what happens!! Eep!

Shel: Stay tuned each week for our thoughts on the subsequent novellas in this series.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense and Sexy! 13 June 2014
By Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
These serialized erotic romances are taking the Romance World by storm! Every time I log in to Facebook or other social media, I see more and more coming out! Ever since then, I have been devouring these like crazy! I LOVE them! If you want a sexy, suspenseful, quick read, a serial series is the way to go. The WHITE COLLARED Series by Shelly Bell had me gagged, bound, and held hostage from Part One and on. I was lucky to receive all four parts all at once, and let me tell you, THANK GOD! I’m not sure if I could have waited a single day in between parts. Luckily for fans, you do not have to wait too long to have the next part available to you.

❝We all carry scars. Some are just more visible than others.❞

Ms. Bell had me hooked by the end of Chapter One. Holy ****! My heart was racing and I immediately wanted to know who, what, when, where, and why?! We get a great sense of each character and what their background is. Kate, Nicholas, and Jaxon are AMAZING characters, and they each bring such complexity and raw emotion to the table. You instantly crave more and more of their story. With each part of this series unfolding, the more intense it gets. Erotic isn’t enough to cover what this series was for me. Don’t get me wrong, White Collared is a SCORCHING read, but along with that came the thrilling suspense, and the emotional downfall of certain events. With every page and every chapter came new ideas, new questions, and new plot twists. I couldn’t turn away from these words that left me speechless at the conclusion of each part. This was a VERY WELL DONE serial, and it has created another Super Fan for this incredibly talented author. I’m keeping this series close to me, because when I’m feeling in a funk, and I need a pick me up, I believe re-reading the White Collared Series will be my DRUG OF CHOICE!

*Gifted copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*