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Going undercover in a gay BDSM club run by the mob isn’t exactly an everyday assignment. Still, as a cop specializing in undercover work, Rick Delaney is used to tough gigs. The real issue is that Rick’s expected to go under with someone he barely knows. But Rick’s partner is suspended, and he doesn’t have a choice.Newly transferred detective Jon Messina’s short a partner,Going undercover in a gay BDSM club run by the mob isn’t exactly an everyday assignment. Still, as a cop specializing in undercover work, Rick Delaney is used to tough gigs. The real issue is that Rick’s expected to go under with someone he barely knows. But Rick’s partner is suspended, and he doesn’t have a choice.Newly transferred detective Jon Messina’s short a partner, too, except that his was murdered by the mafia. Jon may seem breezy and lighthearted, but he has a score to settle. And to do so, he’s willing to do whatever it takes.Except that it may take more than either of them can afford. Because their cover as a dom and sub couple spins out of control the minute they set foot into mafia-controlled sex club Gomorrah. What should be mere pretense threatens to become desperately real. And if Rick can’t control his desires, he’s going to get them both killed....

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First Contact Reviews

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2019-01-05 10:32

    I realize that this may be a bit cliché coming from me so let me back this claim up with a little story. I'm reading this at work. It's short. I figure I can knock it out right quick and get back to whatever. I got so engrossed in their second scene together at Gomorrah that I actually forgot I was at work then someone knocked on my door. I was so fashizzled that it took me a minute to (a) process what it was they were saying to me and (b) try and school my features like I hadn't gotten caught reading porn. Thankfully, my office was a little dim so she couldn't tell I was flushed and I'm fairly certain my eyes were glassy.That's what I mean by HOT, HOT, HOT! U period N period F periodWhat made it so hot was this author's prowess in the visually evocative department. In the beginning felt like it moved at a glacial pace due to all the description and I was thinking it would be maybe 3 hearts but around the 40-50% mark things shifted. Rick began describing how he saw Jon, how he looked beautiful and debauched after Rick had his way with him, biting him and clamping him, in his cock cage and all spread out before him, eyes full of lust and needing. You know how I feel about cages and needing.INSERT HOT ADOMMY GIF THAT WON'T POST TO GR B/C GR IS LAME (blog only)The kink isn't heavy, mostly D/s and some light bondage but there is a possible trigger-sharing. It fit within the context of the scene and probably with their case, but it'll probably be off-putting for some. If you're avoiding this because of the mystery/cops/thriller aspect, don't. The case is thin and essentially just an excuse to put Jon and Rick into a BDSM club with a bunch of kinky mobsters and forge their relationship as partners with benefits. There were two things that I found odd and/or lacking which were the writing style at the beginning of the book is strange. It's almost third person omniscient or Rick's talking about himself in the third person, very jarring, but evolves into Rick's perspective. Also, I would've liked more backstory on both characters.PLEASE GOD TELL ME THERE WILL BE A SEQUEL!!!I needz.Recommend to fans of kinky smut.A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tanu Gill
    2019-01-02 15:25

    I think my friends and other reviewers have pretty much covered every aspect of the story, so I'm sure I won't have anything new to add. So here's to an attempt at it! ;)The author's writing in this book was simply sensuous. We didn't just experience it all as if it were happening in front of us, the lazy, lust-filled actions were felt by us too. And it was so amazing. It was like a pot simmering on the stove. On the surface, you don't see as many ripples as you would on a high boiling water, but there are ripples deep down, and even more influential.Yes, as my friends said, the case(s) was unresolved, so I would love to read a sequel. It would be even better to get to know both Jon and Rick more, especially after reading the last chapter.

  • Gigi
    2019-01-13 10:21

    Public sex freaks fans, rejoice! This story includes a big scene starring our two MC undercover police officers at a BDSM club.I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this short story by new author Alex Gabriel. The blurb sucked me in and managed to deliver an interesting, hot story. Not a whole lot was resolved and we didn't learn much about the characters, but that is the downfall of any short story.I'm going to recommend this one for my fellow M/M BDSM fans. I'd love to see more of these boys!

  • Sunny
    2019-01-11 15:32

    After Cupcake's review, I couldn't resist. Flushed and glassy-eyed? I'd like to place an order, please :)And, man, did this deliver!I was not expecting everything I got. I didn't expect to connect so much with the characters, especially that fast. That first scene in the club was delicious, but then there was the scene with Rick's partner and I went from being all turned on, to being really sad. (view spoiler)[alcoholism runs in my family and scenes like that always brings back memories I wish I didn't have :( (hide spoiler)]A little bit of confusion with an unmarked time jump when I was expecting a follow up with Fritz. But I soon forgot him. Seriously, it was "Fritz who?" Because the next club scene was worth way more than the price of admission. One of the hottest scenes I've ever read. *shivers*So, yeah...the plot was not the best, but as a vehicle for those scenes? A+++++++ “You’re mine,” Rick whispers into Jon’s hair. It sounds like a statement, but feels like a plea, just like the next thing he says. “I’ll take good care of you.” So tender, but also fierce. When he got all stern and cold with others? More shivers.Take me now, Rick. Please. ...Of course, then he'd get all awkward and self conscious, and I'd want to hug him *grins*And Jon...what a sweet sub, but no one to mess around with, either. I liked him. A lot.My main issue with the story was how a serious, emotional narrative thread that centered on Fritz was introduced and then dropped. You can guess what happened, but I wanted further mention of someone so important to Rick. The story also ended before we got closure on their case, or on Jon's personal investigation, which was frustrating. Maybe there will be a sequel (please!) Otherwise, just read this for the delicious D/s scenes.

  • вιвℓισρнιℓια {кιηgѕℓєу & ѕøяєη ƒσяєνєя}
    2019-01-21 14:24

    ...Just, brilliant.... with that Ty & Zane ring to it. Whahoohoo.

  • Elizabetta
    2019-01-04 17:33

    4.5 starsFirst— Don’t let the blurb fool you (or the present tense narrative put you off). Yeah, we’ve read it before… cops go undercover in a BDSM/sex club trying to bust the bad guys running it. And at least one of the cops discovers that he likes the b/d/s or m part much more than he ever thought possible… But this one… In this one, the sexual heat between these two cops is so off the charts. The author knows just how to describe the turn on and ramp it up with style, all the while threading in the wrongness of it all. ’Cause these cops lose sight of where to draw the line between ‘work’ and ‘play’. His mouth is open slightly, soft, inviting. The sheen of sweat on his skin makes him glow golden in the dim light, like something out of legend-- a creature of pure carnality and seduction.Most of the hotness takes place in the BDSM club so there’s public sex and voyeurism (and a scene on a swing that you won’t soon forget). If that’s not your thing, stay far away. If it is… what are you waiting for? One of the best one-handed reads written by a sure hand. (Ok, pun intended.)Second— There’s gotta be more to this. (view spoiler)[The whole Mafia-ring roundup doesn’t happen, but the set up is place. And it looks like the mystery of a murdered cop is not resolved either. (hide spoiler)] Please, please, please let the next installment come asap.Also— Check out the wonderful story this writer did for the 2015 DRitC/LOR Event, Still Waters. Think merman... So different, so well done. Highly recommend that one too.

  • Amy
    2018-12-29 13:15

    Four stars for the hot-as-hell club scene alone! The D/s scene was delicious! A weak/unresolved plot and entirely too short of a book along with the WTH ending but the characters alone made up for it. Did I mention the club scene? Yeah, that's worth the read alone. All I can say is I want more of these guys! Alex Gabriel I hope you are writing!

  • Annery
    2018-12-30 15:21

    ***Giddy Applause***Here's to buying books just based on pretty covers. I got this for no other reason than that I liked the simple yet beautiful cover. It turns out that this is smoking hot fun. Just what I needed to wipe away the sour taste of a bad read. The pretext of the book is two newly paired cops going undercover as a Dom/sub couple in a BDSM club where the mob is doing business so ... yeah ... umm ... just go with it. The probabilities of any of this being possible are irrelevant. What matters is Rick & Jon and their page singeing chemistry. I couldn't tell you with any certainty exactly what was being investigated or who the bad guys were and I don't care. If you're not a BDSM fan you're in luck because there's really minimal play. Mostly some D/s done within the context of the undercover operation and one bondage public sex scene with a bit of what could be considered sharing. (view spoiler)[I don't call it sharing. Rick used another sub as a tool to please Jon. (hide spoiler)] I enjoyed this perhaps more than is seemly and I don't care.I loved Rick and his inner monologues, how he's at a loss for words even in his own head but feels utterly right once he and Jon are in the club. He feels free and almost compelled to pursue his desire. Jon remains a bit of a cypher, utterly sexy, but mysterious. Even though the writing suffers from some odd choices in narrative voice I gave it a pass. What brought this down a notch for me is the fact that there is no second book to follow up with all of the threads left dangling in this one. Jon has transferred from Chicago to Rick's precinct and the reasons seem interesting and something worth pursuing. Likewise the story of Rick's former partner or the sub who is a scion of a mob family or the cruel Dom/Mob boss with whom Rick and Jon have "words". All of these are just left in limbo. I sort of knew, going by the length of the book, that they wouldn't be resolved within this installment but to have no follow up is just cruel. BDSM indeed.

  • Susan
    2019-01-05 18:18

    3.5 starsThere were a lot of things I really liked about this one. And I would gladly have given this 4 or 5 stars if it wasn’t for the ending. Because there was no ending.Likes:- The guys were great. I loved Rick’s snarky remarks and the friendly banter between Rick and Jon.Rick kneels down and leans against Messina’s leg. Like this is such a big thing? He can be cuddly and sexy and submissive. But when he looks up at Messina to try some smouldering, Messina’s watching him all wide-eyed and doubtful. (..)“Uhm,” says Messina. “Not that your own special brand of aggressive submission isn’t entertaining, Delaney, but I’m afraid that you have flunked the test.”- HOT HOT HOT BDSM times. Voyeuristic people pay attention! He hooks a finger into the D-ring at Jon’s collar, and when he tugs, Jon lifts up and turns, straddles him in a single smooth movement. Jon’s mouth opens to him with no hesitation; Rick runs possessive hands down his back as they kiss, and Jon presses closer until he’s molded against Rick from chest to groin. Jon’s thighs tense around Rick’s waist and Jon pushes back into the touch, so Rick slides a hand up to the small of Jon’s back, slips underneath his waistband and onto bare skin.- I loved that the taller Jon was submissive to the shorter Rick. No stereotyping, yay!- I really got into the story and I would have loved to see how everything developed. The relationship, the being partners, the case they were working on, everything.And that brings me to the dislikes:- I didn’t like the fact that Rick let (view spoiler)[ some other guy fuck Jon, even though Rick was still completely in control. (hide spoiler)]- This book ended in the middle of the story! Nothing is resolved. Not the case, not their relationship, nothing. I was just getting warmed up!3.5 stars it is.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Adrienne -kocham czytać-
    2018-12-28 10:17

    Super intense, involved scenes throughout the book. Few books have created such a strong sense of place and feeling for me to be able to sink into the MC's body and mind so fully, and to be so absolutely focused on just one other person. The BDSM and sex scenes are like there is no one else around, even though they are in a club full of people watching and becoming aroused, because Rick and Jon are so extremely attuned and centered on each other, that it is only just them during those scenes. It was amazing and beautiful and arousing as hell!Loved the plot (although it was unfinished--sequel? *perks up and smiles hopefully*), loved Rick and Jon and their chemistry and that I could see and feel it all, loved the scenes, loved the frantic pacing that the writing style created, loved the characters' voices...hmm, yup, really enjoyed this one!

  • Tess
    2019-01-01 13:12

    I liked this a lot. It's got a different feel to it which I love (I don't think people do want to read the same thing over and over again) and it's very, very steamy! I found the present tense awkward at first, but it grew on me as the story progressed. I'm very excited for the sequel … hopefully Mr. Gabriel doesn't make us wait too long!

  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    2019-01-05 17:05

    Note: This book was provided to me by the author through the DBML Program in exchange for an honest review. Detective Rick Delaney and his newly assigned partner Jon Messina are assigned an undercover operation at a gay BDSM club. Ostensibly, they are going in to bust up a crime family, but in reality, most of the story centers around prepping for the visit, the visit itself, and getting through the aftermath of what happens. And what happens is an extremely graphic, extremely well-written, hot, sexual tension-riddled interaction between the two men that ultimately seals their partnership in more ways than one. Considering the fact that they barely know each other as the story opens, and Rick was pretty resentful of getting a new partner after his regular partner was suspended, when the two get together as pseudo-Dom and sub, their chemistry is off-the-wall. Without dwelling on just how hot that chemistry is, I caution that personal fans should be kept nearby. Just sayin’. I did like the characters, and I believe the setup for an ongoing series is in place as the two will likely need to try to resolve the death of Jon’s former partner who was killed by a crime family in Chicago, as well as solve the current case their captain has assigned them. The story is fairly short, leaves the two men with the promise of a HFN, if not a HEA, and is just one of the most smokin’ hot stories I’ve read in a long time, and I read a lot of stories! The BDSM is very mild, limited to a cock cage, vibrator, and swing in the club itself so if you have never read one, this is a good place to start. I recommend it to all who like alpha men, a buildup of sexual tension, and explicit sex with a twist of BDSM and undercover police work. Yummy!

  • Bitchie
    2018-12-22 17:20

    Holy hell, please tell me there's going to be a sequel to this!I'm not much for BDSM, particularly the club type that was, but this was great. Sure, the case(s) weren't solved, and I'd like to know if Fitz was ok, so hopefully, there's a sequel coming.

  • Borderstar
    2019-01-18 12:07

    Wow, this one packed a punch for under 100 pages! Laughs, hot sex, feelz...and did I say hot sex? :PI have to admit, I’m not normally one for shorter stories, as I prefer the depth you get with a longer book, but I REALLY wanted to read this one anyway, as I love the other works I’ve read by Alex Gabriel so far. I did think that it was a little difficult to build up much of a picture of any of the characters because of the length, especially the secondary characters, but we still got a really good impression of Rick, our main narrator, and I LIKED him! :) In fact, I was surprised quite how fast I felt like we knew him, despite not really knowing THAT much about him. I did feel that I wanted to know a lot more about Jon, as the other main character, so I was a little disappointed we didn’t get more of his back story – but from what we see, he seemed to fit well with Rick.I guess thinking back on it, I had a couple of other niggles, but again they were kind of related/constrained by the length of the read – for instance the main case doesn’t get wrapped up/there’s really no progress on it during this story at all, and there were a couple of plot points that were introduced but then either dropped or we didn’t find out anything much about them. What happened to (view spoiler)[Rick’s partner Fritz? He was so important to him early on but then Rick didn’t even spare a thought for him after that, despite the fact that he was taken to hospital? And we are told about Jon’s previous partner, but we don’t really get any further development on that... (hide spoiler)]. However, I tried to see this more as a short glimpse/window into the lives of these guys, rather than a whole story – with the case and everything else really taking a back seat to Rick & Jon being undercover in the BDSM club and all this entailed. In that way it worked and I’m just hoping that this will be the first in a series of little glimpses!The humour woven through this was great – I don’t know why I didn’t expect it, but for some reason I hadn’t considered there was going to be that element in this, so it was a good surprise. I love Alex Gabriel’s humour. This wasn’t as laugh out loud hilarious as Love for the Cold-Blooded, or The Part-Time Evil Minion's Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero but it was still there, running through a lot of the story.And oh my god, these guys were SCORCHING hot together. I stupidly decided to read this through a break at work and had to stop, lol! ;) Alex writes some seriously HOT sex scenes, that’s for sure!! The descriptions are so real, you feel completely caught up in them.It incorporates BDSM from a different angle to the normal stuff I read too – i.e. the guys are supposed to be undercover cops, and from what we are shown, BDSM clubs are really not meant to be the kind of thing they are used to, but they seem to fall into their roles very believably anyway! There was one thing I am a little conflicted over - (view spoiler)[when Rick get’s that other sub to fuck Jon... (hide spoiler)] This is normally the kind of thing I don't like, but I just kind of went with it, and it was fine.I loved the way the author described some of the thoughts that run through Rick’s mind during times when he is experiencing high emotions – his thoughts are all kind of jumbled and passionate and it really gives you a good impression of how he’s feeling – raw and emotional and slightly out of control almost.“He feels fierce, helpless, filled up, spilling over with emotions fiery and uncontrollable and tender and wild, too much for any one person to contain, and centred entirely on the man in his arms.”Rick’s kind of surly and private, but a big softie inside – he’s also not very good at using his words out loud! I’m really hoping Alex creates more in this world so we can see more of these guys together and learn more about Jon.Overall this was burning hot, funny and at the same time there were glimpses of something more tender...there was just no ending to anything, and I would definitely love to read more in this ‘verse!PS: Ooooooooo, I’ve read on Alex’s blog that there’s a potential sequel to this in the works, so yeay!! :) Definitely 4 stars knowing there’s more to come!*This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Reflection
    2018-12-31 14:10

    First Contact is hot as hell. The sex scenes between the two main characters are visceral and engaging and entirely convincing that the reader is immersed in the thoughts and feelings of undercover cop Rick. This is voyeuristic erotica at its best.The writing is hypnotic and deftly captures the scattered thoughts of Rick Delaney. He is expected to go undercover with newly transferred detective Jon Messina. Both men are dealing with personal issues, Jon’s previous partner was murdered by the mafia; and Rick's partner is currently suspended.The story is told in the third person from Rick's perspective, as they create an identity as a D/s couple in Gomorrah, a mafia-controlled sex club, and begin to mingle with the potentially deadly clients.'Words have always been a problem for Nick' we are told, and yet he is clearly bright and intelligent and entirely swamped by feelings of lust and attraction.Rick needs to keep his wits about him, but feels his professionalism is sorely tried because of his unexpected passion for Jon whom he barely knows. He worries that they must appear convincing, but that he may be stepping over the line (especially as he has taken the role of Dom in the pairing) and they have limited chance to discuss and agree what happens next once they enter Gomorrah's threshold.He struggles with his desires especially when he and Jon are so closely scrutinised by other players in the club and a wrong move could get them both killed. The sexual tension is high and the chemistry between the protagonists rockets.'...Jon meets Rick's gaze for just a moment. He's not smiling, but somehow weirdly, he manages to look like he's grinning from the inside...'Their sexual encounter at the club is explosive and the way each of them deal with the consequences was fascinating and unexpected for me.This book would have shot to a place on my favourites shelf except for the issue that it feels incomplete. The eroticism is brilliant but other story threads woven throughout are forgotten - no further details on their investigation. No update on Nick's partner. No resolution on Jon's murdered partner. My hope is that the series will continue and each of these details will be addressed. In which case I will gladly bump my rating up to five stars and give First Contact a warm welcome to my favourites shelf. I would like much, much more of Rick and Jon.* I was provided with a complimentary copy by the author in exchange for an honest review as part of the Male/Male Romance group's Don't Buy My Love event *

  • Simone
    2019-01-14 10:13

    You can probably file this under “a typical case of it’s not you, it’s me”…It's not a secret that I'm not really the biggest BDSM fan on earth, unless it is part of a thrilling story which keeps me interested. Funnily enough, this time it was rather exactly the opposite. I enjoyed the BDSM scenes more than everything else, which is saying something. I did not buy the story. For me it was too clichéd and quite unbelievable. Well, as you can imagine, I’m not really an expert as far as BDSM is concerned, either in books or otherwise ;-). But both cops, who barely know each other, practice together for two days - TWO DAYS - and are offhandedly able to pull off being an established D/s couple? Uhm, no… I don’t think so. Especially since Rick, who barely gets out one coherent sentence (it was sometimes a bit exhausting to follow his thoughts), is supposed to be a self-confident Dom. This performance probably would get him an Academy Award nomination if this would have been a movie and not a book...Aside from that, there are too many things unsolved, e. g. the case itself, the question who killed Jon's former partner etc. It's possible that the author plans to make this a series, but as for me, I'm not interested enough to read a sequel, if there ever will be one. But do not let yourself be put off by this review because this is just my personal opinion and fans of BDSM stories might really enjoy this book.

  • Anna Goerlitz
    2019-01-08 13:09

    "Words have always been a problem for Rick."Well, I am experiencing some of the same problems. I have started and re-started this review again and again. Not knowing how to put what I want to say, into coherent words and sentences. Luckily, Alex Gabriel does not suffer from this same affliction! Rick's partner is suspended and he is assigned a new one, Jon, for an undercover job at a gay BDSM club. But whilst working under cover, it is sometimes very hard to separate reality and the job.I have read all of Alex Gabriels books so far, and there is no denying the author's talent and unique voice. But this is a wholly grown up Alex Gabriel, and holy hell, that Alex Gabriel is HOT! Rick and Jon scorches the pages together!The story works very well, as it is, as a short hot 'slice of life' story of two cops undercover, Rick is quite well described through his actions and thoughts and Jon comes off as a very likable sympathetic character, even if we do not get much information about him, but I hope to God, that the author plans to run with the set up of the club and the undercover job, because it could be a phenomenal series. Please, please, pretty please?

  • Bev
    2018-12-27 17:33

    You try sitting squashed up on a plane and reading this one...go on, I dare you!! Was I squirming...you betcha, with a red face and sneaky looks at my fellow passengers. Heathrow to Barcelona will never seem so interesting again ;)Rick and Jon, undercover cops at a BDSM club owned and run by the Mafia. Phew!! I've put it on my Erotica bookshelf cos the scene in the club was bloody hot...what few brain cells I still have left spontaneously combusted, and also cos we never got to discover whether the big guns at the club were brought down by the undercover op (or what the op was actually...my brain was fried!!) It's almost as if the author couldn't quite believe himself how hot the club scene between Rick and Jon was, and then forgot to let us in on the rest of the story or just didn't think the resolution of the story mattered after that scene, hehe (maybe his brain exploded too!!). Wowza!! 4.5 brain fried stars from me.

  • Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder
    2018-12-22 17:16

    MM Romance Group AOM. October 2015.~2.5~Let me begin by saying how excited I was by the blurb for this book. I love mm MCs with guns and badges--law enforcement. So when I read that a pair of cops would be going undercover in a BDSM club, I salivated and expected reading entertainment of no common order!Boy was this a disappointing book. There was no police business or investigation that I could identify, just a lot of posturing at the BDSM club and finally actual sex. Some readers enjoyed the sexual tension and activity, while not bad at all. I truly wanted police stuff/business etc. and there wasn't any. If this novella had been the the beginning of a serial, it would have been just fine--I could have waited for the crime investigation and police business, but this seems to be a stand alone.A very disappointing read.

  • Тамрико
    2019-01-10 12:19

    to buy or not to buy? i have ARe-bucks, but then I'll have to pay full price O.owhat do we do, my precious, what do we do????

  • Free_dreamer
    2019-01-22 16:30

    The author was kind enough to provide me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.If I had to describe this book with one word, it would be: HOT. This is my fifth book by Alex Gabriel and the hottest one I’ve enjoyed the most so far.There’s Rick, slightly awkward, can’t string two words together when nervous. And then there’s Jon, happy-go-lucky, friendly, confident and taller than Rick. Clearly, Rick’s going to end up the sub and Jon’s going to be the Dom. At least, that’s what I thought when I started this. Turns out I was wrong. Rick becomes the Dom and Jon the sub. And damn, that was HOT.First, Rick is anything but thrilled to have to work with Jon. He’s already got a partner, after all and just because he’s currently suspended doesn’t mean he wants a new one. And going undercover in a gay BDSM club with a man he knows nothing about isn’t his idea of fun either.But the moment Rick and Jon set foot into the BDSM club, it all suddenly becomes very real. Rick is incredibly attracted to Jon and has a very hard time controlling himself. UST of the kind that had me drooling and melting ensues. FINALLY a book with some serious tension between the MCs! Everything set in the club was incredibly hot, even though the two of them didn’t engage in anything particularly kinky. There’s a bit of voyeurism and some serious exhibitionism later on in the book, but otherwise it was relatively kink-free. But that was enough to create a smouldering hot atmosphere. When the sex finally did happen, I was blown away. Again, I can only say: Hot, hot, hot!This wasn’t pure porn, though. Jon’s partner was killed by the mob and Rick’s partner is obviously in trouble as well. I really liked that the two of them actually talked to each other, something that sadly doesn’t always happen in romance. And while the lust started burning hard and fast, the love was kept in check. No insta-love here!I liked that the author didn’t stick to the common stereotypes. Not only Rick and Jon are unexpected in their roles, there’s also a mob prince, who is openly submissive and who seems to be very nice. I’d love to read about him and his Dom.Now, the ending was very open, leaving almost everything unresolved. But the author did say she was working on a sequel, so I’m not going to complain too much.“First Contact” was incredibly hot, ignored common D/s stereotypes and was generally very addicting. If I’d had the time, I would have read this in one sitting.I can’t wait for the promised sequel!Cover Art: The cover by Ethiriel is very simple, and yet it speaks volumes. Somehow, it’s incredibly hot, although it only shows a pair of cuffs and nothing else. Well done!

  • Lou~❧Powerless Over 1-Click❧
    2019-01-22 15:28

    I encourage you to pick up this book if you are looking for a fast, entertaining, OMG HOT read. This is the first case for newly minted partners Rick and Jon. Their mission is to assume undercover identities as D/s in a BDSM club. A crash course in kinkery is necessary because they have no experience in this lifestyle and very little time to prepare for their roles. Rick is gay and out, and Jon's sexual preference is unknown. There is no shortage of chemistry and attraction between them, and the guys are willing to do whatever it takes in order to build their cover. Rick and Jon work well together. They enjoy their assignment (and each other) a lot. LOL This book is deliciously smutty. It also has sweet, tender, comical moments. I hope the author writes a sequel because I see the potential for a romantic series featuring two hot detectives who already love their jobs and are falling for each other. Hmmmmm, sound familiar to anyone? I am hoping for a "Second Contact."

  • Tamela
    2019-01-15 10:22

    Blazing hot and very intense for such a short story. Two men undercover who discover that what they want most is to NOT pretend anymore, but to become what they are portraying.Loved it. Recommended.

  • Kristie
    2019-01-15 11:12

    Fantasy Police Force Rules Really hot little book. Very unbelievable as far as the plot goes, the police force they work for, the rules, their boss... It's a little ridiculous. Still, it was fun and pretty sexy.

  • Niquie
    2019-01-13 11:05

    This was adorable. I skimmed through most of it, but what I did read was so cute. Rick reminds me of myself. He tends to over think things, and throughout the book he's in a situation he's not familiar with and left feeling off kilter. I really liked him, and the book is told solely through his 3rd person pov, which was great, but also the reason why I had to skim so much. I tend to really get into books, so when Rick felt off balance I felt off balance. When he felt embarrassed, I felt embarrassed. Basically we felt out of our element together, and I can not stand feeling like that. It makes me uncomfortable, so I skimmed just to get a break.It was hard to take this book seriously. Rick and Jon go undercover in a bdsm club to spy on a mobster, or something. It felt unbelievable, but in a fun cooky way (remember I skimmed a lot). I really liked that Rick didn't know what he was doing and was fumbling along. I felt good reading this even when I was feeling uncomfortable which was an interesting experience. There were some serious issues mentioned like murder and alcoholism and Rick was critical of his lack of control at times, but I never felt depressed. My main complaint is how things don't feel resolved. Their relationship left off in a satisfying place, but the story lines with (view spoiler)[ their jobs and old partners(hide spoiler)] didn't really have closure. They were left hanging. Then again I skimmed a lot of pages (even the swing sex scene lol). Final Thoughts:This was so adorable. I just wanted to hug Rick and tell him everything was going to be okay. It's too bad I couldn't handle actually reading the whole story, but I hear there's going to be a sequel so maybe by then I'll try again and succeed.

  • Cat
    2018-12-30 17:26

    Holy hotness! Let me start by saying this book really doesn't have much in the way of plot. However, what it does have is some of the hottest scenes I've ever read! At first glance, this is the story of two cops going undercover in a BDSM club run by the Carlsburgh Clans, a mafia group that may or may not be trying to expand their territory. Rick Deacon and newly transferred officer Jonathan Messina, formerly of Chicago, are paired up for the first time and sent into the club to make contact and establish themselves as a D/s couple. The book starts out painfully slow and awkward, and you're almost instantly wondering about the thought process in the writer's mind. However, it picks up fairly quickly and you are sucked into the chemistry the two main characters share. There isn't a lot of buildup before they are suddenly in the club with Jon kneeling at Rick's feet. It is here that the author's amazingness really takes off. Descriptive writing of the most provocative nature ensures that you will fall into an almost trance-like state. 90% of this book takes place in the club and 90% of what happens in the club is sexual in nature. The is light bondage and not much more as pertains to the D/s side of things, but it's the way the two characters interact that is so compelling. If you're in the market for hot and steamy, you'll want to give this a try. I'm hoping against all hope that Alex Gabriel plans on extending this into another book. I'll be first in line to buy! 4.5 stars of happiness!

  • Wax
    2019-01-04 10:04

    This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.This is not what I expected. I've read some of this author's other works before and loved them, so I'd been expecting a light-hearted, maybe quirky, humorous romance. This is not that. But for what it is, it's pretty darn good.Rick is an undercover cop who's been asked to infiltrate a gay BDSM club run by the mob. He is assigned a partner (because his own is suspended), Jon, who immediately gets into the spirit of the job. Try on a cock cage/butt plug combo? Why not? The club scenes are pretty hot. And all the other scenes between the two MCs are great as well as they flirt with crossing the line from being partners on the job to even more. As I've come to expect, the writing is good and the story flows easily.But my biggest issue is that this is clearly not the the end. So fair warning to all of you who hate cliffhangers or even kinda-cliffhangers. Even though it's not marked such, it has to be the first of a series. There is no resolution at the end. I flipped past the last page expecting to see more, but there it wasn't. And it's barely a HFN. I'm someone who likes to have a solid ending (even if it's not the end of series).

  • Brooklyn
    2019-01-18 17:16

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This book was hot! But I wanted more. Jon and Rick could read each other without fail and their BDSM scenes were without a doubt scorching. But the undercover part seemed like it was only there to set up the BDSM element. I felt like I only got part of the story. Is there more to come? I would love to see this undercover assignment come to fruition. Let's see them catch the bad guys, both on the case and off, on Jon's personal vendetta. Let's see them work together as partners and as a couple at Gamorrah.

  • Lisa
    2019-01-11 17:05

    I was given a copy of this book by the author for an unbiased review.Rick and Jon are 2 undercover cops. They have been working alone and are partnered up to go undercover in a gay BDSM club.There isn't much about the investigation. The book deals mainly with the 2 men's adventure in the club. Rick plays the Dom and Jon his sub. The club action is hot. Rick is out but Jon's sexuality remains unknown at the start. By the end I believe he is gay or at least bisexual.Great (bareback) sex in a swing which tips the relationship over the edge.A great short story, which I wish was longer.

  • Andrea D
    2019-01-01 18:11

    Oh. My. God!That was freaking hot. HOT!I think it burned some of my brain cells.If you want to read this book, don't expect a lot of content. This is purely based on sexual chemistry- and sexual action.Although, I would like to get a real story out of that plot, I am totally satisfied with the hotness I got.It is beautiful to read how Rick and Jon react to each other, how they interact.I definitely want Second Contact!