Jeanette’s only goal is to find the person who killed her sister’s killer and possibly get revenge. She goes to the last place she knows her sister worked. If she can get a job there, she thinks she will be able to find the information she needs to expose those responsible. Ty is the second in charge of The Cleaners and he’s no Prince Charming. He makes no excuses for the things he’s done and would do them all again. She has no idea what she’s in for when she auditions for a job but it’s not that simple and she’s not prepared to be locked up when they discover who she is. When they tell her why her sister was killed and what she was involved in Jeanette must face that her sister may not have been the person she thought she was. When she finally submits to Ty and is able to leave the prison she’s been in and she’s able to come face to face with the person who actually killed her sister she has to make the decision of whether or not she will protect the man she loves or if she will turn them in and potentially end up dead, just like her sister. I’m a fan of Doris O’Connor and the books she writes. This book is well written and the characters are well developed. I will say that this book falls into the category of ‘dark erotica’ or ‘dark romance’, however you want to categorize it. While it’s not even close to what some people would consider dark or what I would even consider extremely dark, I would say that if stories like that bother you or aren’t your type of story that this isn’t the book for you.
The Cleaners, 2
Revenge or love...either choice will sacrifice her freedom.
Dance teacher Jeanette MacArthur has one thing on her mind when she auditions for a job at La Masquerade—revenge. She couldn’t protect her sister from the criminals she now seeks employment with, but she can ensure that justice prevails.
If only her body wouldn’t melt at the touch of one of them. Ty Mason, second-hand man of the Cleaners, oozes dominance, aggression, and danger. He stands for everything she ought to despise, yet this unwanted attraction threatens to ruin her.
Ty can’t take his eyes off the new dancer, not least because he senses the threat she represents. Only one thing for it—claim her for his own, and torture the secrets out of her—if need be.
Her unwilling submission, however, means he discovers more than her secrets. His heart and their future are on the line.
Be Warned: BDSM, forced seduction, rimming, spanking, sex toys
Ty’s hands went to his belt, and she jumped when he spoke again.
“I said strip, girl, now.”
Jeanette complied with shaking hands, and another one of these deep, dark growls rumbled from Ty’s chest, when she stood before him naked. Try as she might she couldn’t bring herself to look at him, had to fight the insane urge to sink to her knees, in fact. Lord only knew what was happening to her. She was losing the plot, because she could swear she could feel Ty’s intense gaze like a physical touch, as he ran it over her naked body.
She jumped again when he cracked the belt through the air like a whip, the resulting snap far too loud in the quiet room. He stepped around her, running one finger along her skin. From the tip of her nose, around her mouth, down her neck, and along her collarbone into the valley between her breasts, he continued the silent exploration, the contrast of his much paler flesh next to hers a heady aphrodisiac indeed. When he cupped one of her breasts in his hand and lifting it, bent his head to suck her hard nipple into his mouth, Jeanette couldn’t stop her whimper of need. Unbidden her hands tangled in his hair, to keep him there, as every hard suck made her pussy quiver in need. She could smell her own arousal in the air, as her juices slowly trickled down the inside of her thighs.
Ty bit down hard on the breast in his mouth, and the sharp pain of his bite made Jeanette cry out. Not in pain exactly, because she was far too turned on and already teetering on the edge of an orgasm.
Ty soothed the leftover ache from his bite by licking it, before he abruptly withdrew.
“I haven’t given you permission to touch me, girl.” He reached up to grasp her wrist, and Jeanette immediately let go of his hair. She caught a glimpse of his stern expression before he swung her around.
“Face the wall, and spread your legs, girl.”
It didn’t even occur to her to disobey, and when he joined her moments later his clean male musk enveloped her. He crowded her against that wall, the coolness of it against her skin a direct contrast against the heated male body pressing against her from behind. The feel of his chest hair against her back made her hyperaware of his harsh breathing. She closed her eyes against her shame, when he reached around and between her legs. There was nowhere to hide now, as confirmed by his next words.
“So fucking wet for me. You’re mine now, girl.”
A bite to her shoulder followed that possessive claim, and Jeanette cried out in surprise when he shoved two fingers into her pussy at the same time. Wet as she was they slid right in, and her internal muscles clamped down on the invaders. Ty thrust those digits in and out of her channel and adding another one, finger-fucked her with merciless precision. His cock was a hard, solid ridge against her hip, and he groaned into her neck again, when she spread her legs wider for him.
“Yeah, that’s it, baby, your body knows who you belong to, doesn’t it?”
Jeanette tried to respond, but nothing but a keening sound came out, because Ty curled his fingers to massage her G-spot. Pleasure surged through her hard and fast, and her hips took on a life of their own as she rocked herself against his hand, desperate to gain the friction she needed to her clit to get over.
Before she could get there, however, Ty withdrew his fingers, and slapped her ass hard. Jeanette moaned her denial and shoved her ass back into him in a silent bid for him to continue, but she should have known that was a useless exercise.
“No, your orgasms belong to me now, and you will not come without my permission.”
One hand fisted in her hair, he pulled her away from the wall and marched her across to the cross. Jeanette’s heart missed a few beats, and then turned into a jackhammer when she caught side of their reflection in the mirror on the wall.
She looked like she felt, a woman on the edge. Her eyes were too wide, her mouth, still swollen from his earlier kisses slightly open, her breasts swaying from side to side, and shaking with every harsh breath she managed to draw into her lungs, as he half dragged her along. Her skin already showed the marks of his possession, his bite marks clearly visible, and she groaned when his arm came round her waist, and he kicked her legs apart. It meant her swollen most intimate parts were clearly visible. Jeanette ought to be ashamed at how wet she was, at the needy sounds that immediately spilled from her lips, when Ty yanked her head back further, and rubbed his jaw along her neck. His breath singed her skin, and their gazes locked. His dark eyes flashed with dangerous intent, and Jeanette’s internal muscles clenched in response, sending more moisture to her swollen lips. Ty smiled when he noticed, and his voice had dropped even further, sending yet more shivers of dread, or was it anticipation, down her spine. Her clit quivered, the usually tiny bud clearly visible at the top of her hood.
“Take a good look, titch. Your body doesn’t lie. You want this, need it, even, and I’m just the man to give you what you need. All you have to do is ask.”
Love, Hate and Revenge. When Jeanette, a former dance teacher, steps into La Masquerade as a dancer, she thought she knew all she needed to know. She had a plan. No matter what else happens, she would get revenge for the death of her sister. What happens after she auditions was not what she ever expected and it tested her at every step. It even made her question the relationship she thought she had with her sister. Upfront disclosure, I haven’t read the first book in this series. I love a series where each book can be read as a standalone while a common thread or reoccurring characters tie the series together. His To Punish has all the right elements to make it as a standalone. Readers new to the BDSM genre should be aware that it also has a variety of things that may not be what a first time reader of erotic romance is expecting. That being said this book and the plot showed the characters every facet, good, bad, everything. The chemistry between Jeanette and Ty was hot and sizzling and the passion was brought out more with every chapter I read. As second in command of the Cleaners, Ty is full on Dominant with a capital D. I love everything about the story but was a little surprised at how quickly Jeanette embraces becoming a submissive. The author may have felt rushed to get beyond that aspect of the relationship, the push/pull of a new submissive, to develop the rest of the plot and build on Ty and Jeanette’s HEA. The story doesn’t lag but moves quickly and kept my attention. Overall, I truly enjoyed this book. It has love, family, and just the right amount of sizzling chemistry.
The Cleaners Book 2 You know how when one of your favorite authors puts out a book, you wait impatiently for it to become available in those wee hours of the morning? Then, armed with coffee and maybe pervertables to keep your eyelids open, you dive into the book and forgo that precious commodity known as sleep? Yup, “His To Punish” is definitely that book. (And this is the second time this week, so thanks Kera Faire and Doris, my coffee maker loves you.) “His to Punish” is the second book in the “Cleaners” series. The Cleaners are a group of men who work for mob boss Owen Huntly, cleaning up the scum of London. Their biggest beef is with The Priestley gang, a horrid bunch of slime who, amongst other things, are involved in human trafficking. Our last book was about Owen’s right hand man, Ren, and his girl Susie. (A 5 Orgasm read) “His To Punish” is about the second in command, Ty Mason. Fans (This reviewer included) have been eagerly awaiting Ty’s book since the release of His Prize. Jeanette MacArthur is a dance teacher who just happens to be the sister of Myrtle, the prostitute who stole from and betrayed Huntly in His Prize, and was killed by Ren. Jeanette applies for a job at La Masquerade so she can exact revenge on Ren. She was also shown pictures by our infamous detective, Wonsan. (Heck, I was rooting for cement booties for the guy.) Ty suspects something is up with her, and a trip to her apartment that results in injury for him, puts all of the Cleaners on edge. Jeanette gets herself a trip to the cellar. Tempers flare. Sparks ignite. Bottoms get spanked! And Doris writes another one and hits it out of the park, or for you European fans, scores a goal!
I really enjoyed His Prize, but His To Punish knocks it out of the park. Doris can't write a bad book, but she's pulled out all the stops with this series. SEXY and HAWT!!! I love the back story, I love the premise, I LOVE the heroes. I love it all! Don't miss these books!!
OMG!!! This book by Doris was just as awesome as the first in this series. This is Ty's story and he is second in command to Ren. Jeannette is thinking to get revenge for her sister but when she finds out what her sister was like, things change. The Cleaners take awhile to warm up to her but when they do, they will protect her no matter what. We still have the bad and creepy detective lurking around (who I can't wait to get what's coming to him) trying to pin crimes on Huntly and his Cleaners. He's even more creepy in this book than he was in the first. We all get a peek at Ty's loving side when he goes to see his Mum and I really fell for him then. This is a short but very satisfying read with lots of kinky sex and hot smoking men. Another hit for Doris!!
You know how when one of your favorite authors puts out a book, you wait impatiently for it to become available in those wee hours of the morning? Then, armed with coffee and maybe pervertables to keep your eyelids open, you dive into the book and forgo that precious commodity known as sleep? Yup, His To Punish is definitely that book. (And this is the second time this week, so thanks Kera Faire and Doris, my coffee maker loves you.) His to Punish is the second book in the Cleaners series. The Cleaners are a group of men who work for mob boss Owen Huntly, cleaning up the scum of London. Their biggest beef is with The Priestley gang, a horrid bunch of slime who, amongst other things, are involved in human trafficking. Our last book was about Owen's right hand man, Ren, and his girl Susie. (A 5 Orgasm read) His To Punish is about the second in command, Ty Mason. Fans (This reviewer included) have been eagerly awaiting Ty's book since the release of His Prize. Jeanette MacArthur is a dance teacher who just happens to be the sister of Myrtle, the prostitute who stole from and betrayed Huntly in His Prize, and was killed by Ren. Jeanette applies for a job at La Masquerade so she can exact revenge on Ren. She was also shown pictures by our infamous detective, Wonsan. (Heck, I was rooting for cement booties for the guy.) Ty suspects something is up with her, and a trip to her apartment that results in injury for him, puts all of the Cleaners on edge. Jeanette gets herself a trip to the cellar. Tempers flare. Sparks ignite. Bottoms get spanked! And Doris writes another one and hits it out of the park, or for you European fans, scores a goal!