‘Rasputin’s Kiss’ (Investigating Love Book 1) by @LMSomerton #Review #LGBT

Bethany reviews Rasputin’s Kiss (Investigating Love Book 1) Published by Totally Bound Publishing (March 6, 2014)

Why I read this book: RGR was offered a copy in exchange for an honest review.

What if the last thing you felt was the kiss of a knife?

Rasputin’s kiss is lethal. He’s a ghost—killing and disappearing into the night. With few leads and four bodies on his conscience, Detective Inspector Alex Courtney and his team are running on empty and it’s only a matter of time before Rasputin strikes again.

When Alex recruits a young detective to play the part of his boyfriend and provide a tempting target for a killer, he knows he is taking a huge risk. He doesn’t expect Conor Trethuan to be a perfect potential submissive. When their mutual attraction becomes more, Alex has to face the conflict between his possessive instincts and the need to push his young lover into danger.

Investigating their feelings has to come second to investigating the case. There’s no time to decide if what they feel for each other is real. With Rasputin closing in, they may not live to find out.



Wow this book was not what I was expecting.  When I looked at the description for it on Totally Bound’s website it said the heat level was a 2.  Well lord have mercy, sweet baby Jesus, if that was a 2 heat level I am afraid that book two with a level 3 just might kill me.  But man would I go out a happy lady.

I really enjoyed the murder mystery aspect of this one because the killer isn’t someone that you have already been introduced to.  So when we do figure out who it is, it is a total shock, and I really liked that because it left us getting to know the two mc’s. And man how I have fallen in lust with the two mcs.

Alex and Conor obviously have chemistry from the moment they meet, but Conor is startled by his feelings and that makes him question why he wants Alex to be in such control.  Alex knows no other way than to be in control.  I really enjoyed watching these two come together, because as much as Conor is submissive, he makes Alex work for it and that to me just makes it down right fun to see what Alex will do.

Now to the story, sometimes I want a thriller with a side of romance and sometimes I want a whole lotta smut with a TINY hint of mystery.  Well with was a perfect balance of both.  The secondary characters were delightful and worked really well with the mcs, not overshadowing them and not playing too small of a role.

Like I said since the killer was never really foreshadowed from the beginning I wasn’t constantly asking myself “Oh is he the killer?”  And this lead me to really enjoy the story and watch how the characters developed.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can not wait to start book two.

If you are looking for a fun light BDSM with a little mystery and mayhem thrown in then this is the book for you.

Checkout my review for book two and book three here: Evil’s Embrace & Tarot’s Kiss

Pot Of Gold 8

Where to buy: Totally Bound ♥ Amazon


Lucinda lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and some not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

5 thoughts on “‘Rasputin’s Kiss’ (Investigating Love Book 1) by @LMSomerton #Review #LGBT

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