In this entry of the Vegas Top Guns series, the writing team that is Katie Porter adds unexpected nuance to the standard BDSM genre. First, the sub is the male partner. Secondly, there is the internal conflict of an alpha male, fighter pilot wanting to be a sub but who has trouble accepting a woman as his superior officer. But his evolution and Leah’s maturation are well written and, in an odd way, very sweet. Surprisingly poignant, this is a worthy addition to the series.
When Mike “Strap Happy” Templeton becomes the newest pilot in the 64th Aggressor Squadron, he reunites with Leah “Princess” Girardi after six years apart. Their brief fling did not end well, but the sparks are still there. Leah is rediscovering herself after spending way too much time drinking and acting the fool. Getting her next promotion is high on her agenda, and discovering her inner Domme brings new dimension to Leah and Mike’s relationship. Problems arise when Michael begins to believe this could be forever, but Leah can’t find the inner strength needed to commit. (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)