Three authors "tie up" the reader emotionally in these sexy, fast-paced novellas. In "Captivated by You," Rhea literally gets to tie up coworker Thadeus "Ace" Krux. She needs to learn how to be a dominatrix in order to get a terrorist off the streets. Kenyon lets Rhea and Ace get to know each other's past before the sexual antics begin.

Donovan Jericho, in George's "Promise Me Forever," doesn't use a literal rope to tie up Savannah, though he does "kidnap" her to try to reignite their relationship. She's about to marry a local pediatrician; will sleeping with Donovan once more get him out of her heart?

Black creates a Viking-like world in "Hunter's Right." U.S. Army Corporal Ronda Tipton ensnares Lord Nikolas when she shows her fierceness upon discovering an underground civilization. His admiration for her aggressiveness while she's manacled on the maiden's auction block causes him to take "hunter's right" and save her from the other warriors.

All three novellas feature touching stories and erotic interludes that make this anthology a can't-put-down read. (Feb., 352 pp., $13.00)

Reviewed by: 
Sarah Paige