Jacky and Nick have met prior to the beginning of Twisted Mind (book #1 of the series). While he’s a straight young FBI agent, Jacky’s a former mistress with a master’s degree in seduction.
It’s an interesting challenge to write a loving couple with six years of age difference. Jacky’s life experience is of a different kind than Nick’s, and when they meet, he’s the gentleman who doesn’t make a wrong move. In fact, he’s so considerate to court her he misses her agreement and that he’s already won her over. Jacky seduces him in her apartment and takes the lead for the first time. Nick doesn’t know what he’s up to, and when she asks him if he likes being tied up, he doesn’t know how to react. Though he doesn’t understand the context he’s willing to grant her leeway.
Jacky preferred older men in the past, and she can’t explain why she’s chosen a young dude with no experience as a submissive partner in a relationship. But she learns that Nick’s willing to follow her teaching. Finally, he’s eager to please her and accepts his submissive role with high expectations.
It’s a big change for Jacky. She can’t rely on her lover’s understanding and has to explain a lot. She also has to be patient for Nick wants to know in advance what she’ll do with him, and he doesn’t follow all of her wishes, at least not in the beginning. He’s insecure if his longing is right, or if she manipulates him the way she wants him to be. He doesn’t want to lose himself within the relationship and yet he can’t deny that Jacky grants him pleasure beyond his imagination.
After three murders in the Washington, DC, vicinity, the FBI Agents Hayes and Beckham are assigned to solve the case. Although the murders seem incoherent at first, it becomes clear that there are connections between them. It turns out that the murderer is far from having reached the end of his deadly list.
Aside from the investigation, Agent Hayes has to find a way to get on with his demanding girlfriend and her challenging love games. Can he do both and not lose himself?