Picture yourself a woman in some humanitarian job, say the Peace Corps, that puts you in the middle of a country at war, where there is nothing resembling safety. If one of your native fellow Peace Corps staff members were taken by enemy forces, would you slink away, protected by your American safety cocoon, or would you save her? What would you do to get her back?
American Kimberlee Breen, a former beauty queen who actually does want world peace, is an International Aid Worker in war torn Lavonia. After discovering one of her local clinic workers is arrested with the intent to force her to serve in a brothel, Kimberlee charges into a restaurant and demands an audience with the Lavonian generals eating there. She has full intentions of reporting them to the World Criminal Court in The Hague, to the press and to anyone else who will listen, but her protective efforts on behalf of Maria backfire.
Kimberlee becomes part of a bet between the generals and the American Dom who is eating with them. She does manage to negotiate Maria's freedom in return for her willing participation in the bet. It becomes a case of American worker, protect thyself. The question is can she resist the sexy man's efforts to turn her into his sexual slave?
Devastatingly handsome blue-eyed Edward Roark is posing as an arms dealer in the middle of a countercoup when the slave of his dreams drops into his lap. He has to train her for the sake of the bet and his "cover" as a mercenary, and he has to protect her while still functioning on his mission. Being a Dominant, he can't help but be excited, anticipating how he will have to dominate her for her own sake.
Reese Gabriel presents a woman in jeopardy story wherein submission is the only thing that will save Kimberlee's life. It's a perfect fantasy scenario that will be appreciated by every BDSM aficionado who finds this book. It's just darkly erotic enough to heat up people who think they are immune to the power exchange. Kimberlee's Keeper is definitely a keeper.
Reviewed by Maitresse
© December 2004