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In the Red [Kindle Edition]

Kari Gregg
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Book Description

Genre: BDSM LGBT Suspense

Forensic accountant Brian Foster was a rising star at TFOS -- the FBI's Terrorism Financing Operations Section -- until he was abducted, "questioned," and left for dead. His nine days of captivity broke him. Brian retreats to the mountains of western Maryland where he amasses enough weaponry to hold off a zombie hoard and enough lamps to pinpoint his location from the International Space Station. He's losing the battle against paranoia. Too bad TFOS needs him. Brian stumbled onto something big when he vanished last year and TFOS needs that case resolved. Now.

The FBI tasks Special Agent Zachary Murdock with gluing Brian together and returning him to TFOS. Brian will steady once he focuses on work instead of his neuroses. As Zachary nudges Brian back into the career that cost him dearly, Brian's paranoia escalates. Personal and professional lines blur. Zachary isn't sure which presents the biggest complication anymore: Brian's peculiar brand of crazy, the case they're working, or the closeted submissive's surprising -- and enthralling -- kink.

Zachary and Brian both know, when the case heats up and they're forced to run, they're operating at a loss, though: they are in the red.

p>Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and elements, male/male sexual practices.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 280 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480237639
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC (January 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006U0L61Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,908 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew accounting could be this sexy? February 3, 2012
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Love, love, love this pair. Zachary and Brian are well written and unique, neither is the stereotypical dom or sub. Zachary is more of a top with Dom dreams and Brian is a sub with a spine. Their interaction is snarky, heated, funny, and very very hot.

I agree with the previous reviewer here that the FBI stuff came across as a bit 'old school', heavy handed omnipotent men in black arguing about clearance levels and how to handle the human 'asset'... The story could have benefited from less arguing FBI agents and more focus on the details of the mystery. But this is coming from my perspective as an accountant and a crime novel buff.

All in all this a great addition to the Keri Gregg body of work. I found it refreshing that this time around she wrote her sub with the cajones to stand up for himself (my two most recent experiences with Ms. Gregg being "Collared" and "I, Omega"). In general I enjoy Gregg's work; overall I think that she does a good job of writing within the top/bottom, or dom/sub, dynamic while keeping her characters interesting and realistic.

I do agree with the previous reviewer that the ending was very abrupt, and I hope there is a sequel in the works. I do, however, appreciate that the ending wasn't rushed, there wasn't the syrupy sweet wrapping up of all the details in a neat little package where-in all of the left-over questions are swept neatly under the rug and ignored. There is enough intrigue here to warrant a full second book, and I hope to see one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, Loved it, Loved it! June 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I read a LOT and this book kept my attention and kept me begging for more.

There was quite a bit going on in this story and Kari pulled it together beautifully. I was never distracted by odd pieces of story that didn't fit, sometimes a problem with other authors.

I enjoyed how Zachary and Brian danced around each other, trusting but not. Brian was broken but still had strength and never fell into the helpless CWD category, which I greatly appreciated.

Yes the ending isn't really finalized but it was done in such a way that I was not left wanting. It didn't feel like a cliffhanger to me and that was a huge plus.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where is the rest? April 26, 2014
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It was a good book, but the ending left me hanging and wondering for a conclusion. I have found that some of Kari Gregg's books leave me wanting more in a resolution, so I shouldn't be surprised. It was good angst and character development, just wished for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ending sucks!!!!! February 2, 2014
By S. Gold
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ok i loved this book up until the ending. the book didn't finish the story, it just stopped. i really hate that! otherwise it would have been a 5 star book for me.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Light D/s Story June 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Brian Foster is a broken man, scared and alone. He was one of the FBI's top forensic accountants, able to see patterns in money movement that nobody else could and taking down some of the most dangerous terrorists in the process. But a year ago he was abducted, brutalized to find out what he knew, and left for dead. Now he lives alone on an isolated farm in Maryland, with enough guns to create a small army and enough lights to chase every shadow from every room, all night long.

Even with his debilitating post traumatic stress (PTSD) the FBI wants Foster back on the job. Zachary Murdock is one of the agents they task with getting that done. But while Foster may be heavily damaged, he still has some fight left in him, at least in the daytime, and he rebuffs the agents' appeal. The agents stay on guard outside the house, on the pretense that Foster is still in danger. Then, one dark and stormy night (don't worry, the author didn't put it that way), Murdock thinks Foster, spooked by a power outage, is in trouble and breaks in to help. He finds Foster balled up in a corner desperately trying to keep the demons at bay with a couple of flashlights.

Murdock goes to comfort Foster, and there's a powerful attraction between the two men. Foster may be a snotty, bullheaded geek but he's also a man with strong submissive urges that have been bottled up for a year. The big strong G-man, with dominant desires he's never acted on, is exactly what Brian needs. It soon becomes clear that Murdock's assignment to this case was no accident.

This is a sweet, sweet story, with just enough darkness around the edges to keep it from being saccharin. While both men acknowledge their attraction to each other, neither is ready to act on it right away.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked it overall January 18, 2012
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The story had way way too questionable moments as to how FBI supposedly works and this is from somebody who never worked in FBI and just questioned it based on common sense grounds. I however liked it as light BDSM erotica and hurt/comfort story. Zachary and Brian were good together and hot too. The ending is while satisfactory enough, is also abrupt.
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More About the Author

Kari Gregg lives in the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with her Wonderful husband and three very Wild children. When Kari's not writing, she enjoys reading, coffee, zombie flicks, coffee, naked mud-wrestling (not really), and . . . coffee!

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