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FREE READ ´ Deadly Pleasures É Megan Riley has bigger things to worry about than the fact that her neighbor has just been found deadHer engagement has just ended and she is once again on a uest to find Mr Right or at least Mr Right Now Tired of emotional ties and ready for a new adventure Megan and her three best friends make a fateful decision They hi; Alex married to a wealthy businessman; or Rachel the spurned wife of a hot Hollywood screenwriterFollowing her own investigation Megan takes a wild ride through LA's bondage parlors hidden sex clubs and the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous; soon she discovers that her uest for adventure has abruptly transformed into a dangerous game of life and deat. In Deathly Pleasures you are invited to explore a culture where the darker a pleasure is—the delight is to be found in it Witness the collusion between the seemingly stable world of wealthy yacht club members and the gritty risué world of BDSM clubs Of the many characters who is the Bondage Murderer and which of the two worlds does he—or she—come from The author Mary Firmin aims for a fun action filled delivery that will leave you at the edge of your seat Her female protagonist Megan Riley a struggling real estate agent is a woman who learns to find her strength She takes risks which makes her a dynamic character and no less intense than the male protagonist Matt Donovan an LAPD detective Many of the reviews have given a plot summary already Instead I will focus on the writingThe story is crafted for the most part in brisk utterances short paragraphs Leading up to the cinematic climax Megan has to compose herself and figure out her surroundings “Then it all came back She was on the Grants’ yacht She was in the hallway She’s been attacked from behind She was hit on the head over and over Whoever it was had done a real number”The author punctuates her story ever so cleverly with clues some of which are red herring for the fun of keeping you guessing until the last twist of the plot When she does offer descriptions they are crafted with economy and reflect her many days of sailing up and down the California Coastline “Sliver lined clouds hovered above the island hiding the moon From where she stood Megan could see the anchor lights of the boats repeat themselves in the blackness of the water and glimmer like reflected stars”Five Stars


Ir timeshare boytoy unaware he is the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders Suddenly they find themselves involved in a complicated murder investigation led by a handsome detective who is focused only on finding the twisted serial killer before he strikes again But who will be the next to die Megan the hardworking real estate agent; newly divorced Kathleen. Deadly Pleasures is a murder suspense thriller written by Mary Firmin I received this book from the author as a free read for an honest review Short Synopsis This story centers on a circle of women at the Bayside Yacht Club most notably Megan Riley and her group of friends Kathleen Alex and Rachel Megan a struggling real estate agent who’s trying to overcome recent economic struggles is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who is also moving on from a recent break up with her addict fiancé Brian She’s had it with relationship woes as well as her circle of female friends who have each found themselves in the midst of philandering husbands each who have become uestionable in a grisly string of SM murders The wives each have their share of life problems and they center around their significant others So they decide to be like the cheating men in their lives and hire a share time boy toy Detective Matt Donavon is investigating the murders and each time a new clue presents itself he’s lead back to the Bayside Yacht Club the yuppie rich and the roving Michael Herrington who’s just popped to the top of the suspect list and has also accepted the wives boy toy offerBut in the mist of all this debauchery Megan finds herself in the middle of a sadistic sexual murder mystery a hot detective that has her reconsidering her no men policy and a group of friends who are determined to have a little fun of their own Review I really enjoyed this book So much so that I read it all in one sitting I love spending my Saturdays enjoying a great book in the silence of my library and this book definitely kept me seated throughout the day I enjoyed the full cast of characters Megan was a wonderful heroine and I respected her bravery The camaraderie between Megan and her female leads was fun and refreshing to read I loved the interaction and devotion they display towards one another There were a lot of laugh out loud moments especially as they were trying to find the “right boy toy” The gym scene alone was hilarious and one I’ll not soon forget The dialogue between the friends was superbly written and realistic The mystery behind the murders was well done and left you guessing throughout most of the book The writing was cleaver and flowed well I was impressed with the knowledge and research it must have taken to get the facts for this story Crime scene procedures can be daunting to read with the author getting to bogged down in the inner workings but Firmin does this surprisingly well JD Robb would be proud This book was written with the novice in mind The topic of BDSM is prominent in the murder mystery but it’s done in such a way as to not offend any reader Its mild in description and anyone would feel comfortable with the topic And the ending well fantastic is the one word I can use to describe this remarkable book This was just a wonderful read and one I’ll definitely be adding to my favorites listI'd like to send out a huge Thank You to Mary Firmin for the opportunity to read and review this terrific book It was brilliant

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Deadly PleasuresMegan Riley has bigger things to worry about than the fact that her neighbor has just been found deadHer engagement has just ended and she is once again on a uest to find Mr Right or at least Mr Right Now Tired of emotional ties and ready for a new adventure Megan and her three best friends make a fateful decision They hire hunky stripper Michael Harrington as the. Deadly PleasuresMary FirminSome men don’t know when to uite or all it a day George Fisher was hot for a uick looking for a romp in the hay with Sherrie Weston prostitute extraordinaire Something happens Pent up excited and definitely poor George was hoping not to strike out with Sherrie But Sherrie as the reader learns can’t stand George and is just doing this as a business opportunity that she hoped would be lucrative in the long run Poor George never saw it coming and this dear readers was his final jolt in life As tings heat up our prostitute decides to go in for you might say financial kill Sherrie having her own agenda in mind for George whispers something in his ear that either got him too excited frightened him or just plain made him keel but not over just on top of poor Sherrie Sometimes blackmail can work but in this case the poor man died and left his big corpse right on top of this woman who remained stuck under him until she was finally rescued George or the late George Fisher was a member of the Bayside Yacht Club and the women of this club would now when they find out facts have something besides tanning and eating to occupy their conversation and thoughts Megan Alexandra Kathleen and Rachel are four friends that belong to this club and when the facts about the murder are brought to light and made public you know women they have their own take on it and can’t help but weigh in with their own opinions When your husbands are notorious for cheating but still pay your bills what’s a wife to do except spend his money Alexandra is married to a cheat Megan’s relationships have all gone sour Kathleen is not very stable and Rachel finds the world uite humorous What is the plan to get revenge on a rotten fiancé cheating husband and just plain need to have some real fun get a toy boy Rachel feels that this is the perfect solution to their problems Why not hire a guy or guys to take care or service you when the call desire or urge befalls you Enter Helen Jennings the ueen gossip of the club who makes sure that everyone knows the dirt and facts behind poor George’s untimely demise Heart attack or something else Why is this about to be treated as part of a murder investigation linked to the death of Sherrie’s friend Allison But dear reader let me add that just before George keels over he spies the picture of Allison and becomes irate when he sees it Studying the picture in the frame for some reason upsets poor George Well Alex things this whole situation is appalling Rachel finds it humorous Megan is dismayed and Kathleen is just too fragile But what about his poor wife Junie Does anyone really care about her feelings or is she going to run skip and laugh her way to the bank Enter one hot detective named Matt Donovan who has Megan’s interest from the start uestioning all of the women about George brings to light the murder of Allison dubbed the Bondage Murder As Matt delves further into his death he finds a link between Sherrie George and Allison One business card with Sherrie’s information found in George’s jacket pocket on the reverse side Allison’s number Just how do these two deaths tie together But some fates are not just left for one but for than one as Sherrie’s fate was the same as her friends The author describes the victim the murder and the mutilation uite graphically for the reader as we learn that George had Sherrie’s card in his jacket pocket with Allison’s number of the reverse side as Matt Donovan delves into the murder The crime scene was not wiped clean and the evidence just might be there What was the connection to George as we also learn that Sherrie was filming the events DVD’s were sent to her and others found Someone was making plenty off of this and a serial killer or mutilator was out there targeting prostitutes Why Megan’s ex decided to pay her unwelcome visit to get some of his clothes Brian seemed strange his behavior odd too friendly and suggestive when talking to Megan Jumpy and on edge we learn about her past how she met Brian and her addiction to alcohol and food Megan drowns her sorrows in chocolate But we now have another play Detective Angelle Bentley who Matt finds alluring and attractive but will she do the job So why is he thinking about Megan and what will happen next Mrs Zuckerman is a wealth of too much information as Matt learns about a man named Michael Harrington and hopes to link him to the murders Working for the same place as Sherrie going over to her house to check on her does not give him the perfect alibi according to the two detectives Party Favorites provides entertainment for many different occasions Imagine your own personal birthday card from someone like Sherrie But Sherrie was often high on drugs Allison too and the link to these SM murders has yet to be found Is this Michael the real killerBack to the four friends who are now drowning their sorrows and woes in drinks as each one relates the next unfortunate chapter in their love lives to each other Megan just recalls her own Rachel’s husband is cheating and she caught him in the act He doesn’t know Alex has it all figured out Don’t let on you know and poor Kathleen’s husband Gino has decided to move on child and all leaving her a wimping and crying mess Just what happens to drag these women into the murder just wait and see There is much to tell as I continue my review of Deadly Pleasures which if you think about it is the end result for these women George’s funeral would bring all of the players together but not before the police decide to uestion and arrest Michael Harrington for Sherrie’s murder Blackmail lies deceit and a serial killer are just some of what makes up this intriguing and fast paced plot As Rachel decides to do something about her life Megan wonders what she is really up to as Alex and Charlie along with the rest go to the funeral which proves to be uite uniue Each one reacting in her own way poor Junie playing the grieving widow the scene was often comical or surreal but definitely not indicative of your typical funeral The funeral over and no one seemed that upset as they party returns to the Yacht club to celebrate George’s life But what happens next will definitely rock you to the core if you are not familiar with hard core SM you will definitely get a first hand view education and tour of many places that offer this as recreation diversion and much Why was Rachel definitely going to enlist the aid of her own toy boy hoping to entice the others too Let’s recap for just a moment Why was Rachel trying to gain entrance into a kinky club Where does Brian fit in Why was he so friendly with Gino The investigation revealed that there were many others involved including a murder in San Francisco that links with the ones Matt was dealing with Even the owner of the Party Favorites Fantasy Films where the DVD’s originated and his wife was a member of the Yacht club even she had not idea about these businesses or her husband’s sexual preferences The plot thickens the suspects add up and the clues are all scattered but the murders all the same But when the detectives approach Helen whose ex husband owned all of the above another piece of the puzzle is revealed about the location of the Bondage Murders But Helen decides a little afternoon diversion for the ladies might be fun who better than to serve it up Michael Harrington When the pieces finally fit into place and the players are all together just who the killer is will definitely surprise the reader and the reasons behind the murders too Who lives Who else falls prey to our killer you won’t believe as Matt and Angelle race the clock to save not only Megan but also the others when the killer is revealed their lives are in danger and one woman would never be the same Author Mary Firmin allows the reader to take a first hand look at these SM clubs the history behind them is shared and the need to have a man in some women’s lives might just lead to than just Deadly Pleasures This is one book that will make you think twice before getting involved with a toy boy going to these clubs and finding happiness in all the wrong places Great novel Great characters Let’s hope they return to solve murdersFran Lewis reviewer