This review spans all four books since I think that it’s best to review it all at once, rather than book by book. , so there may be spoilers
Naughty Bits Part I: The Lingerie Shop – [kindle edition] $2.99
When finance executive Madison inherits a lingerie shop called Naughty Bits, she decides to leave behind her staid career and explore her every forbidden desire… Madison is a control freak with one wish—to lose control. Her hidden submissive cravings have led to a string of disastrous relationships. So when she inherits her sister’s North Carolina lingerie shop, Naughty Bits, she jumps at the opportunity to dump her boring finance career and bad history and try her luck down South. But before Madison can settle in, she catches the attention of the owner of the neighboring hardware store. Sexually dominant Logan Scott can see the hunger for command in Madison’s eyes and is anxious to help unleash her submissive desires. He presents her with three very tempting gifts—handcuffs, erotic cards, and an open invitation to join him at a submissive’s training session. Faced with the realization that she can’t sell fantasies to her lingerie customers without embracing her own, Madison accepts Logan’s offer. Now, she’s about to discover just how far her desire can take her…
Naughty Bits Part II: The Training Session – [kindle edition] $2.99
Madison may have ditched her well-ordered Boston life to run Naughty Bits, her sister’s North Carolina lingerie shop… but she didn’t expect to throw herself into such chaos—or to become intimate with the sexiest man she’s ever had the pleasure of meeting. After spending a night observing a submissive’s training session, Madison is ready for Logan to teach her how to feed her own deep fantasies—and get rid of all her lingering fears… Madison’s aching desire to submit is unlike anything Logan’s ever experienced before, and he’s determined to be the man to make her relinquish control. Still, Logan’s unsure if Madison is ready to take that first step to becoming his—until she shows up at his door ready to be commanded. Luckily for them both, Logan’s got more than a few surprises up his sleeve that he knows she’ll enjoy…
Naughty Bits Part III: Bound to Please – [kindle edition] $2.99
After inheriting her sister’s North Carolina lingerie shop, Madison is discovering how delicious it can be to lose control… thanks to her master’s exquisite skills. Logan is committed to awakening Madison’s long buried desires, and after he shows her the depths of ecstasy they can reach with a little bit of roleplay, he’s ready to take her to the next level. But when Madison’s old fears resurface, Logan grows wary of pushing her too far too fast. He can sense just how deeply she longs for release from past regrets, but what surprises him the most is the intense yearning his innocent new sub is awakening in him. Now Logan must decide to what lengths he’ll go to convince Madison to give herself over completely…
Naughty Bits Part IV: The Highest Bid – [kindle edition] $2.99
To understand her customers’ desires at her lingerie store, Naughty Bits, Madison must explore her own deep yearnings with the help of neighboring store owner—and oh-so-sexy Dominant—Logan. After overcoming her fears and allowing herself to truly submit, Madison is ready for her ultimate sexual adventure: an auction where she’ll be offered up to the highest bidding Master. But when her fantasy brings her face-to-face with her true feelings for Logan, she’ll have to figure out if she’s ready to trust her heart as well as her body to him forever…
I don’t know what I was expecting when I started reading this. I really thought that it would be a mild introductory BDSM novel. It’s not. Actually it’s not even close. This is what I’ve imagined a good BDSM novel should be about with romance at the forefront. Two people needing each other, not just because they are broken, but because they really do need each other in the simplest and purest form.
We start with a woman who comes to take over her sisters lingerie (and so much more) shop. Madison, is not unlike many other women, career driven, focused on herself and not really sure of what or who she is. Her sister who is no longer around was the opposite; knew what she was, who she was and always trying to help her baby sister find herself. Throughout the story she’s a constant voice to Madison, not literally, though. Alice, Madison’s sister is a critical piece throughout. I loved hearing about her and learning about the relationship that they shared and there were moments when JW Hill would allow you a small glimpse into their relationship, allowing you to feel that connection that they had. I would at times be upset that we would never get to learn more about Alice, but understanding at the sometime that we’ve learned all we need to. Understanding that what’s important is how she brings the two main characters people together.
Madison is really well developed throughout the series and I was happy that she wasn’t ever stuck. She evolved, had her own sense of self in a reasonable amount of time as the story carried on. She was a woman trying to find her own path after spending so long trying to walk away from it. It was really wonderful seeing her own every aspect of herself. It never felt as though she was giving up a part of herself, rather she was gifting it to someone who was deserving of.
Logan, I don’t even know what to say about Logan. He was utterly wonderful. He’s not your conventional leading male. In fact outside of his role as a Dom no matter how handsome he was described to be, I felt like he was plain, that slightly boring looking guy next door that you don’t really look at, until you look at him. I don’t even mean that in a bad way, I mean it in the best of ways. I vision him to be strong, rugged and manly, not overly handsome, but it was never about how he looked but rather the power and confidence that he exuded. Logan is what I imagine a true dominant to be like. He always, always put Madison first, even when it didn’t seem like he was doing so. My favorite part of him was that, he was like a conductor, he knew every way to get the best out of her, knew when to push her, knew when to make her think differently even when he saw her pulling back. I know that I’ve read books before and gushed about how wonderful a guy is, but Logan? He felt real. He wasn’t perfect, but his confidence? That confidence that a true Dom has. The one that pulls in a submissive like a magnet, that was where Logan was perfect. He also said the most wonderful things to Madison, in the most normal of ways. They weren’t over the top lush lines, they we’re poetic truths.
I don’t know about those shit-for-brains men you’ve been with, Madison, and I wish I could have spared you the pain they caused you, but I won’t regret a minute of it if it brought you to me as the person you are
There are only a couple of other characters in this story, ones that are important to the story; Troy, a whole lot of fun and in the same boat as Madison, though for completely different reasons and his partner Shale.
This is one of those series that sings, each line, each sequence, building and coordinating to a beautiful finish. I’m so sad that this I’ve wrapped it up, but in a way glad, because yes there could be more, but sometimes you have to end on that high. This accomplished it and so much more. I’ll definitely be on the prowl for more Joey W. Hill books, because if this is an indication of her writing, she certainly has a fan in me!