Bounty Hunter by Lizbeth Dusseau
Logan Dunn thrives in an underground society where rich men claim young females willing to trade their desperation and their freedom for the seemingly safer lives as sexual sumissives. When the fascination for their kinky lifestyle fades and they take off, it's Logan's job to hunt them down and bring them back to face the brutal punishment of their vindictive owners. His reputation for success is without reproach; his methods cunning, ruthless and effective, as he subtlety charms his victim before he springs the trap.
Logan's newest assignment, Jillian Ingalls, is another disaffected young woman on the run from her heartless lover, Christopher Hurst. Completely out of character, she takes off on a cross-country bike trip with Christopher's estranged son, Johnny Gold. They move from one wild sexual fling to another... from group sex to gangbangs to kinky ritual orgies at a country pleasure faire until they land in LA flat broke. On her tail for weeks, Logan finally finds her in a beach cafe waiting tables in the steamy LA heat. The wary woman is intrigued by the man's mesmerizing allure, and before she can wrestle from his grasp, she's shackled in the back of his truck, heading out of town on another cross-country trek toward her ominous future.
Strange things begin to happen between this pair of sexual deviants... as the chemistry between them dangerously ignites. Is it possible that his icy heart has begun to melt? It becomes clear that before he deposits Miss Ingalls in Christopher's dungeon, he'll need to make a choice - keep the sexy slut for his own use, giving up his hefty fee, or, licking his lips with relish, throw her to the wolf and watch her suffer.
This exploration of dominant/submissive sexuality also includes consensual sex, spanking, heavy bondage, pain, public humiliation, anal sex, and punishment enemas among its extreme content.
Posted by Tobias Tanner on 23rd Apr 2010
The Bounty Hunter by Lizbeth Dusseau
Reviewed by Tobias Tanner
Jillian Ingalls serves and services her stepfather. He is harsh and cold, a man who uses her cruelly, without pity or regret, and worse, with contempt. She craves the dominance, but cannot tolerate the disrespect. Such abuse is corrosive, and finally drives Jill out on her own—at least as alone as a woman of her nature can be. It does not occur to her that it is a decision she has no right to make, and she becomes the objective of a professional bounty hunter.
Logan Dunn is that professional, a hard man in a hard business, who uses his own dominant nature to provide a service. His job is to track down the runaway slaves and bring them home for the punishment that awaits them. He likes the work. Slaves are a commodity to him, a source of income. His connections allow him access where other men have none. Logan has his own code of ethics, and his sense of fairness within the context of their world sends him along a quite unexpected pathway with his quarry.
The book is well crafted and its characters fully developed. Dominance and submission are the norm, not the exception, and the players are not hesitant or surprised by their involvement. These are serious folks, and they play for keeps. It is a refreshing change of pace to come upon a tidy story about people who get right to business and don't waste time explaining or making excuses. Point of view changes help to increase the novel's depth, although the primary character is a deeply submissive woman (a common Duseau theme) who carries the story well.
If you like beatings and bondage and branded thighs, then this one will suit you, and I recommend it with no reservation whatsoever. There is anal sex galore, public nudity, humiliation, and enough angst and anguish to please anyone. Then there is that hot soapy enema spiced with a dried mixture of ground Mexican peppers. Does it get any better than that? I don't know, but I sure plan to ask Jill and her Bounty Hunter, if I ever run into them.