Review //\\ Make Me Yours Evermore

Make Me Yours Evermore
by Cari Silverwood

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Oh my lord I believe I may have fallen down a dark, dark rabbit hole straight into a very depraved Wonderland.


I enjoyed Take Me Break Me and Bind and Keep Me, in which both Kat and Chris have fairly minor roles. Book 2 in particular had some darker aspects, though the situation in that book happened more by accident than design. However Make Me Yours Evermore totally bypasses ANY sense of morality and dives straight in at the dark end. On a side note this book can be read stand alone.


I’m pleased I took a break between reading books 2 and 3, because my love for Klaus and Jodie might have altered my perception of this one. I might not have disapproved of Chris quite so much and found as much empathy for Kat. Chris uses the flimsiest of excuses, or at least fairly convenient circumstances, to take do something very, very bad. Only you know what they say about the best laid plans…


There might be those who find Kat too much, maybe too bitchy and belligerent (I’m always surprised by that – as though an alpha male is so wonderful a woman should be perfect at all times around him). I really, really liked her. To me her actions were those of a strong woman, determined to not be broken by the situation she finds herself in. I loved how she, along with Andreas, had more effect on Chris than he did on her.


I’ve felt recently like I’m suffering from dark-lag, no longer seeing the depravity and horror that others did. Well hot diggity dang, in this one I felt every single moment of the corrupt degeneracy of morals and the total lack of compassion or humanity demonstrated by Chris. I was shocked by the immoral and debauched desires that he not only gave free rein to, but considered his by right. I cheered every single time Kat fought back, supported every rebellion, commiserated when her libido ruled her mind. Especially since her feisty attitude led to ever more inventive punishments and humiliations. Never was a book more NSFW than this one!


Added in to all the hot kink and general steamy smexiness was an intriguing plot and some very unexpected twists. I loved every word, page and paragraph of the book, it dragged me out of a reading slump, fizzing my brain and enervating my reading mojo. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Genre – Dark BDSM Menage Romance

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18518593-make-me-yours-evermore

This book is part of a dark kinky fiction series and may disturb some readers.
Taking what you want may come at a terrifying price.
Chris calls his darkest, nastiest fantasy into the light of day when he has to kidnap Kat to save a friend. For years, he’s wanted to bring her to her knees.
But claiming her draws attention. Andreas wants to save Kat, until he sees her response to raw male dominance. More dangerous are the human traffickers, who regard the acquisition and selling of women as a very high stakes business. And they’re watching. Everything.
Death. The perversion of love. The loss of freedom. Sometimes there is no choice.
Also contains one Dom gone bad who believes obsession means never having to say you’re sorry.

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Review //\\ Bound to Submit

Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye

I’ve found me a new author and I couldn’t be happier!


This had been sat on my kindle for well over 2 years, at some point I’d picked it up as a freebie. I’m not sure why this caught my eye over all the hundreds of other books on there, but it did. What I do know is that it didn’t take long for me to be totally hooked on Kenna and Griffin’s story.


Second chance seems to be a trope I can’t resist, so this already had an advantage, but it doesn’t automatically guarantee a books success for me. Something about this just spoke to me and touched my heart – I even shed a tear or two at this one. It was refreshing that the split wasn’t the result of a stupid misunderstanding, nor was it a big secret that was kept for half the book. Griffin fully owned the mistake he made and then realised a few weeks too late.


Several different topics were covered in this, though most of them tied back to Kenna’s loss and the guilt she felt as a survivor. I really liked that there was no being “cured” of her problems by love, though she, and Griffin both underwent personal growth through the book. Whilst I liked Griffin, especially as he wasn’t too arrogant or overbearing and he was very caring and solicitous of Kenna, she was the character who held my attention and made me fall in love with this book. Her story was touching and the journey she takes captured my heart.


The BDSM aspects focus mainly around bondage and suspension with ropes, and the scenes were all private. There were also some “D/s” sex scenes, where there were no toys used but there was a power exchange involved. I found them well written and hot. I would recommend the book to those who enjoy BDSM romances and I will read more work by the author.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye

Genre – BDSM Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30628898-bound-to-submit

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…
He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…
Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.
Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

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Review //\\ Paris Promise

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Paris Promise (Orchid Club #6) by Lila Dubois

“Anything worth having is worth fighting for.”

― Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven, Texas

The conclusion to this trilogy was all I wanted and more. Both characters totally redeemed any previous misguided behaviour and, despite a few stumbles along, found their HEA. It wasn’t easy and involved helicopters, a BDSM boat (oops sorry – ship) and the help of one very odd man. There were times I would have happily throat punched Nerio but I had to grudgingly accept that without his *ahem* unusual tactics Vivienne and Solomon may well have NOT gotten their act together, so he’s forgiven.


This was a wonderful mix of BDSM, action and emotion packed scenes. Once started I quite simply didn’t want to put the book down and I also didn’t want the story to end. There wasn’t a single thing I wanted to change about the story and my only wish is that I could read it for the first time again. If you enjoy really good second chance romance, a don’t mind BDSM scenes in the story, then I definitely recommend this trilogy. 

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Paris Promise by Lila Dubois
Genre – BDSM romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51905310-paris-promise

Locked away together, they’ll have to decide if love is enough…


…and if they’re willing to promise forever.

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Review //\\ Paris Punishment

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Paris Punishment (Orchid Club #5) by Lila Dubois

I am surprised by just how much I am loving this couple and their story.

Whilst Vivienne still hasn’t completely atoned for her “sins”, or fully accepted her part in the breakdown of their relationship, I do really like her. I am totally invested in Solomon and his HEA, and clearly he wants that to be with his Vivi, so I’m rooting for a reconciliation!


The ballroom scenes were equally sensuous, beautiful and emotional but the one that followed of Solomon watching Vivi sleep – that one was heartbreakingly intense. I find myself totally and utterly convinced about the depth of their feelings for one another.


I’m just glad that, with that ending, the series is complete and I don’t have to wait for the next book! 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Paris Punishment by Lila Dubois
Genre – BDSM Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49784229-paris-punishment

Solomon abandoned her in Paris, but Vivienne isn’t going to let the only man she’s ever loved walk away without a fight.
She wants closure, he wants her off his island…after they spend one last night as Master and sub.
They’re perfect for one another, and terrible together. They swear it’s the last time, but fate—and a billionaire friend with a private jet—are about to intervene.

Review //\\ Paris Pleasure

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Paris Pleasure (Orchid Club #4) by Lila Dubois

You know how it is, arc books piling up, a neglected TBR list but you spot a book for sale and bingo! suddenly your reading something that wasn’t on your schedule.


It’s my own fault, not only am I a book whore but I’m even more of a book on sale whore! The trilogy was only 99p and no way could I walk on by that bargain. My brain also needed a commitment free read so, after battling through a couple of troublesome arcs, I decided to indulge in a low expectation read. Therefore colour me incredibly surprised when this turned out to be quite an engaging, emotional and utterly captivating read.


Solomon is absolutely to die for, so gorgeously sexy, so stridently dominant and so sweetly caring. He doesn’t make the best of first impressions when he flies all the way to Paris to warn James not to fall in love with Christiana, though he is doing it from the best of intentions. Having been left both emotionally and physically scarred by the one time he fell in love with a sub, Solomon doesn’t want his friend to suffer the same fate.


As the book progressed I fell in love with Solomon, there really wasn’t anything to dislike about him. No wonder that ex-love and sub, Vivi, couldn’t say no to him. You’ve read the blurb, so you don’t need me to tell you that Solomon takes a second chance with the woman who broke his heart. Their scenes together were hot, the chemistry in their own words explosive.


I felt actual BDSM play felt fairly tame, though also entirely suitable for a couple who haven’t done a scene together for several years. It didn’t need intense BDSM, the connection, the emotion and connection between Vivienne and Solomon was all the book needed. By the end of the book I felt totally invested in this couple.


Normally it’s either the male that stuffs up – or at least I feel it is his fault – but this time the fault all lies with Vivienne. I can’t wait to see how she makes things up to Solomon and I will be jumping straight into Paris Punishment! 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Paris Pleasure by Lila Dubois

Genre – BDSM Contemporary Romance
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49751797-paris-pleasure

Once, they were engaged, now they’re enemies. Until they meet again in Paris at a secret BDSM club for the world’s uber wealthy.
They may hate each other for what happened in their past, but their sexual chemistry makes them perfect D/s partners.
When the real world intrudes and the past repeats itself, Solomon has to decide if he’ll walk away from the only woman he’s ever really loved.

Review //\\ Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures (Pleasure House #1) by Kitty Thomas

Scorching hot and satisfyingly twisted

Her panties were soaked again. She wasn’t in the best position to make a rational decision. Most people weren’t when they were that horny, or they wouldn’t make half the stupid sexual choices they made.

Despite guessing the twist from the off (since there’s plenty of foreshadowing), I still absolutely loved this book. The richness and enjoyment of watching, of experiencing, Vivian’s battles with her submission was quite simply captivating. Added to that the excitement of wondering just how the twist would play out, how Vivian would react to the revelation had me on edge too. This is very much a story of forced submission, if that doesn’t float your particular boat then this might not be for you. Vivian, however, is a very repressed submissive though, so her conflict comes much less from what she is subjected to and much more from allowing herself to accept her feelings and desires.


As is so very common in a Kitty Thomas book, this is unusual in that there isn’t a clear “hero” character, nor is there a traditional HEA. Not really a HFN. In fact I think we need a new acronym of KVOHEAWTHGWSN – “Kitty’s Version Of Happy Ever After Where The Heroine Gets What She Needs.” I found my feelings of Michael, Gabe, Lyndsay and Anton very much reflected how Vivian felt about them, because we only have her perspective, her feelings and emotions to guide us on both characters and events. It’s capture/rape fantasy at it’s finest, a smorgasbord of everything our lusting little hearts and minds could desire. Those who don’t have these kind of fantasies, or who are as in denial about it as Vivian is, might feel that this is abuse, that it is degrading and criminal. As Vivian learnt, there should be no guilt or embarrassment in admitting and indulging in those baser desires, however “wrong” society tells us they are.


In terms of captive romances this was not as harsh or violent as some. Gabe, Anton and Lyndsay might torment and punish Vivian, but no more than one would expect from a consensual BDSM relationship. That line of consent is incredibly smudged and blurry, it is crossed but at the same time it isn’t crossed. Vivian may have had options but they were very much a Hobson’s choice of between the devil and the deep blue sea. What is clear is that her “true” self is fully onboard, but social conditioning and moral obligations hold her back.


The sex scenes are scorching hot, kinky and depraved, and even when she was punished the men made sure she was never scared. This quote here nicely sums up the feel, the ethos one could say, of the book.

“I’m not going to hurt you. That’s not the point of this exercise. I’m training you to like this, not be terrified of it for the rest of your life.”

Lindsay Smith, Guilty Pleasures

Talk about killing with kindness, though this was more breaking down inhibitions and repression with pleasure and orgasms. I’ve now got a complete hankering to read the next book in this series… but then I do find Kitty Thomas’ work to be utterly addictive.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title – Guilty Pleasures
Author – Kitty Thomas
Genre – Erotic Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9922980-guilty-pleasures

Vivian Delaney leads a life of privilege, but behind closed doors she feels isolated and trapped in a gilded cage. Unable to achieve sexual pleasure with her husband, she finds herself in the capable hands of Anton, a massage therapist intent on awakening her to her full sexual potential. By any means necessary.

Review //\\ United

United by Karen Nappa

This writing duo have been highly recommended to by several different people, so when I saw an arc available I jumped at the chance to find out more about them. Maybe I was expecting too much but I have to admit that whilst I did enjoy this book, it did leave me disappointed at times. I enjoy BDSM in romance and am fine with F/f (as long as it is accompanied by some m/f action) but I am very much a character/emotion driven reader. This felt more plot driven, so I didn’t find the connection I needed to pull me into the story and make it a great read for me personally.


One issue I did have was that this felt quite short and, considering we have THREE characters to get to know, it needed to be longer for me. We had significant time jumps within the book, all very clearly delineated but it meant many events were told to us in a sentence rather than us experiencing them first hand. In fact a LOT of the book felt very tell and not show, I never found myself inside the characters heads, feeling their emotions.


Some of the BDSM/sex scenes were very hot and steamy but I found their first one as a triad at Club Indigo boring. Especially given that we’ve been told how much of a masochist Yvonne was. On the flip side I appreciated the realism of some other scenes, especially one showing that they didn’t always work as planned but that was OK. However, again, they just lacked emotion for me – the word that sprang to mind as I read this book was “dry”.


Several scenes felt quite choppy, almost incomplete. We were told something was going to happen, then we were told it had happened but we didn’t see it happen and we didn’t know how it impacted on any of them mentally or physically. For example the scene where they met the lawyer was redundant, adding nothing to the story. A scene of them talking WITH him and showing how they FELT and learning what they faced would have been so much more valuable.


It also included the male character spitting on the female subs behind. They were in a sex club for heaven’s sake, so I’m sure lubricant was readily available, spitting was just stomach turning for me.


I hate that this review sounds so negative, because the book wasn’t bad. I read it through to the end, the story made sense and the characters were likeable and had clear personalities. A lot of what didn’t work was down to that telling not showing style of writing, which many readers still enjoy. It wasn’t a great read for me, though it was ok, but I’m sure many others will love it, so I would still recommend trying it.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Title – United (Club Indigo Series #6)
Author – Karen Nappa
Genre FMf/ BDSM Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54448587-united

They’ve ignored their mutual attraction for years … until one night changes everything!
He is gorgeous, playful, and kind… and he is one of Kate’s best friends. She’s been admiring Chris from afar, but he is as domineering as she is.
After their one night stand, Kate tries to forget how good he made her feel and watches him at Club Indigo … until his play with Yvonne goes wrong, and Kate steps in. When more than love grows between the three of them, their lives will never be the same.
Starting a relationship between two people is hard; they’re about to discover living a threesome is even harder. Especially when they not only have to overcome their own misconceptions and difficulties. They also struggle with rules and regulations laid upon them by family and society.

Review //\\ Black Light: Valentine Roulette

Black Light: Valentine Roulette

This is an anthology of short stories, all based around one event at the BDSM club featured in the Black Light series. I read the book back in 2018 but didn’t review it back then, and since I seem to be an a re-read streak I indulged myself by reading individual stories in between arc reads and other reads. Even though I have a mountainous TBR list of unread books.

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Broken by Renee Rose – 4 stars

Slave to pain (aka Jennifer) and Master D scene together at Black Light each week. But that’s all Jennifer will ever allow them to be, ships that pass in the night, no attachment, no emotion, no connection, despite the fact that his brand of sadism is a perfect fit for her mile wide masochistic streak. Jennifer has barriers so high Master D will need a miracle to break them down but first he needs to win her on a spin of the wheel.

They spin three kinks, age-play, whipping and anal-intercourse. Don’t be put of by the age play, it isn’t really any more than her using the word Daddy, and if you skip this one you will miss a wonderfully intimate portrait of a man using dominance to release a sub from years of unhappiness and pain.
I liked that Jennifer and Master D already had a connection, it made the scenes more intense and I found I easily believed in the depth of their feelings. I remember first time round finding the level of sado-masochism in this hard to handle, but I’ve now read so much more that it no longer makes me cringe. It’s not my kink but I understand the beauty of the dynamic. This is one scorching hot read, and a great opening story.

Revealed by Livia Grant – 3.5 stars

I love Khloe and Ryder, and have read all their stories though I’d actually forgotten this one where they first met. I really felt a huge emotional connection to Khloe, reading about her pain and loneliness was like hearing it from a friend. The girl who seems to have it all has nothing at all. Her emotions were heartbreaking to read about.

There is some intense medical play, plus two other spins that gave us some scorching hot scenes to observe. My only issue at the end was that Ryder’s play felt far too hard core for a total newbie to the scene to handle. It was addressed at one point, and yes this is fiction, so perhaps others found it easier to let go. Personally it felt that, along with boundaries being severely pushed, believability was also being pushed too.

However this was more than made up for with the intensity of the connection between Khloe and Ryder. He went from zero to hero during the story, with the way he saw the true Khloe and what she needed. Though that ending is quite tough. If I hadn’t been aware of what the future had in store for this pair it would really have been a bitter pill to swallow. Thankfully it’s very much a sugar-coated one.

Wet by Jennifer Bene – 5 stars

Sienna so beautifully portrayed the lack of worth those of us with self esteem issues can suffer from. A sub willing to forego aftercare and any real affection because she wasn’t worthy of it. Alexander, of course, was the uber confident and in charge Dom with a liking to be called Daddy and a craving to push his sub’s buttons. Written so well, he induced shivers down my spine.

Ms Bene pushes our boundaries, and poor Sienna’s, with a terror inducing scene of water-based breath play. As someone who struggles to get their face wet in the shower, this both horrified and thrilled me in equal measure. It was certainly hot. Communication is vital to any BDSM scenes, so Alexander was determined to push until the very tongue tied and shy Sienna let go and talked. I can totally empathise with her when she struggled with answering his questions

There was no script for this interaction, no easy answers, she had to fucking talk to him, and that was the problem.

You either know, or you don’t know, that terrifying hot-cold feeling of opening your mouth and having a totally blank, panic filled mind. Because whatever you could say they will obviously find boring and not be interested in. It was both hard to read Sienna in those moments and uplifting too. I love that the author gives her characters real flaws that resonate with many readers.

Given that the majority of this scene wasn’t overtly sexual in nature I was amazed by how incredibly intimate it felt. A part of me did feel that Alexander overstepped the boundaries in demanding personal information from someone who he had no long term commitment with, but without it we wouldn’t have had such an amazing story.

Unmasked by Lee Savino – 2.5 stars

Whilst this story didn’t have quite the emotional or ‘kink’ impact of other stories in the book, I appreciated how it examined the feminists dilemma of submitting to a man. Chessie and Kane were both easy to like characters, though neither really captured my heart if I’m being honest.

Kane did seem to take extra care with Chessie since she was yet another “totally new to the scene and never tried it before” submissive. However I would have liked him to remind Chessie of her safeword/signal given that very fact. I also felt the ‘nasty/jealous sub’ moment was not only cliched but fed into that cliche of having to have a rival and bitchy female in the story.

Unraveled by Addison Cain – 2 stars

This was one of those books that I enjoyed well enough as I read it, but mental cogitations after the fact saw it mimic the title and unravel somewhat. The ‘hero’ of the story not only isn’t the Dom that the heroine plays Valentine Roulette with, but their relationship prior to the night had been toxic. So it made believing that they had any sort of feelings for one another very difficult. All three characters also had personality defects, and not in a good way.

Klara was brilliant in that she had taken on huge responsibilities at a very young age. She was so tough and strong, when life kicked her in the lady balls she pulled up her big girl pants and kicked it back twice as hard. So it made my wonder why she would burn her bridges by not giving adequate notice to her employer. Nor did I believe that employer held enough sway to get her blacklisted by his competitors.

For an ex-military man, Spencer was a childish, whiney bottom-hole whose behaviour was as far from professional as it was possible to get. Self-centred to the nth degree he didn’t deserve Klara in any way shape or form.

And Will, I kind of liked him until their last scene where he deliberately pushed Klara beyond her breaking point, despite knowing she was totally inexperienced and that she was unlikely to safe word until he took things to the extreme. He even acknowledge that the play wasn’t ‘sane’ because Klara had felt forced into taking part. He knew that and still continued. He also knew, from the previous scene, where her breaking point was and he stomped right over it. At that point I wasn’t sure who was the most despicable male, him or Spencer. The only way either man would ever get any sympathy from me was if I threw a dictionary at their conceited, idiotic heads.

Unbroken by Maren Smith – 3 stars

This story is less about the BDSM play and much more about the two protagonists, Abby and Newton, connecting. This really left me in a quandary because I loved the depth it gave the story, and you could really see not only the characters grow but also the fledgling connection start to bloom. However it meant, for me, that it lacked that sizzle that I want from a BlackLight book but overall the pros and cons are balanced.

I did like both characters and enjoyed the story, it was also a nice change of pace to give the book some balance. Extra points were earned for the pair NOT being madly in love with one another at the end of the story!

Bared by Measha Stone – 4 stars

I’m a real sucker for second chance, so this was already going well with me. Add into the mix a heroine who hid her vulnerabilities behind a hard as nails exterior and an amazing Dom who was determined not to let her run away a second time, and you’ve got yourself a winner.

They spin humiliation, but don’t worry, it never felt too much or too over the top. In fact it was very gentle in those terms. However Dane does lay bare all of Riley’s insecurities and fears, pushing her to truly accept her submissive nature. Yes he pushes her, and pushes her hard, but he is there every single step of the way, ready to catch her should she fall and always, always giving her the strength and support she needs.

When Dane got Riley to wash the word she wrote about herself off of her arm, I wasn’t sure whether to sob or swoon.

Stripped by Sophie Kisker – 3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this story, though it did stir a bit of conflict inside me. I admired that Sari made the decision she did (in the bathroom) though I could equally understand why Adam was upset by it. I didn’t agree with his “special” comment, that’s a very male perpetuation of a problem that has been around for a long time.

I felt we spent more time in Sari’s mind during the story, which was great because the author really showed us what some peoples submission looked like. I found her thought process and decisions to be fascinating and enlightening. It wasn’t the steamiest offering in the book but it was a well written and very entertaining story.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Title – Black Light Valentine Roulette
Author – Various
Genre – BDSM Erotica/Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34209488-valentine-roulette

Three hours. Four hard limits. Eight sexy stories.
Are you brave enough to spin the wheel?

Black Light is the most exclusive BDSM club in Washington, D.C. and for one night they’re changing the rules of play to entertain their members with a game of chance – Valentine Roulette. Challenge and adventure awaits as these sexy dominants spin to win their submissives, and the subs spin to choose how they will play. Their prize if they last the night? One free month at Black Light, and for some of our daring participants… even a chance at love.

Review //\\ Collaring His Cadet

Collaring His Cadet by Claire Thompson

I seem to have been on a re-read bent of late. This book is one that, for some reason, I suddenly felt a need to give a second go. I’m so glad I did because I felt like I got so much more out of it this time around.


I appreciated the story more for the personal growth of the heroine, Remy, than the romance. In fact the romance part for me was a little rushed and a little more tell than show, which is why it got 4 rather than 5 stars. Though Eric is one hot, sexy but also very caring Dom, so who wouldn’t fall for him super quickly? I’m glad this wasn’t insta-love, the couple did spend time building a connection with one another, though mainly “off-screen”.


In my original review I didn’t mention that we don’t meet the heroine until roughly half way through the book. It feels like a spoiler, and I’m still unsure, however I know this is something many readers want to know about as it is a game changer for some. So in the first part we see Remy discover (uncover?) her submissive desires and undertake some challenging training as a novice in the slave corps.

I reminded myself of Amelia’s admonition that, even if I didn’t like what a particular trainer was doing, I could still draw submissive satisfaction from service for its sake.

I did have a few “issues” with the slave corp, NOT with the book though, let me make that perfectly clear right now. I really enjoyed this book, especially as of those issues was actually addressed, later in the story, by Eric.


My first concern was over trainees working with trainees. The wannabe Dom’s learnt their art on the novice subs. Yes there was a highly experienced master/mistress in attendance BUT this didn’t really make sense. It felt like the blind leading the blind a little. An experienced sub would have been able to offer as much guidance to the trainee Dom as their mentor would, as well as be able to understand and follow instructions more easily. A trainee/novice sub could so easily be traumatised by a bad experience with an inexperienced Dom. Given all the tenets of SSC and RACK, plus the military side of things, I’m not sure I bought that (very minor) aspect of the story. Or should I say, I felt the corps wasn’t well run.

He shook his head. “I’ve talked to other people in the Slave Corps, both Doms and subs, and I have to say, I don’t really get the reasoning behind that kind of slave training they do. It almost seems like they want to make the slaves less mindful of themselves and their motivations rather than more so. It’s like they want the slave to ignore their own feelings…. The act of submission has to be a complete experience. I don’t just want your body – I want your emotions.”

The second part was the lack of genuine SSC within the corps, which also links back to concern #1. However this WAS highlighted by Eric, so it was a deliberately poor representation of the BDSM community. As a novice, Remy was put through some very intense scenes with no discussion of hard and soft limits, though we did get a safe word. I was surprised the corps managed to keep any subs interested with their lack of aftercare and their seeming disregard of the sub’s side of the experience. Perhaps being a cadet and used to following instructions that push both physical and mental limits, made the sub’s more adept at coping with their treatment. Callus is too strong a word for it but it definitely lacked any real regard of their wellbeing.


I loved how Remy used this experience though to learn about herself and her wants. She pushed through some scenes that, whilst she would not have chosen them, helped her to find her limits and herself as a sub. Seeing her grow into her submissive desires and wants was the best part of the book for me.


Overall Eric is great, but he did lose a few points for me when he pushed Remy’s limits so much SO QUICKLY. It wasn’t the pushing per se, so much as the fact that they hadn’t had chance to scene together before and therefore learn one anothers “tells”. I enjoyed how it was an exercise in trust and submitting for Remy, but I struggled to believe that Eric knew her physical and emotional responses well enough. Yes he was an experienced Dom but he wasn’t experienced with Remy.


The TL;DR summary is that I enjoyed this story, particularly Remy’s submersion into submission, loved her and Eric and do recommend it.

Title – Collaring His Cadet
Author – Claire Thompson
Genre – BDSM Romance
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35333894-collaring-his-cadet

Bondage, discipline, sadomasochism… Masters and slaves, whips and chains… What have I gotten myself into?
My name is Remy, Cadet Remy Harris, and I always show the world my tough-girl side—ready, willing and able to beat any guy at any challenge. When I enrolled at a venerable Southern military college, I never dreamed I’d be inducted into the secret BDSM society that pervades the campus and military at every level.

My submissive fantasies explode as I’m drawn into a dark, edgy world of erotic servitude, training and punishment. Whipped, bound, caned, used and controlled—each new experience pushes my masochistic boundaries, but the yearning in my submissive soul remains. Though I’m assured the Slave Corps is the be-all and end-all for serious slave girls, my doubts and questions linger. Maybe I just don’t have what it takes for true submission?
Then I meet Him…

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Review //\\ Viking Raid

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Viking Raid (Replay #1) by Nia Farrell

This is a quick, hot read. I would place it more in the erotica genre than erotic romance, as it lacked development of any credible relationship between Gunner and Brianna. However it was steamy, easy to read and entertaining enough in a bubble-gum and candy-floss way, sweet and flavoursome at the time but not long lasting. I wasn’t convinced as to why a virgin would choose a public play scene with a man she really didn’t know as the place to lose said virginity.


If the author had explored Brianna’s decision more, which on paper felt like a very impulsive choice that didn’t hold water, this would have improved the story. I got the impression that losing her virginity in public would not have been her ideal choice. So why did she? The reason given within the story was one that would quickly have been reversed in real life. Exploring the decision and Brianna’s feelings would have not only strengthened the plot, but would also have given this book real depth.


99 pages just isn’t long enough to do more than give the bare bones of a tale. A novella has to sacrifice something, and in this case it was getting to truly know our hero and heroine, so that instead we could have several very hot and heavy scenes. If you go in not expecting anything more than to be lightly entertained, then you will enjoy this. I got it free in A Taste of Submission, by Pandora Spock, so it was a win-win all round for me.

Title – Viking Raid (Replay Book 1)
Author – Nia Farrell
Genre – BDSM Erotica
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30756452-viking-raid

Gunnar Falk portrays a Viking leader at Replay, a BDSM theme resort where patrons role play in the past. He’s the Dom everyone wants but no one has had…until the resort’s musical director Breanna Campbell makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
Gunnar isn’t looking for a permanent sub, but he’ll take what Breanna is offering—only because he can’t stand the thought of another Dom claiming the beautifu
l blonde harpist. Her music enchants him. Her innocence beckons him. She’s agreed to give him everything, but will one night be enough?