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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    Original and Touching

    Bottoms Up by Miranda Baker is not your average BDSM novel and I have to say that I loved the unique feistiness of it! In fact, it had a little bit of everything: a well developed story, wonderful characters that I really enjoyed, great romance and lots of hot sex. And did I mention that it was a marvelously written? In fact, it was this high level of writing that instantly drew me in. Baker creates a world that is marvelously urban and gritty yet highly accessible. The characters are edgy and likable and the overall atmosphere is perfectly captured. The wonderful descriptive quality of the writing truly brings it to life adding a marvelously insightful quality to the characters. This really helps to add to the emotional appeal of the novel illustrating Destiny's struggle to find her true self. In so doing the lessons she learns about defining ones self becomes clear, most people are not simply one thing or another, but have many facets to their personalities. While you may prefer the strength of domination there can still be room to submit. Neither quality is a strength nor a weakness, simple a portion of the whole. In truth, I really loved this aspect showing that you don't have to alter who you are to fit into a stereotype, but instead can willingly put yourself under the control of someone you love and/or trust even if you aren't wholly submissive. These dilemmas add a wonderful human quality to both Destiny and Johnny and I couldn't have fallen more in love with them both. They are utterly human and flawed with painful pasts looking for a structure that can help give them the illusion of control in their daily lives. Destiny is a strong, spunky woman with a penchant for speaking her mind and I really loved when this feisty woman clashes against the unmovable and unquestionable dominance of Johnny Delcorral. In fact, his alpha male persona mixed with his arrogance and wicked personality made him utterly drool worthy. His wicked sense of humor and sarcasm really drew me in as did his tragic past and how it brought him into the BDSM lifestyle. In a way, it was perfectly understandable and fitting to his caring and protective nature. Of course his painful past is a part of what initially draws him to Destiny, but when he finds her wild nature to be too close to that of his dead love, his world slowly begins to spiral out of control. Naturally the connection between them is wonderfully developed and the sparking romance is always simmering despite the hesitancy they experience. The dominance of each adds a bit of spice to the relationship as Destiny finds it hard to become a perfect submissive and Johnny finds himself incapable of being the domineering Dom feels he should be. And yet, it was the ending of this novel that truly illustrated the depths of their bond and I couldn't help but swoon a bit at the lengths to which Johnny would go claim Destiny's heart and trust. Overall, I found this novel to be quite touching and I really enjoyed the time spent with the characters watching them develop and evolve through out the story. This is my first time reading this author, but with her highly developed writing style and highly enticing characters, I will definitely be back for more!

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    hot and heavy

    Loved this book from the beginning to the end. If you are not into BDSM then don't give any review or read it. It's heavy stuff and not everybody into it.

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  • Posted April 7, 2013

    How I would like a date with Destiny ;) Great characters and a w

    How I would like a date with Destiny ;)
    Great characters and a world I wish I could step into. Great writing, too. I look forward to reading more from Miss Baker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Fantastic

    I loved this book. It was even better than the first. I hope the series continues to grow.

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    WOW! in the category of 50 shades of Grey!...Loved it...Great sh

    WOW! in the category of 50 shades of Grey!...Loved it...Great short story that you felt like you were just sucked into the pages and felt both sides of the coin...so to speak!!! A must read, thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Very good BDSM read. I liked it a lot.

    Very good BDSM read. I liked it a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Great BDSM read

    Loved Destiny and Johnny's BDSM story. This read is so different from the normal BDSM books. It actually has a great storyline and the author does a great job blending dom, sub, and love. 200+ pages.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    White Hot Read

    "No blood," she finally answered. "No blindfolds. Always wear a condom. No other women. And not tonight."

    BDSM club owner Johnny Delcorral is rather shocked when he asks Domme Destiny Blake to switch and sub for him and these are her only limits. Destiny's grown bored with her usual blonde sub boys, and figures all good dominants have tried the other side of the power exchange. Yet it's not just this that makes her agree, Johnny just draws her. Just talking to him, she's turned on more than she's been in months. When Johnny and Destiny get together their chemistry is incredible. Yet beyond chemistry, there's something more than just a dominant and submissive together.

    Johnny Delcorral is a fascinating hero and dominant. He's deliciously good looking, strong, smart, but has a tragedy in his past. In many books, the dominant is very sure of who he is and has no change or growth. The dominant's satisfaction is in finding the perfect submissive that completes his life. Johnny isn't like that. Johnny embraced dominance due to the safety it provided. Destiny Blake is the first woman he has sub for him that represents a challenge to him. As she's trading sides of the power exchange, she's not your standard submissive. She's much different and ignites a reaction he's never encountered before. It was fascinating to read Johnny's growth curve.

    Destiny Blake is a refreshing heroine. She's a strong mistress and the male subs vie for her attentions. I'd never read a book about a mistress switching to a submissive before. Like Johnny, Destiny has her own reasons for becoming a mistress. She was introduced to domination and submission by an old boyfriend, and when he left her she kept going. She's been burned by love and is not looking for it. But Johnny lures her in a way she never imagined. Her logical choice to become his submissive affects her in a manner she never saw coming. Just as Johnny grows, so does Destiny. Although Destiny starts the book as a mistress, I picked up almost a "little girl lost" vibe as I read her internal dialogue. My guess is Johnny sees the same thing when he invites her to be his sub.

    When Destiny and Johnny play for the first time, "hot" is just too tame a word. The sparks they put off had me reeling. I was hot and bothered reading this book. In fact, this book was so engrossing I read it in one sitting.

    The sex is hot and fabulously detailed. But even better, I loved the day after and what happens when they both go home. Johnny immediately invites her back and makes her dinner, which just melted my heart. Then Monday hits and both Johnny and Destiny are in shock about their experience. Johnny can't believe what's happened to him and that he wasn't his usual strong dominant self. So he invites her back to right their relationship. Instead of "righting" the situation, their relationship grows stronger and the change in Johnny is apparent to everyone. Then Johnny does something so fun to read about. He utterly messes up! My heart had already fallen in love with Johnny, and at that point I just swooned.

    Johnny and Destiny are supported by their friends. Destiny confides in her boss Bonita, a lesbian sub. Bonita's a great friend who doesn't judge and helps Destiny come to grips with what's happening.

    Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews

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