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The Dark Garden

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The Dark Garden Eden Bradley Bantam, Jun 2007, $13.00 ISBN: 0553589733 In California Rowan Cassidy works the perfect job for someone with her dominant personality she is mistress at Club Prive bondage club. However, much of what her peers and customers believes ...
The Dark Garden Eden Bradley Bantam, Jun 2007, $13.00 ISBN: 0553589733 In California Rowan Cassidy works the perfect job for someone with her dominant personality she is mistress at Club Prive bondage club. However, much of what her peers and customers believes about her is image as she hides the psyche damage from her last relationship. Christian Thorne meets Rowan at the club he wants her like no one he has been with before, but this alpha male must be on top. He also feels she has a submissive soul that she conceals behind the leather dominatrix impression she emits. He offers her a deal of thirty days to prove to her he is her master and that her preference is that of a ┬┐bottom┬┐. She wants him to dominate her, but fears returning to the hurt of her past. --- This complex erotic relationship drama hooks readers from the moment Christian and Rowan meet and never slows down as Eden Bradley takes her audience not just inside the BDSM scene, but into the inner minds of her prime players. The fascinating story line is a psychological study especially of Rowan who struggles between her fears and her desires. The hunk who loves her as his submissive and the strong secondary cast enhance the deep peep at the BDSM landscape. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

I was disappointed in the characters

This storyline had a lot of potential but the author failed to provide any depth to the characters. The main characters never talked to each other, never let the reader see anything about them, it was all about sex and then suddenly they were in love. Too shallow for ...
This storyline had a lot of potential but the author failed to provide any depth to the characters. The main characters never talked to each other, never let the reader see anything about them, it was all about sex and then suddenly they were in love. Too shallow for me. It was compared to Fifty Shades, but came no where close to the character development and story line of that trilogy. I was disappointed.

posted by 2cquarterhorses on October 26, 2012

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  • Posted October 8, 2012

    Great, easy read

    This is a great book, easy read and entertaining. If your looking for depth and deep thought this isn't the book for you. If your looking for great scenes into the BDSM lifestyle and just pure entertainment this is the book for you. It's exciting, fun, and down right dirty. :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Steamy and erotic in all the right places

    First i just have to say, I love the name Rowan. Its beautiful and gives the heroine of the story that extra touch. I really liked the two intertwined love stories of Christian and Rowan and Decker and April. That was new to me and found it refreshing. I'm a total sucker for romance novels like these. It was an great read, I truly enjoyed it. :)

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

    I read this book in a day because I just could not put it down.

    I read this book in a day because I just could not put it down. I believe the author did not develop the characters much, because that is one of the fascinations with BDSM the mystery. Everyone has a story to tell and this book is a great example. Rowan entered the life to erase a past and Christian to maintain the control he had while taking care of his family.

    April is a character who I grew to like, although a submissive woman, she was very comfortable with that part of herself. You knew what she wanted out of the experience and were not afraid to go for it, unlike her mentor and friend Rowan. In the end it seems that April was more the mentor than Rowan, but that's the beauty of friendship.

    I don't want to spoil the book, but if you are into heavy BDSM then this is not for you. This book is more for the pleasure of the experience whether than the pain behind it. It is believable because it is also a love story that can possibly develop between any Dom and Sub, because of the intimacy behind the act.

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