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Posted May 26, 2014
Posted June 12, 2013
Catchy name right? Okay so the little I've come to glimpse at BDSM world through some Erotic Romances there are submissives, with safewords and all the kinky stuff, and then there are slaves who are ultimate submissives without any of their own "control". Some will correct me on this I am sure, but it's sort of the gist of it. Okay, so I expected Erotic Romance, and what I got was not what I expected.
The main character of Kimberly was annoying, seemingly unintelligent and one of those women who do stupid things just to act tough. I really, really, don't like that. Seriously she came of so brat-like it was always nice when the POV shifted to Sebastian or Wyatt. Not that those two were charming either, too bossy or trying to be and not often wording the most brainiest things but just f-ing the sub when she acted like brat and they wanted to punish her and then felt some what conflicted about her... What can we conclude of this?
This book didn't really have Romance, it was a heavy BDSM sub-culture pamphlet, sure some of the heavy duty bed action was hot and the book really wasn't that long - but it doesn't take long to get me annoyed when the Romance isn't the leading character or even the main theme. When it's all about the BDSM and how a submissive is suppose to act, well... I read Romance. And I really do not mind a little bit of bdsm stuff here and there in the story, but it's all about the Romance for me. The blurb promises it, the book does not deliver it - hence the review.
And it's not really Cowboy *ex if he's only mentioned having a stetson once, I wanted cowboys and got billionaires. False advertising.
Posted May 27, 2013
Kimberly Cartwell comes from a long line of women who actively engage in the BDSM and menage lifestyles and is quite comfortable flaunting her sexuality. For many years Kimberly has unfortunately allowed herself to be controlled and abused by a man who claims to be a Dom but is in actuality a sexual deviant and human trafficker who she has a hard time breaking away from. I've always been a bit perplexed by why people are drawn to this lifestyle and unfortunately the actions of the heroine in this story don't give any positive explanations as the majority of her experiences early on seem very degrading. To allow herself to be drugged and used by this Dom, Jason, shows a naive heroine completely oblivious to her surroundings and because of this I found it difficult to warm up to her.
It seems that many of the men in this story have desired Kimberly since she was a teenager, but until her recent break from Jason, had to halfheartedly protect her as they waited for the day to officially claim her. Sebastian and Wyatt are those two men who watched over her without overtly saving her from the devious acts Jason put her through. There's no denying these two are sexy beasts, but it's not until the latter half of the story where they finally start defending her outright. They finally use their ex-FBI training to break up a human trafficking ring that Jason is just one piece of and ultimately bring down the main villain who's been preying on Kimberly and the other women in her family throughout this book series. The path to bringing him to justice is a clever one and is nicely interspersed with lots of steamy sexual encounters. While Kimberly finally shows a bit of backbone in saving herself it was still difficult for me to accept everything she allowed to happen to her all those years before to make her a truly admirable heroine in my opinion.
Those who enjoy hardcore BDSM will find much to like about this intensely sexual story. As part of a series numerous characters reappear here which makes for a crowded story and difficulty keeping all the names straight. While this book can be read on its own I think readers will enjoy it more having read its predecessors. Ms. Acres is very talented in creating steamy sexual interludes and sexy heroes, but her heroine fell flat for me this time around. I look forward to reading more of her works as she has a deft hand at creating sweat-inducing sexual encounters.
Posted June 25, 2013
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Posted April 10, 2014
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