Author: Jaymie Holland
Genre: Erotic BDSM Romance
Publisher: Pink Zebra Publishing
Length: 105 Pages
Buy Links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance
3.5 of 5 Stars!
Blurb: Christy Clarkson finds herself at an exclusive charity auction where she's agreed to be one of the participants who will be auctioned off and will share a weekend for two at a resort hotel with the high bidder. There is added intrigue when she learns that members of an elite kink club are participating in the auction.
Years ago, she broke up with Zach Nikas when she found his pictures of bound women. She was naïve about what his bondage interests meant and she ran from the relationship. Ever since she left him she's explored the kink only to discover that it intrigued her, though she never actually participated.
When Zach show up at the auction as a bidder, Christy is exhilarated to see him. No one else stands a chance of winning her over Zach.
Her curiosity about kink is about to become experience.
He's hot and sexy, intelligent and successful, and just happens to have a well-outfitted dungeon. A dungeon where Christy learns what Zach and "play" are all about.
This is a 30,000-word novella + excerpts, sure to light your world on fire.
Kitten's Review: I sort of have a love/hate relationship with this book. It took me far too long to read it and that was for many reasons. I just didn’t know how to connect to anyone in this book. First, you have a woman that stormed out on a man because she found his bondage gear. Only to be faced with him again, after researching in their time apart and suddenly is game on for all things bondage.
I get that.
I honestly do.
I was that woman.
I was rearing to go!
However, I didn’t just dive in head first. I had a steady progression. I guess that is where the fantasy came in. Which, in all honesty I would have been able to roll with. I was hot for all things that this book had to offer as far as the BDSM lifestyle was concerned. However, the full story did not deliver for me. The conflict was silly and unbelievable. You can accept ultra kinky bondage but you can’t accept he is a BDSM photographer every not and again? That just didn’t make sense to me. I never connected to the leave female which left the book dry for me. If I don’t connect to the female lead I’m left bored, drifting, and just putting myself in her place. Only this woman made silly choices most of the time. Her inner thoughts I found myself eye rolling at times.
Did I love the male lead?
When he was a Dom, yes.
When he was just a man, no.
There were a lot of inconsistencies. For example she had on a ring gag and managed to start talking without any mention of taking off the ring gag or any pain involved with said ring gag coming off. (He had given her some forced oral, made her wear it while almost reaching peak, and then she could bite her lip and talk. Trust me I double checked no mention of said gag coming off.) Then a scene she had a ball gag on and came ‘bite the inside of her lip’. Now, I have a ball gag. I checked if I could bite the insdie of my cheek with a ball gag on and couldn’t. I normally LOVE Jaymie aka Cheyenne McCray and her BDSM style books.
I was just disappointed and sad this one failed me.