Sunday, September 29, 2013

Review: The Agreement

The Agreement
The Agreement by S.E. Lund

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was a DNF for me. I couldn't get past the whining of Kate and I couldn't put my finger on what it was I didn't like about Drake. It wasn't that I didn't like him really, it was that he didn't seem like a Dom to me. 28% in and finally a kiss.. and she runs. She's suppose to be this very independent woman, self sufficient, but she's a mess.

She was always running away, hiding. And the "he was too beautiful, gorgeous, etc., to look at...", was so overplayed. Okay, I got it, he was hot, good looking, blah, blah, blah.. but the book just didn't seem to move forward for me. There didn't seem to be any depth, nothing to hold on to.

I may try to come back to this book another time, pick up where I left off and see if I can finish it then. But when I'm reading a book and my mind drifts, or I dread picking it back up, it's time to put it down and move on, at least for now.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: As She's Told

As She's Told
As She's Told by Anneke Jacob

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I've been wondering how I was going to review this book since about midway through it. I'm still not sure what will end up flowing from my keyboard to this big empty page.

I enjoy BDSM fiction... the taboo of it all. And this book started out feeding what i enjoy. Then it made a right turn into UnbelievableVille and it didn't slow down until it ran right out of the other side of town.

As I said, i enjoy BDSM Fiction, but it has to be plausible... and towards the end of this book plausible was removed from the dictionary.

I understand kinks and fetishes, nothing wrong with them in the least, but, please.. keep is at least a tiny bit real.

The Labia Majora Ring scene. Umm. I understand the power exchange.. or the power flow being all one way. But a little warning for Maia, a tiny heads up, something, would have been nice. "Hey sweetheart, got a friend dropping by to throw 6 10-gauge locking rings through your labia. And to make it fun, you'll be strapped down and gagged.. and panicky, but don't worry, i won't give you anything in the way of comfort. Oh and as an added bonus, how about a nice hole through the septum! What fun! Oh, i'll give in and stroke your hair through that one. But that's it.

After that's done, He is generous enough to get her a drink of water for all her hard work. No, no, not Maia! I mean what did she do other than lay there, right? No the woman that *did* all the work actually *doing* the piercings!

Ahhh, and lets visit the ladies room. Pretty little powder room, and Maia can even reach it while she's chained up. Isn't that nice. And ohh! It beats the chamber pot in the front room by leaps and bounds! Right? Ahhh, hold those pretty little labia rings Maia.. Master has a nice surprise for you! What's this behind door number one?! *pause and re-read... 3 times* A litter box? Really? Oh. Okay then. Lets see how *that* works. Back in, squat, pee. Easy peasy! "Cover it". Cover it? Oh yes, cover it with kitty litter, and is instructed to do that even if her hands are tied behind her back. Yeeaahh. Okay.

I think this book lost me an the trip to the farm. The pony play was taken to such an extreme that I didn't believe it anymore. Not that pony play bothers me, that's not the case at all.. but I want to to at least be plausible. The last bit while they were there when Val and Ria were "riding Maia"... was just utterly ridiculous. No, no.. not because it isn't something that is an actual fetish and I'm sure does happen, but because Maia is described throughout the book, in great detail, of being this tiny little thing. 5'1 or something, and here she has these 2 women putting their full weight on her, riding her, whipping her, and she never crumbles under the weight. She stumbles, but never crumbles. Kinda like a weeble wobble.. she weebled and she wobbled but she never fell down.

She's used to plow a garden spot. Really, little tiny Maia in all her harnesses, weights, etc. She's going to pull a plow through unbroken ground, over and over.

A large Maple slab of wood, made to fit across her back, to help her be a better coffee table.. tiny Maia.

Yes, the farm.. that is where i started skimming. A lot. This book felt like the never ending story, it was ohh so long for a book that page wise wasn't really overly so. It was filled with, well.. a lot of filler.

I didn't give 2 labia rings and a litterbox about some of the over descriptive ramblings that went on in this story. It could have been much shorter and the same book without some of the over descriptiveness.. such as Anders on a job site, measuring, making another cut, etc. Not to mention the conversations he was having with these other people, sometimes you knew who he was talking to, sometimes you didn't and the format of them using > and sometimes >> it was a guessing game, and it was unnecessary usually.

I didn't feel engaged with the other characters. Val & Ria, the whole story could have been improved by running these 2 characters off a cliff early on. Didn't much care for either of these characters, and when it comes down to it, they were just bullies, not Dommes or whatever it was they were suppose to be.

So, you may ask.. was there anything i *did* like about this book? Well yes! Yes, there was!

I enjoyed the beginning when they met and were starting the journey, some of the middle as Anders took more and more control of Maia, this is where descriptive came in quite handy! And quite frankly the end, because it finally ended.

It's a stretch giving this a 3 star review.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Friday's Lesson

Friday's Lesson
Friday's Lesson by Felicity Brandon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Recommended for: Anyone the enjoys a quick, hot, lunchtime read!
Read on September 16, 2013 -- I own a copy

What a fun quick read! And hot too! Just perfect to read over your lunch hour or while sitting in a nice warm bubble bath!

A husband and wife on the verge of splitting up until the husband tells her what he wants from her and exactly how he wants it.

She's taken aback, but even with the shock of it all she notices this change that has come over him in this situation, and she likes it! But will she like it when He takes complete control?

Read it and find out! 4.5 stars

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Review: Sensation and Magic - A woman's erotic journey through Submission and Mastery

Sensation and Magic - A woman's erotic journey through Submission and Mastery
Sensation and Magic - A woman's erotic journey through Submission and Mastery by Germaine Gibson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ok, this one was an odd one. I'm giving it 2.5 stars... barely, but rounding it up to 3 to account for the time the author put into writing this one.

I'm not sure how to describe what I read here. For me it was kind of like a train wreck, no matter how much I tried to look away, I just had to see if the crash didn't happen. It did.

This is a quick read, but if you're looking for a book with a connection to characters, a plot, or any follow through, then this isn't the book for you. It's just kinky and without depth.

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Review: Friday Afternoon

Friday Afternoon
Friday Afternoon by Sylvia Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very good book, enough so that I was disappointed when it seemed to end so suddenly. I wanted to experience "that weekend" that the book built up to, with Levi and Mia.

I enjoyed reading about this long married couple recapturing the love they felt for each other in their marriage. I felt a connection within the first few pages with Mia, as I'm sure most women who read this book will feel.

This was an easy and quick read, and i enjoyed it very much, a solid 4 star read... i still want that final weekend though! :)

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