30/08/2012 by Basia Rose
You do not have to read any of the connected books to get the most out of this one. So if that cover has you all excited, just go ahead and read it!
Something I love about Sinclair’s writing is that she always finds something new. It helps immensely that she actually gets involved in the BDSM community, and has either tried out or witnessed a lot of the scenes she writes about. It shows. I love that she writes about such a wide variety of fetishes and… fun… things you can do with (or to!) your partner. Just when you think she’s covered all bases, she comes up with something new.
As I said to her the other day, caught in the throes of fangirly excitement, I loved that the lead character in this book wore glasses. Seems like a silly thing to get excited about, but I can’t remember EVER seeing someone incorporate that into a BDSM novel, and only the day before I read this book I was thinking about it. There’re so many possibilities in BDSM when you take away a person’s ability to see!
I’d like to see more variety in things like that. The only “flaw” any author seems to use in this genre is the “insecure overweight girl meets extremely fit and sexy Dom” trope. Where’s the book about the sub who won’t go out in public because she has a really bad perm? I’d love to read that! (Well, maybe not that…)
There was a forest chase thingy about halfway through the book, and that was one of my favourite parts. It’s not often a book like this can make you laugh out loud and grin like an loony, but Sinclair managed to make me do that. I also got a laugh out of Abby deciding she was a Domme and turning up on her first night at the club dressed accordingly. She was hopeless at it.