Saving Sunni by Kasi Alexander
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Compared to the rest of her poly family, Jessie Chambers—“sunni” to the local BDSM community—needs to grow up. While her serious sister slave, sage, struggles through college, their master, Sir Rune, insists that sunni needs a job. sunni finds a position at the local goth/kink store, The Fringe Element, and is immediately embraced by its quirky owner.
Things start to get complicated when sunni’s ex tracks her down, claiming he’s found God wants to be together again, and a video of sunni and Sir Rune doing a dramatic scene at the Keyhole ends up on television. sunni must find a way to restore her relationships, keep her master from being deported, take over running the store, and stop everyone else from trying to “save sunni.”
Saving Sunni is the second book in the keyhole series and I highly, highly recommend reading Becoming Sage before reading Saving Sunni! You will not be disappointed with either story as you get an inside look at the beginnings of a triad/poly relationship.
Sir Rune has decided it’s time for sunni to find a job. Even though sunni doesn’t feel like she has any real skills, she gets a job at a local store that fits her perfectly. As sunni grows up, her responsibilities around the house and at work begin to grow as well.
The problems arise when sunni’s ex-husband begins to make his presence known. More problems arise when video is leaked to the media of an edgy scene between Sir Rune and sunni. Now, sunni feels the need to help everyone while everyone else is trying to save sunni and as you can guess, things get rather heated.
The keyhole series is very passionate with a lot of great BDSM elements. Sir Rune, sunni, and sage share a rather complicated relationship that requires more communication than most. This series has its erotic moments, but puts a lot of focus on the characters and the psychology behind them. Saving Sunni is also refreshing in that it touches a lot on the feelings and issues that arise from having a life outside of the household. While the family has their rituals, it is nice to read a realistic story that shows that some days all you want to do is curl up and watch a movie – it’s not all about sex.
Reviewed by Star