Blonde and Owner by Sindra van Yssel
Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Sometimes a book doesn’t have anything wrong with it, but it just doesn’t have enough right with it to make it a top pick, either. That’s the case here, where there’s a pleasant story line, very few errors, but also nothing to make you sit up and take notice.
Susan is a tall woman, who everyone assumes can take care of herself-and she can, but sometimes she doesn’t want to. When her sleezy date takes her without her knowing it to a BDSM Club, then wants her to be his top, she tells him to get lost. He tells her she has to leave the club and calls in the owners. But before the situation can get too ugly, Master Vincent steps in and claims her as his submissive. He has watched her all night, recognizing her need to submit.
He starts testing her limits that night, and the two of them find their mutual attraction leads to great passion and great sex. He has been a one-night only Dom for many years, but with Susan, he starts breaking his own rules and starts seeing her on a regular basis. Even so, they are both startled when she asks him to train her as his submissive. The book is about the two of them questioning the depth of their feelings toward each other and discovering how much they mean to each other.
The dual point of view is well done-there is no confusion about who is feeling what. The sex scenes are well done and the book reaches a satisfactory conclusion. The only real flaw I could find is the lack of a complex plot in the book, but the feelings are so well expressed, you don’t notice the plot issue at the time.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read, if not an outstanding effort.
Reviewed by Karen