Make Me Shiver
Ellora’s Cave [link to buy]
Rating: 3 out of 5 Paddles
I enjoyed this book until about half way through. I dismissed the little things that bothered me until they became too much. While the couple is great together and the sparks are instantaneous, what I did not like was everyone’s reaction to Lacey’s problem with Aly and how Michael deals with her. Lacey is brand new to the lifestyle and not only once but twice she has to deal with Aly who is a past sub of Michael’s. The first time I thought it was dealt with very well but the second time Lacey is left and not spoken to for over a number of hours and feels betrayed again. Everyone makes it out that Lacey is wrong for having feelings at all and she begins to feel as if they are right. When Michael comes to her house he does not talk to her, he argues with her and blames her for their trust issues and tells her she must take a test to prove herself. .
Michael is very selfish. He claims to want Lacey and care for her and even tells her that actions speak louder than words but in my opinion his actions speak just as loud. Michael wants and takes but never gives. Lacey quickly becomes his sub doing everything and anything Michael wants without question. He pushes boundaries and does what he wants without talking to Lacey in depth about the lifestyle. The only time they talk about safe words or boundaries is the first time they sleep together. I’m sorry to say that by the end of the book I was angry with all the characters.Lacey totally loses herself and becomes a shell of the spunky woman we meet in the beginning of the book. Becoming a submissive does not mean not having a thought of your own at any time.