Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
The Connoisseur, a romance of sexual captivity is a first novel by J C Avery. Jack, the connoisseur of the title and self styled ‘gentleman Dominant’ runs a very lucrative business with his partner, Jane. They run a match making service for wealthy Dominants, who place orders for the perfect slave girl who will fulfill all their needs and fantasies.
Jacks role gives him a great deal of job satisfaction and is extremely lucrative, enabling him to live in isolated luxury in his Brownstone. The early chapters which describe the lengths that Jane and Jack go to in order to identify and train the slaves are amusing and well written. Although I found that his methods did get a bit repetitive towards the end. A little less compliance and a little more resistance from the captives would have added some tension to the plot.
The story is of course a fantasy. All of the captives, including Sarah, the’Feral Filly’ embrace their slavery eagerly and are happy to be shipped to their owners. Jack’s training methods are described with erotic relish, which readers will find very enjoyable.
A lot of BDSM erotica is aimed at women readers but this is a book that may well appeal to straight men. The two trainees Alice and Sarah, with their naturally large breasts and bottoms and otherwise slim bodies are straight out of a 1950′s kinky fantasy. Sarah’s future master has a Frank Fazata fetish and has placed an order for a girl who fits the image made popular by the artist who was responsible for so many Science Fiction and Fantasy book covers.
Reviewed by Ariadne