Tagged: Sam Crescent

owned_by_him2__53994.1383510918.432.648Owned by Him by Sam Crescent

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Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

While this was a hot, interesting novella, it also contained some major flaws that distract the reader from the story.

It starts with Elijah seducing his sister’s best friend, Amber, when she was 18. It then jumps to the present day, and over time we learn that the two have had an on-again, off-again relationship that is currently off, after Amber saw Elijah with another sub at the club they attended together.  It’s implied that Amber has self-image issues and she leaves the club, and Elijah behind. But now, he has shown up again at her door and she is helpless to resist him. He finally realizes he has hurt her unbearably with his actions and is on the verge of losing her altogether. Can the two of them work past their issues and find happiness?

The sex scenes were scorching, and while reference was made to whips and other such toys, the described BDSM scenes were limited to spanking and orgasm denial.

The real problem with the story is the time frame. It is not until past half way into the book that the reader understands what has been going on between the two. The time line could have been made clearer and Amber’s motivations could have been better explored.

Reviewed by Karen H.

Gavin’s Submissives by Sam Crescent gavins_submissives__09148_1371085459_300_450

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Story Rating: 4 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3.5 out of 5

Blurb:

Heidi finally leaves her abusive husband after several years of unhappiness. She moves back to Creek Valley to be with her friend, Landon. However, she can’t be with Landon because he’s in a serious relationship with Gavin.

Gavin is a Dom and he doesn’t like to share. When his lover tells him about Heidi and her submissive side he’s intrigued by her, but he can live without a woman in his life, as long as Landon is with him.

From the moment all three meet up the chemistry between them sizzles. Gavin sees Heidi’s submissive side and her fear of him. When all of her protective walls break down, neither of them are prepared for Landon’s decision. How can someone choose between the two people he loves?

Can Landon fix what he has broken? And can Gavin handle having two submissives under his care?

Review:

This was an interesting and fun read. The story has a young recently divorced woman returning to her small home town. There she immediately reacquaints herself with a close former male friend. Landon, the male friend is the lover and submissive of Gavin.

The sex within the story is heterosexual, homosexual and menage. The most intriguing parts are the three characters attempting to reach agreement and acceptance of their roles within this ‘family’.

Gavin is the strong, both emotional and physically, leader of the group. Besides being the alpha male providing stability.

One interesting aspect of the characters is how the female character Heidi, is deliberately described as being a woman with curves. This is stated several times, but except for her relationship with an ex-husband it really isn’t a big factor in the story itself. She is accepted by the two men for her personality and not how much she weighs.

Reviewed by ronni

Owned by the Dom Part Two by Sam Crescent ownedbythe

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Story Rating: 2 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5

Blurb:

Prue has been taken from him. James will stop at nothing until he gets her back. The odds are stacked against him but he refuses to give up. Prue is his woman and he’ll hurt anyone or anything that gets in his way.

When James saves her, Prue can’t give herself to him. Something has happened during her captivity, and she’s not the same. She demands time. But time isn’t what she needs. Since she’s been gone, James has changed. After talking with a therapist, Prue realizes what she needs and it isn’t the placid man James has become.

Can James be the man she needs or has their affair run its course? James is a possessive man, an owner. There is no chance of him letting Prue go, but can they both survive the fire that their passions create?

Review:

This may well be the most frustrating book I ever read-mainly because it comes at the reader in pieces. I don’t know if it was the publisher’s idea or the author’s to bring it out in serial format, but either way, it was the wrong decision. If this had been a complete book, it would have rated very highly, with well-drawn characters, breath-taking suspense, a complex relationship and hot sex, including BDSM. Instead, in Part 1, we walk into the middle of the relationship between Prudence and Jonathan. They come together despite a rocky past that’s just hinted at. At the end of Part 1, Prudence is kidnapped by white slavers and the book ends in a cliffhanger. In my opinion no book should ever end in a cliffhanger.

In Part 2, we go back to the origin of the relationship, then move on to Jonathan trying to rescue Prudence from the slavers.Saying anything more would give away the plot, so I will not.

Again, if this had been presented in a straightforward format, it would have rated very highly for an intriguing story with charismatic characters.  As it was, it rates 2 paddles for story and 3 paddles for kink.

Reviewed by Karen

Owned by the Dom by Sam Crescent

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Story Rating: 2.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 2 out of 5

Review:

First, Argh! I hate cliffhangers. I despise the new trend of printing serial books. When I read a book, I want to know the ending.

This is especially bad in a case like this where it’s a good book. Lots of heat, lots of action, tons of suspense -and then… wait for book 2.

Prue has longed for James since he dated her sister, Victoria. Victoria turned James away when he explained he was a Dom. Five years later, Prue finds her way back into James’ club, Ravage.  Victoria had asked James to keep Prue away from the lifestyle, and he tries to keep her away from the club. But he wants Prue so badly he finds it impossible to keep her away from the club and stay away from her himself. Their age is in the way, as is James’ possessiveness. Prue, however, wants his possession and eventually, the two find their way to each other.

In the meantime, dark forces are swirling around Ravage and Possession, the club owned by James’ friend Stephen. Will these forces prevent an HEA for James and Prue? Who knows! We have to wait for book two to find out. Grrrr -and even worse, there’s no word on when the follow up story will be published.

The book contains bondage, spanking, and caning. There is also mention of white slavery and forced prostitution.

I would have rated this book at least 4.5 if not 5 if it were not a cliffhanger. As it is, I rate it as 2.5 paddles for story and 2 for kink.

Reviewed by Karen

His to Control by Sam Crescent

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Story Rating: 4.5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 4.5 out of 5

Synopsis:

Welcome to Cape Falls, a town with old-fashioned values.

William moved to Cape Falls to start a new life and to open up the BDSM club, Control. He never anticipated getting embroiled in the latest scandal or falling for the delicious red-head who visits his club. He can’t stay away.

Daisy’s life is falling apart. Everything she has known was destroyed the moment her mother revealed the true identity of her father. Throughout her life, no one has wanted her until William enters her life.

His dominance helps her to gain control of her own life. She falls for him hard and she is prepared to do anything, even be under his control.

But how can these two people find happiness with each other? And what will happen when jealousy from someone else threatens to take it away?

Review:

Marvelous! “His to Control” is the fourth book in the Cape Falls series by Sam Crescent. Cape Falls is a very old fashioned town with very traditional values and very long memories. While the characters from the past books make appearance they do not over take the story. This story can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series.

Daisy has lived her life up until meeting William out of control. She does things to get attention and noticed. Daisy is one of the few characters that truly needs the discipline that the BDSM lifestyle brings. William is trying to open a BDSM club is Cape Falls. Once he sees the cry for help Daisy does not even know she sent he can’t help but try to help her.

The author did a great job with the plot twists. I do wish the author explored some of the twists a bit more. Daisy and William has a lot of chemistry together. Overall, this was a fabulous read. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Reviewed by Melissa

Rude Awakening by Sam Crescent and Natalie Dae

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Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles

Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

One man, one woman…both having a rude awakening. Will Ruby’s ex—Master succeed in his kidnap plan?

Harry Knowles has taught subs for years but hasn’t found a subservient woman he’d like to spend the rest of his life with…until the beautiful Ruby comes into his life, stumbling onto his property in the snow and collapsing from exhaustion. He takes her into his home and nurtures her, showing her that the BDSM lifestyle she’d previously been living wasn’t what BDSM is all about.

Ruby has run from an abusive relationship. Having shared the past few years with a sadistic man, she’s skittish and unsure of herself, but Harry encourages her to blossom. He teaches her not only the true meaning of BDSM but also to love herself—something she’s failed to do in the past.

Their life has the promise of being idyllic, but her former lover, a man known only as Master, has other ideas on that score…

 

Review:

It was great that the authors Natalie Dae and Sam Crescent showed how a bad BDSM relationship can be and a good BDSM relationship should be. The authors did a fantastic job showing how strong Ruby really is.

One of the things that bothered me was when Ruby left Nigel she runs and finds another man into the same lifestyle. Also the ending seems to be cut off. (Either that or there is another story coming.) What happens to Nigel?

This story shows that sometimes things have to go through bad to get the good. Overall, this was a great read.

 Reviewed by Melissa