Congrats to Sorcha Black for winning the April Book of the Month at BDSM Book Reviews! Below is the original review we posted for her book.
Story Rating: 5 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 5 out of 5
Sorcha Black knows how to write sexy D/s. There is such a thing as making Doms too Alpha (i.e asshole dickheads). Some readers like the billionaire playboy type, and on occasion I do as well, but not every Dom has to be this way.
Lock a.k.a Lockley is a Dom with a particular taste for brats. He also realizes kink evolves, which is very, very true. His submissive is Elodie who is wild and sassy. She is Bratty with a capital “B”. For those not familiar with the term in BDSM a “brat” within the BDSM lifestyle is usually applied to a person of a submissive nature who acts up or causes trouble in order to attract attention. This is generally frowned upon as it is classed as topping from the bottom and trying to control the situation. He meets her online and during their first interaction I could already tell it was a match made in BDSM heaven. Her smart mouth paired with his swift hand (or cane, or belt etc). Their relationship moves along and things take a turn when Elodie sees mousey little Tess. She never told Lock she is into girls, so when they hire Tess as their maid, Elodie’s attraction to Tess fires up. She breaks down and confesses to Lock. He is upset but they agree to terms. To both be present when they play with Tess.
Tess is a virgin. She wants to lose her virginity and doesn’t want it to be a big deal. Her meeting someone as kinky and caring as Elodie and Lock was a perfect blend. Elodie was curious and caring. Lock added that perfect amount of dominance that only a male can. It was an absolute pleasure watching Tess and Elodie, Elodie and Lock, and Lock and Tess. Watching all three…goodness!
Elodie is totally devoted to her Dom. It becomes apparent when he asks her for her feelings about Tess. Is it more than play? Is Tess just for her? His male ego is definitely dented a couple times. As a dominant I can identify with wanting to have complete control (of a submissive) all the time but knowing in reality, they are human, and that is not an option. Seeing Lock process and struggle through these emotions with Elodie and Tess made him realistic and an even stronger Dom, in my eyes.
This novel touches on poly relationships, the unicorn submissive, hardcore fantatises such as dub con. The emotional connection develops quickly (but believably). In some D/s situations, especially some that start online, it doesn’t take long to form lasting bonds. The characters are memorable. The sex scenes are scorchers. The story of a Dom taking on not one but two deviant kittens was a pleasure to read. Looking forward to more in the series.
Reviewed by Black Hippie Chick