Book: Submissive Seductions
Author: Christine d’Abo
Review by: Onnica
Release date: 16 February 2016 (previously released as Dom for Sale in 2013)
Blurb: Sometimes getting what you want…makes you crave something more.
Purchasing a Dom from a charity auction was the wildest thing Liz had ever done. The chance to bring her secret fantasy to life, to be a submissive—even just for one night—was worth any price. And Gareth was everything she wanted in a Master. He touched, he taught, he tantalized. He opened her world to pleasures she’d never imagined. But was it enough?
After one night turned into a blurred-line relationship, Liz’s feelings for Gareth went beyond desire. Yet the kink, no matter how hot, had her wondering if she could ever have a normal relationship. Her Dom was a man with a tragic past and he’d put rules in place from the start. If Liz chose to break them would she lose the intense passion she’d just discovered—as well as the man she loved?..
Why you should read it: It’s a fun premise and if you like this genre, then there is plenty of kink to sink your teeth into. Liz is a determined heroine – she wants Gareth to be her Dom and isn’t about to be derailed! Gareth is an interesting hero too. Dominant yes, but not outside of the playroom – he has stuff to work through, but he makes Liz’s welfare his priority, as every good Dom should.
What you may not like: Despite being really excited about the blurb, it took me quite a while to engage with the story and the plot. It seemed to be subdued somehow. While the chemistry worked between Liz and Gareth while they were at play, I wasn’t convinced of their attraction at other times. Somewhere there was a failure to launch for me. The story was fun but failed to hit my pleasure centres. It was just OK.
Rating: 2/5 – I just didn’t feel or believe their love. I needed to feel it rather than just read it. This one didn’t do it for me, I’m afraid. Maybe a I was still on a high from reading 30 Days, which was perfect.