I received this book for free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Loose Id on August 2, 2016
Source: Barclay Publicity
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Novelist and competitive board game player, Kira, sits down opposite her Scrabble opponent, Grahame Gaines, a few moments after the buzzer rings. Little does she know that A-P-O-L-O-G-Y is more than his first word of the game; it is also her first sense that Grahame is less an opponent than the Dom she’s been hoping to meet to help her explore her hidden submissive urges.
When this kinky and ultra-wealthy corporate magnate spots her again during her introductory visit to a local S&M club, he offers up his services as a mentor to indoctrinate her into the world of sexual slavery, and her lessons in Communication Skills begin.
During their visit to a private Manhattan sex parlor, Grahame has a catsuited Dutch Domme and her harem of slave girls put a reluctant and defiant Kira through her paces, using fetish wear, bondage, canes, floggers, dildos and an introduction to bisexuality, to ensure that Kira will be adequately prepared to serve her Master--but only should she prove pleasing enough for his collar. Kira slowly learns that serving Grahame is far more rewarding than winning any word game.
Erotic; fun; sexy!!!
Admitting to submissive tendencies was as objectionable as being complacent about loosing at Scrabble, a declaration of weakness, and a confession that it was okay to not always be the person on top. by Kira
- I love this cover! I would buy this book without even reading the blurb. I love the colors, how sexy and classy it is. I would have guess something kinky and with a game going on. After reading the book, the cover became even better. Really a painting of the book.
- It is a fast read that kept me guessing until the end. It’s well written with no typo mistakes and cohesive throughout the book.
- I like the female character. Her being a writer, me being a big reader, I guess it was easy to connect and understand her. 🙂
- The book has some good steamy scenes. I have really enjoyed the game at the end of the book, filled with sexual tension and some very creative scenes like the knob one.
- The author’s creativity is great. She has chosen a very used theme, beginning of a D/s relationship, and has put her own twist there with the game motif as a background to the story.
I wondered about the future. About the sentences, paragraphs, and entire novels we could create together. What might our story be? by Kira
- I had mixed feelings throughout the entire book. I’m a character reader, that will read a lackluster plot, if the characters play well with my emotions making me hate or love them. I had big trouble connecting with the Dom and it made it hard for me to immerse myself into the story.
- I love BDSM reads, I love most D/s relationship books I’ve read. I didn’t love this Dom. In fact, I was ready to totally swipe him out of my mind until the last chapter of the book. That long last chapter has saved the entire story for me. At that moment I was intrigue by the relationship that is coming and I got the feeling that this was sort of a prequel for a serial. I would read what is next, because I got hooked in on that last chapter.
- The Dom was too robot like for me. I understand the need to control the situation, but you have to guide your sub, and I felt him letting others doing his job most of the time. I understood what he was doing at the end of the book, but I believe it should have been done in a different way.
My submissive nature was no longer a question mark but rather an exclamation point.
You MAY buy this book if you like erotic read; you SHOULD read this book if you are looking for a short read; you MUST buy this book if you like board games with a bit of spice!!!