To Master and Defend
Book 2, The Dungeon Fantasy Club
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Dominance. Submission. Honor.
Ophelia Mills is coerced by her friends into having a fashionable night out, where she discovers the newest night life destination is actually an exotic BDSM Club named Dungeon Pleasures. She’s always been curious about the lifestyle, but her reserved nature has so far held her back from exploring her desires. When an over enthusiastic clubgoer goes overboard with his intentions and attempts to force her into submission, the club’s owner comes to her rescue, defending her honor. After a scorching one night stand with her knight in shining armor, Ophelia discovers that the fantasy was one for the record books.
Tobias Ford likes his life just fine. At the helm of two successful businesses, he’s a Dom with a checkered past and isn’t looking for anything permanent. He’s perfectly content to enjoy the submissive offerings at Dungeon Pleasures, as well as his membership in the exclusive Dungeon Fantasy Club. Then Ophelia Mills stumbles in, needing his protection, and bringing forth every dominant urge he possesses. After a torrid night he cannot forget, he devises a campaign, laying siege to her heart even as he spanks her bare bottom for disobedience. With every one of her pleasured cries, Tobias falls further under Ophelia’s spell as she surrenders to his mastering.
As he indulges her newfound carnal appetite, Ophelia will have to face old hurts, and decide whether or not she can trust him with the most precious of gifts.
To Master and Defend is a short novella continuing on with the series but with a new couple, Ophelia and Tobias. This is the first book I have read in the series. I enjoyed the story. I was maturely written and I think I would like to read more from this author but this particular story had a few things in it that I didn't particular care for.
What I did like was the main characters and how they met. I loved that Tobias saved her from being assaulted in his club and the they had such an intense connection that they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other as he consoles her from the attempted rape. I loved everything about their relationship except for how she gets introduced to BDSM not only by him but her sister and her sisters fiance as well.
It's hard to describe what my issue is without spoiling the story so I'll just say that for someone not in the BDSM lifestyle, she should have been informed of what that lifestyle is like and how she should react or behave before thrusting her into it. Granted, she isn't forced into it full throttle and she does react positively in most situations but there were a few scenes in the beginning that she reacted naturally for someone who has no knowledge of BDSM and was treated like someone who would know the consequences. It bothered me enough that it took some of the enjoyment of the story away from me. Despite that, I will definitely try more from this author
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
- Category: Erotica
- Published: May 14, 2016
- Publisher: Blushing Books Publications
- Seller: ABCD Graphics and Design
- Print Length: 111 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 2, The Dungeon Fantasy Club