I previously had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the hosting company I used for the blog, and all of my content was deleted. I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections. I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂
Dana has never submitted to anyone but her husband — he trained her, taught her to submit. He’s been dead a year and a half though, and she’s beginning to consider the possibility of dating again. She sticks to vanilla at first, but quickly realizes she’s going to need more. As she’s considering the idea of finding someone who would enjoy hurting her without requiring her submission, her life is complicated by a Dom who pushes all of her buttons.
Safeword: Davenport is the first half of Dana’s story, it’s the personal part of her journey, and has a Happy for Now ending. Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon is scheduled for release August 3, 2012, and will give the rest of her story.
Warning: This title contains graphic language, consensual BDSM, bondage, intense sensory deprivation, extreme electrical play, and the use of toys including clamps, canes, plugs, cages, paddles, whips, and floggers.
I read this book back in 2013 after receiving a free e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Well, from the title and cover, you know this is a book about BDSM. This is not a fluff story, it is extremely explicit. Way more hardcore than 50 Shades of Grey. This is a book for people who are in the scene or at least enjoy reading about it. Dana, an interior designer and widow, meets Zachary, her new client and widow. They start a D/s relationship. Dana is a masochist and needs more than just someone to dominate her (which she isn’t even sure she wants at first, since she has only ever submitted to her late husband), she needs a sadist. The book was really good. The BDSM scenes are extreme and very descriptive. It also has a lot on the emotional aspect of BDSM relationships, and more because of the loss of both partners’ spouses. This has stuff for all people in the scene: TPE, Domme, gay love, flogging, Tens units, cages, etc. Overall: beautifully written BDSM love story, worth a read if you’re into the scene.